A new exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum features paintings created by local artist Avery Skaggs. Skaggs is in a wheelchair and is non-verbal, but expresses himself through art.
Indigenous peoples in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska have carved wood paddles and other works of art using tools and methods developed over thousands of years. But that’s not to say this art form is incompatible with new technology.
Amason credits his childhood of seal hunting, clam digging, and fishing as inspiration for many of his pieces.
Tucked away in the second floor of the Triangle Building in downtown Juneau, there’s a museum filled with snapshots of history – but in this museum, they’re made out of wood, cloth and plastic.
If you go hiking in the Juneau area, you might find some rocks that look a little different. A national hobby of painting designs on small rocks and hiding them for others to find has made its way to Alaska.
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.
Juneau artist MK MacNaughton has drawn portraits of electricians, fishermen, firefighters, bus drivers, heavy equipment operators, carpenters and more.
A statement from her family says Muñoz was “active and independent until her last hours.”
MK MacNaughton’s new year-long show is called “Grit.”
What are the arts worth to Southeast Alaska? A new economic study says at least $60 million a year in business.