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Jannah Sexton Atkins Solo Artist Exhibition Opening at the Alaska State Museum

by LAM Webmaster on 2023-01-17T12:00:00-09:00 in Alaska State Museum, Events | 0 Comments

Prayer Marker - Wake for the Wetlands, mixed media assemblage, found objects.

Friday, February 3, 4:30–7:00 pm
Lecture at 6:30 pm

Juneau – The Alaska State Museum is pleased to announce Prayer Markers - Ecological Relics, an exhibition of works by artist Jannah Sexton Atkins. Using found and recycled objects combined with hand-drawn and sculpted elements, Sexton Atkins assembles works that contemplate society’s connection to nature.

The Marker Series chronicles "humanity’s impact on Earth’s complex natural ecosystems by exponentially disrupting the elegant inter-relational web of organic life forms and their natural sustainable habitat critical for life itself.”

Each of the 20 Prayer Markers in the exhibition includes a portrait of an insect, bird, fish or plant. Sexton Atkins playfully combines these portraits with salvaged, societal waste. The resulting Markers encourage connection and responsibility to our planet.   

The exhibit opens Friday, February 3, 4:30–7:00 pm. The artist will give a talk about her work at 6:30 pm in the APK lecture hall. The exhibit runs through April 8, 2023.

Jannah is one of six artists selected for the Alaska State Museum 2020-2023 Solo Artist Exhibition Series along with artists Alison Bremner NaxshageitBen HuffSonya Kelliher-CombsGail Priday, and Mitch Watley.

The Alaska State Museum hosts a spectacular permanent collection as well as temporary exhibitions. For museum hours, rates, and more information, visit The museum phone number is (907) 465-2901.

A person experiencing a disability who needs accommodation for events hosted by the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum can contact the Division’s ADA coordinator at (907) 465-2912. Please contact us a week in advance so we can make any necessary arrangements.

Media Contact:

Amy Phillips-Chan, PhD

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