Friday, October 1st: Last chance to see Alaska State Museum Native textile exhibit, The Spirit Wraps Around You. Juneau Jazz and Classics violin and piano duo, Helen Kim and Jasmin Arakawa. October at the Juneau Artists gallery.

Marie Olsen, a Lingít elder, studies a Chilkat blanket on display. Her Lingít name is Kaayistaan

Time is running out to see a rare collection of blankets and other work by Chilkat weavers. The “Spirit Wraps Around You” exhibit closes on October 9th.

On Friday’s Juneau Afternoon, reasons to make sure you get out to the state museum to see it – how it’s brought weavers together to revitalize an art that is in danger of being lost.

  • Helen Kim and Jasmin Arakawa, a violin and piano duo, talk about their upcoming performances at the Juneau Jazz and Classics festival.
  • And why October is a great month to find some good deals at the Juneau Artists Gallery.


Violinist Helen Kim and pianist Jasmin Arakawa rehearsing for their Juneau Jazz and Classics fall festival performance. 

Listen to all of the interviews: 

Part 1. Steve Henrikson and Mary Lou Gerbi talk about the Spirit Wraps Around You, hopes that the Spirit Wraps Around You exhibit will lead to a renaissance of Chilkat blanket weaving.

Part 2. Helen Kim and Jasmin Arakawa talk about how they have teamed up to perform at the Juneau Jazz and Classics fall festival.

Part 3. Jayne Andreen talks about the Juneau Artists Gallery October “Juneau Appreciation” sale.

The Juneau Artists Gallery is a local artists co-op in downtown Juneau.


Rhonda McBride hosted Friday’s program. You catch Juneau Afternoon Tuesday through Friday at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3, online at, and repeated at 4:00 p.m. on KRNN 102.7.



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