Arts and Culture

Fur or food? To answer modern-day sea otter question, Alaska Native org looks to the past
Fur or food? To answer modern-day sea otter question, Alaska Native org looks to the past
Members of Ix̱six̱án, Ax̱ Ḵwáan Jaylynn Martin, Jordan Bennett, Keegan Kanan, Arturo Rodriguez and Colin Rose watch Arias Hoyle explain the meaning behind the song and music video “Spirit” Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
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Members of Ix̱six̱án, Ax̱ Ḵwáan Jaylynn Martin, Jordan Bennett, Keegan Kanan, Arturo Rodriguez and Colin Rose watch Arias Hoyle explain the meaning behind the song and music video “Spirit” Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
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A wolf head design in the red line at the Treadwell Arena on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Tsimshian artist Abel Ryan Tsimshian worked with students in the BAM After School Program to draw animals in Northwest Coast formline designs to be incorporated in the hockey rink ice. The Treadwell Arena opens for the season on Monday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
A wolf head design in the red line at the Treadwell Arena on Thursday, August 1, 2019. Tsimshian artist Abel Ryan Tsimshian worked with students in the BAM After School Program to draw animals in Northwest Coast formline designs to be incorporated in the hockey rink ice. The Treadwell Arena opens for the season on Monday. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Ridicule pole makes it to Juneau for recall effort
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Ridicule pole makes it to Juneau for recall effort

Totem pole shaming Trump and Dunleavy made the rounds in the capital city.

Ridicule pole makes it to Juneau for recall effort
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‘Gut fish, not Alaska’: Totem pole ridicules Trump and Dunleavy
‘Gut fish, not Alaska’: Totem pole ridicules Trump and Dunleavy
Perseverance Theatre swaps out play amid controversy, financial concerns
Perseverance Theatre swaps out play amid controversy, financial concerns
Hip Hop duo of Arias “A.J.” Hoyle and Chris Talley perform an opening act before Khu.eex’ performance at Centennial Hall on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Both young artists will be part of an Alaskan contingent traveling to Austin. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Hip Hop duo of Arias “A.J.” Hoyle and Chris Talley perform an opening act before Khu.eex’ performance at Centennial Hall on Monday, Jan. 28, 2019. Both young artists will be part of an Alaskan contingent traveling to Austin. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Pressed plants, National Coloring Book Day and lots of local artists: Here’s the First Friday schedule
Pressed plants, National Coloring Book Day and lots of local artists: Here’s the First Friday schedule
Natalia Spengler plays the title roll during a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” by Theatre in the Rough at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Natalia Spengler plays the title roll during a performance of William Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” by Theatre in the Rough at McPhetres Hall on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Gingi Vitis visits with bar patrons during Drag Queen Bingo at the Rendezvous in September 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Gingi Vitis visits with bar patrons during Drag Queen Bingo at the Rendezvous in September 2013. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Perseverance Theatre’s artistic Director Art Rotch and Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Executive Director Nancy DeCherney address the audience during the break at the annual Wearable Art show in this February 2013 photo. Rotch is departing Perseverance Theatre this month. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Perseverance Theatre’s artistic Director Art Rotch and Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Executive Director Nancy DeCherney address the audience during the break at the annual Wearable Art show in this February 2013 photo. Rotch is departing Perseverance Theatre this month. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
(Unsplash | Danielle Machines)
(Unsplash | Danielle Machines)
Award-winning artist eager to get more artists in Juneau classrooms
Award-winning artist eager to get more artists in Juneau classrooms
Writers’ Weir: Weight Control Script for TV Commercial
Writers’ Weir: Weight Control Script for TV Commercial
Anjuli Grantham shows off historic salmon canneries tin from a collection from the Karen Hofstad at the Alaska State Library’s Research Center for First Friday on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Anjuli Grantham shows off historic salmon canneries tin from a collection from the Karen Hofstad at the Alaska State Library’s Research Center for First Friday on Friday, June 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Aidan Key, director of Gender Diversity, speaks after the showing of the movie, “The Most Dangerous Year” at the University of Alaska on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Aidan Key, director of Gender Diversity, speaks after the showing of the movie, “The Most Dangerous Year” at the University of Alaska on Thursday, June 6, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Corin Hughes-Skandijs, who moved from Juneau to Delaware about a year ago, is coming back to the capital city to visit, and he’ll be roasting Juneau while he’s here. (Courtesy Photo | Corin Hughes-Skandijs)
Corin Hughes-Skandijs, who moved from Juneau to Delaware about a year ago, is coming back to the capital city to visit, and he’ll be roasting Juneau while he’s here. (Courtesy Photo | Corin Hughes-Skandijs)
Stephen Qacung Blanchett is the new education director for Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Arts & Humanities Council)

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council announces new education director

Award-winning performer to helm arts education programs.

Stephen Qacung Blanchett is the new education director for Juneau Arts & Humanities Council. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Arts & Humanities Council)
Aidan Key is one of the driving forces in documentary “The Most Dangerous Year,” which will be shown in Juneau, Thursday night. Key is an author, speaker and community organizer. (Courtesy Photo | thedarlingbudphotography.com)
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Aidan Key is one of the driving forces in documentary “The Most Dangerous Year,” which will be shown in Juneau, Thursday night. Key is an author, speaker and community organizer. (Courtesy Photo | thedarlingbudphotography.com)
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First Friday at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum will focus on the history of canneries in Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska State Library, Karen Hofstad collection, MS 300)
First Friday at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum will focus on the history of canneries in Southeast Alaska. (Courtesy Photo | Alaska State Library, Karen Hofstad collection, MS 300)