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Arts & Culture

Photo by Linda Shaw
Sand patterns on Eagle Beach.

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.


Review: 'The Mountaintop'

I'll admit it: I was expecting a play about Martin Luther King, Jr.
Geoff Kirsch

Writers' Weir: A poem by Bill Merk

With Spring Sunrise comes early; Sunsets linger over Spring's green fingers Unfolding new from the heart of winter's fist.

A big night in the arts

If creative energy showed up as visible light, the glow emanating from the Juneau Arts & Culture Center Thursday night would easily be bright enough to be seen by passing satellites in space.
Amy Fletcher

Poems in Place opens submission period Feb. 1

Poems in Place, a collaboration between Alaska Center for the Book, Alaska State Parks, and a committee of poets and writers, will open the submission period for this year's contest on Feb. 1.

JDHS Theatre opens 'Xanadu'

Beginning Thursday, the Juneau Douglas High School Theatre Department will open their production of "Xanadu," directed by MIchaela Moore. The show will run one weekend only, with shows Thursday through Saturday, Jan. 29-31, at 7 p.m.

Arts calendar

EVENTS & MUSIC THURSDAY, JAN. 29 Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267. JDHS Theatre: "Xanadu", 7-9 p.m., JDHS Auditorium. Tickets at Hearthside Books or "The Mountaintop," 7:30 p.m., Perseverance Theatre.

The Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 2. As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust, by Alan Bradley 3. The Girl on the Train, by Paula Hawkins 4. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt 5. The Rosie Effect, by Graeme Simsion 6.

Petersburg artist opens solo show at Anchorage Museum

Two new exhibitions exploring the boundaries of painting and performance art open at the Anchorage Museum Friday, Jan. 30.

Varnell to lead carving course in Ketchikan

Haida carver Donald Varnell will lead a carving course in Ketchikan from Feb. 19 through March 4, at the Totem Heritage Center. Varnell will guide students in creating a traditional Northwest Coast ceremonial dance rattle.

Sitka Summer Music Festival purchases Stevenson Hall

SITKA - The Sitka Summer Music Festival has purchased Stevenson Hall, on the historic campus of the former Sheldon Jackson College. The $431,000 deal gives the festival ownership of a permanent home for the first time in its 43-year...

SHI launches program to teach literacy skills through the arts

Sealaska Heritage Institute has launched a new program this month to improve literacy skills and increase use of the Tlingit language through performing arts and digital storytelling.

VISTA seeks volunteers for library programs in Coffman Cove and Thorne Bay

Alaska State Library's VISTA program is currently recruiting one VISTA volunteer for Coffman Cove and one for Thorne Bay, to join a team of two other VISTAs in the region.

Applications open for Native American Library Grants

The federal Institute of Museum and Library Services is accepting applications for Native American Library Services Enhancement Grants. The deadline is March 2.

Upcoming 49 Writers events

State-wide literary group 49 Writers has planned several upcoming events in Juneau. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 49 Writers' new executive director, Morgan Grey, will be the featured guest at a meet-and-greet from 5-6 p.m. at the Silverbow Wine...


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