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Sheldon Jackson Museum curator Jackie Fernandez discusses the start of summer hours, and “Slow Art Day” this Saturday, April 27, 1-3 PM (free to public). Visitors will be encouraged to get hands-on as “Curators in Training.” The Native Artist residency program begins on May 9. For more information about all the new programs visit the Sheldon Jackson Museum online or visit the Friends of Sheldon Jackson Facebook page.
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‘Slow Art Day’ this Saturday at the SJ Museum
Sometime in August crews working on the Blue Lake hydro project in Sitka will shut off the old penstock from the dam and connect a new one -- work that will leave the town without its drinking water supply for up to four months. In the meantime, the city is returning to its former water plant on the Indian River, but it’s not a matter of turning a few valves. Because of higher drinking water standards, Sitka has rented a temporary filtration plant -- at a cost of about $1-million per month. more
Sitka Fine Arts Camp director Roger Schmidt and development intern Melissa Campbell discuss the camp's Restoration Internship Program. Twenty-six college students from around the country are working to save the former Sheldon Jackson College laundry, aka "Smokestack Building." Learn more about the Save It or Lose It campaign online. Also, check out a video of the project here. more