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Leah Wagner and Nick Schlosstein, founders of Foundroot Haines in 2012, aim to sell locally grown seed by 2017 and develop a community of seed savers to provide food security for Alaskans.

Seeds for Alaska - Foundroot

The product Leah Wagner and Nick Schlosstein sell is small, but it's one of life's essential ingredients - and they're growing it the natural way for Southeast Alaska's particular climate.


February First Friday Art Walk

Capital City Weekly Here's a look at what's scheduled for the First Friday Art Walk this month.

Ḵutaan is in the Kitchen: Thoughts on "Our Voices Will Be Heard"

The difficult subject matter of Vera Starbard's recently debuted play "Our Voices Will Be Heard" has been duly noted. Sexual abuse and suicide are the major topics of discussion.
Will Geiger

Ketchikan prepares for 30th annual wearable art show

It’s Wearable Art season in Southeast Alaska, when wearable artists all over the region prepare to debut their extraordinary creations on stage after having disappeared for weeks or months into their basements and kitchens to glue,...

My corner of Alaska: Grace And Good Humor

Once upon a time, ages upon ages ago, when I was fresh out of graduate school, I got my first job managing a day-care center for fragile seniors.
Brooke Elgie

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly 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...

Writers Weir: Dreaming of life

I had the most glorious dream last night I was waiting in the woods and suddenly
Terry Laskey

To read 100 books

I read a lot, and the way I forget the names of things suggests a real need to do some crossword puzzles. So this year I decided to write down each book I read, along with my thoughts about it.

Renowned physician to speak on effects of childhood trauma

Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor a free lecture by one of the world’s foremost experts on childhood trauma and its adverse impacts on victims decades later. In his lecture, The Lifelong Effects of Adverse Childhood...

JDT to host auditions for all-ages talent show

Juneau Dance Theatre has announced community-wide auditions for its upcoming all-ages talent show, "Juneau's Got Talent.

Alaska Arts Confluence presents "Keeping the Tradition" on First Friday in Haines

Haines - Get a sneak peak of new work by artist Donna Catotti at the Alaska Arts Confluence's Main Street office from 5 to 7 p.m. on Feb. 5.

Eight Alaskans honored with Governor’s Awards in Juneau

Eight Alaskans were honored with Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities Thursday evening at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center, including three Juneau residents. Hosted by the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the...

Innovation Summit to be held Feb. 8-9 at Centennial Hall

The Juneau Economic Development Council's Innovation Summit will be held in Juneau Feb. 8-9 at Centennial Hall.

Haugland to lead salsa workshop, Latin dance party this week in Juneau

Former Juneau resident Heather Haugland will lead two salsa workshops and a Latin dance party this week in Juneau. The Salsa workshops will be held Wednesday Feb. 3 at Suite 907.

Geoff Kirsch to lead humor workshop this week

Juneau writer Geoff Kirsch will lead a workshop called “Everything I Can Teach You About Humor Writing in 3 Hours” on Thursday, Feb, 4, from 6-9 pm at Taku Graphics/Shorefast Editions, 5723 Concrete Way in Lemon Creek. Kirsch...

Fireside Lecture Feb. 5 on Arctic Ocean Sea Ice at Mendenhall Glacier

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center's free Fireside Lecture on Friday, Feb. 5 will be presented by Arctic oceanographer Zach Brown.

Deadline reminder: Anchorage Museum's solo artist exhibition applications due March 10

The Anchorage Museum's solo artist exhibition program highlights new bodies of work by individual Alaska artists.

Deadline reminder: Rasmuson Individual Artist Award applications due March 1

The application period for the Rasmuson Foundation's Individual Artist Awards is currently open through March 1.

Deadline reminder: Sealaska Heritage Institute Juried Art Show applications due Feb. 17

Sealaska Heritage Institute is currently 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. 

Deadline reminder: Alaska Robotics Artist Camp applications due Feb. 8

Alaska Robotics will be hosting a camp for professional and aspiring artists as part of its upcoming Comic Convention in April in Juneau.

League of Women Voters sends students to the Capitol

The League of Women Voters of Juneau is sponsoring Capitol Visits for all 350 eighth graders in the Capital City during this 2016 legislative session.

Voices of the Wilderness artist residency applications due March 1

Alaska-based artist residency program Voices of the Wilderness, now in its sixth season, is currently accepting applications for more than 10 residencies across the state.

Haines company to present Garcia Lorca play Feb. 12-14

The Lynn Canal Community Players will present their production of "The House of Bernarda Alba" by Federico Garcia Lorca next weekend, Feb.

Sen. Donny Olson introduces Indigenous Peoples Day Legislation

Sen. Donny Olson introduces Indigenous Peoples Day Legislation Senator Donny Olson (D- Golovin) has introduced legislation that would establish the second Monday of October of each year as Indigenous Peoples Day.

Anan Wildlife Observatory permits available as of Feb. 1

WRANGELL-Permits are now available for those wanting an opportunity to visit Anan Wildlife Observatory this summer. As of Monday, the public can reserve permits for the summer 2016 season.

Master gardener training series begins Feb. 9.

The UAF Cooperative Extension Service will offer master gardener training in Juneau, beginning Feb. 9.

Articles from the Art section archive

Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

"Kidnapped" now in bookstores

By Capital City Weekly

Improv champions return to Juneau

Imagine a world where playwrights step on stage, write and perform an entire play before your eyes.

Improv workshop to be held Saturday, Jan. 30

San Francisco-area acting instructor Sarah Shoemaker is coming to Juneau for Sweatin' to the Improv - a workshop to help you design your custom improvisational theatre workout.

Comic artist and queer activist Anna Bongiovanni will visit Juneau

Alaska Robotics Gallery is inviting cartoonist and queer activist Anna Bongiovanni to Juneau Feb. 4-6. Anna is a contributing cartoonist to websites and autostradle.

Comic Convention to be held in Juneau in April

Alaska Robotics will in April host a Mini-Con - a comic convention and artist camp taking place in Juneau from April 22 - 26. April 23, they are having a one-day comic convention at the Juneau ...

Theater review: 'Our Voices Will Be Heard'

I'll admit it: my theater reviewing process usually involves reading other reviews (mostly so I can disagree with them; this tends to be an effective starting point).
By Geoff Kirsch

On Writing: Dancing with Michelle

. . Doves in the elsewhere Of their cooing. -Yves Bonnefoy I never danced before meeting Michelle.

Writers Weir: Fire of the Sun

Gulls shift from white to bright yellow

Governor’s Awards scheduled for today at the JACC

The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Humanities Forum in December announced the eight recipients of the 2016 Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities.

Governor's Award profile: Nancy DeCherney

There are three things you might not know about Nancy DeCherney. 
By Amy Fletcher

Governor's Award profile: Steve Henrikson

On any given day, Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson traverses 4,000 years of history. There's Alaska Native history, culture and art. There are migrations. Russians. ...

Governor's Award profile: Vicki Soboleff

Juneau resident Vicki Soboleff, founder of the dance group Ldakát Naax Satí Yátx'i (All Nations Children), is to be honored this year with the Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and ...

Researcher to focus on indigenous intellectual property rights

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) is sponsoring a visiting scholar from Norway who is researching indigenous intellectual property rights. Jacob Adams is a Ph.D. student in law and on the law ...

Ready for July

I'm ready. This sort of thing happens this time of year. The novelty of the cold is getting stale and old. I want the sun to have some warmth behind it, or maybe just to see it again. I don't mind ...

Fish Factor: Fish taxes

A single Chinook salmon is worth almost three barrels of oil. The winter kings being caught by Southeast Alaska trollers are averaging 10 pounds each with a dock price of $7.34 a pound, according ...

Meals with Midgi: Hasselback Bananas

Last fall I got an email from a lovely young woman, Theresa. She is with BAM (Body and Mind, Before and After Middle School) and asked if I would be up to volunteering for the program and teaching ...
By Kelly Moore

JDHS Theatre opens 'Seven Brides for Seven Brothers'

Juneau-Douglas High School's Theatre Department on Jan. 29 opens its production of the rambunctious musical "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.

Beginner bridge lessons offered in Juneau

The Juneau Bridge Club is offering a 9-week beginner bridge class starting Feb. 2 in downtown Juneau from 6-8 pm. Cost is $40, which includes the textbook.


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