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    • Wed, November 02, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • Sat, March 04, 2023
    • 1:00 PM
    • Online

    Cold Mountain Path: The Ghost Town Decades of McCarthy-Kennecott, Alaska: Kizzia, Tom: 9781736755815: Amazon.com: Books

    Fridays, 12–1pm online

    Cold Mountain Path by Tom Kizzia; Katrina Noble (Cover Design by); Kristin Link (Illustrator)

    ISBN: 1736755811

    Publication Date: 2021-10-05

    There's No Through Trail ... We all have ghost towns. Impermanent places we dream of returning to. Here was Alaska's. In 1938, the last copper train left the Wrangell Mountains. But the spirit of the old days-free-wheeling, self-reliant, bounty-blessed-lived on in the remote town of McCarthy. The valley's few holdouts were joined over time by a gallery of prospectors, grifters, back-to-the-landers, dreamers, escape artists, hippies, speculators, preachers, and outlaws. While the rest of Alaska boomed in the new oil age, an old and makeshift way of life persisted against the quiet undertow of the past, that ebbing toward the wilderness that was here before us. Then the modern world found its way back in. A road, a bridge, a national park. A mass shooting that left six dead. Cold Mountain Path is a deeply American saga of renunciation and renewal-a rollicking local history that is also a lyrical exploration of time, loss, and change ... and a pulsating account of the morning that brought Alaska's ghost town decades to an end. 

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    • Fri, December 02, 2022
    • Thu, February 02, 2023
    • APK



    Gail Priday

    Solo Exhibition

    December 2, 2022 - February 2, 2023 


    Artist Gail Priday finds inspiration from the natural world, specifically the boreal forest. Her solo exhibition, Up Close and Under Foot, includes 33 paintings that depict “ever-changing treasures up-close and underfoot.”


    She came to Alaska from the East Coast more than a decade ago and was immediately drawn to the forest floor.


    “I knew I would love the mountains and expansive sky, but I did not expect to be so taken with the underbrush and fungus,” Priday explains. “The easily overlooked features of the landscape hold great significance to me. They suggest an extraordinary and active world that exists quietly beside my own.”


    In her paintings, she combines elements of realism and imagination to portray fungus, lichen, leaves, and other life in the understory.


    The exhibit opens at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau on Friday, December 2, 4:30–7:00 pm and runs through February 2, 2023.


    Gail Priday is one of six artists selected for the Alaska State Museum 2020-2023 Solo Artist Exhibition Series, along with artists Ben Huff, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Alison Bremner Nax̲shag̲eit, Jannah Sexton-Atkins, and Mitch Watley. 


    Image credit: Gail Priday, "A Soft White Morning," acrylic on canvas, 2022 

    • Fri, February 03, 2023
    • APK



    Jannah Sexton Atkins

    Prayer Makers - Ecological Relics

    Solo Exhibition

    February 3, 2023 


    Using found and recycled objects combined with hand-drawn and sculpted elements, artist Jannah Sexton Atkins assembles works that contemplate society’s connection to nature.

    The Marker Series chronicles "humanity’s impact on Earth’s complex natural ecosystems by exponentially disrupting the elegant inter-relational web of organic life forms and their natural sustainable habitat critical for life itself.”

    Each of the 20 Prayer Markers in the exhibition includes a portrait of an insect, bird, fish or plant. Sexton Atkins playfully combines these portraits with salvaged, societal waste. The resulting Markers encourage connection and responsibility to our planet.  

    The exhibit opens Friday, February 3, 4:30–7:00 pm. The artist will give a talk about her work at 6:30 pm in the APK lecture hall. The exhibit runs through April 8, 2023.

    Jannah is one of six artists selected for the Alaska State Museum 2020-2023 Solo Artist Exhibition Series along with artists Alison Bremner NaxshageitBen HuffSonya Kelliher-CombsGail Priday, and Mitch Watley.

    Image credit: Jannah Sexton Atkins, Prayer Marker - Wake for the Wetlands, mixed media assemblage, found objects.

    • Fri, February 03, 2023
    • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • APK


    Stop by for February First Friday!

    The Alaska State Museum is open with FREE admission for First Friday from 4:30-7:00pm.

    See the new exhibition "Prayer Markers - Ecological Relics," an exhibition of works by artist Jannah Sexton Atkins. Using found and recycled objects combined with hand-drawn and sculpted elements, Sexton Atkins assembles works that contemplate society’s connection to nature. The exhibit opens Friday, February3, 4:30–7:00 pm. The artist will give a talk about her work at 6:30 pm in theAPK lecture hall. The exhibit runs through April 8, 2023.

    Image credit: Jannah Sexton Atkins, Prayer Marker - Wake for the Wetlands, mixed media assemblage, found objects.


    • Sat, February 11, 2023
    • 2:00 PM
    • APK


    Join us for a special performance at APK! 

    Con Brio Chamber Series and the Friends of the State Library, Archives and Museum present Music for Flute on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 2pm at the APK Atrium. This concert features flutist Sally Schlichting performing music of Bach, Verdi, Takemitsu and Mozart. She will be joined by pianist Sue Kazama, and Elena Levi, violin, Meg Rosson, viola, and Ben Holtz, cello. 

    The one-hour performance is pay-as-you-can.  For more information contact conbriochamberseries@gmail.com.

Past events

Fri, January 06, 2023 January First Friday
Sat, December 03, 2022 Youth Activity with Gail Priday
Fri, December 02, 2022 December Gallery Walk
Sat, November 19, 2022 Con Brio at APK!
Thu, November 17, 2022 Alaskan Newspapers and the Holocaust: History Unfolded
Thu, November 17, 2022 Americans and the Holocaust Research Sprint
Fri, November 04, 2022 November First Friday
Fri, November 04, 2022 Midnight at the Fireworks Stand by Alison Bremner Nax̲shag̲eit
Sat, October 08, 2022 Last Day for Mug Up!
Fri, October 07, 2022 October First Friday
Sat, September 24, 2022 Con Brio at APK!
Fri, September 02, 2022 September First Friday
Wed, June 29, 2022 Family Fair at APK
Wed, June 08, 2022 Weavers' Gathering!
Sat, June 04, 2022 Youth Activity for 2nd-6th Graders with See Stories
Fri, June 03, 2022 June First Friday
Tue, May 31, 2022 Teen Film Workshop with See Stories
Fri, May 27, 2022 Virtual Alaska Story Hour for Adults
Sat, May 07, 2022 Mug Up at Juneau Maritime Festival
Fri, May 06, 2022 Mug Up Lecture Series
Fri, May 06, 2022 May First Friday
Sat, April 23, 2022 Watercolor Maps with Rachelle Bonnett
Fri, April 01, 2022 April First Friday
Fri, April 01, 2022 Mug Up: The Language of Work
Fri, March 04, 2022 March First Friday
Sat, February 26, 2022 Sanctuary by Allie High
Sat, February 19, 2022 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP ZOOM MEETING AND ELECTION OF BOARD MEMBERS NOTICE
Sat, February 05, 2022 Chilkat Robe: Process and Weaving Artist Talk with Laine Rinehart (Tlingit)
Fri, February 04, 2022 February Virtual First Friday
Sat, January 29, 2022 Exhibit Walk Through with Ben Huff
Sat, January 22, 2022 Earring Making with Jessica Towns (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq)
Fri, January 21, 2022 Alaska State Library and Talking Book Center Present: Virtual Alaska Story Hour for Adults
Sat, December 11, 2021 Youth Art Activity: Ravenstail Necklace Bags with Kay Field Parker
Sat, November 20, 2021 Youth Activity with Ben Huff
Fri, November 19, 2021 Ben Huff: Atomic Island Walk-Through
Fri, November 05, 2021 Artist Talk with Ben Huff
Fri, November 05, 2021 Virtual Alaska Story Hour for Adults
Fri, November 05, 2021 Atomic Island by Ben Huff
Sat, June 26, 2021 Youth Activity for ages 8-18: Bead a Ravenstail design with Jill Kaasteen Meserve & Davina Cole
Sat, June 19, 2021 Youth Activity for ages 8-18: Chilkat Tassels with Lily Hope
Fri, June 04, 2021 Virtual First Friday: Lani Hotch Lecture
Sat, May 08, 2021 SWAY Lectures
Sat, May 08, 2021 Youth Activity: Yogurt Cup Baskets with Weaver Kay Field Parker
Sat, May 08, 2021 Opening Day: The Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Coast Native Textiles
Sat, May 08, 2021 Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Native Textiles
Fri, May 07, 2021 Virtual Dedication of The Spirit Wraps Around You: Northern Northwest Coast Native Textiles
Sat, March 27, 2021 FoSLAM Annual Meeting
Fri, January 01, 2021 Women of Vision
Fri, January 01, 2021 Women of Alaska
Fri, December 04, 2020 Mitch Did This³
Fri, October 02, 2020 First Friday - October
Fri, September 04, 2020 First Friday - September
Fri, August 07, 2020 First Friday - August
Fri, July 03, 2020 Virtual First Friday - July
Fri, June 05, 2020 First Friday - June [online]
Fri, May 01, 2020 First Friday - May
Fri, April 03, 2020 First Friday - April
Fri, March 06, 2020 First Friday - March
Fri, February 07, 2020 First Friday - February
Thu, January 23, 2020 Illuminating Subjects: Snippets of Lighthouse History and Preservation in Alaska
Fri, January 03, 2020 First Friday – January
Fri, January 03, 2020 Chill with the Family Fair: Travel around Alaska with the Library, Archives, and Museum!
Sat, December 21, 2019 iPhone Photography: How to take a photo which tells a story
Sat, December 07, 2019 FoSLAM Annual Meeting
Fri, December 06, 2019 First Friday – December
Fri, November 29, 2019 APK Marketplace
Fri, November 01, 2019 First Friday – November
Sat, October 19, 2019 Mask-Erade
Mon, October 14, 2019 Indigenous Peoples' Day
Fri, October 04, 2019 First Friday – October
Sun, September 22, 2019 An Evening with Ray Troll
Fri, September 06, 2019 First Friday – September
Fri, August 02, 2019 First Friday – August
Fri, March 01, 2019 First Friday, March

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