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Arts & Culture

Photo by Robert E. Howe,courtesy of Fred Howe
Reid Glacier and the Ibach cabin.

"A 40-year contemplation" of Glacier Bay

For years, Judith B. Aftergut searched for her path. It was Glacier Bay and the stories of many who have lived there that helped her find it.

by MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
Art

Second time around: Matisyahu returns to Alaska

The first time I caught Matisyahu — Christmas Eve, 2003 at a club in Brooklyn — he was like nothing I’d ever seen. And musically, I’d seen a lot.
Geoff Kirsch
Art

Preserving petroglyphs

Some may call Alaska “The Last Frontier,” but evidence of Alaska Natives’ thousands of years here is etched right into the rocks. Hundreds — perhaps thousands — of petroglyphs exist in Southeast Alaska alone. Some are hidden by the foliage...
CLARA MILLER
Art

Anonymous poetry and art zine hits Juneau streets

If you've been downtown in the last few months, you might have noticed - amidst all the tourists - a new zine has hit the shelves.
RANDI SPRAY
Art

JDHS graduate, retired Homer News reporter writes book on "drill baby" on Kenai Peninsula

Juneau-Douglas High School graduate and Homer writer McKibben Jackinsky’s first book, “Too Close to Home? Living with ‘drill baby’ on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula” tells the story of recent oil and gas development on the southern peninsula...
LORI EVANS
Art

Gathering Alaska: Juice and jelly from highbush cranberries

To me, fall is a time of decay. Growing up in Wisconsin, it meant a time when the leaves changed into a layered palette of yellow, orange, and red. Eventually, the leaves piled up on the ground and the smell of decay, mixed with crisp,...
CORINNE CONLON
Art

Public invited to TV taping about Alaska sesquicentennial

JUNEAU - The public is invited to be part of a TV audience for the taping of "The Alaska Legacy of William Seward," a program discussing the legacy of U.S. Secretary William H. Seward. The TV show, featuring a panel of eminent Alaskan...
Art

Gold Street Music concert features Huckleberry Pickers

JUNEAU — In the first concert of its 13th season, Gold Street Music will feature The Huckleberry Pickers: Karen, Heather, Ciara, Sally and Anissa; Dara Rilatos with Tom Locher; Henry and Erik Gunnar Hopkins; and The Last Chance Jazz...
Art

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...

Articles from the Art section archive

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Review: Building Fires in the Snow

'A LANDMARK ADDITION' TO ALASKAN WRITING BY CHELSEA TREMBLAY For the Capital City Weekly I was sitting on a mossy overlook watching Shakes Glacier up the Stikine River.
By Chelsea Tremblay

Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016

New professor embodies both the academic and active nature of Native art

Mique’l Dangeli has been a little busy. In between being an artist-in-residence at the Scotiabank Dance Center in Vancouver, leading the internationally renowned Git Hayetsk (People of the Copper ...
By RANDI SPRAY

A forest of forageables at the Petersburg Rainforest Festival

Ten years ago, U.S. Forest Service ecologist Karen Dillman returned to Petersburg from the Cordova Fungus Festival and decided Petersburg had plenty of forageable food to celebrate, too. She ...
By CORINNE CONLON

Juneau's Arts Complex receives JCF grant

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council announced Sept. 8 that it received a grant from the Juneau Community Foundation’s Jurasz-Scudder Fund for the new Juneau Arts and Culture Center (new JACC). ...

United Way awards eight Southeast Alaskan nonprofits

The United Way of Southeast Alaska has this year awarded $15,750 in Community Impact Grants to eight different Southeast Alaskan nonprofits.

Talks held in Sitka, Juneau for Audobon's new Southeast ecological study

Where can you find the highest number of bird species in Southeast Alaska? Where does the habitat of brown and black bears overlap? Audubon Alaska’s newest publication, the “Ecological Atlas of ...

Alaska Community Foundation announces scholarships

The Alaska Community Foundation has awarded academic scholarships to 52 students across the state, including ten in Southeast Alaska.

Juneau cabaret to perform Sept. 18

An evening of cabaret music performed by some of Juneau's best singers and accompanists is soon coming to the Rockwell Ballroom in Juneau.
By Capital City Weekly

On Writing: Still harping on Strunk & White

Quite a few readers, my wife included, were visibly shaken by my suggestion that we burn our copies of The Elements of Style, the famous “little book” originally written by William Strunk in 1918 ...
By JIM HALE

Who's Your Diva? Libby Bakalar

Editor’s note: The Capital City Weekly is featuring two divas a week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 24 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser.
By Juneau Lyric Opera

Who's Your Diva? Celia Montalto

Editor’s note: The Capital City Weekly is featuring two divas a week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 24 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser. 
By Juneau Lyric Opera

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 ...

Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016

Kasaan's Whale House restored, rededicated

As the morning of Sept. 3 broke warm and clear over the village of Kasaan, a small southeast Alaskan village of approximately 50 year-round residents, a sense of excitement and celebration — ...
By Quinn Mas-Aboudara

Booths available at Petersburg Oktoberfest

PETERSBURG - Booth signs up are now available for the 40th annual Oktoberfest Art Share to be held on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Petersburg Community Gym.

UAS Juneau campus to get shuttle service

JUNEAU - A new Juneau campus shuttle program has launched this semester, providing services between the Auke Lake campus, Anderson Building, Student Housing and Recreation Center.

Third round of community sessions to be held for new Arts Complex

JUNEAU - The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council will host the third round of community sessions with architects of the new Arts Complex from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 14 at the JACC.

Writers' Weir: Doorman

 A beaded leather-gloved author, cannery worker, First Nation's matriarch, and her fencer, philosopher husband, arm in arm, approach the hotel entrance. Rain peppers them.
By Jack Campbell

UAS program encourages adults to get their college degrees

This summer the University of Alaska Southeast's Finish College Alaska program launched, and with it, the plan to increase the number of degree-toting adults.
By CLARA MILLER

Who's Your Diva? Missouri Smyth

Editor's note: The Capital City Weekly is featuring two divas a week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 24 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser.
By Juneau Lyric Opera

Who's Your Diva? Wendy Byrnes

Editor's note: The Capital City Weekly is featuring two divas a week leading up to Juneau Lyric Opera’s Sept. 24 “Who’s Your Diva” competition and fundraiser.
By Juneau Lyric Opera

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