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Juneau School District art teacher Nancy Lehnhart gives a lesson in formline design to Alaska teachers during the 10th Basic Arts Institute at the University of Alaska Southeast on Monday.

Teaching formline

This week, Sealaska Heritage Institute released the results of a three-year project designed to help students learn the basics of formline -- the design elements around which most...
by Amy Fletcher

Ketchikan's Blueberry Arts Festival celebrates 40 years

Ketchikan is gearing up to celebrate blueberries, the arts, and 40 years of the two combined at its 40th annual Blueberry Arts Festival.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council announces 2015 Wearable Art theme

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the theme for this year's Wearable Art Extravaganza: "Reflections." The show will be Feb. 13 and 14.

Putting up fish part III: Fishing options

BY DICK CALLAHAN For the CCW Coastal Alaska. We are fish snobs here. No two ways about it. We don't eat farmed salmon and we are suspicious of people who do. We avoid surimi because we know where it's been.

Dee Longenbaugh wins "Contributions to Literacy" award

Juneau's Dee Longenbaugh, known to many as the long-time owner of The Observatory bookstore, has been honored with a 2015 Contributions to Literacy award from the Alaska Center for the Book.

Writers Weir: Sometimes I Catch Her Paused

Mt. Juneau spans the horizon 
Diane DeSloover

Ketchikan shipyard to raise totem

Vigor Alaska's Ketchikan shipyard during the city's 40th annual Blueberry Arts Festival will raise a 12-foot totem pole indicative of the kind of company it aims to be.

47th annual Southeast Alaska State Fair runs July 30-Aug. 2

The 47th Annual Southeast Alaska State Fair runs Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, Aug. 2, at the Fairgrounds in Haines.

10th and final HomeSkillet Fest runs July 30-Aug. 1

HomeSkillet Fest will celebrate its 10th and final year this weekend in Sitka, running Thursday through Saturday, July 30-Aug. 1 at Ludvig's Bistro and the Sea Mountain Golf Course.

Kake Dog Salmon festival to be held Aug. 1

21ST ANNUAL KAKE DOG SALMON FESTIVAL, AUG. 1 The 21st annual Kake Dog Salmon Festival will be celebrated Aug. 1 in Kake.

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. Submit...

What's happening this week

WHAT'S HAPPENING EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS Food Truck Fridays, 5:30-7 p.m., Fridays, Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Hosted by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. A festival of food, music, and fun held every Friday through...

Zuill Bailey returns to Juneau for Labor Day Concert Sept. 6

Cellist Zuill Bailey will return to Juneau for a concert Sunday Sept. 6, to open Juneau Jazz & Classics's 30th season.

Kindred Post to host Tiny Post Office Concert featuring jazz vocalists

Kindred Post, a neighborhood post office, gift shop, and community gathering space, will host a Tiny Post Office Concert on July 29 with local jazz vocalists, Alyssa Fischer and Kari Groven, accompanied by Tom Locher on piano. ...

Jazz & Classics' Summer String Workshop runs Aug. 12-14

An intensive three-day workshop for violin, viola, cello and double bass students in August will include group lessons, small and large ensembles, and orchestra class for string musicians ages 10 and older. Led by Seattle-based master...

HomeSkillet Fest: A 10 Year Retrospective

Eleven years ago this summer, a few musicians sat around a campfire on a Sitka beach, playing their guitars and pondering the idea of a locally-grown music festival.
Teri Tibbett

'Nicest store in Alaska' gets some TLC in Tenakee

TENAKEE SPRINGS — If you’ve visited Tenakee Springs recently, you’ve probably noticed the work being done on the historic Snyder Mercantile Building, and if you remember what it looked like a few years ago, you probably...

"By The Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival to be held Aug. 8-9 in Coffman Cove

"By The Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival to be held Aug. 8-9 in Coffman Cove Coffman Cove will host its 5th Annual "By The Sea" Arts & Seafood Festival on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 8-9. The festival will run from 10 a.m.-10 p.m....

Photos: Cross-coastal collaboration boosts businesses, creativity in Gustavus

Last spring a group of 10 artists from East Coast cities including New York, Philadelphia and Providence traveled to the community of Gustavus to work with Alaskan artists and business owners for a project called “Immersive Exchange...

Anchorage artist plans suicide awareness sculptures

In October 2013, at the end of the school day, Anchorage science teacher Sarah Davies felt a familiar darkness closing in on her.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Movie Guide

Juneau GOLD TOWN For complete listings, visit "She's Beautiful When She's Angry" - Synopsis: This film resurrects the buried history of the women who founded the modern ...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Art in Unusual Places

Art in Unusual Places The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places.

Well-child exams help keep kids' health on track

When a child is ill, parents don't hesitate to take their little one to the clinic.

What Lee's 'Watchman' reveals about racism

Something odd happens after Gregory Peck delivers one of cinema’s most celebrated courtroom orations as attorney Atticus Finch in the 1962 film adaptation of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” 

Bearfest kicks off Wednesday in Wrangell

This year's Bearfest, a celebration of Alaska's bears held annually in Wrangell, starts Wednesday, July 22, and runs through Sunday, July 26.

Recent Rasmuson grants include award for Yakutat Tlingit Tribe's totem

Rasmuson Foundation has announced $7.6 million in grants and initiatives across the state, including funding to several Southeast groups and communities.

JLO's Mid-Summer Vocal Workshop begins July 25

Juneau Lyric Opera will present a two-week workshop and subsequent performance based on Carl Orff's cantata "Carmina Burana" beginning on July 25, according to a release from the organization.

Tongass Historical Museum plans photography exhibit based on recreation of historic photos

"Then & Now," the fall-winter exhibit at the Tongass Historical Museum, will open Oct. 23, in Ketchikan.

Tagaban shows 'Sexual Sovereignty' in Anchorage

In his first solo show, up for all of July at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art in Anchorage, Juneau artist Ricky Tagaban creates for himself one identity from many.

Perseverance Theatre's STAR performances run July 24-Aug. 1

Perseverance Theatre's Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous, a five-week youth acting program, will present multiple performances of two different plays July 24 through Aug. 1.

SHI to sponsor Annual Latseen Hoop Camp Aug. 10-13

SHI to sponsor annual Latseen Hoop Camp Sealaska Heritage Institute will sponsor its annual Latseen Hoop Camp in Juneau in August and feature Bob Saviers, a current coach for Juneau's Hoop Time ...

On Writing: Style, part 3: Writing in Bad Faith

I suspect that identifying one's own style may be the worst thing for a person's writing.

A look at one Hoonah veteran's Vietnam experience

The documentary “Hunting in Wartime” gives veterans, family, and civilians alike a glimpse of the wartime — and post wartime — experiences of some of the 28 Hoonah Vietnam War-era veterans, 17 of ...

Review: 'Hunting in Wartime'

"Hunting in Wartime," a documentary about a group of Hoonah men who served in Vietnam, was originally slated for two showings at Juneau's Gold Town Nickelodeon.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Art in Unusual Places

Art in Unusual Places The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places.

A correction and a clarification

CORRECTION The name of the owner of Tenakee Springs' grocery store, Snyder Mercantile, was misspelled in the July 8 issue. It is Ken Merrill, not Ken Merrillo.


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