Arts and Culture

Keren GoldbergBelle gestures at her Wearable Art 2020: Joie de Vivre piece. “The theme is sort of Abba meets Chiquita Banana,” GoldbergBelle said. “That’s what this is.” Past Wearable Art pieces can be seen in the background. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)

These fashion statements have feelings

Inspiration and materials can come from anywhere.

Keren GoldbergBelle gestures at her Wearable Art 2020: Joie de Vivre piece. “The theme is sort of Abba meets Chiquita Banana,” GoldbergBelle said. “That’s what this is.” Past Wearable Art pieces can be seen in the background. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Planet Alaska: Drawing an ovoid a day
Planet Alaska: Drawing an ovoid a day
Arts campus project asks for city funds
Arts campus project asks for city funds
New show confronts clash between church and sexual orientation
New show confronts clash between church and sexual orientation
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)
Weavers prepare for ‘stunning’ gathering in Juneau
Weavers prepare for ‘stunning’ gathering in Juneau
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)
Not taking no for an answer: Quest for New JACC continues with new leader
Not taking no for an answer: Quest for New JACC continues with new leader
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)
Celebrating an icon: Local project ships Peratrovich book to libraries, schools for free
Celebrating an icon: Local project ships Peratrovich book to libraries, schools for free
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)
Long-running arts and literary journal seeks submissions, announces featured artists
Long-running arts and literary journal seeks submissions, announces featured artists
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)
A bone to pick: Artist’s oosik-Dunleavy sticker goes viral
A bone to pick: Artist’s oosik-Dunleavy sticker goes viral
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)
Book it: Author born in Juneau publishes debut novel

Book it: Author born in Juneau publishes debut novel

She’s finding success on young adult fiction charts.

Book it: Author born in Juneau publishes debut novel
Members of the Killer Whale clan support a replica of a sculpin clan hat on Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi Clan, during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New technology brings old Tlingit hat back to Alaska

After 135 years away, it came back to Southeast Alaska.

Members of the Killer Whale clan support a replica of a sculpin clan hat on Ray Wilson, clan leader for the Kiks.ádi Clan, during a welcoming ceremony at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. The original hat was collected from the Kiks.ádi Clan in Sitka in 1884. The Smithsonian Institution used a 3D digitization process to document the hat and constructed the hat using traditional materials. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)