Get your annual railroad print, signed by the artist at these events
Alaska Railroad (ARRC) will release its 2017 annual poster/print at three public sale-and-signing events featuring the print's creator, Wasilla artist Taffina Katkus, who will sign prints and posters. Folks who drop by can enter a free drawing for rail tickets.
Wasilla Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., as part of the Mat-Su Holiday Marketplace event held at the Curtis Menard Memorial Sports Center (1001 S. Clapp Street)
Anchorage Nov. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Anchorage Historic Depot (411 W. 1st Avenue)
Fairbanks Dec. 2, 4 to 7:30 p.m., as part of Fairbanks First Friday event at the Fairbanks Depot (1031 Alaska Railroad Depot Road)
Entitled "Moonlight Debut," the oil painting depicts a winter scene in which a locomotive moves through the new multi-track signal at the juncture of the mainline track and the Port MacKenzie Rail Extension track that is currently under construction. Sleeping Lady is part of the mountainous backdrop.
Following the signing events, prints, posters and pins will remain on sale at the Anchorage Historic Depot and the Fairbanks Depot, and may also be purchased online via the Alaska Railroad Gift Shop website at http://www.AlaskaRailroadGiftShop.com/. Signed and numbered prints cost $55, posters cost $30 and pins cost $5.
More information about the annual art prints is available on http://www.AlaskaRailroad.com/Corporate. Click "In the Community," then click "Annual Poster Contest."