Jun
20
Thu
2024
Class: Lisa Kamahamak Lynch (Inupiaq) Beginner’s Beading, Part 2 @ Sheldon Jackson Museum
Jun 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Lisa Kamahamak Lynch (Inupiaq) will teach a two-part beginner’s beading class on Thursday, June 13th 2-3:30pm and Thursday, June 20th 2-3:30pm.  In this in-person only class at the museum, Lynch will teach students ages 10+ how to make either a beaded keychain or a pair of beaded earrings. Lisa will provide material packets the first day of class. The class is free, but a $10 materials fee applies. Students should make a check out to Lisa Lynch or bring cash at the time of sign up. To register, call (907) 747-8981 or stop by the museum. Space is limited.

Jun
21
Fri
2024
Artist Talk: Lisa Kamahamak Lynch (Inupiaq) “History of Reindeer Herding in Alaska” @ Sheldon Jackson Museum and Zoom
Jun 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Few may know Sheldon Jackson’s name but even fewer know that his greatest contribution to Alaska is bringing reindeer from traditional Sámi land to Alaska. In this presentation, Sheldon Jackson Museum artist-in-residence, Lisa Kamahamak Lynch (Inupiaq), will share about the history of Jackson introducing reindeer to Alaska, the connection between Alaska and the Sami people, and how Alaska Natives adapted to reindeer herding. She will also talk about the rich culture around reindeer herding that sprung up in a relatively short time. Finally, she will discuss how “Alaska was almost the “cattle king” of the United States until the government began to place heavy roadblocks for indigenous people to sell the reindeer meat commercially and how this overhaul of regulations impacted the entire state.”

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81016158497?pwd=mbP95Kr6qztBkesIAMYaYLrE2ypwCF.1

Meeting ID: 810 1615 8497
Passcode: Reindeer

Lisa Kamahamak Lynch is an Alaska Native (Inupiaq) beader, painter, and skin sewer. She was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska and spent her summers in Nome with her extended family learning about her culture and traditions. She describes herself as a member of the Nome Eskimo Community from Anchorage. She also spent time in the summer visiting her father’s family in upstate New York and traveling the east coast of America. She studied art history and classical studies in Rome for four years where she learned to appreciate art and the depth of emotion it carries. Currently, Lynch is a pre-med student at the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Jun
27
Thu
2024
Artist Talk: Lisa Kamahamak Lynch (Inupiaq) on a selection of artifacts from the Sheldon Jackson Museum Collection @ Sheldon Jackson Museum and Zoom
Jun 27 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Lisa Kamahamak Lynch (Inupiaq) will share the inspiration she has received from the Sheldon Jackson Museum collection. This talk is on Thursday, June 27th 2-3pm and will be held in-person at the Sheldon Jackson Museum and on zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86943122492?pwd=U0RlODgrRElud1Z3cFJCcTh4ZHgrUT09

Meeting ID: 869 4312 2492
Passcode: Lynch

 

Jul
26
Fri
2024
Class: Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) Grass Dance Fan, Part 1 @ Sheldon Jackson Museum
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) will teach adults how to make small grass dance fans at the museum. The class will take place over six sessions these dates and times:

Friday, July 26th 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

Thursday, August 1st 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

Friday, August 2nd 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

The museum asks that students attend all 6 class sessions. Neva will provide a material packet on the first day of class. A check should be made out to Neva Mathias for $25 or bring cash at the time of sign-up to defray costs. To register, call (907) 747-8981 or stop by the museum. Space is limited.

Class: Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) Grass Dance Fan, Part 2 @ Sheldon Jackson Museum
Jul 26 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) will teach adults how to make small grass dance fans at the museum. The class will take place over six sessions these dates and times:

Friday, July 26th 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

Thursday, August 1st 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

Friday, August 2nd 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

The museum asks that students attend all 6 class sessions. Neva will provide a material packet on the first day of class. A check should be made out to Neva Mathias for $25 or bring cash at the time of sign-up to defray costs. To register, call (907) 747-8981 or stop by the museum. Space is limited.

Aug
1
Thu
2024
Class: Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) Grass Dance Fan, Part 3 @ Sheldon Jackson Museum
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) will teach adults how to make small grass dance fans at the museum. The class will take place over six sessions these dates and times:

Friday, July 26th 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

Thursday, August 1st 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

Friday, August 2nd 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

The museum asks that students attend all 6 class sessions. Neva will provide a material packet on the first day of class. A check should be made out to Neva Mathias for $25 or bring cash at the time of sign-up to defray costs. To register, call (907) 747-8981 or stop by the museum. Space is limited.

Class: Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) Grass Dance Fan, Part 4 @ Sheldon Jackson Museum
Aug 1 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) will teach adults how to make small grass dance fans at the museum. The class will take place over six sessions these dates and times:

Friday, July 26th 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

Thursday, August 1st 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

Friday, August 2nd 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

The museum asks that students attend all 6 class sessions. Neva will provide a material packet on the first day of class. A check should be made out to Neva Mathias for $25 or bring cash at the time of sign-up to defray costs. To register, call (907) 747-8981 or stop by the museum. Space is limited.

Aug
2
Fri
2024
Class: Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) Grass Dance Fan, Part 5 @ Sheldon Jackson Museum
Aug 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) will teach adults how to make small grass dance fans at the museum. The class will take place over six sessions these dates and times:

Friday, July 26th 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

Thursday, August 1st 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

Friday, August 2nd 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

The museum asks that students attend all 6 class sessions. Neva will provide a material packet on the first day of class. A check should be made out to Neva Mathias for $25 or bring cash at the time of sign-up to defray costs. To register, call (907) 747-8981 or stop by the museum. Space is limited.

Class: Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) Grass Dance Fan, Part 6 @ Sheldon Jackson Museum
Aug 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) will teach adults how to make small grass dance fans at the museum. The class will take place over six sessions these dates and times:

Friday, July 26th 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

Thursday, August 1st 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

Friday, August 2nd 11-noon and 2-3:30 pm

The museum asks that students attend all 6 class sessions. Neva will provide a material packet on the first day of class. A check should be made out to Neva Mathias for $25 or bring cash at the time of sign-up to defray costs. To register, call (907) 747-8981 or stop by the museum. Space is limited.

Aug
9
Fri
2024
Performance: Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) “Cakimnaraiya” Dance @ Sheldon Jackson Museum and Zoom
Aug 9 @ 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Artist-in-residence Neva Mathias (Cup’ik) with her daughter and granddaughter will perform the “Cakimnaraiya” dance. The dance performance will be offered at the museum and simultaneously on zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85910804275?pwd=eaUbx2LtYoAh2535IJm9s4Hea6f23F.1

Meeting ID: 859 1080 4275
Passcode: Dance