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Arts & Culture

MICHAEL PENN
Corin Hughes-Skandijs performs as a member of Club Baby Seal at the sold out stand up comedy performance at Gold Town Nickelodeon in October.

Club Baby Seal: Juneau's local comedy group set for more shows

In late spring, five comedians, almost all new to stand up comedy, came together for their first performance as Club Baby Seal.

by CLARA MILLER
Art

SHI opens exhibit on Alaska Native masks; open First Friday

SHI opens state-wide Native mask exhibit highlighting ancient, current uses Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has opened a new exhibit featuring Native masks from across the state that elucidates the masks' ancient and current uses.
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Coffee & Collections highlights Tlingit language learners

JUNEAU - The Juneau Douglas City Museum will host the Tlingit Language Learners group for a discussion of learning from 10:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Dec. 3, for Coffee & Collections.
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Ted Stevens Foundation donates $10K to internship program

The Ted Stevens Foundation has donated $10,000 in support of the University of Alaska State Legislative Internship Program, managed by the University of Alaska Southeast.
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Writers' Weir: Morning, November 9, 2016

I will wrap myself in a soft silky scarf   Take my dog to walk my favorite forest trail   Recognize the wind sighing in spruce trees   Home, I will...
MARGO WARING
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Meals with Midgi: Simply Salad

An easy go-to side dish is salad. Now days one can get just about everything pre-cut, washed and packaged - from the lettuce, to chopped vegetables, and of course bottled dressing.
Kelly "Midgi" Moore
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Juneau Sm'algyax group celebrates one year

A year ago this time, the students in the Sm’algyax Language Learners group in Juneau were reviewing vocabulary in the language of the Tsimshian people.
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN
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National Novel Writing Month: Writers write

As I sit here at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library on a Saturday, the frost outside the window sparkling in rare Juneau sunshine, I think of the thousands of people around the world who are choosing to stay indoors as they write their...
CLARA MILLER
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Perseverance Theatre's "Hold These Truths"

Last year, when Perseverance Theatre selected “Hold These Truths” for the 2016-17 season, it could hardly have been more prescient.
Geoff Kirsch
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Wickersham a complicated figure

A crowd filled the seats at the Rockwell Ballroom in mid-November as Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum hosted Terrence M. Cole for a talk on “Old Yukon: Tales, Trails, and Trials.” Cole, the editor of the memoir by James Wickersham...
CLARA MILLER
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Woodshed Kings: Bob Franke and Richard Pryor at Thanksgiving dinner

On the fourth Wednesday in November there is a relaxing of shoulders and a sigh of relief as Norman Rockwell comes alive in homes across the nation. Thanksgiving is near.
DICK CALLAHAN
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Sophomore showcased in Piano Series

The third concert in the Piano Series will showcase Kyle Farley-Robinson, a sophomore at Juneau-Douglas High School.
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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 they find artistically inspiring or...
Art

Study finds three rivers generate millions in economic activity

The McDowell Group released an economic study commissioned by Salmon Beyond Borders on Nov. 17 which found the present value of three transboundary watersheds threatened by British Columbia (B.C.) mining are valued at just under $1...
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Southeast Alaska literary journal seeks submissions

Are you an artist, photographer, or writer who lives in Southeast Alaska? If so, consider submitting your creative work to Tidal Echoes, Southeast’s literary and arts journal. It is edited and published in Juneau annually by a team of UAS...
By Kaylyn Haslund
Art

Juried Art Show call for entries

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council is now welcoming entries for the 2016 Juried Art Show.
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SHI, IAIA, UAS sign Northwest Coast art agreement

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has entered into a three-way partnership with the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), and the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) to provide enhanced and expanded Northwest Coast (NWC) art programs...
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Paul Theroux keynotes 2017 North Words

After writing nearly fifty books of nonfiction and fiction set in the most exotic of locales, America's greatest travel writer is finally headed for one of Alaska's most notorious: Skagway.

Articles from the Art section archive

Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016

Heating with Wood VIII: Time to Split

A couple from down south gives me a lesson at the wood pile.
By DICK CALLAHAN

Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016

Treasure Trove of Juneau photos rediscovered

When Kathleen Metcalfe went looking for her own family’s history, she ended up finding a lost piece of Juneau’s: boxes and boxes of slide film taken by her uncle Bob Prather, hundreds of images ...
By RANDI SPRAY

SHI publishes book of rare photos documenting Inupiat life in the early 1900s

Sealaska Heritage Institute has published a book of old, rare and priceless photographs of Inupiat life in the early 20th century made by an Inupiat photographer and teacher.

'Photographic sovereignty' in Metlakatla

The prevailing narrative has it that the more than 800 people who relocated from Canada to Metlakatla, Alaska in 1887 completely rejected traditional Tsimshian ways.
By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Flute quartet to perform Bach, Queen Nov. 19

The Con Brio Chamber Series presents "Flutatious and Friends," a concert of chamber music featuring members of the flute quartet "Flutatious" and a few of their friends.

Alaska Positive opens at state museum, events to come

The Alaska State Museum's biennial photo exhibit, Alaska Positive, now in its 46th year, opened Nov. 4 with 35 images from 28 photographers around the state.
By RANDI SPRAY

Q&A with Ketchikan photographer Felix A. Wong about his exhibit 'Moonshine'

Felix A. Wong, originally from Singapore, is a self-taught Ketchikan photographer with a passion for nighttime photography.
By CLARA MILLER

Chris Miller to give Alaska Positive lecture in December

It was a subject close to home that won Chris Miller the Juror's Choice Award at this year's Alaska Positive show - a now classic view of the Mendenhall Glacier's ice caves.
By RANDI SPRAY

Chasing Alaska: Community journalism across the state

An upcoming workshop and lecture from photographers Ash and Brian Adams aims to give attendees the tools they need to tell their own community’s stories visually.
By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Friends of the SLAM organize lecture series, seek members

There's a story behind how many of the objects in the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives and Museum arrived.
By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016

Wearable Arts Extravaganza 2017: Renaissance

JUNEAU — The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council invites artists to create a piece of wearable art for the 2017 Wearable Arts Extravaganza, Renaissance. Deadline for ...

Juneau Lyric Opera's latest musical revue 'Putting It Together' premieres Friday night

JUNEAU — For its upcoming fall production, Juneau Lyric Opera will install an art exhibition inside the Juneau Arts and Culture Center to serve as the stage setting for the Nov. 11-13 ...

Baby Raven Reads to host drum making workshop

JUNEAU - Sealaska Heritage Institute's Baby Raven Reads program will be hosting a drum making workshop at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School's commons on Sunday, Nov. 20 from 2-3:30 p.m.

Style-O-Rama highlights Southeast Alaska designers, styles

Juneau’s second annual Style-O-Rama, an event showcasing thirteen boutiques and three local designers, made a compelling case Nov. 5 for why Southeast Alaskans should patronize local businesses — ...
By MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

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 ...

Upcoming workshops at the Canvas

JUNEAU - There are three art workshops coming up at the Canvas art studio, 223 Seward St. during the month of November.

On Writing: Thinking Toward the Reader

At lunch the other day, my good friend Bill Dillon and I were talking about our respective writing schedules. I don’t have one. But the conversation led me to consider a question I hadn’t ...
By JIM HALE

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

November First Friday listings

Alaska Positive Photography Alaska State Library 395 Whittier Street Reception: 4:30-6 p.m. Opening reception for the Alaska Positive Photography exhibit. Sponsored by Friends of the SLAM.

Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016

Dianna Anderson's collection 'Special Houses' to be featured in February 2017

JUNEAU - With retirement and thoughts of moving south, artist Dianne Anderson has been exploring ideas and images in oil of what makes Juneau home and what she wants to remember most.

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