Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Alaska State Libraries, Archives, & Museums
For Immediate Release
July 12, 2021
SITKA – The Sheldon Jackson Museum is pleased to welcome Tlingit and Athabascan artist-in-residence Rico Worl. Worl will be at the museum July 11-25, working 9 am-4 pm most days the museum is open.
He will give an Artist talk entitled “Forming Lines: From Star Wars to Formline” on July 24 at 3 pm and will offer a four-part in-person sticker making class in late July.
Worl’s free sticker making class is July 21-23, 2-4 pm and July 24, 2-3 pm, at the museum. Students will create an original piece of artwork for their sticker, incorporating formline design elements, and will use Stickermule.com to generate 1”x1” stickers. Students should be 15 years old and up and plan to attend all class sessions if possible. The class is free, but students pay $51 plus shipping through Stickermule.com to make 50 stickers. Students should also bring paper and pencils and a laptop or Ipad with the free program Autodesk Sketchbook already downloaded on it. Space is very limited-register by calling (907) 747-8981.
Rico Lanáat’ Worl is of the Raven House of the Lukaax.ádi. He was born in Anchorage, Alaska and raised in Anchorage, Juneau, and Fairbanks. A Tlingit/Athabascan social designer who works in computer-aided design and jewelry, Worl is an artist with training in anthropology. Although largely self-taught, he has enjoyed studying with many artists in person and in books.
Through his current ongoing project Trickster Company, he carries forward the goals of empowering indigenous artists, fostering indigenous resilience, celebrating cross-cultural connection, and representing indigenous peoples' modern lifestyles. Recently, he became the first Tlingit person to design a US postage stamp.
This year’s Alaska Native Artist Residency Program is made possible with an Art Works II Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and with support from the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum, Alaska Airlines, and private donations. For additional information on the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, upcoming Alaska Native artists-in-residence, and artist-in-residence talks and classes, please call (907) 747-8981 or visit https://lam.alaska.gov/sjm-events. To reserve a spot to attend Worl’s July 24 artist talk or a spot in his late July sticker making class, please call (907) 747-8981.
The Sheldon Jackson Museum is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9 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/.
Director, Division of Libraries, Archives and Museums
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