Tlingit artist Preston Singletary, right, takes part in the dedication ceremony for his glass clan house screen in the clan house of the Walter Soboleff Buidling during the grand opening Friday in Juneau.
Northwest Coast Native art isn't the only focus of the new Walter Soboleff Building, but it's likely to be the aspect that draws in the most visitors. For non-Natives hoping to gain a better understanding of Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian cultures, the artwork is a good place to start, offering an introduction to foundational concepts such as balance and harmony.
I have said in many a column that although I do love my captain, he can't cook. By saying he can't cook I mean the fella really can't cook. For example, I remember distinctly a text message conversation a few years ago.
One of these days I'll write a column about how I needed something and had it in my truck. It won't make for a good story, but it will be pretty cool not to mention helpful. Until that day, it will be filled with everything but what I need.
Nowhere in the world do people have as much opportunity to speak their minds to fish policy makers as they do in Alaska. As decision day approaches, a groundswell of Alaska voices is demanding that fishery overseers say bye-bye to halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea.
There's still time to register for the NorthWords Writers Symposium, happening next weekend, May 27-30. Sponsored by the Municipality of Skagway, the conference is known for bringing writers together in informal settings where they can make the most of writer-participant interaction, and for a range of location-specific activities, including a White Pass & Yukon Route train ride-trail write, a Red Onion Saloon taco feed-brothel tour, Dyea cabin retreat cookout with music, and keynote banquet at Poppies Restaurant at Jewell Gardens.
The application period for the Douglas-Dornan Foundation Grant, operated through the Juneau Community Foundation, closes on June 1. The foundation offers financial grants to organizations that benefit and enhance the health, education and welfare of individuals in Southeast Alaska.
Kids, teachers and staff eagerly await the end of the school year, but it causes mixed feelings for parents who have to figure out a plan to keep their children active and engaged during the summer months. One option is to enroll them in summer camps. Camps in Juneau range from traditional overnight camps, to camps that emphasize sports, STEM activities, fine arts, and the outdoors.
Alaska Robotics and local musician Marian Call will host Seattle ukulele performer, songwriter, and comedienne Molly Lewis for a performance with Call at the Gold Town Nickelodeon next week, on May 20. The two women, who frequently write songs together, will trade songs back and forth during the show, called Geek Girls in Concert. Possible song topics include James Bond, Jane Austen, the space shuttle program, penguins, Mr. T, Myspace, Wikipedia, Stephen Fry, Star Trek, and more.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Alaska's top two youth volunteers of 2015, Cassandra Adams, 17, of Ketchikan and Amara Sanguni, 13, of Juneau, were honored in the nation's capital earlier this month for their outstanding volunteer service during the 20th annual presentation of The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Adams and Sanguni - along with 100 other top youth volunteers from across the country - each received $1,000 awards and personal congratulations from "Good Morning America" co-anchor Robin Roberts at an award ceremony and gala dinner reception held at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History.
I've been writing about beer for over a quarter of a century, and sometimes I think that maybe it's time I solidify my thoughts in a book about beer. It would be a stretch for me, but a healthy one, if I could just get off the dime and write something. In fact, when I accepted the position as a weekly beer columnist for the Press, I considered it an experiment.
The three art pieces created for the Water Soboleff Building were described by Sealaska Heritage Institute as "monumental," an adjective that applies not only to their size -- all three are believed to be the biggest of their kind in the world -- but to their significance and stature: each one represents a major new work by an internationally recognized master artist and is an important addition to Juneau artistic landscape.
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.