The Mendenhall Valley Glacier Visitor Center is the site of month-long art shows presented by Discovery Southeast. (Courtesy Photo | For Discovery Southeast)

The Mendenhall Valley Glacier Visitor Center is the site of month-long art shows presented by Discovery Southeast. (Courtesy Photo | For Discovery Southeast)

Month-long art show, symphony seeks students and applications open for formline class and summer expeditions

News briefs for the week of Jan. 30

Discover this Southeast art show

Outdoor education nonprofit Discovery Southeast is presenting three, month-long art shows at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center.

The show features local artists in a variety of mediums. Each month highlights a different theme corresponding to the U.S. Forest Service’s Fireside Lecture Series occurring Friday evenings during that month.

February will feature the theme Salmon Forest and will premiere Friday, Feb. 1. March will be “Lesser Known Winged Things of Alaska” and premieres Friday, March 1.

Art can be viewed during Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center winter hours Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. as well as during Friday evening Fireside Lectures at 6:30 and 8 p.m.

Symphony seeks students

Juneau Student Symphony invites adult and student musicians to join together with the band.

Some musical experience and master of fundamentals are required, but the group is open to musicians who may not have played for a while.

Rehearsals are held 6-8 p.m. Tuesdays at Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School, 1600 Renninger St., during the school year with December and May concerts.

Participants can feel free to show up with their instrument ready to play alongside a friendly community of musicians. Music and registration forms will be supplied at the school.

For more information visit, or call the Symphony office at 586-4676.

Formline Workshop with David R. Boxley

SITKA —Sealaska Heritage Institute is offering a formline workshop with master artist David R. Boxley.

There will be free supplies provided and an option to register for University of Alaska Southeast credit.

The class will be in the Sitka High School art classroom and run April 7-14.

Applications are due by March 2, and can be done online through

For more information contact Natasha Phillips at 586-9167 or

Application period opens for Inspiring Girls Expeditions

Inspiring Girls Expeditions is now accepting applications for 2019 expeditions.

Applications to join the tuition-free, no-experience-necessary wilderness science education programs must be started by Friday, Feb. 1.

The expeditions are open to 16- and 17-year-old girls passionate about science, art or wilderness exploration. Alaska-based applicants are encouraged to apply, as are girls who may not otherwise receive such an opportunity. Participants are selected through a competitive process.

For more information or to learn more about the application process, please visit

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