Arts and Culture

Lani Strong Hotch of Klukwan was one of two weavers from Southeast Alaska to be named USA Fellows by United States Artists. (Courtesy Photo | United States Artists)

Tlingit, Haida master weavers receive national honors

Two Southeast artists were among the 50 recognized nationwide.

Lani Strong Hotch of Klukwan was one of two weavers from Southeast Alaska to be named USA Fellows by United States Artists. (Courtesy Photo | United States Artists)
Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Members of the Argus String Quartet play a Brown Bag Concert at the State Office Building on Wednesday, May 15, 2019, during the annual Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Diane Fleeks, left, Shelley Virginia, center, and Margeaux Ljungberg rehearse in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)
Diane Fleeks, left, Shelley Virginia, center, and Margeaux Ljungberg rehearse in front of an invited audience for Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Silent Sky” on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. (Michael Penn | Capital City Weekly)
David Michael Kennedy, acclaimed photographer, speaks about the state of photography while at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Kennedy is in town as the juror of the museum’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit. Kennedy is giving a lecture at the museum on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
David Michael Kennedy, acclaimed photographer, speaks about the state of photography while at the Alaska State Museum on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Kennedy is in town as the juror of the museum’s Alaska Positive photography exhibit. Kennedy is giving a lecture at the museum on Friday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mercedes Muñoz holds a ceramic plate at her home studio on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Muñoz is showing her work at Coppa for First Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Mercedes Muñoz holds a ceramic plate at her home studio on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019. Muñoz is showing her work at Coppa for First Friday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Leslie Ishii, newly named Artistic Director for Perseverance Theatre, talks about her goals for Juneau’s professional theater during an interview on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Leslie Ishii, newly named Artistic Director for Perseverance Theatre, talks about her goals for Juneau’s professional theater during an interview on Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Michael Wittig, as Ed, left, Ty Tamaoka, as Richard, center, and Jack Scholz, as Tommy, during rehearsal of “Blue Ticket” written by Maureen Longworth at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Michael Wittig, as Ed, left, Ty Tamaoka, as Richard, center, and Jack Scholz, as Tommy, during rehearsal of “Blue Ticket” written by Maureen Longworth at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Christopher Koch is one of three finalists for the Juneau Symphony’s artistic director opening. He will lead the season-opening program “Passion & Longing.” (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Symphony)

Something to Tchaik-out this weekend

Juneau Symphony’s upcoming season will offer a glimpse of seasons to come.

Christopher Koch is one of three finalists for the Juneau Symphony’s artistic director opening. He will lead the season-opening program “Passion & Longing.” (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Symphony)
Guitarist Rowan Robertson formerly of Dio, Todd Kerns bassist and vocalist for Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, and vocalist Johnny Solinger former of Skid Row stand on stage at Centennial Hall, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. The rockers are part of the Raiding the Rock Vault lineup. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Guitarist Rowan Robertson formerly of Dio, Todd Kerns bassist and vocalist for Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators, and vocalist Johnny Solinger former of Skid Row stand on stage at Centennial Hall, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. The rockers are part of the Raiding the Rock Vault lineup. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)