Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File                                Beth Weigel, Director of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, gives an overview of the newly announced Marie Darlin Prize during a meeting of the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum in November 2019. Nominations are being accepted for the prize.

Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File Beth Weigel, Director of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum, gives an overview of the newly announced Marie Darlin Prize during a meeting of the Friends of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum in November 2019. Nominations are being accepted for the prize.

Prize is accepting nominees; art classes and scholarships announced

CCW news briefs for the week of Feb. 6, 2020.

City museum accepting nominations for the Marie Darlin Prize

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is accepting nominations for the Marie Darlin Prize. Nominees for the $5,000 prize must be either a U.S. citizen or U.S. tax-eligible citizen of another nation who has completed a work of enduring value within the past five years. Nominations are due by April 3 and may be submitted by any individual or organization.

More information about the Marie Darlin Prize requisites may be found on the city museum website at juneau.org/library/museum, or by calling the museum at 586-3572.

This award honors the life and legacy of Marie Darlin by recognizing outstanding works of artistic, literary, performative, or scholarly merit that concern the cultures and peoples of Southeast Alaska, the Yukon, or northern British Columbia.

UAS Offers spring Northwest Coast arts classes, Sealaska Heritage Scholarships available

University of Alaska Southeast is offering Northwest Coast Arts classes this spring featuring artist instructors Kay Parker and Lily Hope. Scholarships are available for Northwest Coast Arts classes through Sealaska Heritage Institute.

Scholarship applications can be found online at sealaska.org. Classes can be taken for credit or non-credit.

The first class runs Feb. 22-23 and is fiber arts spinning with Tlingit artist Lily Hope. The course includes study and practice of either hand or machine spinning using traditional fibers and methods, with a special emphasis on yarn design. Students will develop a skill for producing yarns of consistent quality. The course focuses on Chilkat and Ravenstail warp hand Thigh Spinning. The scholarship deadline is Feb. 10.

The next class is set for March 2-12, and it is Northwest Coast woolen weaving with Kay Parker. This course covers traditional twining techniques used in ceremonial garments along the Northwest Coast will be studied through creation of regalia. The scholarship deadline is Feb. 17.

Lastly, March 20-22 there will be a natural dye class with Lily Hope. Topics studied include history, philosophy and procedures for dyeing with plans and other naturally found dyestuffs. Scholarship deadline is March 2.

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