Eskimo to the World

I am Trina Landlord and this is my blog. In a past life, Eskimo to the World documented my adventures in New York – where in minute everything can change. Much like my life changed when I moved from Alaska to the 'city that never sleeps'. From the biggest state in America to the most populous city in the United States. From the immaculate nature of the Chugach Mountains, Yukon River and Bering Sea to the urban tundra of sky scrapers, enclaves of business and cultural capitals and the nation's foremost trendsetters. From 'the great land' to arguably the 'greatest city on earth'. I made a 5,000 mile prodigious leap from Anchorage to New York City – AND BACK TO ALASKA. The determination of Yup’ik peoples to survive in harsh Arctic conditions had given me the foundation to survive on streets of New York, I will continue to chronicle the parallels of both worlds.

The Silver Stars

Last week, we hosted a Master Artist Workshop with co-instructors Nicholas and Jerrod Galanin. Five emerging or mid-career artists were selected to participate in the workshop learning how to engrave silver. Above are photographs of the Silver Stars.

Contemporary artists have sought new and innovative ways to tell stories through visual means. Internationally acclaimed Tlingit/Aleut artist, Nicholas Galanin from Sitka, Alaska is the Master Artist instructing five emerging artists in a silverjewelry-making workshop.

Instructor, Nicholas Galanin, has struck an intriguing balance between his origins and the course of his practice. He was trained extensively in ‘traditional’ as well as ‘contemporary’ approaches to art; he pursues them both in parallel paths. His stunning bodies of work simultaneously preserve his culture and explore new perceptual territory. Galanin received a Bachelors of Fine Arts with honors in Jewelry Design and Silversmithing at the London Guildhall University in England. He attended Massey University in New Zealand earning a Master’s degree there in Indigenous Visual Arts. Galanin’s empowering and sought after work has been exhibited around the world.