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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

Sizzling in Sitka: Silver Jackson: Nicholas Galanin, who performs as Silver Jackson, is a jack of many artistic trades.
Photo By Libby Sterling
Sizzling in Sitka: Silver Jackson: Nicholas Galanin, who performs as Silver Jackson, is a jack of many artistic trades. "I work with concepts, the medium follows," Galanin says in his artist statement. Galanin, along with George Huff, created Home Skillet Records in Sitka in 2004. The label now carries over a dozen artists and facilitates performances around the region, including the annual Home Skillet Festival in Sitka. Galanin released his second album, "Thought I Found Gold" this year. He also works as a Tlingit/Aleut multi-disciplinary visual artist.
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