Clare Boily brings her and Hal Turman’s “The Siren” to life at the Wearable Art show at Centennial Hall February 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Clare Boily brings her and Hal Turman’s “The Siren” to life at the Wearable Art show at Centennial Hall February 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Both Gallery Walk and Wearable Art entries are almost due

News briefs for the week of Nov. 14, 2019.

Get those Wearable Art applications in

Wearable Art 2020 artist applications are due soon.

Those who wish to participate in the annual fashion extravaganza must turn in their applications by midnight, Thursday, Nov. 14.

More information on how to apply is on the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council website.

As of noon Wednesday, five applications were listed as accepted and three were listed as incomplete on the registration website.

This year’s theme is Joie de Vivre. Performances will be 8 p.m. Saturday Feb. 15, 2020, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020.

Gallery Walk submissions are due soon

Events for the annual downtown celebration of arts must be submitted by 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21.

If the deadline is missed, events will not be included in the Gallery Walk flier.

Zev LeVine, 7, takes in the holiday display at REACH during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Zev LeVine, 7, takes in the holiday display at REACH during Gallery Walk on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Because there are so many participants, the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council recommends including a one-sentence event description in the “Short Description” box on the JAHC’s website.

Exhibits can be submitted at https://airtable.com/shrA4pz387usWWHf2.

University of Alaska celebrates class of 2020 at events across the state

The UA Scholars Program celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. Since the program’s inception, the program has benefitted 8,900 UA Scholars, including an estimated 3,000 scholars who were the first in their families to attend college.

The UA Scholars Program is a merit-based scholarship program, established in 1999 by former UA President Mark Hamilton. Students ranked in the top 10% of their qualified Alaska high school receive a total of $12,000, which may be used to attend any of the University of Alaska’s 16 campuses.

“The UA Scholars Program has transformed higher education in Alaska by rewarding academic achievement and attracting top Alaskan students to the University of Alaska,” said Lael Oldmixon, director of the UA Scholars Program in a release. “Before the program was created, only about 10 percent of the state’s top high school graduates chose to attend the University of Alaska. The average is now 41 percent.”

The award encourages students throughout Alaska to attend and graduate from the University of Alaska. Funding is provided by revenue from the university’s Land Grant Trust Fund.

UA Scholars will be celebrated at University of Alaska Southeast 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in the Egan Lecture Hall, Room 112.

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