Arts and Culture

Drawing by Nina Elder, one of the traveling artists on the Tidelines Journey tour. Courtesy image.

Artist tour of Southeast holds discussions on signal-to-noise in communities’ lives

This week, a group of five artists are sleeping in a ferry’s solarium, chatting with strangers and admiring the mountains and waterways of the Inside… Continue reading

Drawing by Nina Elder, one of the traveling artists on the Tidelines Journey tour. Courtesy image.
Lichens blooming on a rocky surface. Photo by Ray Tsang.

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted photos of art in unusual or unexpected places. To submit, email your photos, with captions, to editor@capweek.com.… Continue reading

Lichens blooming on a rocky surface. Photo by Ray Tsang.

Mini Comic Con returns to Juneau Friday

Last year’s Mini Comic Con turned out to be huge by Juneau’s standards. It packed the Juneau Arts and Culture Center with visiting and local… Continue reading

Cover of Barnhill’s first novel. Courtesy image.

Juneau writer pens first mystery novel of series

Many know Juneau writer Peggy Barnhill for her “Gimme a Smile” column with the Juneau Empire. Soon, however, she’ll be known by her pen name… Continue reading

Cover of Barnhill’s first novel. Courtesy image.
Swirled flowing abstract design caused by fish slime in the downtown boat harbor. Photo by Denise Carroll.

Art in Unusual Places

The Capital City Weekly welcomes reader-submitted photos of art in unusual or unexpected places. To submit, email images, with captions, to editor@capweek.com.… Continue reading

Swirled flowing abstract design caused by fish slime in the downtown boat harbor. Photo by Denise Carroll.

Writers’ Weir: The Invitation

I left a note by Mr. Coffee saying I’ve gone hunting on my knees for the nagoon berry with its ruby juice and subtle flavor.… Continue reading

Attendees of the Haa Shuka language apprentice and mentor pairing program listen to Alice Taff, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages at the University of Alaska Southeast, far right, speak about the connection between language and health. Photo by Mary Catharine Martin | Capital City Weekly

Haa Shuká: Three-year Tlingit, Haida, Tsimshian language apprenticeships begin

If language and health are linked, then the ten Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian language apprentices recently gathered for a talk on the subject were embarking… Continue reading

Attendees of the Haa Shuka language apprentice and mentor pairing program listen to Alice Taff, Affiliate Assistant Professor of Alaska Native Languages at the University of Alaska Southeast, far right, speak about the connection between language and health. Photo by Mary Catharine Martin | Capital City Weekly
One of the cards Sarah Campen created for her community-based art exhibit, timed for the 100th day since President Donald Trump took office. Submitted image.

“One Hundred Days – One Hundred Voices”: Artist recruiting Southeast artists for Trump-based art exhibit

Gustavus-based artist Sarah Campen is creating a “pop-up” community-based art exhibit timed for the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency, and any Southeast Alaska resident… Continue reading

One of the cards Sarah Campen created for her community-based art exhibit, timed for the 100th day since President Donald Trump took office. Submitted image.
The message in a bottle. Brandon said that it was good Tara had put the message inside two Ziploc bags. Even then the note was still damp.

Message in a bottle sent in Southeast Alaska travels through the Twilight Zone

“Message in a Bottle.” That was the subject tag on the email I received on March 27, 2017. I’ve always been fascinated by messages in… Continue reading

The message in a bottle. Brandon said that it was good Tara had put the message inside two Ziploc bags. Even then the note was still damp.
Book cover of Bjorn Dihle’s first book “Haunted Inside Passage.” Courtesy image.

Southeast’s spooky stories collected by Juneau writer Bjorn Dihle

With glaciers tucked in-between mountains, dark waters cloaking an abundance of marine life, and wild animals lurking just out of sight in copses of hemlock… Continue reading

Book cover of Bjorn Dihle’s first book “Haunted Inside Passage.” Courtesy image.
Lisa Daugherty, owner of Juneau Composts, picks up a filled bucket from a customer on a Friday morning. Photo by Clara Miller of Capital City Weekly.

Juneau woman starts composting business

Instead of having biodegradable materials fill up the city’s landfill, Lisa Daugherty wants to take Juneau’s would-be-waste and turn it into something useful — so… Continue reading

Lisa Daugherty, owner of Juneau Composts, picks up a filled bucket from a customer on a Friday morning. Photo by Clara Miller of Capital City Weekly.

15th edition of Tidal Echoes to be released Friday

This Friday marks the 15th anniversary of “Tidal Echoes,” the Southeast Alaska literary and art journal produced by the University of Alaska Southeast. At the… Continue reading

Emma Lyddan geared up on Denali. Photo courtesy of Emma Lyddan.

From Cali girl to Denali apprentice guide

Freak weather and unforeseen hardships mean that only 58 percent of those who attempt to summit Denali succeed. Emma Lyddan, a 22-year-old Californian, is among… Continue reading

Emma Lyddan geared up on Denali. Photo courtesy of Emma Lyddan.
A raven perches with a frozen bagel on the bust of Dr. Jose P. Rizal in Manila Square in downtown Juneau on March 15, 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

‘Service’: A Vignette About a Raven

When I turned onto Whittier Street from Willoughby, I could see a black something in the street just beyond the parking lot entrance. Ravens were… Continue reading

A raven perches with a frozen bagel on the bust of Dr. Jose P. Rizal in Manila Square in downtown Juneau on March 15, 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The new bookstore space is under construction. Submitted photo.

Glacier Visitor Center bookstore gets remodel, new local operators

The Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center bookstore has new operators, and they’ve got changes in store. Starting in May, local nonprofit Discovery Southeast will begin operating… Continue reading

The new bookstore space is under construction. Submitted photo.
This image will be in the APAA spring show at KTOO. Image by Iris Korhonen-Penn.

First Friday fun

Featured artist: Guitar-maker George Gress Amalga Distillery 134 N. Franklin St. Reception: 4-7:30 p.m. Amalga Distillery isn’t yet open, but they’ll be offering an early… Continue reading

This image will be in the APAA spring show at KTOO. Image by Iris Korhonen-Penn.
The Hillbilly Honeys perform at Folk Fest in 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Folk Fest: Where to listen, play and dance this week

The 43rd annual Alaska Folk Festival kicks off Monday. The festival runs April 3-9 and will showcase more than 450 musicians performing a range of… Continue reading

The Hillbilly Honeys perform at Folk Fest in 2016. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Sea lions feed and play in Auke Bay. (Photo courtesy of Phillip Moser)

Song of the Steller Sea Lion

I am a sea lion hauled out here On this cobble, sand, and boulder rookery, This strand between cliff and water where The air is… Continue reading

Sea lions feed and play in Auke Bay. (Photo courtesy of Phillip Moser)
Funhouse reflection in downtown Juneau. Photo by Brooke Daly.

Art in Unusual Places

Reader submissions of art in unusual or unexpected places. Send images, with descriptions, to editor@capweek.com.… Continue reading

Funhouse reflection in downtown Juneau. Photo by Brooke Daly.
During the first annual University of Alaska Southeast spring arts showcase, Raven the trickster, to much laughter, made off with many audience members’ possessions — cell phones, cameras, jackets, hats, and even a little girl. (All was returned after that dance.) (Mary Catharine Martin | Capital City Weekly)

Photos: Git Hayetsk dancers perform

Git Hayetsk dancers from Metlakatla and British Columbia performed Saturday, March 25 for the University of Alaska Southeast’s first annual spring showcase. The group’s leaders… Continue reading

During the first annual University of Alaska Southeast spring arts showcase, Raven the trickster, to much laughter, made off with many audience members’ possessions — cell phones, cameras, jackets, hats, and even a little girl. (All was returned after that dance.) (Mary Catharine Martin | Capital City Weekly)