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Tersteeg Honor

Mayor’s Award for the Arts, October 23

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council announces that UAS faculty Alice Tersteeg is being honored for her work (over 30 years on the faculty) at the University of Alaska SE both Sitka and Juneau campuses, culminating in the development of a Bachelor of Art degree for UAS, her work to explore and insist on non-toxic print-making methods at the University, and her commitment to the importance of the arts for every individual. Tersteeg retired from UAS in Spring, 2008.  Tersteeg will be presented with the Innovative Application of the Arts award at the Second Annual Mayor’s Awards for the Arts.

Tersteeg is one of six award recipients. Jim Simard will receive the Volunteer/Patron of the Arts award for his countless hours of volunteering for virtually every performing group in Juneau, particularly in technical areas. He has used his many years as a professional in the theatre/film world to design and create lighting systems for UAS, Naa Kahidi Theatre, Opera to Go, Theatre in the Rough, and most recently the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

Honorees will receive their awards at a cocktail reception catered by Abby’s Kitchen, entertainment including Tom Locher on piano, on Thursday, October 23 from 5 to 7 pm at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Tickets for the event are $25, available through the Arts Council offices, at Hearthside Books, by calling 586-2787, or online at


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