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First Friday brings a Fresh Air Market, arts events

First Friday brings a Fresh Air Market, arts events

First Friday is here again, and so is the Juneau Art and Humanities Council’s open-air market. There will be a mix of virtual and in-person… Continue reading

First Friday brings a Fresh Air Market, arts events
Juneau’s Pride Week, hosted by the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance, is going smoothly despite its new virtual format. (Courtesy art / SEAGLA)
Juneau’s Pride Week, hosted by the Southeast Alaska LGBTQ+ Alliance, is going smoothly despite its new virtual format. (Courtesy art / SEAGLA)
SHI President Rosita Worl and the late Cyril George’s daughter, Roberta Jack, sign a deed of gift at a transfer ceremony last week with the photo collection visible in the background. (Courtesy Photo / Lyndsey Brollini, Sealaska Heritage)
SHI President Rosita Worl and the late Cyril George’s daughter, Roberta Jack, sign a deed of gift at a transfer ceremony last week with the photo collection visible in the background. (Courtesy Photo / Lyndsey Brollini, Sealaska Heritage)
Maleah Wenzel, Heather Powell and Vivian Mork harvest devil’s club in Juneau amid a pandemic. (Courtesy Photo / Heather Powell)

Planet Alaska: Harvesting devil’s club is a big responsibility

“You hold in your hands the knowledge of our most sacred medicine.”

Maleah Wenzel, Heather Powell and Vivian Mork harvest devil’s club in Juneau amid a pandemic. (Courtesy Photo / Heather Powell)
Treading the motherboards: Technology allows the show to go on

Treading the motherboards: Technology allows the show to go on

Upcoming livestreams bring Alaska theater, sense of community to your living room.

Treading the motherboards: Technology allows the show to go on
Tlingit and Haida violence against women co-chair picked for federal post
Tlingit and Haida violence against women co-chair picked for federal post
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

Planet Alaska: A family of crabbers

Tradition provides a through line for generations.

Planet Alaska: A family of crabbers
Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

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

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday
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)
‘Alaska’s first political thriller’: New novel uses lived experiences to tell its story
‘Alaska’s first political thriller’: New novel uses lived experiences to tell its story
“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)