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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.


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.

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

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.

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...

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

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.)

Articles from the Art section archive

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

From the editor: On 'Alaska for Real'

New column: 'Alaska for Real' This week we welcome the writer Tara Neilson to the pages of the Capital City Weekly.

The bear of a thousand faces

The polar bear reigns supreme as the chief predator in the lands through which it roams. Across the ages these towering, white bears have been "feared, venerated, locked up, coveted, butchered, ...

Coffee and collections: The art of Fumi Matsumoto

Local Japanese-American artist Fumi Matusmoto will speak at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum for one of its upcoming "Coffee and Collections" talks. Matsumoto was born in Japan in 1948.

January 2017 First Friday roundup

January First Friday: Portraits, recovery, community.

Letter to the editor: Hale and Farewell

'Ave Atque Vale': "Hale And Farewell" No, "Hale" is not a typo. When Romans parted, the phrase often used was "ave atque vale": hail and farewell. Sometimes it was offered casually, as a simple ...
By Jack Fargnoli

Photographer Pol Corvez to give free talk at City Museum

Pol Corvez to talk at City Museum The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will host "Mailboxes: Portraits of North Douglas," a presentation by photographer Pol Corvez, on Thursday, Jan. 12, from 7 - 8 p.m.

Women Playing Hamlet: Confidence, comedy with community theatre

In Shakespeare’s time, men performed all the roles in his plays, even those of women.

King Island Christmas donates $6,000

Poetry Omnibus accepting submissions until Jan. 31 Poetry Omnibus is accepting submissions for a new year of poems on Juneau city buses.

Poetry Omnibus accepting submissions

Poetry Omnibus accepting submissions Poetry Omnibus is accepting submissions for a new year of poems on Juneau city buses.

Writers' Weir: The Best the Day Offered

Sudden cold wind blows all the trash cans over in one mean gust. Garbage flies all down the street. All wrong, I think, as the gulls descend on the presentation of fluttering gifts spread out ...
By Laura Kaltenstein

Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016

Bright moments in the arts: 2016 in Southeast Alaska

We've reached out to members of the arts community around Southeast Alaska for their thoughts on the year's "bright moments" in arts and culture.

City museum acquires work from Tenakee Springs, Juneau artists

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum has been awarded money from the Museums Alaska Art Acquisition Fund, supported by the Rasmuson Foundation, to purchase two artworks from Juneau artists: ...

Minkie's Coconut Cake: The Parthenon of delicacies

I recently had the wonderful opportunity to be a part of Mudrooms. If you haven't heard of Mudrooms, it's a fantastic monthly event at which six or seven folks get up and tell a story. The event ...

Stokes releases new chapbook

Juneau poet and Writers' Weir contributor Richard Stokes has a new chapbook out.

Getting pickled and smoked in Petersburg

On a cold December morning in Petersburg, KFSK radio station development director Orin Pierson stopped his list of the week’s events to catch listeners’ attention.
By Chelsea Tremblay

Farr North: Goodbye and Hello

2016 did not suck. My daughters come across magazines and my items on my Facebook feed that say otherwise, and they are concerned.

The art of Scott Severance: From new brewery labels to the fantastical

This January, Husky IPA, a spring seasonal brew by the Alaskan Brewing Co., will be released to 18 states, and along with it, the labels featuring the art of Scott Severance.

Ernestine Hayes, Tlingit professor and writer from Juneau, selected as next Alaska State Writer Laureate

Juneau writer and University of Alaska Southeast assistant professor of English Ernestine Hayes, author of Alaska Native memoirs “Blonde Indian” and “The Tao of Raven,” has been selected by the ...

22nd Sitka Jazz Festival scheduled

The 22nd Sitka Jazz Festival will be Feb. 2-4, 2017. It will consist of an array of artists, starring the Tierny Sutton Band, saxophonist Bob Reynolds, guitarist Mamie Fox and many more.


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