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Arts & Culture

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire
Christine Carpenter stands next to her artwork in the Alaska Robotics Gallery on Friday, Jan. 6, 2017.

Sexual assault survivor finds freedom in art inspired from her diary

“I think it’s powerful and addresses something that isn’t often talked about in public,” Lauren Brooks, a former advocate for Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies (AWARE), said at the First Friday art display at Alaska Robotics of “Finding My Voice” by Christine Carpenter.

by CLARA MILLER
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New UAS welcome sign gives nod to cultural significance of campus location

Returning University of Alaska Southeast students for the spring semester may note that the entrance sign has been replaced with a larger one with a key difference to the sign before: the inclusion of the Tlingit language.
CLARA MILLER
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The Palm Sunday avalanche on the Chilkoot Trail

In the early morning hours of Sunday, April 3, 1898, the first of a series of snow slides struck the Chilkoot Trail. The trail was one of the main routes to the Klondike gold fields during the great gold rush of 1897-1898. This first slide...
Karl Gurcke and Madison Heslop and Frank Norris
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Fumi Matsumoto to speak at "Coffee & Collections"

Coffee & Collections: Fumi Matsumoto On Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon, local artist Fumi Matsumoto will discuss art and history during the Juneau Douglas City Museum's "Coffee and Collections.
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Anaktuvuk Pass mask on display at the Sheldon Jackson Museum

SITKA - The Sheldon Jackson Museum’s January Artifact of the Month is an Inupiaq mask (SJ-II-DD-3). The museum has little information on the mask, but it was collected by former Sheldon Jackson Museum curator Esther Billman and...
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Writers' Weir: Days after the Winter Solstice

Days after the Winter Solstice BY RICHARD STOKES Even if you listen carefully you will not hear the shift of breathing in buds tightly clenched against winter.
Richard Stokes
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Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Lecture Series

On Friday, Jan. 13, in conjunction with the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center Fireside Lecture Series, the US Forest Service will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new exhibit featuring a black wolf.
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Tree swallows - Where have they gone?

At a crowded Mendenhall Valley Public Library, people gathered for a Wildlife Wednesday hosted by the Southeast chapter of the Alaska Wildlife Alliance to hear naturalist Brenda Wright of the Juneau Audubon Society answer the question...
CLARA MILLER
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Woosh Kinaadeiyí hosts spoken word workshop

Woosh Kinaadeiyí hosts spoken word workshop On Jan. 15, from 1-4 p.m. at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library, Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host a Spoken Word Workshop themed around poetry.
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SEARHC can help with health insurance enrollment before deadline

SEARHC can help with health insurance before deadline South East Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) can help people this month for open enrollment on the Health Insurance Marketplace.
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Third Annual Platypus-Con last weekend of January

Third Annual Platypus-Con last weekend of January Platypus Gaming, a local non-profit, is running the third annual Platypus-Con: Board and Card Game Extravaganza.
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SEAS shows sailing documentary

SEAS shows sailing documentary SouthEast Alaska Sailing Club will host a special showing of “The Weekend Sailor,” a documentary about how “in 1973, against veteran superstars of sailing, an inexperienced Mexican captain raced in...
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Craig Public Library awarded $1,000 NOAA PLACE Grant

Craig Public Library awarded $1,000 NOAA PLACE Grant CRAIG — The Craig Public Library has been awarded a $1,000 grant as part of the Public Libraries Advancing Community Engagement (PLACE) program funded by the...
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AWARE recruiting volunteers for youth empowerment programs

AWARE recruiting volunteers for youth empowerment programs With a new season soon approaching for Aiding Women in Abuse and Rape Emergencies' (AWARE) youth empowerment programs, Boys Run I toowú klatseen and Girls on the Run, AWARE are...
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Artists invited to apply for Rasmuson Foundation grants

Artists invited to apply for Rasmuson Foundation grants The Rasmuson Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 Individual Artist Awards program. Alaska artists at all stages of their careers can apply for grants in 11 disciplines.
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Letter from the editor: "Southeast in Sepia"

This week we introduce a new column in the Capital City Weekly: "Southeast in Sepia." (Thanks to Randi Spray for thinking of the name.)
MARY CATHARINE MARTIN

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