A look at the indigenous art in Alaska

Welcome Everyone

My Name is Da-ka-xeen Mehner and I am Director of the Native Art Center and Chair of the UAF Art Department. I am an artist, educator, father, and husband. We will be looking at the diverse works of Alaska Native art through time.

This week is our introduction week. I would like everyone to take a look around both the Blackboard site and WordPress site, go over the syllabus, and then sign into #slack and post an introduction to the class in the #introduction channel of slack. In your introduction, you can share where you are from or where you grew up. Maybe share your own interest in Alaska Native art, or what your major is. The #slack site is quite a dynamic site, you could share an image of artwork that you like, or a link to something that inspires you. None of these suggestions are hard requirements, this assignment is just an informal way to break the ice, I look forward from hearing from you.