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Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Juneau School District art teacher Nancy Lehnhart gives a lesson in formline design to Alaska teachers during the 10th Basic Arts Institute at the University of Alaska Southeast on Monday.

Teaching formline

This week, Sealaska Heritage Institute released the results of a three-year project designed to help students learn the basics of formline -- the design elements around which most...
by Amy Fletcher
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Ketchikan's Blueberry Arts Festival celebrates 40 years

Ketchikan is gearing up to celebrate blueberries, the arts, and 40 years of the two combined at its 40th annual Blueberry Arts Festival.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
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Juneau Arts & Humanities Council announces 2015 Wearable Art theme

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the theme for this year's Wearable Art Extravaganza: "Reflections." The show will be Feb. 13 and 14.
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Putting up fish part III: Fishing options

BY DICK CALLAHAN For the CCW Coastal Alaska. We are fish snobs here. No two ways about it. We don't eat farmed salmon and we are suspicious of people who do. We avoid surimi because we know where it's been.
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Dee Longenbaugh wins "Contributions to Literacy" award

Juneau's Dee Longenbaugh, known to many as the long-time owner of The Observatory bookstore, has been honored with a 2015 Contributions to Literacy award from the Alaska Center for the Book.
Art

Writers Weir: Sometimes I Catch Her Paused

Mt. Juneau spans the horizon 
Diane DeSloover
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Ketchikan shipyard to raise totem

Vigor Alaska's Ketchikan shipyard during the city's 40th annual Blueberry Arts Festival will raise a 12-foot totem pole indicative of the kind of company it aims to be.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
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47th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair runs July 30-Aug. 2

The 47th Annual Southeast Alaska State Fair runs Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Fairgrounds in Haines.
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10th and final HomeSkillet Fest runs July 30-Aug. 1

HomeSkillet Fest will celebrate its 10th and final year this weekend in Sitka, running Thursday through Saturday, July 30-Aug. 1 at Ludvig's Bistro and the Sea Mountain Golf Course.
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Kake Dog Salmon festival to be held Aug. 1

21ST ANNUAL KAKE DOG SALMON FESTIVAL, AUG. 1 The 21st annual Kake Dog Salmon Festival will be celebrated Aug. 1 in Kake.
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Art in Unusual Places

The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects that they find artistically inspiring or intriguing. Submit...
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What's happening this week

WHAT'S HAPPENING EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS Food Truck Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m., Fridays, Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Hosted by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. A festival of food, music, and fun held every Friday through...
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Zuill Bailey returns to Juneau for Labor Day Concert Sept. 6

Cellist Zuill Bailey will return to Juneau for a concert Sunday Sept. 6, to open Juneau Jazz & Classics's 30th season.
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Kindred Post to host Tiny Post Office Concert featuring jazz vocalists

Kindred Post, a neighborhood post office, gift shop, and community gathering space, will host a Tiny Post Office Concert on July 29 with local jazz vocalists, Alyssa Fischer and Kari Groven, accompanied by Tom Locher on piano. ...
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Jazz & Classics' Summer String Workshop runs Aug. 12-14

An intensive three-day workshop for violin, viola, cello and double bass students in August will include group lessons, small and large ensembles, and orchestra class for string musicians ages 10 and older. Led by Seattle-based master...
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HomeSkillet Fest: A 10 Year Retrospective

Eleven years ago this summer, a few musicians sat around a campfire on a Sitka beach, playing their guitars and pondering the idea of a locally-grown music festival.
Teri Tibbett
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'Nicest store in Alaska' gets some TLC in Tenakee

TENAKEE SPRINGS — If you’ve visited Tenakee Springs recently, you’ve probably noticed the work being done on the historic Snyder Mercantile Building, and if you remember what it looked like a few years ago, you probably...
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
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"By The Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival to be held Aug. 8-9 in Coffman Cove

"By The Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival to be held Aug. 8-9 in Coffman Cove Coffman Cove will host its 5th Annual "By The Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-10 p.m....
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Photos: Cross-coastal collaboration boosts businesses, creativity in Gustavus

Last spring a group of 10 artists from East Coast cities including New York, Philadelphia and Providence traveled to the community of Gustavus to work with Alaskan artists and business owners for a project called “Immersive Exchange...
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Anchorage artist plans suicide awareness sculptures

In October 2013, at the end of the school day, Anchorage science teacher Sarah Davies felt a familiar darkness closing in on her.
MIKE DUNHAM

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