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A brighter future with the arts

...or a grand piano does the job when words fail.That was the root of a message Jane Chu, chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts, carried with her during a stop in Juneau on Tuesday."The arts allow us to do so much self-expression...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-09-02/brighter-future-arts
Local
Sharing arts stories with NEA chair

The National Endowment for the Arts is a federal agency poised to celebrate its 50th anniversary next month, and Alaska is fortunate to have had a very special visitor...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-08-30/sharing-arts-stories-nea-chair
Opinion
What's happening this week

EVENTS & PRESENTATIONS Stars of Summer: Hook, Line & Social, 6?9 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 27, Rockwell Ballroom. An event celebrating the employees of our tourism industry. Fishing-themed games, food & drink, prizes. Attire: The fishier, the better! Waders, fishing vests, life jackets, Xtratufs. Open to the public ages 21+. Tickets $25 online or at the door. Juneau Convention & Visitors Bureau: 586-1737, members@traveljuneau.com.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-26/whats-happening-week
Art
NEA Chairwoman Jane Chu to visit Juneau Tuesday

Jane Chu, chairwoman of the National Endowment for the Arts, will visit Juneau on Tuesday as part of a brief Alaska tour that also includes stops in Anchorage, Palmer and Sitka. Chu's...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-28/nea-chairwoman-jane-chu-visit-juneau-tues
Art
2015 AFN keynote speakers hail from Ketchikan

...Distinguished Artist Award, an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Alaska Southeast, a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Artist residency, a travel grant from the Alaska State Council On The Arts to study Haida basketry...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-08-05/2015-afn-keynote-speakers-hail-ketchikan
Art
Jazz & Classics' Summer String Workshop runs Aug. 12-14

An intensive three-day workshop for violin, viola, cello and double bass students in August will include group lessons, small and large ensembles, and orchestra class for string musicians ages 10 and older. Led by Seattle-based master teachers, violinist Tracy Helming and cellist Rajan Krishnaswami, the workshop will take place Aug. 12 through 14 at the University of Alaska Southeast's Egan Classrooms.

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-07-29/jazz-classics-summer-string-workshop-runs
Art
Haida artists to lead AFN convention, speak on heroism in the homeland

...Distinguished Artist Award, an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the University of Alaska Southeast, a National Endowment for the Arts Creative Artist residency, a travel grant from the Alaska State Council On The Arts to study Haida basketry...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-08-10/haida-artists-lead-afn-convention-speak
Local
My Turn: Nimbus is a relic of the '60s and '70s

An appreciation can be shown toward Mr. Preston and Mr. Smetzer for their comments made in the Juneau Empire on the sculpture "Nimbus". Thank you for your interest. The question: why would Mr. Banghart and Mr.

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-27/my-turn-nimbus-relic-60s-and-70s
Opinion
Agents: 'Titanic' composer James Horner died in plane crash

LOS ANGELES - James Horner, who composed music for dozens of films and won two Oscars for his work on "Titanic," died when his plane crashed in Southern California, his agents confirmed Tuesday. He was 61.

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2015-06-24/agents-titanic-composer-james-horner-
Regional News
Alaska teen brings home national poetry prize

...statewide contest gave her the confidence to sign up for the Poetry Out Loud competition sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, she said."Poetry is such a dense style of writing," she said. "A lot of...

http://juneauempire.com/alaska/2015-06-24
Art

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