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Sheldon Jackson Museum Artist-in-Residence Rico Worl (Tlingit and Athabascan) To Give Artist Talk

by LAM Webmaster on 2021-07-21T14:29:00-08:00 in Sheldon Jackson Museum, Events, Museums | Comments

For Immediate Release
July 21, 2021

Rico Worl in studio with brushes and sketches behind him. "This is Tlingit Land" sign in background.SITKA – Alaska Native Artist-in-Residence Rico Worl (Tlingit and Athabascan) will give an artist talk entitled “Forming Lines: From Starwars to Formline.” The talk will take place on Saturday, July 24, 3-4 pm, at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and on Zoom. There will be a limited number of seats available to attend the talk in person. To reserve a spot, call the museum at (907) 747-8981.

Attend via Zoom:

Meeting ID: 879 2575 0616
Passcode: 521978

Worl will talk about the intersection of modernity and indigeneity and how this convergence provides grounds for cultural survival and cross-cultural connection. Worl was raised with traditional values and attended traditional ceremonies and events growing up. He also spent his free time doing nerdy stuff. Being a modern indigenous person means being involved in diverse social groups. These crossroads have influenced the pop art production and entrepreneurial mindset of social designer and artist Rico Worl.

The Sheldon Jackson Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9 am-4 pm through July 31. Starting August 1, hours will change to Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm. Admission is $9 for adults, $8 for ages 65+, and free for youth 18 and under or for Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum or Alaska State Museum members.

The Sheldon Jackson Museum is compliant with State mandates pertaining to Alaska State Libraries, Archives and Museums. For more information on COVID-19 health mandates and advisories, please visit https://covid19.alaska.gov/health-mandates/.

Media Contact:

Patience Frederiksen
Director, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums
907.465.2911
patience.frederiksen@alaska.gov
lam.alaska.gov


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