Arts and Culture

What’s happening this week

EVENTSWoosh Kinaadeiyí Open Mic, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 20, Mendenhall Valley Public Library, 3025 Dimond Park Loop. The event will be hosted by Dee Jay… Continue reading

SHI joins forces with Any Given Child, local groups, in arts initiative

Sealaska Heritage Institute has partnered with a national arts program and local organizations to teach Southeast Native cultures to children annually at the Walter Soboleff… Continue reading

Ravenstail Weaving Project Finishing class scheduled for Dec. 7-12 in Ketchikan

Fiber artist Kathryn Rousso will help students complete their unfinished Ravenstail weaving projects during a class held Dec. 7-12 at the Totem Heritage Center. She… Continue reading

Performers in the Angoon lunchroom wait for their entrance before going on stage Thursday. The students wrote their own play "Raven Stole the Sun," based on the traditional Tlingit story, with the help of Gustavus artist Sarah Campen.

Photos: Angoon students stage “Raven Stole the Sun”

Students from Angoon presented their original play “Raven Stole the Sun” Thursday in an all-school project led by Gustavus artist Sarah Campen through the Artists… Continue reading

Performers in the Angoon lunchroom wait for their entrance before going on stage Thursday. The students wrote their own play "Raven Stole the Sun," based on the traditional Tlingit story, with the help of Gustavus artist Sarah Campen.

Writers’ Weir: Fair Trade

Fair Trade I traded the swampfor mountains,but never left the coast I left the shrill cry of the cityfor the quiet hum of colored night skies, swimming in… Continue reading

Move review: Game over in the dreary ‘Mockingjay Part 2’

Move review: Game over in the dreary ‘Mockingjay Part 2’

“The Hunger Games” movies have unfolded in a relative blitzkrieg — four movies in four years — and in a fan-fueled fever that has masked… Continue reading

Move review: Game over in the dreary ‘Mockingjay Part 2’
Juneau author Boochever wins book award for 'Bristol Bay Summer'

Juneau author Boochever wins book award for ‘Bristol Bay Summer’

Literary Classics International Book Award and Reviews recently announced that Juneau author Annie Boochever’s “Bristol Bay Summer,” published by Alaska Northwest Books, was chosen as… Continue reading

Juneau author Boochever wins book award for 'Bristol Bay Summer'
Dancers in Harborview's kindergarten through 5th grade TCLL (Tlingit Culture, Language and Literacy Program) perform at the Walter Soboleff Building at a retrospective in honor of Dr. Walter Soboleff. Walter Soboleff Day was Nov. 14, his birthday.

Walter Soboleff retrospective

At a retrospective in honor of the second annual Walter Soboleff Day, observed Nov. 14, speakers including family, friends and a pastor told stories that… Continue reading

Dancers in Harborview's kindergarten through 5th grade TCLL (Tlingit Culture, Language and Literacy Program) perform at the Walter Soboleff Building at a retrospective in honor of Dr. Walter Soboleff. Walter Soboleff Day was Nov. 14, his birthday.
Review: Falcon explores the darker side of Alaskan life in 'Cabin, Clearing, Forest'

Review: Falcon explores the darker side of Alaskan life in ‘Cabin, Clearing, Forest’

Ask an outsider to name a few of the most life-threatening things in Southeast Alaska and you might get: man-eating grizzly bears, float plane crashes,… Continue reading

Review: Falcon explores the darker side of Alaskan life in 'Cabin, Clearing, Forest'
A crow chases an immature bald eagle away from its territory on Shaman Island in May 2015.

21st eagle festival brings eagles, photographers, dancers together

Fewer people may have registered as attending the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival in Haines this year, its 21st, but the rain and snow didn’t stop… Continue reading

A crow chases an immature bald eagle away from its territory on Shaman Island in May 2015.

Short Plays on Climate Change to be presented Dec. 3

Perseverance Theatre, the University of Alaska Southeast, and the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center will present “A Pain in the Crevasse: Short Plays on Climate Change”… Continue reading

Gustavus author Kim Heacox wins award for "Jimmy Bluefeather"

Gustavus author Kim Heacox wins award for “Jimmy Bluefeather”

Gustavus author Kim Heacox has won the National Outdoor Book Award for Fiction and Outdoor Literature for his novel, “Jimmy Bluefeather,” published by Alaska Northwest… Continue reading

Gustavus author Kim Heacox wins award for "Jimmy Bluefeather"
Kate Laster performs at a previous Woosh Kinaadeiyí poetry slam.

Woosh Kinaadeiyí to host an Open Mic on Friday Nov. 20

Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host the first event of their sixth season with an Open Mic on Friday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. The Open Mic… Continue reading

Kate Laster performs at a previous Woosh Kinaadeiyí poetry slam.

Hearthside Holiday event scheduled for Saturday

Hearthside Books will host its 8th Annual Holiday Event at the Nugget Mall on Saturday, Nov. 21. The following authors will be at the store… Continue reading

Juneau teacher named Alaska Teacher of the Year

Amy Jo Meiners, who teaches extended learning at Auke Bay Elementary and Riverbend Elementary in the Juneau School District, has been named Alaska Teacher of… Continue reading

JAHC to host a performance of letters written by famous people

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will host “Letters Aloud” at 7 p.m. on Nov. 24 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The performance… Continue reading

Crystal Worl works on a painting at Trickster Gallery during the First Friday Art Walk in August 2015.

Crystal Worl honored with Native artists in Washington, D.C.

Juneau resident Crystal Kaakeeyáa Worl was one of five Native artists honored at a reception in Washington, D.C. late last month hosted by Vice President… Continue reading

Crystal Worl works on a painting at Trickster Gallery during the First Friday Art Walk in August 2015.

Film on the Dauenhauers to be presented Friday

The initial cut of a film based on the lives and work of Richard and Nora Dauenhauer will premiere at the final Evening at Egan… Continue reading

Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative Grant Program announced

The Alaska Historical Society has announced the Alaska Historic Canneries Initiative Grant Program to fund projects that document, preserve, and educate about the history of… Continue reading

Ethel Lund, Aanwoogex' Shtoo.aak, is shown next to a leatherwork art piece by Steven Evans depicting Raven stealing the sun in her Douglas home on Saturday, Nov. 14.

Coffee with Ethel: An Alaska Native leader looks back

When Ethel Lund invited me into her Douglas home, I was expecting a lesson in the Tlingit language or Native land rights or health care… Continue reading

Ethel Lund, Aanwoogex' Shtoo.aak, is shown next to a leatherwork art piece by Steven Evans depicting Raven stealing the sun in her Douglas home on Saturday, Nov. 14.