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Arts & Culture

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Shea Wilcox shows off a coat she made for the collection she will show at Portland Fashion Week from her Portland apartment in September.

From Fine Arts Camp to Fashion Week

One of the next big names in fashion could hail from Juneau.


A Day in the Life of: Chas' Koowu Tla'a Teri Rofkar

For renowned Sitka Ravenstail and spruce root basket weaver Teri Rofkar, the past, present and future are interwoven.

'Kidnapped': Juneau couple self-publishes account of their abduction in the Philippines

Twenty-six years ago this October, Loy and Ludy Maturan, now of Juneau, were leaving their home in the Philippines with their 7-month-old granddaughter when armed men stopped their car.

Pure Sole: Just tired

My grandmother committed suicide. My mother did not talk about this much at all and I did not ask. The method used was too simple, the reasons too complicated and the result too permanent.
Klas Stolpe

"Read Local: An Alaska Book Week Celebration" to be held Oct. 10

In celebration of Alaska Book Week, observed Oct. 3-10, an author event has been scheduled in Juneau on Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at Coppa, 917 Glacier Ave.

SHI's work featured in 50 humanities projects that have shaped the country

Sealaska Heritage Institute’s work on the Tlingit language was chosen by a federal humanities agency as one of 50 projects in the country that has enriched and shaped American lives during the last half century. The National...

Booker season: Breaking our hearts

Empathy is a novelist's greatest gift.

Art in Unusual Places

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

JAHC debuts Art Hop Passport

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the first year of its Art Hop Passport, a booklet designed to encourage the public to attend art and performance events throughout the 2015-2016 season.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum accepting applications from artists

Juneau-Douglas City Museum is seeking proposals from artists or arts groups who are interested in mounting a show during the 2016-2017 season, with a deadline for receipt of applications on Oct. 31.

John Sebastian to perform in Juneau Sunday

Musician John Sebastian, a former member of 1960s-era band The Lovin' Spoonful, will perform in Juneau on Sunday, Oct 11 at 7 p.m. at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

Carver to lead whistles workshop in Ketchikan

Tsimshian artist John Hudson will lead a workshop called "Voices from Cedar: Carved Whistles of Southeast Alaska" at the Totem Heritage Center on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 7-8, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Come to the Cabaret! set for Oct. 16

Popular jazz pianist, teacher and raconteur Barney McClure will return to Juneau to lead local singers in an evening of cabaret Friday, Oct. 16 at the JACC at 7:30 p.m.

What's happening this week

Alaska Design Forum: Future Tense with Johanna Hurme, 6-7 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, Gold Town Nickelodeon. Part of the Future Tense Lecture Series.

Green gets Alaska right in "Wildlike"

Full disclosure: I'm in the credits of "Wildlike." I interviewed the producer when they were filming in Juneau in 2013 and wrote a preview of the film.

Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists Retreat prepares for first application period

Alderworks Alaska Writers and Artists Retreat in Dyea will open the application period for Summer 2016 residencies on Nov. 15.

Movie review: 'The Martian'

Ridley Scott has been working in film and television for 40 years, but he says there have only been two times when a "really great" script landed on his desk. "The first one was 'Alien,'" Scott says.

Movie guide

Juneau GOLD TOWN For complete listings, visit

SEARHC announces fall "Doc Talks" schedule

SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium will be hosting its third free, health-related speaker series this fall. The new series of "Doc Talks" presentations will begin on Wednesday, Oct. 14.

Anchorage Museum to bring panel of artists to Arctic Circle Assembly in Iceland

REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Artists across the Circumpolar North, including a group of Alaska Native artists working with the Anchorage Museum, will convene at the 2015 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, this month.

Petersburg couple brings fresh goat milk to Southeast market

Fresh dairy products are a rarity in Southeast Alaska, but one family is trying to change that.

Articles from the Art section archive

Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

NPS selects companies to offer exclusive tours of Glacier Bay

The National Park Service has selected the businesses that will provide exclusive tours in Glacier Bay beginning in the spring.

Changes to bus service begin next month

Capital Transit recently announced route and schedule changes. The City and Borough of Juneau said the changes will go into effect Monday, Nov. 2.

Trail projects moving forward in Yakutat

The Yakutat Ranger District and City and Borough of Yakutat recently received a grant for trail maintenance.

Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

Movie guide

Juneau GOLD TOWN For complete listings, visit

Evening at Egan series kicks off Oct. 2

Evening at Egan series kicks off Oct. 2 For the CCW 2015 marks 15 years for the annual Evening at Egan fall lecture series at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus.

Recent and upcoming Alaska books

In honor of Alaska Book Week, observed Oct. 3-10, here's a partial list of Alaska-related books published in the past few months, or due to be published soon.
By Compiled by Amy Fletcher

An interview with Seth Kantner

The written word doesn't come easily to acclaimed Alaska writer Seth Kantner. For one, he's dyslexic, something he recently spoke about in Haines.

'Shaped by the North: the influence of place on art

Non-Alaskans that watch reality television may have what they think is a clear idea of Alaska: scary bears, stormy seas, feuding hotel owners.

On Writing: JPD against the Borg

Jean-Luc Picard should beam down here to Juneau to get the best advice on how to fight the Borg.

Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

My books are regional, of a place.

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 ...

Hoonah's new brewery focuses on locals

This is the second week I get to write about a new brewery. Last week, I was happy to cover the Sept. 25 opening of Odd Man Rush Brewing Company in Eagle River.
By James 'Dr. Fermento' Roberts

Alaska Arts Confluence to host First Friday with Portrait of Lani Hotch

The Alaska Arts Confluence will host First Friday at their Art on Main Street Storefront in the Gateway Building in Haines on Oct. 2.

Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

What's happening

Open mic with Teri Tibbett, 9 p.m., Thursdays, Alaskan Hotel & Bar. 21+, free. Details: Live music: Matt Barnes, 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, McGivney's.

Movie guide

Juneau GOLD TOWN For complete listings, visit "Irrational Man" -- Synopsis: A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.

Moview Review: 'Everest'

Some people dream of summiting the world's tallest mountain.

Barn dances kick off 26th season

The 26th Annual Juneau Barn Dance season kicks off Saturday night, Sept. 26, at St. Ann's Parish Hall, 5th Street downtown. The dance runs from 7:30-11 p.m.

Martha Redbone to play in Juneau Sept. 30

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will kick off a new season of concerts and performances with Brooklyn-based musician Martha Redbone, who will perform at the Juneau Douglas High School on ...


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