At the APK

At the APK

A Basket Case

February 2020

Weaver Kathryn Rousso discusses her amazing baskets as well as types of basket weaving.

At the APK

American Conversations with U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith

October 2019

U.S. Poet Laureate Tracy K. Smith visits Juneau as part of her second-term project, American Conversations: Celebrating Poems in Rural Communities. Ms. Smith reads her own poetry and unveils the poetry anthology, American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time, featuring the work of 50 living American poets of different backgrounds, offering 50 different outlooks on…

At the APK

Author Talk with Ken Coates

October 2019

Ken Coates, co-author of The Sinking of the Princess Sophia: Taking the North Down with Her, discusses the book and looks back at the disaster. First published in 1990, the book is still the definitive history of the 1918 shipwreck that took the lives of all 353 people onboard.

At the APK

Fantastic Beasts from Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline

Sept. 1, 2019

Alaskan artist Ray Troll shares information about the fascinating creatures featured in Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline. From pachyrhinosaurus to Matanuska ammonites to ichthyosaurs, the fossil coastline is full of amazing animals large and small.

At the APK

Author Talk with Daniel Lee Henry

In his book, Across the Shaman’s River: John Muir, the Tlingit Stronghold, and the Opening of the North, author Daniel Lee Henry explores Muir’s relationship with Alaska and the Tlingit people. Drawing from Muir’s unpublished journals and the author’s interviews with 16 Tlingit elders, the book displays a profound intercultural dynamic rarely seen in American…

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Life Aboard the Princess Sophia

Underwater archaeologist Jacques Marc and diver Annette Smith explore what life was like on board the Princess Sophia before the fateful October 25, 1918 shipwreck and share what we can learn from crockery recovered during dives to the site.

At the APK

MUG UP: THE NN CANNERY HISTORY PROJECT

Join Dr. Katherine Ringsmuth for a presentation and community conversation about the NN Cannery History Project, a collaborative effort to preserve the history of more than a century of cannery lives. The NN Cannery is located on the south side of the Naknek River, one of the five rivers that make up the Bristol Bay…

At the APK

Artist talk with Linda Infante Lyons

Linda Infante Lyons’ paintings imagine scenes of hushed stillness, devoid of human presence and inhabited by flora and fauna. Her painting series, Ebb and Flow, includes medium and large format oil paintings of Alaska-inspired landscapes.

At the APK

Windows into Heaven: An Artist Talk with Deacon Charles Rohrbacher

For thirty-five years, Alaskan icon painter Deacon Charles Rohrbacher has been a part of an international rediscovery of the icon and rebirth of icon painting in Russia and in the West. Rohbacher’s exhibit, Windows into Heaven: Contemporary Icons, offers a place where refuge, solace, and peace can be found in imagery. Deacon Charles Rohrbacher is…

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