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Sheldon Jackson Museum Virtual Artist Talks

by Amy Carney on 2020-07-30T09:24:00-08:00 in Sheldon Jackson Museum, Events | Comments

June wears a mask & gloves while handling various materials.SITKA – Sheldon Jackson Museum artist-in-residence June Pardue (Alutiiq/Sugpiaq) will give two virtual talks on Zoom in the coming weeks. Her first talk is entitled “An Alutiiq Kakiwik- An Alutiiq Sewing Bag” and will take place Saturday, August 1st at 3 PM on Zoom. The public may view the Zoom talk live.

June’s will give her Residency Recap Talk, the last event of her residency, Sat., Aug. 8th at 3pm. During this Zoom event, she will share what she has created while in residence at the Sheldon Jackson Museum. Watch the Recap Talk on Zoom.

June Pardue grew up in Old Harbor, Kodiak. As a child, she spent time with her mother and their neighbor, Fedosia Inga, weaving grass into baskets and other types of containers in the traditional Alutiiq/Sugpiaq styles. Over time June Pardue became one of the most highly regarded traditional Sugpiaq weavers and began to work in other traditional mediums including gut and fish skin. Her artwork can be found in the collections of the Sheldon Jackson Museum, the Baranof and Alutiiq museums in Kodiak, and in numerous private collections. She is dedicated to teaching her art form, cultural values, and in particular, respect for elders, through her craft. She has been an artist demonstrator at Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage and an artist-in-residence at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and has given numerous workshops online and in person on sewing and tanning fish skin, gut, and pinguat (traditional Alutiiq beaded headdress) making.

Zoom links for the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program talks and most classes will be posted online in Alaska State Museum press releases, the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum website and Facebook page. If there is a limit to the number of students permitted to attend an artist-in-residence class, the link will be shared only with people who have pre-registered for the class. Videos of recorded Alaska Native Artist Residency Program talks and most Alaska Native Artist Residency classes will be posted to the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum Facebook page, website, and Youtube Channel soon after they have been filmed.

The Sheldon Jackson Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday between 12pm and 4pm. Admission fees for adults is $5, $4 for ages 65+, and free for youth 18 and under or for Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum or Alaska State Museum members. The public should continue to pay by credit card. The Sheldon Jackson Museum is compliant with State mandates pertaining to Alaska State Libraries, Archives and Museums.

People with questions about the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist-led Zoom classes and talks, art class materials, or operating hours and admission fees may call the museum directly at (907) 747-8981.

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