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Mural Artist Inspired By Her Yup'ik Heritage And Rural Alaska

Jun 21, 2018

Artist Apayo Moore says she finds her best inspiration in rural Alaska.
Credit Courtesy of Apayo Moore

There’s a new surprise at the Yukon Kuskokwim Fitness Center and no, it’s not a new treadmill. It’s a mural spreading across 80 feet of wall, high up near the entrance of the gym. And the scene is a familiar one for anyone who lives in Bethel: people on the tundra picking berries under a bright blue sky. The artist, Apayo Moore, lives off the grid in Aleknagik and spoke to KYUK about what inspires her.