UAS Evening at Egan features presentation on efforts to strengthen Northwest Coast Arts programming and degree tracks in higher education, December 3
A portion of the session will include a condensed sample introduction to formline-design presented by award winning artist and IAIA/UAS Adjunct instructor Robert Mills.
Date of Press Release: November 30, 2021
The annual fall lecture series Evening at Egan continues this Friday, December 3 at 7 p.m. with a virtual presentation by representatives from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA), Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) and the University of Alaska Southeast, speaking about their partnership to strengthen Northwest Coast (NWC) Arts programming and degree tracks in higher education.
The talk features:
- Robert Martin, IAIA President
- Felipe Colón, IAIA Academic Dean / Associate Professor of Museum Studies
- Kari Groven, SHI Art Director
- Carin Silkaitis, UAS Dean of Arts and Sciences / Professor of Humanities
- Robert Mills, Adjunct instructor of Northwest Coast Design
The presenters will speak about the vision behind the partnership, and opportunities that are currently available and in the works for people who wish to pursue a degree with Northwest Coast (NWC) Arts as their emphasis.
To give the audience a small taste of what is at the heart of the NWC Arts programming at SHI, UAS, and IAIA, a portion of the session will include a condensed sample introduction to formline-design presented by award winning artist and IAIA/UAS Adjunct instructor Robert Mills.
This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic all Evening at Egan events will be offered virtually using Zoom. The full line-up of speakers and registration links is currently live on the Evening at Egan website. Once registered, a link is provided to the participant. After each event, the lectures are posted to the UAS YouTube channel. These videos can also be accessed via the website, with the button for each lecture changing its label from “free registration” to “watch video.”
The final Evening at Egan presentation will be on December 10 at 7 p.m.: “Woosh Jín Tulshát Yeisú: Weʼre Still Holding Each Others’ Hands - Lingít Language Revitalization in a Musical Context.”
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University of Alaska Southeast