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NEWS Capital City Weekly From January through December, there was rarely a lull in the artistic life of Southeast. In 2009, our region welcomed new performers and artists to the spotlight, and some venerable local artists reached high points of their careers. In the course of the year, The Capital City Weekly interviewed artists old and young, experienced and the novice. Seen together, these representatives of Southeast's large artistic communities begin to paint a picture of the vibrant contemporary culture of our region.

Creative community members spice up Southeast life

A Teaching Artist: David Woodie: Drawer and painter David Woodie, also an adjunct professor at UAS, was the featured artist in the 2009 edition of Tidal Echoes, Southeast Alaska's literary and arts journal. In Woodie's drawing classes, he often employs models for his students to draw. He said people don't realize the value of drawing from a live model until they have been in a life drawing class and experience it for themselves.
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A Teaching Artist: David Woodie: Drawer and painter David Woodie, also an adjunct professor at UAS, was the featured artist in the 2009 edition of Tidal Echoes, Southeast Alaska's literary and arts journal. In Woodie's drawing classes, he often employs models for his students to draw. He said people don't realize the value of drawing from a live model until they have been in a life drawing class and experience it for themselves. "A bowl of fruit ain't the same thing," he said.
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