Story last updated at 11/20/2013 - 5:15 pm
The Juneau-Douglas City Museum's Coffee & Collections presentation for November is a remembrance of artist, librarian and long-time Juneau resident Dale DeArmond. It takes place Saturday, Nov. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Museum, which is housed in the Veterans Memorial Building at 4th and Main Streets, the former home of the Juneau Memorial Library where Dale worked for over 20 years. This is a free event with coffee provided by Heritage Coffee Company.
Dale and Bob DeArmond's son, William DeArmond, and long-time friend of the DeArmonds, Sandy Harbanuk, will be the featured speakers. Others who knew Dale or have been impacted or inspired by her and her work will be invited to share their stories as well. In addition, some of Dale's handmade books from the Museum's collection will be on display including the spectacular "From Long Ago," a limited edition book housing 12 of the DeArmond "Hat Series" wood engravings along with explanatory text. The book binding was executed by Artemis BonaDea in 1997.
Sitka artist Rebecca Poulson, who learned printmaking from Dale after the DeArmonds had taken up residence in the Sitka Pioneers Home, wrote, "No doubt future artists and art lovers will continue to discover and find pleasure in her work, and her influence will continue to grow." If you know and love the work of Dale DeArmond, please don't miss this event. If you have not had the opportunity to get to know her work, you are in for a treat.
For more information regarding this event or other upcoming programs, please visit: www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum or call 586-3572. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum's Fall/Winter Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free during the month of November thanks to Don and Alma Harris and December thanks to Michelle and Robert Storer.