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

Writers’ Weir: The Stars of Memory

A poem by Alexis Ross Miller.

Writers’ Weir: The Stars of Memory
Planet Alaska: Carrying on our traditions

Planet Alaska: Carrying on our traditions

There’s still time for spruce tips.

Planet Alaska: Carrying on our traditions
Sealaska Heritage honors Person and Teacher of Distinction during virtual Celebration
Sealaska Heritage honors Person and Teacher of Distinction during virtual Celebration
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)
Writers’ Weir: Kids on the Trampoline
Writers’ Weir: Kids on the Trampoline
Writers’ Weir: Learning to Hold Our Breaths
Writers’ Weir: Learning to Hold Our Breaths
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

Arts and activism are coming to a screen near you

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

Arts and activism are coming to a screen near you
Planet Alaska: Pandemic gardening follies

Planet Alaska: Pandemic gardening follies

Mistakes or “learning experiences?”

Planet Alaska: Pandemic gardening follies
Staff Picks: What we’re reading, watching, listening to and playing this month
Staff Picks: What we’re reading, watching, listening to and playing this month
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

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.”

Planet Alaska: The lungs of the island
Writers’ Weir: ‘Cause and Effect’

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

Writers’ Weir: ‘Cause and Effect’
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)
First Friday comes to your couch
First Friday comes to your couch
Southeast artist wins major award
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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.

Southeast artist wins major award
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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

Planet Alaska: Field guide to finding hope

Who and what are you sheltering for?

Planet Alaska: Field guide to finding hope