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Artist Talk & Dance Bib Making Class With Artist-In-Residence Chloe French, Tlingit

by Amy Carney on 2018-05-23T11:12:00-08:00 in Events, Museums | Comments

Chloe FrenchThe Sheldon Jackson Museum is pleased to announce that on Saturday, June 16th at 2:00pm, artist-in-residence, Chloe French (Tlingit) will give an artist talk entitled, Stories & Myth: Keeping Them Alive Today. The talk will focus on how the artist has been inspired by Tlingit legends and how she works her interpretations of stories and myths into her dance bibs, collars, and other artwork. The talk will be held in the museum gallery and is free to the public.

On Saturday, June 23rd from 1:30pm to 4:00pm French will teach a free dance bib making class using felt and other materials. The class will focus on how to communicate stories and myth through the creation of their own dance bibs. The class is free, but students should be the minimum age of ten and must register in advance and obtain materials beforehand. To register and for the required materials list, call (907) 747-8981.

For more details about the days and times French will be at the museum or for questions about her presentation on the 16th or her class on the 23rd, please call (907) 747-8981. To view all events related to the Native Artist Residency Program, visit the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum Facebook page or the Alaska State Museum website.

The Native Artist Residency Program is made possible through the support of the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic (LEX-NG) Fund, Sitka Fine Arts Camp, Alaska Airlines, the Friends of the Sheldon Jackson Museum, and private donations.

Summer hours at the Sheldon Jackson Museum 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m, Tuesday through Saturday. The museum is closed holidays. Summer admission is $7 for adults and $6 for seniors. Visitors 18 and under are admitted free of charge. Assistance is available for visitors with special needs. Please contact the museum for more information at 907.747.8981.


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