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Former and current Sheldon Jackson Museum curators Peter Corey and Jackie Fernandez, and renown NW Coast artist Steve Brown discuss a project to study the museum’s silver collection — and to examine other pieces in private ownership in Sitka. Brown will be available 5:30 PM Fri Jan 17 at the Raindance Gallery on Monastery St. for “An Evening of Silver and Gold,” and will look a private pieces. Call 747-6233 to arrange a consultation. Brown will give a lecture 7 PM Sat Jan 18 at the Sheldon Jackson Museum as part of the annual Friends of SJ Museum board meeting. Light refreshments will be served. Learn more about the Sheldon Jackson Museum online.
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SJ Museum brings silver carving into the spotlight
Sitka library director Robb Farmer leads a double-life: By day a librarian, by night a trained Santa Claus. Farmer discusses his decision to attend Santa School, and his life over the last year assisting the real Santa Claus with his public appearances. Farmer is a 2005 graduate of the Charles W. Howard Santa School. Downloadable audio. more
Sitka JazzFest! director Mike Kernin says this year's festival will feature Grammy-winning violinist Mads Toling, among its headliners. Also trumpeter Kenny Washington, vocalist Kenny Washington, and the Dewayne Pate trio. For a complete rundown of artists and performances, visit Sitka JazzFest! Downloadable audio. more