Alaska is on my mind. This is Maryse @mloartwar .First, I want to thank everybody @treatgallerynyc for the @treatamericaproject in giving me the opportunity to join this project. If my life of adventure started in Niger my life of art started in Ak. This is where I got my BFA and discovered the VAC. The Visual Arts Center of Alaska is now defunct. It was a vibrant, daring, innovative place attracting not only AK artists but the visits of internationally known artists. It gave my art an open horizon.