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A blend of tradition and the unexpected

Longtime local artist Fumi Matsumoto is known for her experimentation with unusual materials: found objects and ordinary things she's altered for an artistic purpose.
August First Friday Art Walk

August's Art Walk will include large-scale mixed media pieces by newly returned local artist Jason Lucas at Vanity; oil paintings by longtime local artist Devita Stipek Writer at the Juneau Artists Gallery; octopus bags by Shgen George at the Juneau Arts & Humanities Gallery; and a "Kids of the Flats" group exhibit at Coppa. Read on for more.Mixed media paintings by Jason LucasVanity204 N. Franklin St.Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
The Canvas: "Paper/Print": a joint exhibit by Fumi Matsumoto and Kaki Shields

...strive to give "new life" to discarded and used items. Matusumoto also currently has work on display at the Juneau Douglas City Museum as part of the Empty Chair exhibit. Read more about her in this week's Arts.
August First Friday continuing exhibits

Continuing at The Rookery Cafe: Paintings by Arnie Weimer The Rookery, located at 111 Seward St., will continue to show Arnie Weimer's paintings through the month of August.
Juneau Artists Gallery: Paintings by Devita Stipek Writer

Long time Juneau painter Devita Stipek Writer will be the featured artist for August at the Juneau Artists Gallery, located in the Senate Building at 175 S. Franklin St.
Empty Chair memorial to be dedicated Saturday

A dedication of Juneau's new Empty Chair Memorial, representing the internment of Japanese-American Juneau residents during World War II, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Capital Park.
Juneau-Douglas City Museum on reduced hours beginning in July

Due to budget constraints, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum has announced that it will no longer be open on Sundays, beginning with Sunday July 6.The museum remains open Mondays through...
Full hearts welcome Empty Chair memorial

The empty chair at the 1942 Juneau High School graduation ceremony, which valedictorian John Tanaka was unable to attend, will represent to all who visit the newly placed bronze memorial in Capital Park the pain and emptiness that accompanied the internment of Japanese-American Juneau residents during World War II. But it will also evoke the feeling of community that came with families looking out for families who were taken from their homes during the war and incarcerated in camps in the lower 48.
Empire Editorial: Let the Celebration begin

...create a lifelong memory. Thirty years ago, Celebration 1994 raised a totem pole that still stands next to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. We don't know what your favorite moment will be in this Celebration, but we hope it will last like that...
Juneau-Douglas City Museum reopens

...every Tuesday at 11 a.m. For more information, visit or call 586-3572. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum's hours in June are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday...


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