There will be a free lecture Friday at the Walter Soboleff Building seen in this May 2015 photo during its grand opening ceremonies. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

There will be a free lecture Friday at the Walter Soboleff Building seen in this May 2015 photo during its grand opening ceremonies. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska Heritage Institute offers free lecture, kids art show welcomes submissions and more

News briefs for the week of June 27, 2019.

Free lecture on Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood

Sealaska Heritage Institute is sponsoring a free lecture on the American flags in Alaska Native Brotherhood Halls before 1960 at noon Friday at the Walter Soboleff Building.

Emily L. Moore, an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Art History at Colorado State University, will dive into the flags featured in many group portraits of the Alaska Native Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

The flags often featured modifications that referenced Tlingit and Haida leaders, clans, ANB resolutions and more.

Moore’s talk is free and open to the public.

Coppa seeks entries for kids art show

Coppa is seeking submissions for a kids art show, and the deadline for entries is in less than a month.

“We’re excited to host our second kids art show at Coppa,” said Coppa co-owner Marc Wheeler in a press release. “We have a beautiful space to display art and we’re looking forward to hanging some captivating art made by Juneau’s young people.”

To enter the show, complete the entry form by 11:59 p.m. July 21. The forms are available online at https://forms.gle/Nv3CWdqSxxSTKoZy5. Artists must be under age 15 to enter. Up to five pieces may be submitted for consideration. Art must be able to be hung on Coppa’s walls using small nails. Mounting devices may be available at Coppa.

A panel of judges will select the pieces to be displayed by Monday, July 29.

For more information, email coppa.arts@gmail.com.

Applications open for annual writers retreat

The 10th annual 49 Writers retreat is planned for Tutka Bay and accepting applications. The deadline to apply is June 30.

There is no fee to apply but payment will be expected upon notification. Registration costs $855 for 49 Writers members and $895 for nonmembers. Tutka Bay Lodge is located near Homer.

Participants are responsible for their transportation to and from Homer. Fees are non-refundable unless a registrant has replacement attendee. There is a $75 cancellation fee.

The retreat runs Aug. 30-Sept. 1 and will feature guest instructor Paul Lisicky, who has written five books and contributed to The Atlantic, The New York Times and more.

More information and applications are available online at https://49writers.org/tutka-bay-writers-retreat.

Watch the moon landing in July

(Unsplash | Neven Krcmarek)

(Unsplash | Neven Krcmarek)

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, there will be a streaming of the landing’s webcast at the Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop.

The streaming will be noon-1 p.m. Monday, July 15 at the library’s large meeting room.

The event is open to all ages.

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