More than a building
To the many speakers and attendees at its May 15 opening ceremonies, the Walter Soboleff Building is a work of art, a home for culture, and a powerful symbol of Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian people's perseverance and strength. It's also a fitting tribute to Dr. Walter Soboleff, an ordained Presbyterian minister who passed away in 2011 at the age of 102, inspired many in Southeast Alaska with his Sunday morning radio broadcasts, and worked to cultivate Alaska Native pride at a time it was much needed.
Life, love and alternative kinship
It's hard to tell what to expect from a play titled "Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England," Perseverance Theatre's final production of the 2014-15 season.
History from multiple angles: The Killer Whale Dagger
More than a century ago, the eye of Vincent Soboleff's camera caught the Killer Whale Dagger's gleam. Held in Tlingit hands on a day when the blade mirrored the sun's light, it was a moment captured.
Photos: Grand opening: Walter Soboleff Building, May 15
Tlingit artist Preston Singletary, right, takes part in the dedication ceremony for his glass clan house screen in the clan house of the Walter Soboleff Buidling during the grand opening Friday in Juneau.
'Monumental' art unveiled at Soboleff Building
The three art pieces created for the Water Soboleff Building were described by Sealaska Heritage Institute as "monumental," an adjective that applies not only to their size -- all three are believed to be the biggest of their kind in the world -- but to their significance and stature: each one represents a major new work by an internationally recognized master artist and is an important addition to Juneau artistic landscape.

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