Wednesday, August 8, 2012

August 4 Tide Walk featuring Dr. Sherry Tamone - Photos!

UASAA hosted a Tide Walk on the beach at the Shrine of St. Therese last Saturday. The week before had been pretty rainy, but everyone was pleasantly surprised when it cleared up and stopped raining for the day of the event.

UAS marine biology professor Dr. Sherry Tamone and three of her students, Ben Derting, Eric Keller, and Sunflower (who was on exchange from Arkansas), led a group of intersted alumni and friends down the rocky beach to explore sea life in the tide pools and under the rocks. 

Photos were taken and shared on the group's Facebook page.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Original Ziegler Oil Painting Donated to Egan Library, UAS

Original Ziegler Oil Painting Donated to Egan Library, UAS

An original oil painting on canvas by one of Alaska’s most prolific artists, Eustace Paul Ziegler (1881-1969) has been donated to the University of Alaska Southeast Egan Library, Auke Lake Campus.  “The Ford,” is a large painting measuring 40 x 91½ inches with an appraised retail replacement value of $225,000. 

The painting is on display in the Egan Library, conference room 210 and available for public viewing.  “We are thrilled to have an original Ziegler painting in the Egan Library.  His work is widely celebrated for beautifully reflecting early twentieth-century Alaskan frontier life,” said Elise Thomlinson, Interim Regional Director of Library Services, Egan Library

The painting was donated in memory of the pioneer spirit of Joe and Bessie Thomas and all their actions that helped pave the way for “present day” Juneau.  UAS Chancellor John Pugh said, “This is just one example of an amazing gift to the university.   Because of the family’s generosity, an Alaskan art treasure will be shared with the public and can be enjoyed by generations to come.”