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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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-25/bright-moments-arts-2014
Art
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 Fisherman...now underway for the life-scale whale. Wallen has been celebrating Alaska in drawings...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-03-08/wallen-lead-presentation-friday
Art
'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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070909/ent_461486575.shtml
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/100908/art_342098575.shtml
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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-09-12/my-turn-site-future-whale-sculpture-l
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-20/sharing-her-point-view
Art
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-09-13/bronze-whale-sculpture-making-progress
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-05-30/bear-moving-job
Local
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.

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-06-17/photo-super-friend
Local
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-08-25/photo-spike-comes-home
Local

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