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Arts & Culture

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Design team to present free lecture and workshop

The Alaska Design Forum will host a lecture and workshop led by Boston-based design duo Nervous System on Wednesday at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.


Local artist carves out new role

Many people dream of quitting their jobs to devote more time toward artistic passions. Not as many actually do it.
Amy Fletcher

Vacations are for reading

At various points during my recent trip to Yosemite, my dad would turn to me and ask, "Is that book big enough?" Every time, I answered, "Yes.

Good reads

Chasing Alaska Bernard spent several years in Alaska, beginning in Sitka in 1999 as a reporter for the local newspaper. There he learned to hunt deer and generally enjoy the outdoor life in Southeast Alaska.

Juneau artist named Alaska Watercolor Society's 'Best in Show'

The Alaska Watercolor Society recently announced the opening of its 40th annual Juried Exhibition at a First Friday event at Blue Hollomon Gallery Sept. 5. The Exhibition will hang through Sept. 29.

Art in unusual places

The Empire's Arts & Culture section welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places.

Presentation by local ballerina Máire New Thursday at the JACC

Máire New, the first Alaskan to train at the Bolshoi Ballet Academy in Moscow, Russia, will be giving a presentation at the JACC on Thursday, Aug. 14 from 6-8 p.m.

Food Truck Friday finale

Food keeps our bodies going, and thanks to local efforts it's also bringing members of the Juneau community together. Over the summer, Food Truck Fridays have been providing locally crafted merchandise, live music and multiple food vendors.

Tango dance workshop begins Aug. 22

Richard Council, a professional and prize winning tango dancer and teacher, will be in Juneau to offer a tango dance workshop Aug. 22-31. Classes for beginners through more experienced dancers will be held at the Fillipino Hall. Learn more...

'The Boreal Feast' book signing at Rainbow Foods Aug. 23

Yukon-based author and cook Michele Genest will be hosting events in connection to her new cookbook that celebrates the food and feasts of the north. The book is titled, "The Boreal Feast: A Culinary Journey through the North.

AK State Writer Laureate nominations open

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is seeking nominations for the 2014-2016 Alaska State Writer Laureate.

Governor's Awards nominations open

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is seeking nominations for the 2015 Governor's Awards for the Arts Nominations are now open in the following categories: arts education, individual artist, arts organization and Native arts.

Tennessee's Harrison B headlines three-band bill

Harrison B returns to Juneau and headlines Rockwell's Summer Shakedown, which also features bands The Wool Pullers and The Shiver Twins. The Summer Shakedown starts at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug.

Arts calendar

EVENTS & MUSIC THURSDAY, Aug. 14 Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267. Community Gaming Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Udder Culture. Tlingit Language Learners Group, 6 p.m., Downtown Library. Máire New Ballet Fundraiser, 6-8...

The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt 2. The Book of Life, by Deborah Harkness 3. The Magician's Land, by Lev Grossman 4. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 5. Big Little Lies, by Liane Moriarty 6.


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