1. Three hundred years of Tlingit art


    from Kathy Dye Added 410 5 0

    A fascinating lecture by Aldona Jonaitis on the history of Tlingit artworks made in the 18th century to the 21st century. In her lecture, “Three Hundred Years of Tlingit Art,” Jonaitis devotes special attention to artist elements that have been consistent over these centuries and those that have changed. Jonaitis is emeritus director of the Museum of the North in Alaska. Lecture sponsored by Sealaska Heritage Institute and ConocoPhillips Alaska in celebration of Native American Heritage Month, 2012.

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    • JOURNEYING INTO FORM: The Mountain Goat Wool Project


      from Meghann O'Brien Added 905 6 0

      Journeying Into Form: The Mountain Goat Wool Project is exhibiting at the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art until September 2, 2012. Mountain goat wool was the original fiber used on the Northwest Coast. It was regarded as a sacred material and used in the weaving of Yeil Koowu (Ravenstail) and Naxxiin (Chilkat) ceremonial garments. The ancient and original techniques are a form of relating to and learning from the natural world, the spirit of which enters one when working intimately with material and process.

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