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A big night in the arts

...one of the foremost scholars of Northwest Coast art. In an Empire interview...she first became interested in Northwest Coast art as a kid in New York City...realized I could specialize in Northwest Coast art, I was thrilled," she...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/big-night-arts
Art
Varnell to lead carving course in Ketchikan

...Varnell will guide students in creating a traditional Northwest Coast ceremonial dance rattle. Rattles were used by chiefs...carve and construct this iconic art instrument of the Northwest Coast.Registration fee is $225 - or $200 for those who...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-01-28/varnell-lead-carving-course-ketchikan
Art
SHI staff begin moving in to Soboleff Center

...The Soboleff Center, named in honor of highly-regarded Tlingit elder Dr. Walter A. Soboleff, will serve as a Northwest Coast Native cultural center and headquarters for Sealaska Heritage Institute, a regional Native nonprofit established...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-21/shi-staff-begin-moving-soboleff-center
Local | Art
Alaska Science Forum: Far-north changes pondered in San Francisco

...found lakes buried by snow on Greenland and an "aquifer" of free water beneath the ice lining the southeast and northwest coasts. All that water may be ripening Greenland for extreme melting.Some changes in the Arctic, such as Greenland ice...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-19/alaska-science-forum-far-north-chang
Outdoors
2015 Governor's Awards include Sealaska Heritage Institute

...The center will serve as a Northwest Coast Native cultural center, and...creation and appreciation of Northwest Coast art. It will also serve as a...Fairbanks. Jonaitis, an expert on Northwest Coast Native art, has worked closely...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-18/2015-governors-awards-include-sealaska-he
Art
Groups sue to protect walrus from drilling

...environmental groups sued Monday to throw out a federal agency rule that concludes oil exploration off Alaska's northwest coast has a negligible effect on walrus.The groups claim the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has understated the effects...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-11/groups-sue-protect-walrus-drilling
State
Stolen totem pole comes home

...Langdon noted that from Spanish explorers to apparently more-modern authors, western-educated people often viewed Northwest Coast art and totem poles as "grotesque" or "ugly."Mank, et al, continue: "Lionel his brother was concerned...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-05/stolen-totem-pole-comes-home
Local
Public Market opens Friday

...Centennial Hall for all three days is $7 and admission to the JACC is free.New vendors this year include well-known Northwest Coast carver Steve Brown, who will be selling engraved antique pocket watches and silver jewelry in the JACC; three vendors...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-11-27/public-market-opens-friday
Local
'Dream team' of artists assembled for Soboleff Center

Three major Northwest Coast Native art works will be permanently...three of the most highly regarded Northwest Coast Native artists working today. Through...Soboleff Center will serve as a Northwest Coast Native cultural center and hub for...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-18/dream-team-assembled-soboleff-center
Art
What's in Bloom: Douglas' spiraea

Spiraea douglasii, commonly known as Douglas's spiraea or Hardhack, is a Northwest Coast native shrub that is found growing in moist areas from the mountains of Northern California to Alaska. It blooms with fuzzy...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-09-05/whats-bloom-douglas-spiraea
Outdoors

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