Story last updated at 7/8/2009 - 11:36 am
JUNEAU - Though bubble feeding is an activity usually reserved for humpback whales, humans will have a chance to participate in a "Bubble Feed" dinner this Saturday, July 11 at the Moose Club. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and a catered dinner by Chez Alaska will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Juneau Sculptor R.T. "Skip" Wallen will give a presentation entitled "Creating a Bronze Sculpture, From Studio to Foundry to Site." There will also be a live auction of an artist's proof donated by Dr. Hank Akiyama and a kickoff for the "Buy a Brick" campaign to memorialize a name permanently on the Sea Walk near where a bronze humpback whale statue and fountain will be installed on Juneau's waterfront.
Wallen's bronze grizzly "The Windfall Fisherman," which sits near the Dimond Courthouse, will receive a cleaning this week in a "Buff the Bear" campaign.
Bubble Feed tickets are available for $50 at Hearthside Books and at jahc.org. For more information about the Whale Project, visit www.jahc.org.