Plan to attend the show opening reception August 1st, 5-7pm., the 1st Thursday Opening. See the artwork, meet Joel  Isaak and hear what he has to say about this experiential installation that uses waxed paper and embedded quills and the idea of a funeral potlatch to move us collectively through the various losses experienced in Alaska.  Joel speaks to the effects on Alaskans, both Alaska Native and nonindigenous, of the educational programs started in 1885 by Sheldon Jackson. Locally, Joel’s impressive bronze, life size sculptures are featured on the installed sand dunes near the entrance of the Dena’ina Wellness Center in Old Town Kenai. The 1st Thursday Reception includes refreshments, music and is free and open to the public.  This is a “Don’t Miss Show” by one of Alaska’s leading young artists.