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Sound and Motion Continues

The second half of the 7th annual Spring Arts and Culture series is on at the Juneau campus. Two of the four events are series staples: the Woosh K poetry slam and the Tidal Echoes journal launch. All events are take place on Fridays at 7 p.m., and are free and open to the public at the Egan Lecture Hall. Students are encouraged to attend.

Friday, March 4th, Experimental Musical Ensemble HARM will perform. Comprised of mainly alums from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, HARM defies the bounds of typical genre standards. Blending psych-folk and hip-hop with classical themes, the experimental chamber group utilizes upright bass, cello, harmonium, banjo, clarinet, guitar, beat boxing and vocal layering to explore themes of violence, gender and sexuality.

The now-annual Woosh Kinaadeiyí Poetry Slam is set for Friday, March 25. The 3rd annual UAS-hosted slam will include the Woosh Kinaadeiyí Band. This friendly competition is open to poets and performers of all ages and all abilities. Sign up to compete at 6:30 p.m. Slam starts at 7. Woosh Kinaadeiyí is a local nonprofit committed to diversity, inclusive community, and empowering voice.

Friday, April 8, adjunct photography faculty Ben Huff presents, “Photography in a Changing Alaska.” Huff will be sharing pictures from a current body of work being created in Adak, as well as a local project. He will discuss book making, narrative qualities of photography, and his larger philosophy in regards to photography and art. Huff’s talk follows the Friends of the Egan Library Authors Reception.

The final event of the season is the Annual Tidal Echoes Launch on Friday, April 15. Featured Juneau writer Aleria Jensen will read and Sitka artist Dr. Teri Rofkar will discuss her work. A selection of writers published in this year’s journal will also read. Light refreshments will be served. Journals will be available for purchase at the door.


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