November 5-January 29
Atomic Island is a contemporary portrait of the largely abandoned Cold War outpost of Adak. Huff uses his own large format color photographs, mixed with archival images from the State Archives, to show the past and present of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
To register for free, go to lam.alaska.gov/tbc or call 907-465-2920.
Join us as we continue reading Tip of the Iceberg by Mark Adams, who follows the path of the 1899 Harriman Expedition, exploring where, how, and why things have changed...or stayed the same.
The Anchorage Daily News says “with its fresh descriptive writing, strong character development and presentation of contemporary Alaska within a historical framework, [it] is a valuable contribution to our state’s literature. Long-time Alaskans as well as newcomers and visitors will find much to appreciate here.”
This is an easy book to join midway, so feel free to join us even if you missed the beginning.
Make earrings similar to those pictured above. (Students may make a slightly simpler version and will choose their own colors.)
January 22, 2-2:45 pm on Zoom
The next Winter Series event will be an earring making class with Jessica Towns (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq).
Join Towns and make a pair of beaded earrings based on an ancestral pair from Ugashik in the Smithsonian Museum’s collection.
The class is free, but students need the following materials to participate. Please acquire these from your local bead shop or online before the class:
Zoom Meeting Details
Meeting ID: 828 7716 2501
The remaining Winter Series events will also be held on Zoom. They all run 30-45 minutes and occur on Saturdays:
For questions about the earring making class or any of the other Winter Series programs, call the museum at (907) 747-8981
Join artist Ben Huff on a walk-through of his new exhibit Saturday, January 29th at noon.
The online exhibit for Ben Huff’s Atomic Island will be available at lam.alaska.gov/atomic-island.
The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum invite the public to attend a Zoom presentation and demonstration with artist Laine Rinehart (Tlingit).
Rinehart will demonstrate the weaving of a Chilkat robe and talk about his weaving techniques, the individual segments of the robe, and his personal experiences with community members during weaving. He will touch upon the preparation of materials and how to source both traditional and contemporary materials.
Access the event here:
Meeting ID: 890 8339 2840 Passcode: 134451
The Sheldon Jackson Museum is pleased to announce the opening of Sanctuary on Saturday, February 26 at the museum. The second Solo Show Exhibition in the museum’s Alaska Native Solo Show Exhibition Series, Sanctuary, is an exhibition of masks and painted works on wood and canvas by Allie High (Tsimshian, Haida, Alutiiq).
According to High, her work is a direct reflection of her Tsimshian, Haida,
and coastal Alutiiq cultural background. Her artist statement describes her goal as building “upon traditional art symbols and motifs to further define the contemporary world and share the beauty of Alaska’s diverse cultures through the mediums of glass, metal, wood and printmaking.”
The Sheldon Jackson Museum invites the general public to visit the temporary exhibit and to attend the online opening reception and artist talk via Zoom on February 26 at 3 pm.
Access the artist talk here:
Meeting ID: 892 1424 5571 Passcode: 786014.
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