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KPB Architects presents season two of student design competition and fundraiser


On Saturday, April 4, a group of local high school students will compete in season two of pupil + paper, a unique design competition hosted by KPB Architects at the Anchorage Museum. The competition is part scholarship contest, part fundraiser to benefit The Children’s Lunchbox, a Bean’s Café program that provides lunches to thousands of at-risk Anchorage children.

Eighteen teams of students from seven Anchorage and Chugiak high schools have spent the past few months putting their skills and imagination to the test, creating fashion garments made entirely of recycled paper materials. The students attended a series of work sessions at KPB’s new office space and worked closely with mentors from the local arts community, including local artist Sarah Davies.

The finished garments will be on display during the event at the Anchorage Museum and scored by a panel of judges as well as the audience. The top three winners will be announced at the end of the evening, which will also feature hors d’oeuvres by Muse, mocktails by Capri, live entertainment and fun activities such as a photo booth and faux tattoo station.

“The pieces of art displayed at last year’s inaugural event were truly astounding,” said Michael Prozeralik, president of KPB Architects. “We’re all excited to see what the students have in store for us this time around and to provide support for The Children’s Lunchbox, an organization that brings meals to more than 20,000 children living with hunger in our community.”

The three winning artists will receive a total of $9,000 provided by KPB for the college programs of their choice. In addition to the design competition, a silent auction to benefit The Children’s Lunchbox at the event will feature metal lunchboxes transformed and enhanced by prominent local artists, including Drew Michael, Margret Hugi-Lewis, Linda Lyons, Indra Arriaga and Graham Dane.

Tickets for the event are now on sale through Brown Paper Tickets and can be purchased at pupilpaper.brownpapertickets.com. Adult tickets are $40 and student tickets are $15; children of all ages are encouraged to attend. More information can also be found at www.facebook.com/pupil.paper.


About KPB Architects
Based in Anchorage, Alaska, KPB Architects was founded in 1981. An award-winning firm with a diverse group of talented, dedicated designers committed to creating meaningful architecture and client success, KPB offers fully integrated architecture, interior design, planning landscape architecture and programming services. The firm’s holistic design approach includes setting goals to deliver sustainable solutions and create environments that enrich people’s lives and experiences. More information about KPB Architects is available at www.kpbarchitects.com.


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