UAS' Art of Place series continues with silver carver Ed Kunz

Posted: Thursday, March 17, 2011

Art of Place, a lecture series designed to give community members a chance to connect with renowned Alaska Native artists in an informal setting, continues at the University of Alaska Southeast this week with a presentation by Ed Kunz. Kunz will speak about silver carving beginning at 10 a.m. today, in the Glacier View Room of the Egan Building at UAS.

Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire
Klas Stolpe / Juneau Empire

Artists featured later in the series are: Doug Chilton, March 24, on wood carving; Florence Sheakley, April 7, on beading and button blankets; and Helen Watkins, April 21, on gathering and preserving local food.

The first two lectures in this series featured Ravenstail weaving and cedar bark basketry with Della Cheney and Ravenstail and Chilkat weaving with Clarissa Rizal.

The series was created by Ernestine Hayes, author and UAS assistant professor of English, who said she hoped to create less of a divide between speaker and audience than is sometimes found in academic lectures. She hopes to make the series an annual event.

Audience members are welcome to bring their lunch, or to buy food at the cafeteria, and enjoy a dessert potluck provided by UAS organizers following the lectures. The last talk in the series will feature feature a full potluck.

For more information, contact Hayes at

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