The second to last event of the Sound and Motion spring arts series will be a celebration of the launch of this year’s Tidal Echoes, a journal that showcases the art and writing of Southeast Alaska. The celebration will be held Friday night at the Egan Lecture Hall at 7 p.m. All are welcome.
Published by UAS, the journal includes art and writing from students as well as highly regarded members of Alaska’s arts community, such as current writer laureate of Alaska, Nora Marks Dauenhauer.
At Friday’s event, featured author and retired President’s Professor Richard Dauenhauer will read from his work and featured artist Jeremy Kane, UAS ceramics professor, will present slides of his art. Kane’s artwork appears on the cover of this year’s issue.
This year’s student editor is graduating senior English major Alexandra Brown, who worked with faculty advisor Emily Wall, along with an editorial board made up of students and faculty members.
“This journal was started 11 years ago by some students at the university here in Juneau and was originally just a student-based journal,” wrote Wall in a recent entry on the 49 Writers blog. “That kind of journal has its own lovely locality. The first few issues are a rich tapestry of what life at UAS is like for the students. When I was hired I took over the oversight of the journal and we morphed it into a journal that publishes work from Southeast Alaskans. A significant portion of the journal is still student work, but now we see work from many communities in the region. The journal is edited by undergraduate students and they shape the journal each year.”
For more information, visit www.uas.alaska.edu/arts_sciences/humanities/tidalechoes.