Arts and Culture

‘Chionomisia’ for the win

Snow. Chiono is Greek for snow; phobia is Greek for fear. While there is definitely anxiety involved when I hear that there is a big… Continue reading

Art of Place: Spirit through form(line)

Northwest Coast Art is an easily distinguished and recognizable art form, and formline is its foundation, seen on cultural objects from blankets to screens. So… Continue reading

Q&A with Skagway artist Daniel Papke

If you swung by the Alaska State Museum this past January you may have noticed the exhibit “Lost Language” by Skagway painter Daniel Papke. Up… Continue reading

‘Into the Woods’ offers fairytales … with a twist

Familiar fairytale characters like Little Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and Jack and his magic beanstalk will soon grace the Juneau-Douglas High School stage, but their… Continue reading

Planet Alaska: A tsunami warning at sea level

We awoke just after midnight to a pounding on our door. My slightly inebriated fisherman neighbor, who is moored on another finger, anxiously informed us… Continue reading

Local artist uses Chinese technique to create paintings of underwater sea life

Painter Patti Hutchens Jouppi has decided to brighten up these dark winter days with her First Friday exhibit “Unfathomable.” In this series of paintings featuring… Continue reading

Floathouse maintenance and B-horror movie frights

The thing I love most about living in a floathouse is how relaxing and idyllic it is. We spend our days in a state of… Continue reading

Review: ‘William, Inc.’ at Perseverance Theatre

I’ll let you in on a little trade secret. My first step, when writing about pretty much anything, is a Google search. I like to… Continue reading

Students from across the globe experience Alaska, America

On an overcast Juneau afternoon, eight high school students from around the world took a seat at a table inside the Capital City Weekly to… Continue reading

Learning how to speak Tlingit

The Tlingit language is such an elaborate language. It needs to be lived: It is a living language — Vivian Mork Yéilk’ I was afraid.… Continue reading

New art studio opens on Douglas Island

As a Douglas resident of 20 years, Sherri McDonald had wanted a studio on the island for some time for her paper art. She finally… Continue reading

Activist group fights to conserve Sitka’s herring

SITKA — On Jan. 14, more than 200 people crowded inside the oldest ANB Hall in Alaska to partake in a koo.éex’. Koo.éex’ is Tlingit… Continue reading

Ketchikan artist delves into mystery of Southeast Alaska ‘fire trees’

It was more than a decade ago that painter Mary Ida Henrikson began her quest for knowledge about fire trees, sparked by a cedar on… Continue reading

The Awesome Alaska Book Review: Blair Braverman cracks open an ‘Ice Cube’

It can be intimidating to give books to a bookseller. But that is just what happened one summer when a young man with a shy… Continue reading

Therapy on dark winter days

An early memory that I treasure and often revisit is of when I was about eight years old and I was staying with my grandparents… Continue reading

Co-written Tlingit and English-language poem celebrates birth

Juneau-based poet Emily Wall has been working on a book of birth poems for six years. She collected birth stories from as many different people… Continue reading

Kids can ‘Discover Tech’ and engineering at the Mendenhall Library

Juneau Public Libraries is one of eight libraries in the United States chosen to host the interactive exhibit “Discover Tech: Engineers Make a World of… Continue reading

‘Jesus was a seiner’

Over the course of the last 45 years, Juneau author, contractor and fisherman Eric Forrer has published a novel (“From the Nets of a Salmon… Continue reading

Passing the Torch: Introducing FireLight Galley and Framing in Petersburg

Petersburg’s filled with artists, like many of our neighbors here in Southeast. Painters and potters, some who draw freehand with ink and others who construct… Continue reading

The surface tramways of the Chilkoot Trail

During the Klondike gold rush, three aerial tramways and several surface hoists operated over the Chilkoot Pass. The aerial tramways were significant engineering feats. The… Continue reading