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Weekly Calendar of Upcoming Events and Performances

To have your event added to The Arts and Culture Calendar contact:
Joelyz Linkous:  info@KetchikanArts.org 907-225-2211

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January 29–February 4, 2023

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Intermediate/Advance Carving: Frontlets

Tuesday, January 24, 20236:00 pmFriday, February 3, 20239:00 pm
Totem Heritage Center

Instructor: TOMMY JOSEPH
January 24 – February 3, 2023
Mon. – Fri. 6 – 9:00 p.m., Sat. & Sun. 10 – 4:30 p.m.
$225
(materials TBD)

The Northwest Coast frontlet was traditionally worn by high-ranking individuals for ceremonial occasions. The frontlet features the owner’s house or clan crest carved in high relief and is traditionally part of an elaborate headdress. Renowned Tlingit carver Tommy Joseph will guide students through the steps of this challenging project from design, to the basic form, and finishing details. This class counts toward a Certificate of Merit in Carving.

Registration for Spring classes opens in December 2022. You are welcome to register via phone (907.225.5900), email, or stop by the Totem Heritage Center.

BOOMbal Dance Class

Monday, January 30, 2023
5:00 pm7:30 pm
Main Street Gallery

BOOMbal Dance Classes at the Main Street Gallery!
BOOMbal Dance Hall

A new dance series to learn East Coast Swing starts on January 9
Two classes to choose from:
Doors open for check-in: 5:45
Beginners: 6:00-6:45 (Swing 101 + Swing 2)
Intermediates 6:55 - 7:30 (Swing 4)

The first class of the year is FREE for the community! On January 9, try out Swing 101
The rest of the month's series is $22 for one class, $38 for both classes.
No partner needed, but reservation is required. Register via FB messenger @BOOMbal Dance Hall, mask are optional. 

KAAHC Call to Artists Request for Qualifications

Tuesday, January 31, 2023

KAAHC is calling all artists for a Request for Qualifications to create work to be included in a Land Acknowledgement Kit being created by the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council.

Deadline to submit qualifications is January 31, 2023

The Land Acknowledgment Kit will be available for groups, individuals, organizations and others to learn what a Land Acknowledgement could look like, and suggestions for respectfully developing one. Artist Janice Jackson has created a cover for the Land Acknowledgement Kit using red, black and turquoise wool felt, mother of pearl and abalone buttons and the portrayal of a bentwood box "because it holds precious knowledge and wisdom, representing the wisdom of those who came before us". She has titled her work for the cover, "The Box of Knowledge".

We are requesting qualifications of artists for four additional works of art within the Kit including

- A cedar or spruce root woven piece
- A Ravenstail or Chilkat weaving
- A beaded piece
- A 2D piece (drawing/painting/digital/pen & ink, mixed media or other 2D genre)

Please click below to see more information and submission details.

Open Craft Night at the Totem Heritage Center

Tuesday, January 31, 2023
6:00 pm9:00 pm

Open Craft Night is back at the Totem Heritage Center!
Join them on Tuesdays from 6-9:00pm and bring your weaving, regalia, and design projects to work in the company of fellow Northwest Coast artists and students.
For more information about Open Craft Night, the Native Arts Studies Program, and the Totem Heritage Center call 225-5900 or visit KetchikanMuseums.org.
**Woodshop access will NOT be available in October and November due to renovations.**

Native Launchpad

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Native Launchpad is the cornerstone program of Advancing Indigenous Performance (AIP), Western Arts Alliance’s national initiative to create new touring and presentation opportunities for US-based Indigenous performing artists. Native Launchpad provides Indigenous artists with tools and resources needed to further their careers and introduce them to the world of arts presenting and management.
Deadline February 1st, 2023

Theme Video Premiere!

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
10:00 am11:00 am
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

Southeast Alaska Discovery Center will be premiering their new theme video showcasing Alaska's National Forests - where nature, people, and tradition come together. Watch it live in the Elizabeth Peratrovich Theater at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center at 10 a.m. on February 1, 2023.

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet Adult Tap

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
7:00 pm8:30 pm
Ketchikan Theatre Ballet

Adult Tap is an Open-Level Tap class that is great for adults with no previous dance experience and also offers a fun environment for those with tap experience.

Come tap into your inner dancer with this rhythm-based dance class! No previous dance or tap experience is needed. KTB has some used tap shoes available for rent or purchase or simply wear a hard sole dress or low heel shoe. Tap shoes can be ordered through KTB as well. Punch cards also available for this class.

Arts Report on KRBD

Thursday, February 2, 2023
8:20 am8:35 am

Each week at approximately 8:20 am KRBD hosts the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council for their weekly report on arts and humanities in Ketchikan and the surrounding area. Get a synopsis of the local music scene, performances, Gallery exhibits, pop-ups, and Calls to artists. The Arts Report often features special guests from the Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, Artists, and Curators. Tune in weekly to KRBD 105.3 FM Ketchikan, Metlakatla and Saxman, 107.1 FM North Ketchikan, Ward Cove, and Ketchikan, 101.7: Craig, 90.7: North Point Higgins, 90.1: Mountain Point, Hydaburg, Klawock, and Thorne Bay.
If you would like your event to be aired in the Arts Report please let us know by the Thursday prior.

Museum Midday Join Debbie Mclavey and Tribal Scholar Students Sharing Projects and Learning Together

Thursday, February 2, 2023
12:00 pm1:00 pm
Tongass Historical Museum

For more than a decade Ketchikan Indian Community’s Tribal Scholars Program has been providing opportunities for Native secondary students in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District. Learn more about the program from Debbie McLavey and students when you join them for this Museum Midday.

The 37th Annual Wearable Art Show!

Thursday, February 2, 2023
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Ted Ferry Civic Center

The Wearable Art Show is a runway extravaganza art show featuring one-of-a-kind, handcrafted artwork designed to be worn by the human body. Artists of all ages using any media create functional - and not so functional - pieces of WEARABLE ART for the runway. There is something for the whole community! Doors at 7 performance at 8

Must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet Adult Jazz

Thursday, February 2, 2023
7:00 pm8:30 pm
Ketchikan Theatre Ballet

Adult Jazz is an Open-level Jazz Class that invites adults of all ability levels to move, stretch, and dance to a variety of popular music.

New Class! Burn calories and listen to fun music while learning the basics of Jazz technique! No dance experience or dance gear is required for this class. comfortable clothing and bare feet or socks work great!

SEADC Friday Night Insight - When the U.S. Army Tried to Control the Tlingit and Failed

Friday, February 3, 2023
5:00 pm6:00 pm
Southeast Alaska Discovery Center

Peter Stanton and Cape Fox Corporation will present “When the U.S. Army Tried to Control the Tlingit and Failed.” After US purchased Alaska in 1867 over the next 10 years army build and maintained several forts across Alaska including three in Lingit Aani (Tlingit Country). American officers and soldiers tried and failed to impose what they believed was “law and order” among Native peoples, especially the Lingit (Tlingit)

The 37th Annual Wearable Art Show!

Friday, February 3, 2023
7:00 pm9:00 pm
Ted Ferry Civic Center

The Wearable Art Show is a runway extravaganza art show featuring one-of-a-kind, handcrafted artwork designed to be worn by the human body. Artists of all ages using any media create functional - and not so functional - pieces of WEARABLE ART for the runway. There is something for the whole community! Doors at 7 performance at 8

Must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Ketchikan Theatre Ballet Adult Ballet

Saturday, February 4, 2023
9:00 am10:30 am
Ketchikan Theatre Ballet

This open-level Ballet class is geared toward adults with no previous dance experience.

Move your body, burn calories and learn the basics of Classical Ballet technique! There is no dance or ballet experience necessary for this class. This class is designed for adults who are new to dance and have always wanted to experience the beauty of ballet! Punch cards are also available for this class.

The 37th Annual Wearable Art Show! "Mimosa Matinee"

Saturday, February 4, 2023
2:00 pm4:00 pm
Ted Ferry Civic Center

The Wearable Art Show is a runway extravaganza art show featuring one-of-a-kind, handcrafted artwork designed to be worn by the human body. Artists of all ages using any media create functional - and not so functional - pieces of WEARABLE ART for the runway. There is something for the whole community! New this year "Mimosa's Mantinee" woooo hooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The 37th Annual Wearable Art Show!

Saturday, February 4, 2023
7:00 pm10:00 pm
Ted Ferry Civic Center

The Wearable Art Show is a runway extravaganza art show featuring one-of-a-kind, handcrafted artwork designed to be worn by the human body. Artists of all ages using any media create functional - and not so functional - pieces of WEARABLE ART for the runway. There is something for the whole community! Doors at 7 performance at 8

Must be 21+ or accompanied by a parent or guardian.


Image Credits
TOP ROW (L-R)
Stephen Jackson, Seward Shame Pole, Saxman, Alaska, 2017 - Ketchikan Community Concert Band, image credit Felix Wong - Evy Posey, "Cosmic Wyvern", Mixed UP the 35th Annual Wearable Art Show, 2021 – Ricardo Búrquez, "My World", 2016 - Evon Zerbetz & Rich Stage, "A Trip to the Library", 2012 - Terry Pyles, "Yeltatzie Salmon", 2015

BOTTOM ROW (L-R)
Kathy Flora, Marcie Pungowiyi, New Path Dancers, "Thunder”, ShapeShift the 26th Annual Wearable Art Show, 2012, image credit Ernie Meloche - Rhonda Green, Tongass Historical Museum entry gate, 2021 - Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, Spring Gala "The Four Seasons" May 2021 -  Nathan Jackson, "New Thundering Wings", 2016 – First City Players, "39 Steps", Jack Finnegan, 2021, image credit Jeff Fitzwater - Jackie Keizer "Sailing Off Into A Tequila Sunrise", Mixed UP the 35th Annual Wearable Art, image credit Jeanette Sweetman 2021 - Shawna Hofmann, Andiamo Dance Company, image credit Jeanette Sweetman, 2021- Ricardo Búrquez, “Pipe Junction” 2021 - Isreal Shotridge, Chief Johnson's Totem Pole, Ketchikan, AK. 1955

The Positive Impact of the Arts in Ketchikan

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