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Formline art, book signing set for Nov.6 First Friday

 


Another month, another jam-packed First Friday.

November’s event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 6. It will include the opening of a formline art exhibit at the Sheldon Museum, a book signing at the Alaska Arts Confluence, and a showcase of Joanie Wagner’s fiber, glass and wax artwork at Skipping Stone Studios.

The formline exhibit, titled “Our Voices are Still Heard on our Grandparents’ Land,” is curated by Zachary James. It includes items from the museum’s collection, as well as spoons, drums, totem pieces, jewelry and wood carvings loaned from residents around town.

The Gei San Dancers will perform at the exhibit opening.

The Alaska Arts Confluence office is hosting a book signing of “Where Eagles Gather: The Story of the Alaska Chilkat Bald Eagle Preserve, Haines, Alaska,” by Joe Ordonez. Ordonez is a local author and photographer.

Former U.S. Sen. Gary Hart, who co-sponsored federal legislation to protect the preserve, penned the book’s introduction.

The confluence will also be hosting a silent auction of high top sneakers decorated by local artists. Volunteers will model the sneakers and collect bids. Proceeds will benefit Southeast Alaska Independent Living.

First Friday attendees can also catch a glimpse of full-sized color print-outs of proposed interpretive signs for the Fort Seward Walking Tour. The signs will be available for viewing and public comment in the Alaska Arts Confluence office from Nov. 5 through the end of the Alaska Bald Eagle Festival.

 
 

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