Arts and Culture

Beach driftwood reaching for the ocean in Banderas Bay, Mexico.

Art in Unusual Places

The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of… Continue reading

Beach driftwood reaching for the ocean in Banderas Bay, Mexico.

Wings of Alaska sold

Editor’s note: The following story was first published in the Juneau Empire Oct. 12.As of Saturday, Oct. 17, Wings of Alaska is operating under new… Continue reading

Mixed-level cedar bark weaving to be offered in Ketchikan

Renowned Haida weaver Diane Douglas-Willard will lead a mixed-level cedar bark weaving class at the Totem Heritage Center in Ketchikan Oct. 26 through Nov. 6.… Continue reading

Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

HARDCOVER FICTION1. “All the Light We Cannot See,” by Anthony Doerr2. “Fates and Furies,” by Lauren Groff3. “The Girl in the Spider’s Web,” by David… Continue reading

Juneau artist Dan DeRoux, left, works with John Salyers to install his bronze bear sculpture in front of the Auke Bay Elementary School on Thursday.

Life into art: DeRoux installs new public art in Juneau

The day local artist Dan DeRoux graduated from Juneau-Douglas High School, he and some friends had a conversation that stuck with him for decades.Each of… Continue reading

Juneau artist Dan DeRoux, left, works with John Salyers to install his bronze bear sculpture in front of the Auke Bay Elementary School on Thursday.

On Writing: Writing and Reading

Wanderer, there is no path.The path is made by walking.By walking you make the path,And turning and looking backYou see a path you will never… Continue reading

Clare Boily, as Lucille, second from left, rehearses for "Meet Me in St. Louis" with, from left,  Josh Rivers, Lily Deitz and  Molly York at the JDHS auditorium.

Photos: JDHS to present ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’

The Juneau Douglas High School Drama Department will present the family comedy “Meet Me in St. Louis” one weekend only, Oct. 15, 16 and 17… Continue reading

Clare Boily, as Lucille, second from left, rehearses for "Meet Me in St. Louis" with, from left,  Josh Rivers, Lily Deitz and  Molly York at the JDHS auditorium.
The Yees Ku Oo', Woosh.ji.een and All Nation's Children dance groups from Juneau perform on the closing day of the Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention, Oct. 25, 2014 in Anchorage.

AFN conference to kick off Thursday in Anchorage

ANCHORAGE — Alaska’s largest gathering of indigenous people is scheduled to take place in Anchorage this week, giving participants a forum for discussing crucial issues,… Continue reading

The Yees Ku Oo', Woosh.ji.een and All Nation's Children dance groups from Juneau perform on the closing day of the Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention, Oct. 25, 2014 in Anchorage.

Alaska renames Columbus Day National Indigenous People’s Day

The federal Columbus Day holiday was officially renamed Indigenous Peoples Day in Alaska on Monday, after Gov. Bill Walker issued an executive proclamation announcing the… Continue reading

Virgil Fredenberg examines a program before a performance by singer-songwriter guitarist John Sebastian on Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

Photos: John Sebastian in concert

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council hosted its second concert of the 2015-2016 season Sunday with a performance by Rock and Roll Hall of Fame… Continue reading

Virgil Fredenberg examines a program before a performance by singer-songwriter guitarist John Sebastian on Sunday, Oct. 11, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.
Caroline Garcia performs at a previous Woosh Kinaadeiyí poetry slam.

What’s happening this week

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK EVENTS & PRESENTATIONSCommunity gathering, 5-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 14, 360 North, KTOO Studio. This meeting was organized by community members in response… Continue reading

Caroline Garcia performs at a previous Woosh Kinaadeiyí poetry slam.
From left to right, U.S. Forest Service hydrologist Adelaide Johnson, Yakutat student intern Quinn Newlun, and Juneau intern Sierra Ezzré collect data along Yakutat's shorelines.

Climate change and glacial uplift in Southeast’s rural communities

Climate change is already affecting the way Southeast Alaska’s Native communities harvest and gather traditional foods, according to a recent Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research… Continue reading

From left to right, U.S. Forest Service hydrologist Adelaide Johnson, Yakutat student intern Quinn Newlun, and Juneau intern Sierra Ezzré collect data along Yakutat's shorelines.
Ice Scatter on the Icefield, seen while flying in Ward Air's Piper Super Cub over the Juneau Ice-field.

Art in Unusual Places

The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of… Continue reading

Ice Scatter on the Icefield, seen while flying in Ward Air's Piper Super Cub over the Juneau Ice-field.
Funter Bay Traverse

Funter Bay Traverse

To get from skiff to cabin across a curved expanse of exposed beach at low tide, stepping in slow careful assent across   a mudflat densely populated… Continue reading

Funter Bay Traverse

AMHS seeks public review of summer 2016 schedule

The proposed Alaska Marine Highway System schedule for the summer 2016 season, which runs May through September, is now available for public review and comment.… Continue reading

Annual Jan Neimeyer iDIDA contest open through Dec. 1

Submissions are currently being accepted for the 2015 Jan Neimeyer iDida Photography and Video Contest, with work accepted through Dec. 1. Students in grades 4-12… Continue reading

Author Nick Jans to lead Evening at Egan Friday

Author Nick Jans to lead Evening at Egan Friday

This week’s Evening at Egan presentation, scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16 at the UAS Egan Library, will feature Alaskan author and photographer Nick… Continue reading

Author Nick Jans to lead Evening at Egan Friday

Alaska Poetry Out Loud registration open until Oct. 16

The annual Poetry Out Loud recitation competition, a national contest that begins at the local level, will be accepting registrations from Alaska schools through Oct.… Continue reading

Fysh Houck performs at a previous Woosh Kinaadeiyí poetry slam.

Woosh Kinaadeiyí to host fifth Annual Grand Slam

Woosh Kinaadeiyí will host their annual Grand Poetry Slam competition on Oct. 17 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. The event, which begins at 7 p.m., will celebrate the… Continue reading

Fysh Houck performs at a previous Woosh Kinaadeiyí poetry slam.

Ketchikan’s Monthly Grind scheduled for Saturday

Ketchikan’s Monthly Grind for October will be held Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Saxman Tribal House, beginning at 7 p.m.Featured performers include The River People,… Continue reading