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This composite image shows both the Alaska State, Library, Archives and Museum and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Both have made adjustments to a relatively tourism-free summer. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)

No tourists means loss and opportunities for museums

The Alaska State Museum usually gets more than 15,000 guests over summer. This year, it’s 500.

This composite image shows both the Alaska State, Library, Archives and Museum and the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Both have made adjustments to a relatively tourism-free summer. (Michael Penn / Juneau Empire File)
Courtesy Photo / Kevin Myers
                                Kevin Myers is the author of the new book “Hidden Falls.” In the novel, which is available at Amazon and will be available at Hearthside Books, a newspaper columnist finds himself embroiled in the world of organized crime. Myers was previously the editor of the Capital City Weekly.
Courtesy Photo / Kevin Myers
                                Kevin Myers is the author of the new book “Hidden Falls.” In the novel, which is available at Amazon and will be available at Hearthside Books, a newspaper columnist finds himself embroiled in the world of organized crime. Myers was previously the editor of the Capital City Weekly.

Planet Alaska: A family of crabbers

Tradition provides a through line for generations.

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

An events schedule for Friday, Aug. 7, 2020.

New takes on annual programs and brand new projects are in Perseverance Theatre’s future, said the theater’s artistic director Leslie Ishii in a video interview. (Peter Segall | Juneau Epire)
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Perseverance Theatre reveals first show of upcoming season

Playing the field and “World of Warcraft.”

New takes on annual programs and brand new projects are in Perseverance Theatre’s future, said the theater’s artistic director Leslie Ishii in a video interview. (Peter Segall | Juneau Epire)
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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)
Maleah Wenzel, physical distance harvests fireweed with Vivian Mork. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ / For the Capital City Weekly)
Maleah Wenzel, physical distance harvests fireweed with Vivian Mork. (Vivian Mork Yéilk’ / For the Capital City Weekly)
The cast of Theatre in the Rough rehearses for a production of “As You Like It.” The sequence incorporating candles is a memorial of lives lost to COVID-19. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)

Outsider art: Outdoors location and caution bring Shakespeare to local stage

All the world’s a stage — especially Savikko Park’s Pioneer Pavilion.

The cast of Theatre in the Rough rehearses for a production of “As You Like It.” The sequence incorporating candles is a memorial of lives lost to COVID-19. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire)
Roald Helgesen is Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska new chief operating officer. (Courtesy Photo | For Tlingit and Haida)

Tlingit and Haida hires new chief operating officer

The Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska hired Roald Helgesen as chief operating officer, Tlingit and Haida announced. In the… Continue reading

Roald Helgesen is Central Council of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska new chief operating officer. (Courtesy Photo | For Tlingit and Haida)
Sealaska Heritage Institute media intern and Northwest Coast art student Mikayla Mitchell peruses some of the books recently donated to the institute by Lesley Jacobs. (Courtesy Photo | Brian Wallace for Sealaska Heritage Institute)

Sealaska Heritage Institute library grows thanks to donations

Seattle resident donates Northwest Coast art books.

Sealaska Heritage Institute media intern and Northwest Coast art student Mikayla Mitchell peruses some of the books recently donated to the institute by Lesley Jacobs. (Courtesy Photo | Brian Wallace for Sealaska Heritage Institute)
This composite of courtesy images shows Juneau artists and art by Juneauites who recently earned Rasmuson Foundation awards. (Top left) a still from “This Place/This Sound”, (top middle) Crystal Worl, (top right) Corinna Cook, (bottom left) Annie Bartholomew, (bottom middle) Christy NaMee Eriksen, (bottom right) painting by Lily Hope. (Courtesy Photos)

Lesser-heard voices from the past sing loud for Alaska art awards

Projects range from huge public murals to albums to dances and more.

This composite of courtesy images shows Juneau artists and art by Juneauites who recently earned Rasmuson Foundation awards. (Top left) a still from “This Place/This Sound”, (top middle) Crystal Worl, (top right) Corinna Cook, (bottom left) Annie Bartholomew, (bottom middle) Christy NaMee Eriksen, (bottom right) painting by Lily Hope. (Courtesy Photos)
New takes on annual programs and brand new projects are in Perseverance Theatre’s future, said the theater’s artistic director Leslie Ishii in a video interview. (Peter Segall | Juneau Epire)

Persevering theater: Stage is set for new efforts

The show goes on for Perseverance Theatre.

New takes on annual programs and brand new projects are in Perseverance Theatre’s future, said the theater’s artistic director Leslie Ishii in a video interview. (Peter Segall | Juneau Epire)
“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.

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

Planet Alaska: The art of salmon

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

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)