Artist Talk with Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik), in-person and on Zoom, simultaneously, Sheldon Jackson Museum
Sat., Aug. 27th from 3-4pm
- Meeting ID: 816 2742 4848
- Passcode: 880165
As part of the Alaska Native Artist Residency Program, artist Percy Avugiak (Inupiaq/Yup’ik) will give a talk on Yup’ik masks on Sat., Aug. 27th from 3-4pm. The talk will be held in-person at the museum and on Zoom. Avugiak’s talk will focus on traditional Yup’ik masks and their different styles and uses, including “teasing masks” and the “teasing masks” he has made. People wishing to reserve their spot to attend in-person or who wish to be emailed a zoom link should call (907) 747-8981.
Percy Avugiak is an Inupiaq and Yup’ik painter and carver with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He will be the Sheldon Jackson Museum’s artist-in-residence and working most days at the museum from August 19th-Sept. 10th. His Inupiaq roots are from the village of White Mountain and was raised in the Yup’ik village of Chefornak, Alaska. He lives and create art in Eagle River with his Inupiaq wife who is originally from the village of Shishmaref. His early painting are whimsical Alaska animals enjoying different scenes. He considers his best examples of artwork to be his abstract Alaskan Native dancing and singing paintings. He is also specializes in traditional mask making, wood and ivory carvings, acrylic landscape and portrait paintings, drawings and ivory/baleen jewelry making.
(Photo: Percy Avugiak in front of UAF Mural he painted, photo provided by Percy Avugiak)