My Turn: No guarantees with KSM mine

...and obtain specific guarantees that our water and fish will not be harmed. It is just not enough to trust the promises from the mining companies or the B.C. agencies. ? Larry Painter is a former commercial fisherman from Ketchikan.
Words and Pictures

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paint brush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Valerie Tian Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

A conversation with Herbert Siguenza

...Weekend with Pablo Picasso," the artist says, "What do you think an artist is? An imbecile who only has eyes if he's a painter? Ears if he's a musician? A lyre in every chamber of his heart if he's a poet? Quite the contrary, he is a political...
KRNN concert to focus on Blue Note Jazz

...Ketchikan musician Dale Curtis (trumpet), Doug Bridges (saxophone), Michael Bucy (trombone), Rob Cohen (piano), Alexei Painter (bass) and Clay Good (drums).The concert begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, at the Gold Town Nickelodeon.Tickets...
Local jazz musician honors formative influences

...Juneau musicians Clay Good on drums and Doug Bridges on sax, as well as more unusual bandmates Mike Bucy on trombone and Alexei Painter on bass. Guest artist Dale Curtis of Ketchikan, whom Cohen met several years ago during an informal jam session at Doc Waters...
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...Ketchikan musician Dale Curtis (trumpet), Doug Bridges (saxophone), Michael Bucy (trombone), Rob Cohen (piano), Alexei Painter (bass) and Clay Good (drums). Tickets are on sale at KTOO or online at; $15 in advance, $18 at the...
Ketchikan's Rubin opens solo show at state museum

Ketchikan painter David Rubin's "how-I-ended-up-in-Alaska" story is unusual...A lot of times people will say that portraits end up looking like the painter. You're going by these inner parameters, the outline of a human face...
Mayor's Awards 2014

...Annual Mayor's Awards for the Arts were presented by Mayor Merrill Sanford Sunday at Centennial Hall. Awardees were local painter Dan Fruits, the late Jan Neimeyer, Alaska Airlines, Mudrooms, the Juneau Symphony, Wendy Wolf and John Osborne, Lyle...
Artist profile: Abstract expressionist painter Corle LaForce hits her stride

Paint is undeniably a visual medium, but when local painter Corle LaForce approaches a canvas, she doesn't rely...Europe, she forged a friendship with abstract expressionist painter Renate Lohrmann, based in Vienna, who generously allowed...
Fruits opens solo show at city museum

Painter Dan Fruits' interpretations of the Juneau...includes some unusual subjects for the local painter ? a bear, a lighthouse, a portrait of a...said with a laugh, referring to a local painter whose work he admires. "But not when...


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