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Artists Abel Ryan, left, Tanna Peters, center, and Nobu Koch hold masks they made for the Mask-erade fundraising event put on by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum to be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 8 to 11 p.m. Nine artists created masks to be auctioned off at the dance. Live music will be provided by Susu and the Prophets. Masks can be made Saturday 1-3:30 p.m. Watch the video below to learn more about the masks and the artist who made them. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
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Video: Artists behind the Mask-erade

The masks will be auctioned off to benefit state museum.

 

Photos: Art in Unusual Places

Reader-submitted photos.

 

Kim Uddipa Mork and Mitch Mork show their son, Owen Mork, their octopus catch. (Courtesy Photo | Mitch Mork.)
Kim Uddipa Mork and Mitch Mork show their son, Owen Mork, their octopus catch. (Courtesy Photo | Mitch Mork.)
Drag kings perform as the Seven Dudely Sins at the fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show on Friday, June 14, 2019. There will be both a National Coming Out Day drag show and a Drag King Explosion show this week. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Drag kings perform as the Seven Dudely Sins at the fifth annual GLITZ Drag Show on Friday, June 14, 2019. There will be both a National Coming Out Day drag show and a Drag King Explosion show this week. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Wayne Fitzgerald, prolific and prodigious title sequence designer, is flanked by his grandsons, Bodhi and Portern Nelson of Juneau. All three hold awards earned by the late Fitzgerald over the course of his long career. (Courtesy Photo | Courtney Mico-Nelson)

Juneau woman remembers her stepfather, a titan of titles

You’ve almost certainly seen a lot of Wayne Fitzgerald’s work.

Wayne Fitzgerald, prolific and prodigious title sequence designer, is flanked by his grandsons, Bodhi and Portern Nelson of Juneau. All three hold awards earned by the late Fitzgerald over the course of his long career. (Courtesy Photo | Courtney Mico-Nelson)
Spikey Van Dykey, known throughout the country for his drag king performances, was well-appreciated during his performance of a mix of boy-band songs.
Spikey Van Dykey, known throughout the country for his drag king performances, was well-appreciated during his performance of a mix of boy-band songs.
Vera Starbard speaks at an Evening at Egan lecture last month. Perseverance Theatre announced Friday its partnership with the playwright would be extended. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Vera Starbard speaks at an Evening at Egan lecture last month. Perseverance Theatre announced Friday its partnership with the playwright would be extended. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

An old silent film and a lot of new art part of First Friday

A schedule of October’s First Friday fun.

Book it: Author born in Juneau publishes debut novel

She’s finding success on young adult fiction charts.

There are many uses for a bucket load of blueberries. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)

Blueberries: The Berry Best

If you’ve got the blues, try these recipes.

There are many uses for a bucket load of blueberries. (Vivian Faith Prescott | For the Capital City Weekly)
Erin Tripp, center, playing Aanteinatu, is welcomed into a new clan during the Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Theater Review: ‘Devilfish’ is a hell of a play

Perseverance Theatre’s latest swings for the fences and connects.

Erin Tripp, center, playing Aanteinatu, is welcomed into a new clan during the Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Michael Tagaban, of the Wooshkeetaan Clan, brings water to elders during a “Warming of the Hands” ceremony at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in November 2013. The ceremony opened a four-day Sharing Our Knowledge conference at Centennial Hall focusing on culture and Tlingit language. The conference starts Thursday and runs through Sunday this year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Michael Tagaban, of the Wooshkeetaan Clan, brings water to elders during a “Warming of the Hands” ceremony at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center in November 2013. The ceremony opened a four-day Sharing Our Knowledge conference at Centennial Hall focusing on culture and Tlingit language. The conference starts Thursday and runs through Sunday this year. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Drawn together by dinosaurs: Paleontologist and artist are longtime collaborators

A Smithsonian director and punny T-shirt artist work well together.

A male black bear chases spawning sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in August 2018. Saturday the visitor center will be the site of a Smokey Bear birthday celebration. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
A male black bear chases spawning sockeye salmon in Steep Creek at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitor Center in August 2018. Saturday the visitor center will be the site of a Smokey Bear birthday celebration. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Erin Tripp, right, playing Aanteinatu, rehearses with Rio Alberto, playing a magical wolf, in Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Erin Tripp, right, playing Aanteinatu, rehearses with Rio Alberto, playing a magical wolf, in Perseverance Theatre’s production of “Devilfish” written by Vera Starbard on Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)