Arts and Culture

B. Thomas of the beginner level violins with Juneau Alaska Music Matters plays for a full crowd at the Mendenhall Mall during the annual Juneau Holiday Village on Saturday. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
B. Thomas of the beginner level violins with Juneau Alaska Music Matters plays for a full crowd at the Mendenhall Mall during the annual Juneau Holiday Village on Saturday. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Margaret Mimnaugh with Tidal Creations from Ketchikan sets up her seasonal creations made with found hand painted sea urchin shells, along with snowmen and jelly fish at this year’s Stocking Stuffer Showcase on Saturday the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)

Stocking up for the holidays

Annual $25 and under market boasts biggest turnout yet.

Margaret Mimnaugh with Tidal Creations from Ketchikan sets up her seasonal creations made with found hand painted sea urchin shells, along with snowmen and jelly fish at this year’s Stocking Stuffer Showcase on Saturday the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Christopher Koch, music director for the Juneau Symphony, leads the symphony’s string section through rehearsal ahead of Juneau Symphony’s Holiday Cheer concert. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)

Juneau Symphony presents 3rd annual Holiday Cheer

“It brings us together for all the right reasons at the holiday season.”

Christopher Koch, music director for the Juneau Symphony, leads the symphony’s string section through rehearsal ahead of Juneau Symphony’s Holiday Cheer concert. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Even the Grinch got into the holiday spirit at Juneau's Gallery Walk 2022 on Friday, Dec. 2. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Even the Grinch got into the holiday spirit at Juneau's Gallery Walk 2022 on Friday, Dec. 2. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
The cast of Theatre in the Rough’s production of “Witch” finishes off an unexpected musical number with flourish. From left to right: Stacy Katasse, Ty Yamoaka, Aaron Elmore, Katie Jensen, Cate Ross, Kelsey Riker, Salissa Thole, Dakota Morgan and Patrick Minik. The local company’s production of the play includes a few musical moments unique to the Juneau effort. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
The cast of Theatre in the Rough’s production of “Witch” finishes off an unexpected musical number with flourish. From left to right: Stacy Katasse, Ty Yamoaka, Aaron Elmore, Katie Jensen, Cate Ross, Kelsey Riker, Salissa Thole, Dakota Morgan and Patrick Minik. The local company’s production of the play includes a few musical moments unique to the Juneau effort. (Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire)
Alison Bremner Nax̲shag̲eit smiles in front of some of her pieces displayed in her new solo exhibit “Midnight at the Fireworks Stand” featured at the Alaska State Museum. Bremner’s 17 piece-collection of contemporary art depicts different stories and aspects of Tlingit and Indigenous life that often go unnoticed, through bright colors, unusual objects and humor.(Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Alison Bremner Nax̲shag̲eit smiles in front of some of her pieces displayed in her new solo exhibit “Midnight at the Fireworks Stand” featured at the Alaska State Museum. Bremner’s 17 piece-collection of contemporary art depicts different stories and aspects of Tlingit and Indigenous life that often go unnoticed, through bright colors, unusual objects and humor.(Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Artist Kerry Kirkpatrick answers questions about her latest exhibition “Capturing the Light” at a recent QA held at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Saturday. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Artist Kerry Kirkpatrick answers questions about her latest exhibition “Capturing the Light” at a recent QA held at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum on Saturday. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire
Colleen Torrence and Kathryn Kurtz express mock terror during rehearsal for “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas.”
Ben Hohenstatt / Juneau Empire
Colleen Torrence and Kathryn Kurtz express mock terror during rehearsal for “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas.”
Christopher Koch, music director of the Juneau Symphony, conducts musicians through a rehearsal of Sibelius’ "Finlandia" on Tuesday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. The composition is one of three scheduled to be performed Saturday and Sunday during the first mainstage concert of the ensemble’s 60th season. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

Symphony’s Stories show celebrates 60th season

Opening mainstage show features Two familar ’epic’ classical tales, followed by improvised finale

Christopher Koch, music director of the Juneau Symphony, conducts musicians through a rehearsal of Sibelius’ "Finlandia" on Tuesday at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé. The composition is one of three scheduled to be performed Saturday and Sunday during the first mainstage concert of the ensemble’s 60th season. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Characters Rose (Xáalnook Erin Tripp) and Anthony (Kenny Ramos) smile and chat midway through the Wednesday night rehearsal performance of “Where the Summit Meets the Stars” at Perseverance Theatre. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Characters Rose (Xáalnook Erin Tripp) and Anthony (Kenny Ramos) smile and chat midway through the Wednesday night rehearsal performance of “Where the Summit Meets the Stars” at Perseverance Theatre. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Alaska Native artist Logan Terry holds the latest edition of Thrasher Magazine, displaying the spread of his work as a featured artist for the month. (Courtesy Photo / Patrick Vanpool)
Alaska Native artist Logan Terry holds the latest edition of Thrasher Magazine, displaying the spread of his work as a featured artist for the month. (Courtesy Photo / Patrick Vanpool)
Juneau musician Michael Maas poses for a photo to promote his newest album “Here Be Dragons,” coming out on Friday, Oct. 7. This latest endeavor is being released under Maas’ Blue Nagoon project and was a collaboration of several different lead vocalists, many of which are local Juneau artists. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
Juneau musician Michael Maas poses for a photo to promote his newest album “Here Be Dragons,” coming out on Friday, Oct. 7. This latest endeavor is being released under Maas’ Blue Nagoon project and was a collaboration of several different lead vocalists, many of which are local Juneau artists. (Jonson Kuhn / Juneau Empire)
People work together to raise the Xa’Kooch story pole, which commemorates the Battle of the Inian Islands. (Shaelene Grace Moler / For the Capital City Weekly)

Resilient Peoples & Place: The Xa’Kooch story pole — one step toward a journey of healing

“This pole is for the Chookaneidi, but here among us, many clans are represented…”

People work together to raise the Xa’Kooch story pole, which commemorates the Battle of the Inian Islands. (Shaelene Grace Moler / For the Capital City Weekly)
Zack Clark, right, of the visiting Simply Three string trio borrows a violin from Arlo Carlton, 12, to demonstrate a technique during a workshop Friday evening at Sitʼ Eeti Shaanáx̱ Glacier Valley Elementary School for a dozen students in grades 6-12 who are alumni of the Juneau Alaska Music Matters (JAMM) program. The students performed a 30-minute concert Saturday night at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé before Simply Three took the stage to perform the finale of the fall Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)

JAMM students jazz up festival finale

Alumni of local youth music program get tips from pro trio before taking center stage at JDHS.

Zack Clark, right, of the visiting Simply Three string trio borrows a violin from Arlo Carlton, 12, to demonstrate a technique during a workshop Friday evening at Sitʼ Eeti Shaanáx̱ Glacier Valley Elementary School for a dozen students in grades 6-12 who are alumni of the Juneau Alaska Music Matters (JAMM) program. The students performed a 30-minute concert Saturday night at Juneau-Douglas High School: Yadaa.at Kalé before Simply Three took the stage to perform the finale of the fall Juneau Jazz & Classics festival. (Mark Sabbatini / Juneau Empire)
Courtesy Photo / Taylor Vidic 
Lindsay Clark of the Juneau Symphony will be one of 10 symphony musicians to take part in the Crystal Saloon’s, Beer. Brats. Brandenburgs. event the evening of Oct.1.

Bach meets weizen-bock

Classical bars to be played at downtown bar

Courtesy Photo / Taylor Vidic 
Lindsay Clark of the Juneau Symphony will be one of 10 symphony musicians to take part in the Crystal Saloon’s, Beer. Brats. Brandenburgs. event the evening of Oct.1.
Featured artist Jill Kaasteen Meserve designed the logo gracing the front of Tidal Echoes’ 2022 edition. (Courtesy photo / Tidal Echoes)

Tidal Echoes waves in submissions from across Southeast Alaska

UAS’s Tidal Echoes opens to accept all mediums of art to be featured in its annual journal

Featured artist Jill Kaasteen Meserve designed the logo gracing the front of Tidal Echoes’ 2022 edition. (Courtesy photo / Tidal Echoes)
June Bunch, a co-host of the event, sings during the open mic event Thursday night as part of the Crystal Saloon BABEFEST series. Bunch also shared her singing chops during the Wednesday night “Tribute to Joni Mitchell.” (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

BABEFEST comes to Juneau

The four-night series features local artists and celebrates the many “babes” here in capital city

June Bunch, a co-host of the event, sings during the open mic event Thursday night as part of the Crystal Saloon BABEFEST series. Bunch also shared her singing chops during the Wednesday night “Tribute to Joni Mitchell.” (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Colombia-based artist Iván Salazar painted a mural in August for Juneau Urgent & Family Care located at 8505 Old Dairy Road. (Courtesy photo / Iván Salazar)

Colombian artist paints salmon mural as symbol for Alaska

“It has been the sustenance for all generations…”

Colombia-based artist Iván Salazar painted a mural in August for Juneau Urgent & Family Care located at 8505 Old Dairy Road. (Courtesy photo / Iván Salazar)
Juneau musician Taylor Dallas Vidic was among this year’s Individual Artist Award recipient through the Rasmuson Foundation. (Courtesy Photo / Sydney Akagi)

Juneau artists among this year’s Rasmuson Foundation award winners

“I feel 100% like a product of my environment, that environment being Juneau.”

Juneau musician Taylor Dallas Vidic was among this year’s Individual Artist Award recipient through the Rasmuson Foundation. (Courtesy Photo / Sydney Akagi)
Mercedes Muñoz smiles at her dog, Coco, as she works on shaping ceramic pieces on her potter’s wheel. Muñoz is set to host first ever show at the her late grandmother’s galley, the Rie Muñoz Gallery, on Sunday which will feature her summer collection of work. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Mercedes Muñoz smiles at her dog, Coco, as she works on shaping ceramic pieces on her potter’s wheel. Muñoz is set to host first ever show at the her late grandmother’s galley, the Rie Muñoz Gallery, on Sunday which will feature her summer collection of work. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)