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"How the Raven House Mouse Continues His Journey": A Presentation at the Sheldon Jackson Museum by Collaborators Artist Robert Hoffmann (Tlingit) & Author Jan Steinbright

by Amy Carney on 2018-03-06T16:07:05-09:00 in Events, Museums | Comments

On Saturday, March 10th at 2pm, local author Jan Steinbright and Tlingit artist Robert Hoffmann will give a presentation on their collaboration to produce a sequel to their previously published young readers’ book on Tlingit culture, Raven House Mouse. Steinbright and Hoffmann will share excerpts and illustrations of their forthcoming children’s book, How the Raven Mouse Continues His Journey, and discuss their process as artists.

Jan Steinbright is a writer, oral historian, teacher and an artist. She has been involved with the administration and documentation of Alaska Native Cultural programs for 25 years and is the author/editor of Qayaqs and Canoes: Native Ways of Knowing and My Own Trail the life history of Howard Luke, an Athabascan tradition bearer. For 18 years, she editied the Journal of Alaska Native Arts and served as program coordinator for the Institute of Alaska Native Arts in Fairbanks.

Robert Davis is a Tlingit artist from the village of Kake, a small Tlingit village on Kupreanof Island in Southeast Alaska. His major achievements are a book of poetry, Soulcatcher; set design for Perseverance Theatre's production of the "Tlingit Macbeth"; and the creation of the forty-eight-foot-long backdrop for Sealaska Corporation's biennial celebration of the Tlingit, Haida and Tsimshian tribal cultures in Juneau.

The Sheldon Jackson Museum is open during the winter Tuesday through Saturday from 10am until noon and 1pm until 4:00pm with a lunch closure between noon and 1pm. Winter admission is $5 for adults, $4 for seniors, and free for ages 18 and under. Admission will be waived during the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum-sponsored presentation by Steinbright and Hoffmann on March 10th.  

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