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Youth Art Activities Are Back at the Alaska State Library, Archives and Museum

by Amy Carney on 2018-09-20T13:13:03-08:00 in Events, Archives, Museums, Libraries | Comments

JUNEAU – The 2018-2019 Youth Art Activity program begins on Saturday, October 6, with a cartooning workshop with Gabrielle Vance. Participants will explore historic comics from the Alaska State Library’s Historical Collections, learn cartooning and drawing techniques, and create their own cartoon panels or comic strips. The morning session from 10 am to noon is designed for ages 6-9 and the afternoon session from 1-3 pm is geared for ages 9-12. These workshops are free, but registration is recommended by calling the Alaska State Museum at 465-2901. Gabrielle is a scientist, educational designer, and geology instructor who grew up in Juneau. She enjoys creating activities that integrate art with science and history.

Youth Art Activities are held monthly from October through May and are led by the Alaska State Museum’s Solo Artists in connection with their exhibits or local artists who highlight the unique collections of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum. November’s activity will be archaeological drawing with Gustavus-based scientific illustrator Kathy Hocker, and December’s will be a textile workshop with Anchorage artist Amy Meissner. In January, the staff of the Library, Archives, and Museum will host the Chill with the Family Fair with a variety of activities inspired by the collections. Visit our Youth Art Activities page for more information. The program is partially funded by the citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenues and is sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum.

“The Youth Art Activity program is a long-time favorite of the staff of the Museum, Library, and Archives, as well as the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum, who have supported this program for over 20 years. We’re excited to introduce Juneau kids to our collections and exhibits and to provide opportunities for them to interact with professional artists,” said program coordinator Claire Imamura.

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) 465-2988 to make any necessary arrangements.

The Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums collects, organizes, preserves, and makes accessible materials that document the history of Alaska, provides access to government information for state agencies and other researchers, and promotes the development of libraries, archives, and museums statewide for the benefit of all Alaskans.


Patience Frederiksen
Alaska State Librarian

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