Slideshow | Wearable Art 2013, Part I

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Melissa Patterson can make any eyelashes look lovely as she prepares backstage for Off The Hook Honeys' presentation of Raw Honey in Organix Wearable Art 2013 at Centennial Hall.
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Hard Work Pays Off for Nelea Foster as she prepares for Solar Dream at Organix Wearable Art 2013 in Centennial Hall.
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Model Maggy Elliott prepares for Organix Wearable Art 2013 at Centennial Hall. Elliott wore artists Thea Howard and Cameron Howard's Downtown Debutante.
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Artistmodel Tina Pleasants prepares for Solar Dream at Organix Wearable Art 2013 at Centennial Hall.
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Adult backstage refreshments.
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Heather Harris has her hair styled backstage at Organix Wearable Art 2013.
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Model Jesse Riesenberger has her makeup applied by artist Jessica Sullivan for Pop-Up Persephone in Organix Wearable Art 2013.
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Artist Jenna Smith dresses model Tessa Smith as they prepare for The Wild One in Organix Wearable Art 2013.
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Artist Laurie Balstad adds finishing touches while modelartist Jessica Gregg looks on as they prepare for What Was In The Water? at Organix Wearable Art 2013.
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Some colorful refreshing at Organix Wearable Art 2013.
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Two of the many volunteers who helped patrons find their seats at Organix Wearable Art 2013.
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Director and emcee Andy Kline.
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Emcee Andy Kline.
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Emcee Shona Strauser.
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Emcee Shona Strauser.
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"Ocean Blue," created and modeled by first-time Wearable Art artist Michelle Morris. Morris created the dress from plastic fish feed bags, paint, fishing lures, aquarium dip net mesh and bird netting. She won third place in this years show, "Organix."
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"Ocean Blue," created and modeled by first-time Wearable Art artist Michelle Morris. Morris created the dress from plastic fish feed bags, paint, fishing lures, aquarium dip net mesh and bird netting. She won third place in this years show, "Organix."
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"Ocean Blue," created and modeled by first-time Wearable Art artist Michelle Morris. Morris created the dress from plastic fish feed bags, paint, fishing lures, aquarium dip net mesh and bird netting. She won third place in this years show, "Organix."
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"Wingnut" created and modeled by Kathryn Grant Griffin. Materials included wool, yarn, beads, bangles, tin cones and fur.
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"Wingnut" created and modeled by Kathryn Grant Griffin. Materials included wool, yarn, beads, bangles, tin cones and fur.
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"Wingnut" created and modeled by Kathryn Grant Griffin. Materials included wool, yarn, beads, bangles, tin cones and fur.
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"Wingnut" created and modeled by Kathryn Grant Griffin. Materials included wool, yarn, beads, bangles, tin cones and fur.
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"Pop-Up Persephone," modeled by Jesse Riesenberger and created by Jessica Sullivan. The piece was created with fabric, twine, wood, paint and paper.
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"Pop-Up Persephone," modeled by Jesse Riesenberger and created by Jessica Sullivan. The piece was created with fabric, twine, wood, paint and paper.
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"Pop-Up Persephone," modeled by Jesse Riesenberger and created by Jessica Sullivan. The piece was created with fabric, twine, wood, paint and paper.
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"Pop-Up Persephone," modeled by Jesse Riesenberger and created by Jessica Sullivan. The piece was created with fabric, twine, wood, paint and paper.
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"The Bug," created and modeled by MK MacNaughton. Materials included onion skins, dried beets, piano keys, mod podge and chicken wire.
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"The Bug," created and modeled by MK MacNaughton. Materials included onion skins, dried beets, piano keys, mod podge and chicken wire.
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"The Bug," created and modeled by MK MacNaughton. Materials included onion skins, dried beets, piano keys, mod podge and chicken wire.
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"The Bug," created and modeled by MK MacNaughton. Materials included onion skins, dried beets, piano keys, mod podge and chicken wire.
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"The Bug," created and modeled by MK MacNaughton. Materials included onion skins, dried beets, piano keys, mod podge and chicken wire.
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"Empire Girls" was modeled and created by Kamper Hart, Addie Prussing, Portia Carney and Riley Crocker. The two-layered dresses were created from newspaper, newspaper bags, packing tape, contact paper, a little fabric and beads.
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"Empire Girls" was modeled and created by Kamper Hart, Addie Prussing, Portia Carney and Riley Crocker. The two-layered dresses were created from newspaper, newspaper bags, packing tape, contact paper, a little fabric and beads.
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"Empire Girls" was modeled and created by Kamper Hart, Addie Prussing, Portia Carney and Riley Crocker. The two-layered dresses were created from newspaper, newspaper bags, packing tape, contact paper, a little fabric and beads.
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"Empire Girls" was modeled and created by Kamper Hart, Addie Prussing, Portia Carney and Riley Crocker. The two-layered dresses were created from newspaper, newspaper bags, packing tape, contact paper, a little fabric and beads.
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"Empire Girls" was modeled and created by Kamper Hart, Addie Prussing, Portia Carney and Riley Crocker. The two-layered dresses were created from newspaper, newspaper bags, packing tape, contact paper, a little fabric and beads.
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"Empire Girls" was modeled and created by Kamper Hart, Addie Prussing, Portia Carney and Riley Crocker. The two-layered dresses were created from newspaper, newspaper bags, packing tape, contact paper, a little fabric and beads.
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"Downtown Debutante," modeled by Magy Elliott and created by Thea Howard and Cameron Howard. The dress was created from A&P bags and duct tape.
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"Downtown Debutante," modeled by Magy Elliott and created by Thea Howard and Cameron Howard. The dress was created from A&P bags and duct tape.
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"Downtown Debutante," modeled by Magy Elliott and created by Thea Howard and Cameron Howard. The dress was created from A&P bags and duct tape.
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"Downtown Debutante," modeled by Magy Elliott and created by Thea Howard and Cameron Howard. The dress was created from A&P bags and duct tape.
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"Downtown Debutante," modeled by Magy Elliott and created by Thea Howard and Cameron Howard. The dress was created from A&P bags and duct tape.
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"Downtown Debutante," modeled by Magy Elliott and created by Thea Howard and Cameron Howard. The dress was created from A&P bags and duct tape.
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"The Feel Good Seasons," modeled and created by Rebecca Havens and Christal Rose. Materials included feathers, fabric, flowers, ribbon, moss and glitter.
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"The Feel Good Seasons," modeled and created by Rebecca Havens and Christal Rose. Materials included feathers, fabric, flowers, ribbon, moss and glitter.
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"The Feel Good Seasons," modeled and created by Rebecca Havens and Christal Rose. Materials included feathers, fabric, flowers, ribbon, moss and glitter.
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"The Feel Good Seasons," modeled and created by Rebecca Havens and Christal Rose. Materials included feathers, fabric, flowers, ribbon, moss and glitter.
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"The Feel Good Seasons," modeled and created by Rebecca Havens and Christal Rose. Materials included feathers, fabric, flowers, ribbon, moss and glitter.
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"The Feel Good Seasons," modeled and created by Rebecca Havens and Christal Rose. Materials included feathers, fabric, flowers, ribbon, moss and glitter.
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"The Feel Good Seasons," modeled and created by Rebecca Havens and Christal Rose. Materials included feathers, fabric, flowers, ribbon, moss and glitter.
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"X.O.," created and modeled by Heather Harris. Materials included copper, leather and fabric.
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"X.O.," created and modeled by Heather Harris. Materials included copper, leather and fabric.
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"X.O.," created and modeled by Heather Harris. Materials included copper, leather and fabric.
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"X.O.," created and modeled by Heather Harris. Materials included copper, leather and fabric.
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"What Was in the Water?" created by Laurie Balstad and Jessica Gregg and modeled by Gregg. Materials included muslin, sand, feathers, nails, wire, brass shavings and glitter.
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"What Was in the Water?" created by Laurie Balstad and Jessica Gregg and modeled by Gregg. Materials included muslin, sand, feathers, nails, wire, brass shavings and glitter.
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"What Was in the Water?" created by Laurie Balstad and Jessica Gregg and modeled by Gregg. Materials included muslin, sand, feathers, nails, wire, brass shavings and glitter.
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"What Was in the Water?" created by Laurie Balstad and Jessica Gregg and modeled by Gregg. Materials included muslin, sand, feathers, nails, wire, brass shavings and glitter.
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"Boy Toys," modeled by Courtney Nelson, Christy Ciambor, Denise Koch and Melissa Goldstein, created by Nelson, Ciambor, Alison Cooney, Sara Madrid, Jessie Kovach and Toni De Santo. Materials included plastic dinosaurs, match cars, rubber duckies and stuffed animals. Nelson's sons, Porter and Bodhi, introduced the piece.
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"Boy Toys," modeled by Courtney Nelson, Christy Ciambor, Denise Koch and Melissa Goldstein, created by Nelson, Ciambor, Alison Cooney, Sara Madrid, Jessie Kovach and Toni De Santo. Materials included plastic dinosaurs, match cars, rubber duckies and stuffed animals. Nelson's sons, Porter and Bodhi, introduced the piece.
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"Boy Toys," modeled by Courtney Nelson, Christy Ciambor, Denise Koch and Melissa Goldstein, created by Nelson, Ciambor, Alison Cooney, Sara Madrid, Jessie Kovach and Toni De Santo. Materials included plastic dinosaurs, match cars, rubber duckies and stuffed animals. Nelson's sons, Porter and Bodhi, introduced the piece.
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"Boy Toys," modeled by Courtney Nelson, Christy Ciambor, Denise Koch and Melissa Goldstein, created by Nelson, Ciambor, Alison Cooney, Sara Madrid, Jessie Kovach and Toni De Santo. Materials included plastic dinosaurs, match cars, rubber duckies and stuffed animals. Nelson's sons, Porter and Bodhi, introduced the piece.
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"Boy Toys," modeled by Courtney Nelson, Christy Ciambor, Denise Koch and Melissa Goldstein, created by Nelson, Ciambor, Alison Cooney, Sara Madrid, Jessie Kovach and Toni De Santo. Materials included plastic dinosaurs, match cars, rubber duckies and stuffed animals. Nelson's sons, Porter and Bodhi, introduced the piece.
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"Boy Toys," modeled by Courtney Nelson, Christy Ciambor, Denise Koch and Melissa Goldstein, created by Nelson, Ciambor, Alison Cooney, Sara Madrid, Jessie Kovach and Toni De Santo. Materials included plastic dinosaurs, match cars, rubber duckies and stuffed animals. Nelson's sons, Porter and Bodhi, introduced the piece.
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"Boy Toys," modeled by Courtney Nelson, Christy Ciambor, Denise Koch and Melissa Goldstein, created by Nelson, Ciambor, Alison Cooney, Sara Madrid, Jessie Kovach and Toni De Santo. Materials included plastic dinosaurs, match cars, rubber duckies and stuffed animals. Nelson's sons, Porter and Bodhi, introduced the piece.
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"Solar Dream," modeled by Nelea Foster and Tina Pleasants, and created by Pleasants. Materials included fiberoptic fabric, LED lights, copper wire, tulle and paint.
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"Solar Dream," modeled by Nelea Foster and Tina Pleasants (pictured), and created by Pleasants. Materials included fiberoptic fabric, LED lights, copper wire, tulle and paint.
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"Solar Dream," modeled by Nelea Foster (pictured) and Tina Pleasants, and created by Pleasants. Materials included fiberoptic fabric, LED lights, copper wire, tulle and paint.
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"Solar Dream," modeled by Nelea Foster (pictured) and Tina Pleasants, and created by Pleasants. Materials included fiberoptic fabric, LED lights, copper wire, tulle and paint.
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"Solar Dream," modeled by Nelea Foster and Tina Pleasants, and created by Pleasants. Materials included fiberoptic fabric, LED lights, copper wire, tulle and paint.
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"The Wild One" created by Jenna Smith and modeled by Tessa Smith. Materials included black roots, grass roots, grass and old man's beard. The piece won first place in this year's Wearable Art show.
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"The Wild One" created by Jenna Smith and modeled by Tessa Smith. Materials included black roots, grass roots, grass and old man's beard. The piece won first place in this year's Wearable Art show.
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"The Wild One" created by Jenna Smith and modeled by Tessa Smith. Materials included black roots, grass roots, grass and old man's beard. The piece won first place in this year's Wearable Art show.
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"The Wild One" created by Jenna Smith and modeled by Tessa Smith. Materials included black roots, grass roots, grass and old man's beard. The piece won first place in this year's Wearable Art show.
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"The Wild One" created by Jenna Smith and modeled by Tessa Smith. Materials included black roots, grass roots, grass and old man's beard. The piece won first place in this year's Wearable Art show.
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"The Wild One" created by Jenna Smith and modeled by Tessa Smith. Materials included black roots, grass roots, grass and old man's beard. The piece won first place in this year's Wearable Art show.
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"Smells Like Laundry," created and modeled by Donna Powell. The piece was created with dryer sheets and embellished with rhinestones.
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How can you not join the Mile High Club with these two stunning flight personnel selling chances at Organix Wearable Art 2013.
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Eight Mayor's Awards for the Arts were presented during Sunday's performance.
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Mayor's Awards for the Arts - ARTS ORGANIZATION - Heading into its 39th year, the Alaska Folk Festival brings musicians and fans from all over the country to Juneau each April, filling our halls, our homes, and our town with music. A weeklong celebration with free performances, dances, breakfasts, workshops, and jams, this Juneau traditioin is entirely donation based and volunteer driven. Our friends and neighbors come together to transform our town and make the Alaska Folk Festival Alaska's most amazing music gathering.
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Mayor's Award for the Arts - VOLUNTEER FOR THE ARTS - Kathy Ruddy is widely known and respected in the Juneau community for supporting and championing an extensiv list of arts-related causes and organizations. It is difficult to name a Juneau arts organization with which Kathy is our has not been actively affiliated, as a Board member, volunteer or advocate. She has served on the Boards of the Juneau symphony, the Juneau Arts and Hunanities Council, the Alaska Youth Choir, was a founding Director of Juneau Jazz & Classics, where she continues to serve as Board Chair, is deeply involved with Alaska Native Culture Projects and she plays a leading role in the Alaska Whale Project, which she hopes to see complete within the next year. Kahty epitomizes volunteerism by giving tirelessly and generously of her time, her talents, her intellect and her creativity and is a passionate supporter and spokesperson for the arts in Juneau.
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Mayor's Award for the Arts - ARTS ADVOCATE - Bruce Botelho works tirelessly to promote the arts. It was his request, as Mayor, that prompted JAHC to create these annual awards to shine light on the impact the arts have in our community. Bruce led the Assembly that decided to open the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. He worked to help provide seed funding for the proposed expansion of the current facility. He has served on the Board of Trustees for the organization in the past, is on the Board of the Juneau World Affaisrs Council, and active in efforst to bring the Humpback Whale sculpture to completion. He is particularly passionate about folk dance, serving on the Board of the Juneau International Folk Dancers and takes time each week to give folk dance lessons to school children.
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Mayor's Awards for the Arts - VISIONARY APPLICATION OF THE ARTS - Guo Hua Xia has been teaching young violinists in Juneau for 17 years. He currently teaches with Lorrie Heagy in the Juneau Alaska Music Matters program at Glacier Valley, inspiring our youngest students to take pride in their abilities, to strive to achieve. He continues his private instruction, building a cadre of talented young string players who now perform with the Juneau Symphony and are continuing their studies in music, proudly representing Juneau. He has taken two groups of students on tour to China and is preparing to take a third group this coming summer, using music to provide bridges between countries. A talented violinist himself, he gives everything to his students and can truly hear the future in our children.
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Mayor's Awards for the Arts - ARTS IN EDUCATION - Gastineau School fourth & fifth grade teacher Shgen George uses place-based arts to inspire children to learn history, social studies, and mathematics. She incorporates Tlingit language into the classroom, teaches geometry through weaving cedar bark baskets, and measurement through building bentwood boxes. By using traditional methods of creating skin drums, from fresh hide to the completed pointed instrucment, Shgen helps children gain respect for the land and animals while also learning about history, social studies and storytelling through music and song. Her students gain a global understanding of how histories of different cultures and regions are kept. An accomplished artist herself, Shgen shares her talents to help young people in our community find meaning in their classroom studies through the arts.
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Mayor's Awards for the Arts - ARTIST - Christy NaMee Ericksen, spoken word artist, is the creator and driving force behind the Woosh Kinaadeiyi Poetry Slam, which brings 50-100 Juneauites of all ages together every month to share original poems and spoken word. In 2011 Christy organized a poetry block party that over 800 people attended. She teaches spoken word and offers writing retreats in the schools and community, from elementary through adult aged students and teachers. She contributes passionately to building community by encouraging expression and originality. She is a role model as an organizer and as an exceptional artist in her own right.
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Mayor's Awards for the Arts - LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE ARTS - Natalee Rothaus led JAHC for 16 years in its formative years, laying the foundation for the strong active arts community we now enjoy. She presented the National Symphony Orchestra as part of the development of the Performing Arts & Culture series, established the Concerts in the Park summer program and the Municipal Art Bank, and negotiated joint purchase of the JAHCJSD grand piano. She served on the board of the Friends of the Alaska State Museum, has been involved with Perseverance Theatre and JDHS productions, served on the CBJ Performing Arts Center Commission, is on the boards of the Jensen Olsen Arboretum, the Juneau Jewish Community, Gastineau Humane Society, and more. Her impact in and through the arts in Juneau is lasting and profound.
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Mayor's Awards for the Arts - PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP IN THE ARTS - Amy Fletcher, editor of the Juneau Empire "Arts & Culture" section provides deep, comprehensive, beautifully-written, well-researched coverage of the many arts events in our town. She actively seeks out information about events that may otherwise go unnoticed. The Empire's commitment to the arts in our community is evidenced through this section under Amy's direction. Strong journalistic support for the work that our artists do makes a significant difference at a local and broader level. Juneau is well-represented through Amy's coverage of the arts.
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The Mayor's Award for the Arts together on the stage of Organix Wearable Arts 2013.

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The 2013 Wearable Art Show, at Centennial Hall. 

All photos by Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire

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