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A brighter future with the arts Sitka today, visiting the studio of artist Teri Rofkar, the arts groups at the Sheldon Jackson Campus and the Island Institute.? Contact reporter Paula Ann Solis at 523-2272 or at Follow her on Twitter...
Sharing arts stories with NEA chair

...Jackson College campus. Also housed on the Sitka Fine Arts Camp compound are the Sitka Summer Music Festival, the Island Institute and the Alaska State Museum's Sheldon Jackson Museum, allowing Chu to take in these important cultural entities...
NEA Chairwoman Jane Chu to visit Juneau Tuesday

...where she will visit with weaver Teri Rofkar, recipient of a 2009 NEA National Heritage Fellowship, and tour the Island Institute, Sheldon Jackson Campus and Sheldon Jackson Museum, and visit with staff at the Sitka Summer Music Festival and...
Finding the write stuff in the 'Paris of the Pacific'

...their imaginations" for free. It was started by the Island Institute, which also has other in-school programs; Blue...It's a really nurturing community like that."The Island Institute was started by employees at Sitka's Old Harbor...
Sitka Symposium returns

...and missions.Back in 2009, however, Carolyn Servid was getting tired. She was one of the founding members of the Island Institute, the group that puts on the Symposium, and she was out of energy after 25 years of work.That year's symposium...
My Turn: Clearing 'New Pathways'

...cultural entity that investigates and nurtures connections between literary art forms and community engagement. The Island Institute's annual residential Sitka Symposium brings together writers, poets and other thinkers from Alaska and the wider...
Five Good Reads

...Urrea: This is one of those novels where each sentence is somehow better than the last. Urrea will be in Sitka at the Island Institute this July, if you can catch an event of his there, GO!5. "Ishmael" by Daniel Quinn: Quinn's ideas have...
Sitka Symposium is back among Alaska's summer literary events

The Island Institute will host the 2014 Sitka Symposium from July 20 through 26 on the Sheldon Jackson Campus in Sitka, marking the 30th anniversary...
Juneau Empire Story Archive

...and her husband are the founders and directors of The Island Institute, a nonprofit organization that encourages inhabit the places they live. For 18 years, the Island Institute has sponsored an annual summer conference for writers...
Contagious community: spreading the word for Sitka's Sheldon Jackson campus, partners

...including Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Hames Wellness Center, Sitka Summer Music Festival, Sitka Sound Science Center, the Island Institute and the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museums and Sheldon Jackson Museum. After the university closed in...


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