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Tlingit carver Doug Chilton will lead today’s Art of Place lecture at UAS, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Glacier View Room.
Chilton to lead today's Art of Place lecture 032411 ART 3 JUNEAU EMPIRE Tlingit carver Doug Chilton will lead today’s Art of Place lecture at UAS, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Glacier View Room.

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Doug Chilton checks the warmth of a 26-foot carved spruce canoe as his brother, Brian, partially hidden, left, cuts up wooden pallets and Doug Chilton, Jr., right, feeds a fire to heat rocks near the North Douglas Boat Ramp in 2008. Steam, hot water and hot rocks are being used to allow the hull to sag and round out to complete the shape of the canoe. The canoe was commissioned for the Ocean Hall at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Story last updated at 3/23/2011 - 10:54 pm

Chilton to lead today's Art of Place lecture

Tlingit carver Doug Chilton will lead today’s Art of Place lecture at UAS, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Glacier View Room.

The Art of Place series is designed to give community members a chance to connect with renowned Alaska Native artists in an informal setting, and was created by Ernestine Hayes, author and UAS assistant professor of English. She hopes to make the series an annual event.

The next lecture, scheduled for April 7, will feature Florence Sheakley, who will speak about on beading and button blankets. The final lecture, on April 21, will be led by Helen Watkins, who will discuss gathering and preserving local food. This lecture will be followed by full potluck geared toward traditional foods.

Today’s lecture and the lecture on April 7 will be followed by a desser potluck.

Other speakers in the series have included weavers Della Cheney and Clarissa Rizal, and silver carver Ed Kunz.

For more information on this series or the artists, contact Hayes at ehhayes@uas.alaska.edu or visit www.uas.alaska.edu/.