We’ll talk Averyl Veliz about her solo show at the
Alaska State Museum, opening this coming First Friday; we’ll talk with Bruce Botelho and Lee Otterholt about this weekend’s Folk Dance workshops – and Elfrida Nord & Dale Wygant about this Saturday’s Scandinavian Dance; photographer Michael Penn will be here with a preview of tonight’s Wildlife Wednesday presentation; we’ll find out the details about Thunder Mountain High School’s performances of Grease; and Russ Stevens will be here to talk about the Juneau Combat Sports Academy’s Friday events.
- Roughly 6,000 state workers were unable to log in to their computers, affecting two in five executive branch workers.
- The totem pole is an icon of the Pacific Northwest. The carved art form showcases clan stories and family crests in museums around the world. After more than 30 years in the Anchorage Museum, a century-old pole from Southeast has made it back to Sitka, where curators are prepping a permanent home.
- One of the Sealaska regional Native corporation’s longest-serving leaders is stepping down. Rosita Worl says she will not run for another term after 30 years on the board.
- President Donald Trump’s budget outline calls for eliminating funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. The NEA has been a frequent target of Republicans, but U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski supports the endowment, and Tuesday she won the 2017 Congressional Arts Leadership Award.