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Save the date: Free events in March at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum

February 27, 2018 – News

Admission to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum in March is free thanks to a generous donation by Michelle and Robert Storer. Museum Winter Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed March 26 for Seward’s Day).

March 2, 4:30 to 7 p.m. – First Friday Reception of  Seasons, the 12×12 Community Art Exhibit
Come view the creative works of art submitted by your friends and neighbors at the 14th annual 12×12 exhibit at the City Museum. For 14 years, the Museum has hosted this popular community exhibit which encourages artists of all ages to examine a theme and submit a piece measuring 12″x12″ (x12″) be it square, cube, circle or sphere! This year’s theme, Seasons, was suggested by community members and offers participating artists a range of possibilities. Interpretations include seasons of life, sports seasons, seasons of the year, seasons used in cooking and more! Seasons opens with a First Friday reception on March 2nd and runs through April 21.

Fridays in March, #5WomenArtists
Can you name five women artists from Juneau? During the month of March, the Juneau-Douglas City Museum will highlight five local women artists as part of the 3rd annual National Museum of Women in the Arts #5WomenArtists campaign for Women’s History Month. Each Friday, the Museum will feature a different artist from our collection on our Facebook page: facebook.com/JuneauMuseumFriends/

March 17, 10:30 a.m.  to noon – Coffee and Collections at the City Museum feat. Katy Giorgio and the Orpheus Project
Katy Giorgio’s Coffee and Collections presentation will feature The Orpheus Project’s upcoming Princess Sophia opera. The Orpheus Project has commissioned a full scale operatic work by Emerson Eads (composer) and Dave Hunsaker (librettist) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the S.S. Princess Sophia in 1918. The opera will be premiered in Juneau this fall to coincide with the anniversary.

Giorgio has served on the board of The Orpheus Project since 2013 and is the producer of the Princess Sophia Opera commission. She is principal trombone and brass section leader of the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and also frequently appears with Taku Winds, Amalga Chamber Orchestra and High Costa Living. Giorgio’s formal education includes a Bachelor of Music in Music History from Rice University (2002), a Masters of Public Administration from University of Alaska Southeast (2016) and an Occupational Endorsement in Accounting from UAS (2017). Ms. Giorgio is employed by the Alaska Permanent Fund Corporation as a Private Markets Portfolio Accountant.

Coffee & Collections is a free event, and coffee will be provided thanks to a generous donation by Heritage Coffee Company.

For more information, visit the Museum’s website or call at 586-3572.