Two Juneau artists, active in promoting Alaska Native culture through the arts, will get help to pursue their work. The Native Arts and Culture Foundation awarded Steven Qacung Blanchett and Lily Hope, each $100,000.
On this Tuesday’s Juneau Afternoon, KTOO’s Sheli DeLaney will talk with both artists about how they use art to strengthen culture and build community.
Blanchett, a Yup’ik and African American musician, will use his grant to continue a ten-year project, bringing traditional songs and dance to Kodiak Island communities. Hope, a Tlingit weaver, will raise awareness about the connection between weaving and protecting mountain goats and cedar trees, which provide the raw materials for weaving.
The grant will be split between the artists and a partner agency.
Also, on this program:
- A Southeast Senior Services webinar to help family caregivers with legal planning
- How to donate winter weather clothing for those in need
You can catch Juneau Afternoon,Tuesday through Friday, live at 3:00 p.m. on KTOO Juneau 104.3. The rebroadcast airs at 7:00 p.m. on KTOO. You can also listen online at ktoo.org.
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