pupil+paper season two

Come join us for the second season of pupil+paper, a benefit for The Children's Lunchbox and a high school student paper garment design competition scholarship.

Last year, pupil+paper SEASON ONE was a success, with over 500 attendees and $40,000 raised for TCL. Seventeen student teams from the Anchorage School District competed for scholarships and created innovative, thoughtful, and extraordinary paper garments, impressing not just the School District, but the community at large. We are pleased to announce pupil+paper SEASON TWO, with 19 teams scheduled to showcase their creativity on Saturday, April 4 at the Anchorage Museum.

pupil+paper SEASON ONE

KPB Architects is committed to bettering the Anchorage community whenever possible, and regularly donates time and effort to local organizations such as The Children’s Lunchbox, which provides meals to at-risk Anchorage-area students. In seeking to produce an event that will both raise funds to support a great cause while also engaging the community in the areas of art and design, “pupil+paper: make the cut” was created in 2013.

Participating students, some competing solo and others as teams, were tasked with the challenge of using their skills and imagination to create garments made from recycled paper and materials donated by local businesses. Students attended three work sessions in which they worked on their designs with volunteer mentors from the local art community.

The completed designs were displayed and judged by an expert panel in a finale fundraising event at the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Creators of the winning designs received a total of $9,000 in scholarships to the school of their choice. A silent auction at the event featured metal lunchboxes uniquely transformed especially for this event by Alaskan artists such as Alvin Amason and Margaret Hugi-Lewis.

“As chair of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation’s Live.Work.Play Committee and member of The Children’s Lunchbox board of directors, I have multiple reasons for developing and supporting this great community-focused event,” said KPB Architects Principal Mike Prozeralik.

“By providing meals to at-risk students, The Children’s Lunchbox enables the students to focus on their education without having to worry about their next meal. From an economic development perspective, this event contributes to nurturing the minds of Alaska’s future generations, encouraging innovation, collaboration, community involvement and promoting the importance of a strong and vibrant arts culture in our community. Both of these causes go hand in hand with our goal of making Anchorage the best place to live, work and play.”


Listen: Mike Prozeralik talks Pupil+Paper on KOOL 97.3

Listen: Mike Prozeralik  on Mix 103.1

Watch: Fox 4 News, 11/16/13