Tag: jennifer younger

A year after Sitka made space for tiny homes, no one is building them

Tiny homes have gained traction in recent years as an affordable housing alternative, but building them legally poses challenges in many communities. Sitka was one of the first cities in the country to introduce a set of tiny home friendly code changes last year. But, a year after passing the groundbreaking ordinance, no one is building them. Read More

Sitka artist honored with Rasmuson fellowship

Sitka artist Jennifer Younger has been creating jewelry for the past few years, and in that time she’s garnered a local following for her work that blends traditional metal carving with her unique style. Earlier this month, Younger was selected as a 2020 Rasmuson Individual Artist, one of 36 artists in the state to receive the prestigious award and one of only 10 to receive a competitive fellowship for mid-career artists.  Read More

Allen Hall’s new art a tribute to Tlingit culture

The Sitka Fine Arts Camp opened a permanent art installation at a reception Thursday night (02-25-16). “Create, Memory” showcases pieces from local Alaska Native artists. The exhibit is a nod to the history of the original Sheldon Jackson Training School and later, college, which was influential in the lives of many Alaskan Natives. Read More

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