Capital City Weekly

“Cassiopeia’s Quest-Revelation” is a collection of historical fiction by Jerry Smetzer. (Courtesy Photo | Jerry Smetzer)

Writers’ Weir: ‘Rebirth’

An excerpt of a historical fiction piece by Jerry Smetzer.

 

Planet Alaska: The art of salmon

There’s an art to knowing salmon and your fishing gear.

 

Writers’ Weir: One Word, One World

A poem by Miriam Wagoner.

 

Elizabeth Hope holds up the Chilkat Protector Mask at a ceremony. (Courtesy Photo | Sydney Akagi Photography for Lily Hope)

Weaver donates ‘Chilkat Protector Mask’

It will enter Sealaska Heritage Institute’s permanent collection.

Elizabeth Hope holds up the Chilkat Protector Mask at a ceremony. (Courtesy Photo | Sydney Akagi Photography for Lily Hope)
Weaver Delores Churchill and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein smile outside the Gold Town Theater after a screening of “Tracing Roots,” Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
                                Weaver Delores Churchill (left), shown in this March 2019 photo with and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein, will be interviewed as part of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s virtual First Friday event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

First Friday offers virtual and in-person arts events

Here’s your guide to Friday, July 3.

Weaver Delores Churchill and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein smile outside the Gold Town Theater after a screening of “Tracing Roots,” Sunday, March 31, 2019. (Ben Hohenstatt | Capital City Weekly)
                                Weaver Delores Churchill (left), shown in this March 2019 photo with and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein, will be interviewed as part of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s virtual First Friday event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)
Honeysuckle can be used to make syrup, but be careful, some stems can be poisonous. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly)
Honeysuckle can be used to make syrup, but be careful, some stems can be poisonous. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly)
Irene Lampe dances a robe for its first dance ceremony at the Sealaska Heritage Institute on Monday, June 22, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Annie Bartholomew)

Weavers celebrate new robe with first dance at SHI

The event is part of a resurgent trend for traditional weaving.

Irene Lampe dances a robe for its first dance ceremony at the Sealaska Heritage Institute on Monday, June 22, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Annie Bartholomew)

Writers’ Weir: The Stars of Memory

A poem by Alexis Ross Miller.

Planet Alaska: Carrying on our traditions

There’s still time for spruce tips.

Ch’áak’ Aanyádi” (The High Caste Eagle) by Jerrod Galanin won Best of Show and Best of Carving and Sculpture Category in Sealaska Heritage Institute’s 2020 Juried Art Competition. (Courtesy Photo | SHI)

‘Stunning’ piece wins Best of Show in Juried Art Competition

Sealaska Heritage Institute announces winners.

Ch’áak’ Aanyádi” (The High Caste Eagle) by Jerrod Galanin won Best of Show and Best of Carving and Sculpture Category in Sealaska Heritage Institute’s 2020 Juried Art Competition. (Courtesy Photo | SHI)
For First Friday, artist Crystal Cudworth will hold a one-hour long First Friday virtual workshop that will offer tips on how to assemble a canvas and basic rules necessary to begin an archival painting.(Courtesy Photo | Crystal Cudworth)

First Friday expands, blending virtual and in-person events

Other communities join the arts celebration, too.

For First Friday, artist Crystal Cudworth will hold a one-hour long First Friday virtual workshop that will offer tips on how to assemble a canvas and basic rules necessary to begin an archival painting.(Courtesy Photo | Crystal Cudworth)

Arts and activism are coming to a screen near you

Zines and pop-up shops could be coming later on.

Planet Alaska: Pandemic gardening follies

Mistakes or “learning experiences?”

Courtesy Photo | Andrew Kemmis Photography 
                                Alexis Sallee, one of the hosts of the Native Artists podcast and a filmmaker, was photographed at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2020.
Courtesy Photo | Andrew Kemmis Photography 
                                Alexis Sallee, one of the hosts of the Native Artists podcast and a filmmaker, was photographed at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival in 2020.
Spruce boughs hang near a pond in the Tongass National Forest on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Writers’ Weir: ‘Rain Forest’

A poem by Mary Lou Spartz.

Spruce boughs hang near a pond in the Tongass National Forest on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)