default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Mehner show opens at Anchorage Museum

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, September 6, 2012 4:14 pm | Updated: 2:00 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.

Tlingit artist Da-ka-xeen Mehner was inspired by his culture and family history to create “Finding My Song,” a multimedia solo installation at the Anchorage Museum. “Finding My Song” takes a personal look at the retention and reclamation of language. It is on view from Sept. 7 through Nov. 11.

Mehner was born in Fairbanks to a Tlingit/N’ishga mother and a Caucasian father. He was raised in two different environments: as an urban Native in Anchorage and as a rural hippie near Fairbanks, living without electricity, running water or a phone. From these perspectives, he studied what makes up Native American identity.

The exhibit expresses Mehner’s belief that culture transcends generations through music — in this case, the drum.

Mehner earned a bachelor’s degree in studio arts from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque and a master’s degree in Native arts from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, where he now teaches and serves as director of the UAF Native Arts Center.

For more information, visit www.anchoragemuseum.org.

Advertisement

www.walkerforalaska.com

Gubernatorial candidate, Bill Walker, is concerned that the state is in a ...

Wes Madden 2014 Ad #2 Fairbanks

Description

Find Yourself

You're ready for something new. New challenges, new places, new adventures. E...

www.walkerforalaska.com

Fairbanks born candidate for governor, Bill Walker asks, "Is Fairbanks better...

www.walkerforalaska.com

Bill Walker, candidate for governor, was born in Fairbanks before statehood. ...