Arts and Culture

With the sun shining brightly on Monday, Aug. 30, Tlingit and Athabascan artist, designer, and activist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl and her team of apprentices started installing a new mural on the south wall of the Marine Parking garage, the structure on which the downtown branch of Juneau's public library sits. The mural depicts Elizabeth Kaaxgal.aat Peratrovich, a Tlingit civil rights icon. (Peter Segall/Juneau Empire)

Sun (finally) shines on mural project

Juneau’s news public art piece takes shape

With the sun shining brightly on Monday, Aug. 30, Tlingit and Athabascan artist, designer, and activist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl and her team of apprentices started installing a new mural on the south wall of the Marine Parking garage, the structure on which the downtown branch of Juneau's public library sits. The mural depicts Elizabeth Kaaxgal.aat Peratrovich, a Tlingit civil rights icon. (Peter Segall/Juneau Empire)
Hank Shaw holds coho salmon caught on the Taku River. Shaw, a hunter, angler, gardener, chef and award-winning writer, is in town this week to promote his new book "Hook, Line and Supper." (Courtesy Photo / Holly A. Heyser)

Stuffed to the gills with recipes: Award-winning writer talks new fish cookbook

Angler, hunter, cook and award-winning writer talks new book while in town.

Hank Shaw holds coho salmon caught on the Taku River. Shaw, a hunter, angler, gardener, chef and award-winning writer, is in town this week to promote his new book "Hook, Line and Supper." (Courtesy Photo / Holly A. Heyser)
A new course through the University of Alaska Fairbanks hopes to train new crops of Alaska Native filmmakers in a drive toward greater narrative soverignty. (Jakob Owens / Unsplash)
A new course through the University of Alaska Fairbanks hopes to train new crops of Alaska Native filmmakers in a drive toward greater narrative soverignty. (Jakob Owens / Unsplash)
Tlingit and Athabascan artist, designer, and activist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl places a portion of what will become the 60-by 20-foot public mural depicting Elizabeth Kaaxgal.aat Peratrovich, a Tlingit civil rights icon, into place at Centennial Hall on Aug. 13. Once complete, the mural will appear on the currently blank south wall of the Marine Parking garage, the structure on which the downtown branch of Juneau’s public library sits. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
Tlingit and Athabascan artist, designer, and activist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl places a portion of what will become the 60-by 20-foot public mural depicting Elizabeth Kaaxgal.aat Peratrovich, a Tlingit civil rights icon, into place at Centennial Hall on Aug. 13. Once complete, the mural will appear on the currently blank south wall of the Marine Parking garage, the structure on which the downtown branch of Juneau’s public library sits. (Dana Zigmund/Juneau Empire)
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Participants burn an example of a commercial garment that led to a now-settled intellectual property lawsuit in a ceremony commemorating the settlement with the fashion company on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire 
Participants burn an example of a commercial garment that led to a now-settled intellectual property lawsuit in a ceremony commemorating the settlement with the fashion company on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021.
Dana Zigmund / Capital City Weekly 
Shara Kay Diamond, left, of Anchorage and Chelsea Bighorn, right, of Sante Fe, apply paint to a section of a mural that will depict Elizabeth Kaaxgal.aat Peratrovich, a Tlingit civil rights icon. The mural is the work of Tlingit and Athabascan artist, designer, and activist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl. Kay Diamond and Bighorn are apprentices on the project. Right, local artist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl, center, and her apprentices, Shara Kay Diamond, left, and Chelsea Bighorn, right, assemble sections of the mural to apply paint in Worl’s downtown studio on Aug. 10.

A mural is born

Local artist works to prepare pieces

Dana Zigmund / Capital City Weekly 
Shara Kay Diamond, left, of Anchorage and Chelsea Bighorn, right, of Sante Fe, apply paint to a section of a mural that will depict Elizabeth Kaaxgal.aat Peratrovich, a Tlingit civil rights icon. The mural is the work of Tlingit and Athabascan artist, designer, and activist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl. Kay Diamond and Bighorn are apprentices on the project. Right, local artist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl, center, and her apprentices, Shara Kay Diamond, left, and Chelsea Bighorn, right, assemble sections of the mural to apply paint in Worl’s downtown studio on Aug. 10.
Ibn Bailey and Natalia Spengler and for "Six Bears Fell out of the Sky This Morning" by Alister Emerson. "Six Bears Fell out of the Sky This Morning" is directed by Christina Apathy and will be performed on Saturday, Aug. 14, 3-5 p.m., as a part of Climate Fair for a Cool Planet at Overstreet Park. The event is a joint effort between 350Juneau and Theater Alaska. (Courtesy Photo/ Theater Alaska)

Live theater meets climate catastrophe-focused message in new event

Event combines live performances with climate catastrophe-thwarting message.

Ibn Bailey and Natalia Spengler and for "Six Bears Fell out of the Sky This Morning" by Alister Emerson. "Six Bears Fell out of the Sky This Morning" is directed by Christina Apathy and will be performed on Saturday, Aug. 14, 3-5 p.m., as a part of Climate Fair for a Cool Planet at Overstreet Park. The event is a joint effort between 350Juneau and Theater Alaska. (Courtesy Photo/ Theater Alaska)
Members of the Nude Rude Revue will perform burlesque at the Skagway Expose, which takes place Aug. 12-15. The Better Than Boobs band will provide the music. The burlesque show is one of many types of live entertainment on tap for the long weekend. (Courtesy Photo / Courtesy photo / Kaley McGoey)

Set sail for the Skagway Expose

Four days of live entertainment on tap next weekend

Members of the Nude Rude Revue will perform burlesque at the Skagway Expose, which takes place Aug. 12-15. The Better Than Boobs band will provide the music. The burlesque show is one of many types of live entertainment on tap for the long weekend. (Courtesy Photo / Courtesy photo / Kaley McGoey)
Sketches for a new 60 -by- 25-foot mural depicting Elizabeth Kaax̱gal.aat Peratrovich, a Tlingit civil rights activist who worked for equality for Alaska Natives in the 1940s, are laid out for sorting in the studio of Tlingit and Athabascan artist, designer, and activist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl. (Courtesy photo / Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl)
Sketches for a new 60 -by- 25-foot mural depicting Elizabeth Kaax̱gal.aat Peratrovich, a Tlingit civil rights activist who worked for equality for Alaska Natives in the 1940s, are laid out for sorting in the studio of Tlingit and Athabascan artist, designer, and activist Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl. (Courtesy photo / Crystal Kaakeeyaa Worl)
This composite image shows the covers of McKie Campbell's first two novels as well as the author. (Courtesy Images)
This composite image shows the covers of McKie Campbell's first two novels as well as the author. (Courtesy Images)
Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire
Officials, artists and key Southeast Alaska figures alongside U.S. Postal Service leadership unveil the Raven Story stamp as part of the official release ceremony in front of the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Soboleff Building on Friday, July 30, 2021.

Northwest Coast to post: Stamp featuring Raven, designed by Tlingit artist gets release

It marks the first time a Tlingit design has been featured on a stamp, according to SHI.

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Officials, artists and key Southeast Alaska figures alongside U.S. Postal Service leadership unveil the Raven Story stamp as part of the official release ceremony in front of the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Walter Soboleff Building on Friday, July 30, 2021.
Veterans and active duty servicemembers carry the totem pole on July 24, 2021 as hundreds gathered in Hoonah for its raising. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)

Hoonah honors veterans with totem pole, future memorial park

From the Alaska Territorial Guard to today’s servicemembers, the Southeast has a legacy of service.

Veterans and active duty servicemembers carry the totem pole on July 24, 2021 as hundreds gathered in Hoonah for its raising. (Michael S. Lockett / Juneau Empire)
Mollie Walsh, seen here in “cabinet card” photograph from 1894 at age 25 in Butte, Montana, is the subject of a biography by Art Petersen who said Walsh’s life is the story of the Klondike Gold Rush. But, Petersen said, there was quite a lot of fact to be sorted from the fictions recorded about Walsh’s life. (James Schultz / Courtesy of Richard Gibson via Art Petersen)
Mollie Walsh, seen here in “cabinet card” photograph from 1894 at age 25 in Butte, Montana, is the subject of a biography by Art Petersen who said Walsh’s life is the story of the Klondike Gold Rush. But, Petersen said, there was quite a lot of fact to be sorted from the fictions recorded about Walsh’s life. (James Schultz / Courtesy of Richard Gibson via Art Petersen)
Miranda (Natalia Spengler) covertly stares at recent arrivals to the remote island on which she resides during rehearsal for Theatre in the Rough's upcoming production of "The Tempest." (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Miranda (Natalia Spengler) covertly stares at recent arrivals to the remote island on which she resides during rehearsal for Theatre in the Rough's upcoming production of "The Tempest." (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Author-signed copies of "Luna's Big Oxcident," a children's book based on a real Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, will be available in exchange for donations to the musk ox farm during First Friday. (Courtesy Image / P.T. Custard)
Author-signed copies of "Luna's Big Oxcident," a children's book based on a real Musk Ox Farm in Palmer, will be available in exchange for donations to the musk ox farm during First Friday. (Courtesy Image / P.T. Custard)
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File 
Perseverance Theatre’s annual summer youth program, Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous, is scheduled for July 19-Friday Aug. 4.
Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File 
Perseverance Theatre’s annual summer youth program, Summer Theatre Arts Rendezvous, is scheduled for July 19-Friday Aug. 4.
Haida artist Janine Gibbons poses with the book she illustrated, the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s first children’s book in the Haida language Xaad Kíl, a translation of the traditional story “The Woman Carried Away by Killer Whales.” (Courtesy photo / Janine Gibbons)
Haida artist Janine Gibbons poses with the book she illustrated, the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s first children’s book in the Haida language Xaad Kíl, a translation of the traditional story “The Woman Carried Away by Killer Whales.” (Courtesy photo / Janine Gibbons)