Art of Place series continues with Lyle James

The Second Annual Art of Place series continues Friday, Feb. 24, with “Art as Future”, led by noted culture bearer and Woosh.ji.een dance leader Lyle James. The program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon in the Glacier View room, Egan 221, and will be followed by a dessert potluck after the performance and talk.


James, who grew up in Hoonah and Kake, is of the Kaagwaantaan and Kiks.adi clans. He and he has taught at Yaakoosgé Daakahídi Alternative High School since 2004.

The March 23 Art of Place event will feature Ed and Percy Kunz, who will speak on “Art as Identity.” April’s event, April 27, will feature Helen Watkins, who will be speaking on “Art as Sustenance.”

The first lecture in the series, “Art as History,” was led by Steve Henrikson and his wife, Janice Criswell.

The Southeast Alaska community is invited to attend these presentations and to share their stories with the artists and one another.

The lecture and demonstration series, coordinated by UAS Assistant Professor Ernestine Hayes, is sponsored by BP and Conoco Phillips.

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