Bright moments in the Arts 2014

...surround and highlight the lifescale breaching humpback whale of bronze for Juneau's waterfront. Sculptor R.T. "Skip" Wallen described some alternatives -- foam, spray or burbling? Should the water torque off the flippers? Should the fountain works...
Wallen to lead presentation Friday

...a slide presentation by R.T. "Skip" Wallen at noon this Friday, March 9, at the JACC. Wallen, who also sculpted the "Windfall underway for the life-scale whale. Wallen has been celebrating Alaska in drawings...
'Bubble feed' dinner supports Wallen's waterfront whale

"Creating a Bronze Sculpture, From Studio to Foundry to Site" will be presented by R.T. "Skip" Wallen at a whale project fundraising "bubble feed" dinner Saturday July 11 at the Moose Club. Doors open at 6 p.m. and dinner by...
Juneau artist Wallen subject of documentary

...documentary about Juneau artist R.T. "Skip" Wallen that airs nationally this week helps highlight...Alaska on Wednesday, Oct. 8, documents Wallen creating a monument that commemorates...and so Alaska played a role in that," Wallen said in a phone interview from Florida...
My Turn: Site of future whale sculpture less than ideal

Let us begin by declaring our strong support for artist Skip Wallen and his magnificent sculpture, which will soon grace our downtown waterfront.A longtime undertaking by a group of local resident...
Alaska Writer Laureate Nora Dauenhauer finishes up two-year term

...a stack of books and a cup of tea in front of her. Behind her hangs a lithograph of Tlingit elder Jessie Dalton by R.T. Wallen, and, on the opposite wall, rows of family photographs. A line of windows runs along the back of the room, looking out...
Bronze whale sculpture is making progress

...begin in the next few weeks, sculptor R.T. "Skip" Wallen said. The sculpture will be installed at a park that's...will have to fit together like a jigsaw puzzle," Wallen said.Wallen said the plumbing of the sculpture is still being developed...
Photo: A bear of a moving job

Artist R.T. "Skip" Wallen photographs the bronze sculpture he made titled "Windfall Fisherman...being remodeled as part of the Main Street construction project. Wallen said he will spend a few weeks making repairs to the sculpture before...
Photo: Super friend

Hayden Aube, 6, plays near "Spike", the eight-foot bronze humpback whale by RT "Skip" Wallen, in front of the Juneau Arts & Culture Center during Food Truck Friday.
Photo: Spike comes home

...Director of Labor Relations for the University of Alaska, right, on campus Friday. The bronze statue by R.T. "Skip" Wallen will become the centerpiece in a newly designed courtyard to be completed by October. Spike is a smaller replica of a 26-foot...


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