More than 30 artists, children and crafters got together this past weekend for an open studio gathering at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. The Artists of All Nations events are a result of the JAHC’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Force, which responded to Alaska Native artists’ desire to create art as a collective experience.
Kindred Post owner Christy Namee Eriksen, her staff and other community members whittled 250 entries down to 10 winners, with a priority on artists who’ve been social marginalized. Their work will be sold in a run of 1,000 postcards in October.
On the Rendezvous stage Juneau drag king Tyquan lays down some fancy footwork to Bobby Brown’s “Every Little Step.” With a fake wireless mic, Tyquan lip syncs as the R&B singer, flanked by backup dancers in gold parachute pants.
“The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” takes place in a professional wrestling ring, where men in tiny tight outfits explore ethnic politics, celebrity and American culture. Perseverance Theatre’s production opens 7:30 p.m. Friday.
The 1-hour documentary explores the artistic lineage of many Tlingit culture bearers, including weavers, carvers, bead artists, musicians and more. It premieres at 8 p.m. on 360 North.
Regular students will study alongside community members taking advantage of the non-credit option.
Ahead of a national seafood cook-off in New Orleans, a pair of Juneau chefs Lionel Uddipa and Jacob Pickard were sweating
Juneau chef Lionel Uddipa of Salt won the Great American Seafood Cook-Off for his dish of smoked Alaskan king crab with risotto.
For eight years Seattle-based boylesque collective Mod Carousel blurs gender expression in Alaska. It’s newest show, Gilded makes its world premiere in Alaska. Juneau residents will be treated to the world premiere of a dance production this weekend.
A library worker in youth services says the event raised a few eyebrows, but didn’t draw any formal complaints.