April 24, 2014

Call for Apprentices: Gajaa Hít Totem Pole and House Screen – Deadline: April 24

Call for Apprentices: Gajaa Hít Totem Pole and House Screen
Deadline: Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 4:00pm.

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) and the TH Regional Housing Authority (THRHA) are recruiting for three apprentice positions May-July 2014 in Juneau, AK. Apprentices will work with Native carvers, Joe Young & TJ Young, on the completion of the Gajaa Hít Project in Juneau. Two (2) apprentice carvers will work on an Eagle totem pole and one (1) apprentice carver will work on a house screen, both in the traditional Northwest Coast art style.

Carving will take place at Gajaa Hít and on the Sealaska Plaza terrace in downtown Juneau. Apprentices will earn $5,000 to $10,000 (based on position and milestone evaluations). Work on the totem pole will begin in mid-May 2014 and work on the house screen will begin mid-July 2014. Dates are subject to change. The exact days and hours of work will be estabished between Native carvers and apprentices.

If you are interested in an apprentice postion, please fill out an application along with: a cover letter, your portfolio (not to exceed 8 items), and a copy of your tribal ID. This project gives priority to THRHA beneficiary and/or applicants who demonstrate financial need. Tax documentation may be required.

If you have any questions, please contact SHI’s Art Assistant, Davina Cole at davina.cole@sealaska.com or (907)586-9230.


Start: April 24, 2014
End: April 24, 2014

Da Vinci Night @ Tongass School of Arts & Sciences

Thursday, April 24th from 6-7:30pm

All Ketchikan families welcome to join Tongass School of Arts & Sciences for an evening of hands-on science and a performance by the Ratfish Wranglers!

For more information call 225-5720.

Start: April 24, 2014
End: April 24, 2014
Venue: Tongass School of Arts and Sciences
Ketchikan, AK, 99901, United States
Cost: Free

BOOMbal Dance Hall!

Thursday, April 24, BOOMbal Dance Hall!
7-9:00pm, back at the Main Street Gallery. Mini lesson at 7:00pm gets you started, music for partner dances follows: salsa, waltz, swing, foxtrot, and tango!  Boombal Dancehall is a place to learn and practice partner dances. Everyone is welcome, no partner necessary. Come solo, bring your friends, its fun!! $5 at the door. Learn to Dance, One Step at a Time!

Start: April 24, 2014
End: April 24, 2014
Venue: Main StreetGallery
Phone: 907-225-2211
Ketchikan, AK, United States

April 25, 2014

The Vagina Monologues

The Vagina Monologues

Friday & Saturday, April 25th & 26th @ 7pm and Sunday, April 27th @ 2pm
Held at the Main Street Gallery, 330 Main St.

Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues has been performed in 48 languages and in more than 140 countries since 1996. Proceeds from all productions support organizations that advocate for women. Ninety percent of proceeds from this production will benefit WISH (Women in Safe Homes-Ketchikan).

The Vagina Monologues addresses women’s issues ranging from the beautiful, funny, joyful, complex, powerful or challenging.

General Admission: $15
Student/Senior (with ID): $12

Donor Admission Options
(all net profits go to WISH – any amount above the general admission price will qualify as a tax deductible donation):
$50 – TVM Activist
$40 – TVM Advocate
$25 – TVM Ally



Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 27, 2014

Drama Club with Clare Bennett

Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 25, 2014
Venue: UAS Ketchikan - P519
Phone: 228-4550
2600 7th Avenue, Ketchikan, AK, United States

Voices of the Wilderness

April 25- May 17

An exhibit of contemporary art inspired by Alaska’s public lands.

Presented in partnership between Tongass Historical Museum and the USDA Forest Service.


Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 25, 2014
Venue: Tongass Historical Museum
Ketchikan, AK, 99901, United States
Cost: Free

History of Northwest Coast Art

Fridays 5:30-9pm
Saturdays 10am-5pm
Sundays 12-5:30pm

Instructor: Steve Henrikson
Course fees: $175/$150
Course dates: 4.25-4.27 & 5.2-5.4

Guest instructor Steve Henrikson, Curator of Collections for the Alaska State Museum, will trace the development of the visual arts of the Northwest Coastal peoples from the earliest records into one of the world’s richest contemporary traditions. Cultural and regional variations and cross-cultural influences will be studied, using historic writings, photographs, and objects from the Ketchikan Museums’ collection in this survey course.

Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 25, 2014
Venue: Totem Heritage Center
Phone: 907-225-5900
Ketchikan, AK, 99901, United States
Cost: See description.

Ketchikan Community Chorus Spring Concert: “Steppin’ Out”

Friday, April 25, The Ketchikan Community Chorus Spring Concert: “Steppin’ Out”

Your and your friends can save big bucks… reserve a table for 8.

Tickets sell for $30 but you can save $40 bucks and get 8 (a $240 value) for a sweet $200. Gather your friends, have a blast and save a buck!

Tickets are available at McPherson Music, Arts Council, Silly Munchkins and from the performers.

Gershwin Portrait, a cabaret show of Gershwin melodies, costume and dance at the Ted Ferry Civic Center, complete with finger food and dessert.

Start: April 25, 2014
End: April 25, 2014

April 26, 2014

The Ketchikan Community Band presents “The Light is Back!”

The Ketchikan Community Band presents

The Light is Back!

Join us for some exciting and inspiring music, including “The Witch & the Saint” by Steven Reineke, “Oblivion” by Astor Piazzolla, and “Whirlwind” by Fred Stride.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:00pm
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 3:00pm

Adults $10, 18 and under free. Tickets available at McPherson Music, the Arts Council, and at the door!


Date: April 26, 2014
Venue: Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council
Phone: 907-225-2211
330 Main Street, Ketchikan, AK, 99901, United States

Birding on Gravina

Saturday, April 26th @ 6:45 am

Birding on Gravina: Join Andy Piston and Steve Heinl to see, hear and learn the large flocks of migrating birds as you walk along the Gravina Island shoreline. Bring binoculars and water and dress for the weather. Meet on the airport ferry.

For more information call 228-6220 or go to their website.

Start: April 26, 2014
End: April 26, 2014
Venue: Southeast Alaska Discovery Center
50 Main Street, Ketchikan, AK, 99901, United States
Cost: Free
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