(Kelli Tungay | Unsplash)

(Kelli Tungay | Unsplash)

Teaching artists needed, mystical music group comes to town

Community partnerships putting emphasis on art

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) and the Juneau School District have partnered to offer Northwest Coast art opportunities to high school students.

They are looking for interested artists to add to a teaching artist roster, which will be used by educators seeking specialists to join their classrooms. These opportunities could be one class, semester-long or whatever fits best for the teacher and artist.

Artists will be paid an hourly rate based on teaching artist experience.

Applications will be reviewed for approval. If approved, the artist’s name and information about the art forms taught will be added to an online teaching artist roster of NWC Native artists. They will then be contacted when a teacher is looking for assistance in their classroom. They can be submitted online at https://sealaskaheritage.wufoo.com/forms/wb6za0w9kz38/.

Sealaska Heritage sponsors Tlingit flautist performance with symphony

SHI is sponsoring a Tlingit flautist to play during an event featuring the Juneau Symphony, which will perform in SHI’s clan house this month in a joint fundraiser to support orchestral programs and Alaska Native cultural arts.

George Montero, who is from the Shangukeidí clan in Klukwan and grew up in Juneau, is a flautist and maker of Native American flutes. Montero has performed in many venues across the country, including the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., events for the National Congress of American Indians and the Seattle Public Library Living Culture Exhibit.

Montero will perform with the Juneau Symphony in Shuká Hít Series — Flutes From Around the World, 6-9 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 19. Tickets may be purchased through the Juneau Symphony at 586-4676, info@juneausymphony.org, or the symphony’s office at 522 West 10th Street between 7-11 a.m., Monday-Friday.

Montero will give the free, open to the public performance from noon-1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 in the clan house.

Mental health seminar

is Saturday

National Alliance on Mental Illness’ Family & Friends Seminar will take place 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, January 19 at Bartlett Regional Hospital.

The free, four-hour information session is for family members and friends whose loved one is experiencing mental distress or managing a mental health condition.

The seminar provides current information on common diagnoses, treatment and wellness options, and locating appropriate resources. Workshops on problem solving, crisis planning, and communication and self-care strategies will be provided. Participants will hear from families facing similar challenges and receive resources for moving forward.

Khu.éex’ Monday, Jan. 28

at Centennial Hall

Preston Singletary and his musical group Khu.éex’ will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28 at Centennial Hall.

The performance is presented by the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, KTOO and Sealaska Heritage Institute.

Singletary is among the world’s best-known and admired glass artists, and his musical talents are every bit as impressive as his visual artistry. Singletary founded Khu.éex’ in collaboration with some major players in the music world, including the late Bernie Worrell (who performed with Parliament-Funkadelic and the Talking Heads), New Orleans drummer and Galactic founder Stanton Moore, Captain Raab of the Albuquerque band Red Earth, and avant-garde saxophone player Skeric.

Khu.éex’ features spoken word, Native storytelling, and singing, performed from an experimental approach with rock and funk elements with traditional regalia and Northwest Coast masks.

Tickets are available at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center box office, online at www.jahc.org, by calling 586-2787 and at both locations of Hearthside Books and at the Sealaska Heritage Store. Premium seats are $40, general seats are $30, and there are reduced prices for seniors and students. Federal employees subject to the ongoing government shutdown may also pay a reduced price by showing proof of employment status at the JACC box office for $25 tickets.

Washington school

wants Alaska facts

A fifth-grader at Cascade Christian School in Puyallup, Washington has asked readers to send Alaska-related pictures, postcards, facts and products to their school for a report on the state of Alaska.

They can be sent to Cascade Christian School, McAlder Campus, 15502 96th St. East, Puyallup, Washington, 98372.

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