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The boiler, Pelton Wheel and pump sit at the old mine site of the Boston Mine across Gold Creek in Cope Park.

Juneau's Hidden History: Cope Park

The Cope Park I remember growing up in the 1980s and '90s is very different from the memories someone might have if they grew up in the '50s, '60s and '70s.


Native American Heritage Month profile: Carol Feller Brady

In the late 1930s, when she turned 10, Carol Feller Brady - born Alice Carolyn James, the youngest of 11 children - entered the part of her life described in her memoir as "the storm.

'Discovering Haida Art' with Robert Davidson

When renowned Haida artist Robert Davidson was a kid, he used to root for the cowboys while watching old Westerns, cheering with his friends when the “bad guys” — the Indians — were killed. Then his uncle took him aside and explained...
Amy Fletcher

Writers Weir: Praise for an Ordinary Day

December snow settles on spruce and hemlock, swollen flakes forming a heavy mantle. Pliant limbs bend, silently accepting layer upon layer.
Diane DeSloover

On Writing; The Name of the Sentence

Our word "sentence" comes from the Latin word for "opinion." In late 14th-century Middle English, Chaucer describes a theology student at Oxford as "full of high sentence," that is, full of solemn moral pronouncements.

Easing into the Holidays with Community Markets

The day after Thanksgiving is what they call Black Friday. On this day there are places in our country where combat shoppers in a buying frenzy trample each other and get into fights over 2-dollar toasters. People get hurt, sometimes...

Rainy Day Reads: Selections for Black Friday

"Bartleby the Scrivener" by Herman Melville: The ultimate 'Just say no' tale. Bartleby is famous for his catchphrase: "I would prefer not to" which you can, like Bart, apply to aspects of your life.

What's happening

Juneau Public Market, noon to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nove. 28 and 29, Centennial Hall & JACC. Details: Native Artist Market, 11am - 5 p.m.

Tidal Echoes submission deadline is Dec. 1

The submission deadline for the 2016 edition of Title Echoes, a literary and art journal showcasing the art and writing of Southeast Alaskans, is Dec. 1.

Climate Action Film Series continues at the Gold Town

"Merchants of Doubt," the last film in a series of three climate change-focused documentaries, will be shown on Sunday, Nov. 29, at 4:30 p.m. and Monday Nov. 30, at 7 p.m, at the Gold Town Theatre, 171 Shattuck Way.

Ferry schedule allows day trips to Pelican through April

The Pelican Chamber of Commerce recently shared information for the winter ferry schedule to Pelican in the hopes of spurring ridership during the coming months.

SHI accepting applications for revamped Juried Art Show

For the CCW Sealaska Heritage Institute is accepting applications from artists who want to compete in its eighth biennial Juried Art Show and Competition, which will expand to include new divisions and a youth show.

SHI acquires Chilkat robe on eBay with cooperation from seller

Sealaska Heritage Institute has acquired a sacred Chilkat robe from an eBay seller, who willingly took a loss on the transaction so the piece could be repatriated to the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian.

Sitka Wearable Arts show announcement

The Greater Sitka Arts Council wishes to update community members interested in the 8th annual Wearable Art Show, scheduled for two shows at the Sitka Performing Arts Center March 26, with a dress rehearsal March 25. The new information...

49 Writers to host List and Litany class

49 Writers will host a class called List and Litany, which will be taught by Caroline Goodwin, current poet laureate of San Mateo County on Thursday, Dec.

AMHS to host community engagement meetings

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, Alaska Marine Highway System, is inviting Alaskans to participate in six community engagement meetings scheduled across coastal Alaska.

Alaska State Council on the Arts awards grants to Juneau arts organizations

The Alaska State Council on the Arts awarded over $507,000 in grants to Alaska artists and arts organizations in its first funding quarter of this fiscal year.


JUNEAU GOLD TOWN NICKELODEON For complete listings, visit "Coming Home" - Friday-Sunday.

Articles from the Art section archive

Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

What's happening this week

Woosh Kinaadeiyí Open Mic, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. The event will be hosted by Dee Jay DeRego, with the Woosh Kinaadeiyí Band.

Walter Soboleff retrospective

At a retrospective in honor of the second annual Walter Soboleff Day, observed Nov. 14, speakers including family, friends and a pastor told stories that showcased the late Tlingit leader’s sense ...

Writers' Weir: Fair Trade


Photos: Angoon students stage "Raven Stole the Sun"

Students from Angoon presented their original play "Raven Stole the Sun" Thursday in an all-school project led by Gustavus artist Sarah Campen through the Artists in the Schools program.

Short Plays on Climate Change to be presented Dec. 3

Perseverance Theatre, the University of Alaska Southeast, and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will present "A Pain in the Crevasse: Short Plays on Climate Change" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3.

Ravenstail Weaving Project Finishing class scheduled for Dec. 7-12 in Ketchikan

Fiber artist Kathryn Rousso will help students complete their unfinished Ravenstail weaving projects during a class held Dec. 7-12 at the Totem Heritage Center.

Gustavus author Kim Heacox wins award for "Jimmy Bluefeather"

Gustavus author Kim Heacox has won the National Outdoor Book Award for Fiction and Outdoor Literature for his novel, "Jimmy Bluefeather," published by Alaska Northwest Books.

Woosh Kinaadeiyí to host an Open Mic on Friday Nov. 20

Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host the first event of their sixth season with an Open Mic on Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m.

SHI to sponsor workshop on art and math

Sealaska Heritage Institute is sponsoring a free workshop for educators on the connection between math and formline design. The class will be taught by master Tsimshian artist David R.

Hearthside Holiday event scheduled for Saturday

Hearthside Books will host its 8th Annual Holiday Event at the Nugget Mall on Saturday, Nov. 21. The following authors will be at the store from 1-3 p.m.

Juneau teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year

Amy Jo Meiners, who teaches extended learning at Auke Bay Elementary and Riverbend Elementary in the Juneau School District, has been named Alaska Teacher of the Year for 2016.

JAHC to host a performance of letters written by famous people

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will host "Letters Aloud" at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The performance is part of its 2015-2016 concert season.

Crystal Worl honored with Native artists in Washington, D.C.

Juneau resident Crystal Kaakeeyáa Worl was one of five Native artists honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. late last month hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill.

Film on the Dauenhauers to be presented Friday

The initial cut of a film based on the lives and work of Richard and Nora Dauenhauer will premiere at the final Evening at Egan presentation of the 2015 series on Friday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m.


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