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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.

 

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)

Planet Alaska: The lungs of the island

“This place is the lungs-of-the-island,” my dad says. “The air is really clean up here.”

Writers’ Weir: ‘Cause and Effect’

Belugas no longer visit, he laments, and the sea ice thins earlier every year. His house sinks as permafrost no longer is. Seabirds wash up… Continue reading

A plantain grows in Wrangell. Harvesting wild foods takes a lifetime of learning, but Southeast Alaska has knowledgeable locals. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Traditional harvesting in a pandemic

Give space while we’re in the grocery store and also while we’re in the wilderness.

A plantain grows in Wrangell. Harvesting wild foods takes a lifetime of learning, but Southeast Alaska has knowledgeable locals. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly)
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Southeast artist wins major award

He’s a Tlingit master carver, UAS instructor and his work can be seen around Juneau.

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People gather for Celebration 2004 in this Juneau 2004 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Bill Hess)

Sealaska Heritage plans a virtual celebration

Physical event postponed until next year.

People gather for Celebration 2004 in this Juneau 2004 photo. (Courtesy Photo | Bill Hess)

Planet Alaska: Field guide to finding hope

Who and what are you sheltering for?

Staff Picks is a recurring round-up of what the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly staff are reading, watching, lighting to and playing.

Staff Picks: Here’s what we’re reading, watching, listening to and playing

Punk, science fiction, religious allegories featuring polar bears and more.

Staff Picks is a recurring round-up of what the Juneau Empire and Capital City Weekly staff are reading, watching, lighting to and playing.

While stuck at home, Juneauites are turning to local libraries

Reading, atching movies and investigating family trees.

Planet Alaska’s storefront in downtown Juneau. ( Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: We’re in this together

“It’s painful to live in the unknown but that’s what we’re all doing.”

Planet Alaska’s storefront in downtown Juneau. ( Vivian Mork Yéilk’ | For the Capital City Weekly)
Lily Hope is the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s featured artist for this week’s Virtual First Friday. (Courtesy art | Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)
Lily Hope is the Sealaska Heritage Institute’s featured artist for this week’s Virtual First Friday. (Courtesy art | Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)
Vivian Mork teaches harvesting of devil’s club in Wrangell years ago. ( Vivian Mork | For the Capital City Weekly)

Planet Alaska: Winter Medicine

Tea-ing off on cold season.

Vivian Mork teaches harvesting of devil’s club in Wrangell years ago. ( Vivian Mork | For the Capital City Weekly)