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'Monumental' art unveiled at Soboleff Building

'The three art pieces created for the Water Soboleff Building were described by Sealaska Heritage Institute as "monumental," an adjective that applies not only to their size -- all three are believed to be the biggest of their kind in the world -- but to their significance and stature: each one represents a major new work by an internationally recognized master artist and is an important addition to Juneau's artistic landscape.
Teri Rofkar to be awarded honorary doctorate by UAS

The University of Alaska Southeast Sitka Campus recently announced that Sitka artist Teri Rofkar will be presented with an honorary doctorate degree at the University's Spring commencement ceremonies on May 1. She will also be the commencement speaker, and preside over an assemblage of ceremonial dancers wearing many of her robes."This will be the first occasion in historic time that this many of this type of robes will be dancing," Rofkar said in a release.
AFN 2014: From regalia to couture AFN because "people are respectful" of her work. Next month, she heads to New York City for the National Museum of the American Indian Native Art Market, an event she participated in last year as well."It'll be interesting to see what...
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'Dream team' of artists assembled for Soboleff Center

Three major Northwest Coast Native art works will be permanently installed in Sealaska Heritage Institute's Walter Soboleff Center when construction is completed next year, and this week, SHI released the names of the artists who will create them.
For director Maynard-Losh, 'Treasure Island' marks a homecoming

It's been a while since Anita Maynard-Losh has directed a play at Perseverance Theatre; 2004's Tlingit "Macbeth" was her last local production before she moved to Washington, D.C., later that year.
Smithsonian museums feature Tlingit artwork, speakers

...History Museum and the National Museum of the American Indian Nov. 7 through 11.On Nov. 9 and 10, the National Museum of the American Indian also featured a program called "Raven Steals the Sun: A Family Celebration of Tlingit Culture" that...
Alaska philanthropist Mary Louise Rasmuson dies

...Several facilities bear her name, including the Elmer and Mary Louise Rasmuson Theater at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C.The family is planning a funeral mass Sept. 10 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church...
Native shaman items returned

...There are some pretty old-style form lines." Two Kiks.adi masks were repatriated in March by the National Museum of the American Indian. A hat was returned a week ago from the Minnesota Museum of American Art. Ray Wilson, a Kiks.adi elder...
Celebration 2004: Director of Native museum visits Southeast

Rick West had been invited to Celebration before. But his day job, as director of the National Museum of the American Indian, had always kept him preoccupied. This year, he made Celebration a priority. West participated in Thursday's...
Tlingit history heads home

Travelers retracing a 1899 scientific expedition along Alaska's coast this month will start work where their predecessors left off.


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