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Alaska Science Forum: Creepy crawlies of the north aren't from around here

...Interior Alaska, which was not glaciated. Local farmers and gardeners have reported earthworms to University of Alaska Museum Curator of Insects Derek Sikes, but he said the museum has no specimens from central Alaska. A native earthworm exists in...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-10/alaska-science-forum-creepy-crawlies
Outdoors
Renowned artist Rie Munoz dies

...marrying Juan Munoz.Over the years, she taught in rural Alaska, wrote and cartooned for the Empire, worked as a museum curator and as a full-time artist. She took an artists' correspondence course in 1957 and received the University of Alaska's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-04-07/renowned-artist-rie-mu%C3%B1oz-dies
Art
Wearable Art of Place: Armor and masks

...off Friday at University of Alaska Southeast and continues through April.Friday's session featured Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson, who presented Wearable Art of Place: Armor, and master carver Mick Beasley, who...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-02-11/wearable-art-place-armor-and-masks
Art
New Art of Place series begins Feb. 6

...announced, with the theme Wearable Art of Place.The first event is scheduled for Feb. 6 and features Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson, who will give a talk and show on "Wearable Art of Place: Armor" and highly regarded...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-08/new-art-place-series-begins-feb-6
Art
Two Juneau artists accepted in Anchorage Museum's 'All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition'

...Anchorage. This highly competitive exhibit drew nearly 600 submissions by 167 Alaska artists, from which Portland Art Museum curator Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson selected 40 artworks by 28 different artists.Two of Helmar's works were selected...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-10-16/two-juneau-artists-accepted-anchorage-mus
Art
A scaly art finds its instructor

...arts once more."Fish skin sewing is a traditional art form in danger of being forgotten," said Sheldon Jackson museum curator Jackie Fernandez in a workshop here. "For a long time it was lost."Armstrong looked in museums for inspiration...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-06-19
Art
When auction house looks to Tlingit art, the sacred goes on sale

...to petition a museum to have an object returned.What they would need to have the object returned, Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson said, is a preponderance of evidence - 51 percent.Jacobs said he is 99.9 percent...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-16/when-auction-house-looks-tlingit-art-sa
State | Local
Weaving a new Native narrative in museums

...museum? "The narrative ... is crafted largely by the museum, and not the Native communities," Portland Art Museum Curator of Native American Art Deana Dartt said. Dartt is hoping to change how the Native story is told - and she thinks...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-15/weaving-new-native-narrative-museums
Local
Alaska artists invited to apply for Anchorage Museum exhibitions

...established more than 30 years ago to encourage Alaska artists to create new works. This year's juror is Portland Art Museum curator Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson. The winner of the Best of Show Award receives a $1,000 prize. "All Alaska Juried...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-04-10/alaska-artists-invited-apply-anchorage-mu
Art
Researchers looking for cause of starfish deaths

...Group, was working with the Sitka Sound Science Center to conduct coastal biodiversity surveys.At the Anchorage Museum, curator Greg Danner said the disease seems to have vanished since November. Before that, the museum euthanized a total...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-02-10/researchers-looking-cause-starfish-deat
State

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