Arts

The 10 participants in season 9 of “Alone,” premiering on May 26, 2022, on the History Channel. Terry Burns of Homer is the fifth from left. Another Alaskan in the series, Jacques Tourcotte of Juneau, is third from left. (Photo by Brendan George Ko/History Channel)

Homer man goes it ‘Alone’

Burns brings lifetime of wilderness experience to survival series.

 

A teapot holds crocheted sunflowers at Already Read on Thursday, March 31, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

In Kenai, crocheted sunflowers raise money for Ukrainian refugees

The flowers are sold in multiple businesses around the central peninsula

 

Sámi Reindeer People exhibit opening in Vesterheim Norwegian American Museum, Decorah, Iowa. L to R: Marlene Wisuri, Cari Mayo, Nathan Muus, Faith Fjeld, Lois Stover (Sara, Twitchell, Kvamme original Sámi herder families), Marie Olson, Nancy Olson, Pearl Johnson. (Courtesy Photo / Nathan Muus)

Planet Alaska: Reindeer walkers and Alaska’s reindeer history

The history of reindeer in Alaska is complex.

 

The cover to Dorothy Roberts Cline's book, "Fall to Flight: An Alaskan Eaglet's Story of Survival," uses a photo by the late Michael S. Cline. (Image courtesy of Dorothy Roberts Cline)

New book tells story of Alaskan eaglet’s survival

Fourth book by Homer author Dorothy S. Cline considers hard truth about nature.

The cover to Dorothy Roberts Cline's book, "Fall to Flight: An Alaskan Eaglet's Story of Survival," uses a photo by the late Michael S. Cline. (Image courtesy of Dorothy Roberts Cline)
An illustration by David Brame for “Sanford Biggers: CODESWITCH,”created in collaboration with John Jennings. (Photo courtesy of David Brame)

New Homer creator brings Afrofuturism to town

David Brame’s new graphic novel will be published in January

An illustration by David Brame for “Sanford Biggers: CODESWITCH,”created in collaboration with John Jennings. (Photo courtesy of David Brame)
The University of Alaska Southeast campus on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)

Sealaska Heritage Institute, university partner for new degree program

An Associate of Arts with an emphasis on Northwest Coast arts.

The University of Alaska Southeast campus on Monday, June 1, 2020. (Peter Segall / Juneau Empire File)
First Friday comes to your couch

First Friday comes to your couch

First Friday goes on.

First Friday comes to your couch
Student actors bring swashbuckling and intergalactic adventure to life on stage

Student actors bring swashbuckling and intergalactic adventure to life on stage

Not one, but two epic adventure stories.

Student actors bring swashbuckling and intergalactic adventure to life on stage
‘A very nerdy town’: Mini-Con breeds creativity for those near and far

‘A very nerdy town’: Mini-Con breeds creativity for those near and far

Hundreds of people attended, some of them in costume.

‘A very nerdy town’: Mini-Con breeds creativity for those near and far
Photos: Mini-Con brings together comics fans young and old
Photos: Mini-Con brings together comics fans young and old
The writer behind Marvel’s ‘Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’ and ‘Adventure Time’ comics is here in Juneau
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The writer behind Marvel’s ‘Unbeatable Squirrel Girl’ and ‘Adventure Time’ comics is here in Juneau
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Gwaii Edenshaw, co-director and co-writer of the Haida-language film “SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna (Edge of the Knife )” said the efforts of language preservationists and the knowledge of fluent speakers were indispensable when making his movie. ( Courtesy Photo | Niijang Xyaalas Productions. Copyright Isuma Distribution International)
Gwaii Edenshaw, co-director and co-writer of the Haida-language film “SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna (Edge of the Knife )” said the efforts of language preservationists and the knowledge of fluent speakers were indispensable when making his movie. ( Courtesy Photo | Niijang Xyaalas Productions. Copyright Isuma Distribution International)
Author Annie Boochever, formerly of Juneau and now of Bellingham, Washington, smiles at Centennial Hall, Saturday March 2, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Author Annie Boochever, formerly of Juneau and now of Bellingham, Washington, smiles at Centennial Hall, Saturday March 2, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
Ernestine Hayes, Alaska State Writer Laureate, makes closing remarks at the 2019 Governor’s Arts & Hunanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

State Writer Laureate selection delayed but coming soon

In the meantime, Juneau is home to the state writer laureate.

Ernestine Hayes, Alaska State Writer Laureate, makes closing remarks at the 2019 Governor’s Arts & Hunanities Awards at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Once more with feeling: Juneau poetry contest winner gets second shot at state
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Once more with feeling: Juneau poetry contest winner gets second shot at state

It was a very happy birthday for high schooler Morgan Blackgoat.

Once more with feeling: Juneau poetry contest winner gets second shot at state
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John Hudson III of Metlakatla, will receive a Governor’s Art Award with his father for Alaska Native Cultural education. Hudson was photographed at the Soboleff Center on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
John Hudson III of Metlakatla, will receive a Governor’s Art Award with his father for Alaska Native Cultural education. Hudson was photographed at the Soboleff Center on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Juneau Student Symphony seeks musicians

Juneau Student Symphony seeks musicians

Juneau Student Symphony invites adult and student musicians to join together with the band. Some musical experience and master of fundamentals are required, but the… Continue reading

Juneau Student Symphony seeks musicians
Gene Tagaban performs with Khu.Eéx while wearing regalia. The band will play in Juneau Monday, Jan. 28 at Centennial Hall. (Courtesy Photo | Russell Johnson)
Gene Tagaban performs with Khu.Eéx while wearing regalia. The band will play in Juneau Monday, Jan. 28 at Centennial Hall. (Courtesy Photo | Russell Johnson)
Evergreen Cemetery focus of new art installation
Evergreen Cemetery focus of new art installation
Tlingit-style carvers have a place to talk shop
Tlingit-style carvers have a place to talk shop