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AE For the Capital City Weekly If you swung by the Alaska State Museum this past January you may have noticed the exhibit “Lost Language” by Skagway painter Daniel Papke. Up at the museum through Feb. 9, this collection of nine paintings is titled after the Greek muses and features a variety of symbols. Papke, now a carpenter by day and painter by night, hit the road not long after high school with a backpack for many years before returning to school to earn a bachelors of science from Portland State University in 2007. The Capital City Weekly caught up with Papke to learn about his unique creations, time on the road, and the perspectives he has gained.

Q&A with Skagway artist Daniel Papke


"Clio," part of the "Lost Language" exhibit. Image courtesy of Papke.
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