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Fish skin sewing artists

Audrey Armstrong of Huslia examines her seam while sewing salmon skins together at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Coral Chernoff of Kodiak explains how she prepares salmon skins for sewing as students from the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School visit the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center. Chernoff is working in residence this week along with Audrey Armstrong of Huslia and Marlene Nielsen of Kokhanok.
Erik Hill
Students from Alaska Native Cultural Charter School handle fish skin while visiting fish skin sewing artists Audrey Armstrong, Coral Chernoff and Marlene Nielsen at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Examples of prepared fish skins are displayed as sewing artists Audrey Armstrong, Coral Chernoff and Marlene Nielsen work this week at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Audrey Armstrong of Huslia sews salmon skin at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Coral Chernoff of Kodiak shows tools specially crafted for her fish skin sewing work to visitors from the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Alaska Native Cultural Charter School students learn about fish skin baskets from sewing artist Audrey Armstrong of Huslia at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Audrey Armstrong of Huslia discusses her fish skin sewing work with students from Alaska Native Cultural Charter School at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Coral Chernoff of Kodiak stretches a damp fish skin while chatting with visitors at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Coral Chernoff of Kodiak shows tools specially crafted for her fish skin sewing work to visitors from the Alaska Native Cultural Charter School at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Marlene Nielsen of Kokhanok views fish skin objects from the Smithsonian collection at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
A western Yup'ik basket from the Smithsonian collection is available for study by fish skin sewing artists Audrey Armstrong, Coral Chernoff and Marlene Nielsen during their week-long residency at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Yup'ik fish skin mittens from the Smithsonian collection are available for study by fish skin sewing artists Audrey Armstrong, Coral Chernoff and Marlene Nielsen during their week-long residency at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Museum registrar Ryan Kenny shows fish skin sewing artist Marlene Nielsen of Kokhanok a Yup'ik fish skin parka from the museum's holdings at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Fish skin sewing artists including Audrey Armstrong of Huslia, right, explain their work to visiting students from Alaska Native Cultural Charter School at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Students from Alaska Native Cultural Charter School pass around a fish skin bowl while learning from artists Audrey Armstrong, Coral Chernoff and Marlene Nielsen at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Alaska Native Cultural Charter School students from left Octavius McCleskey, Margie Waska, Jaylynda Notti and Emily Tunuchuk check out a damp, stretchable salmon skin while visiting artists Audrey Armstrong, Coral Chernoff and Marlene Nielsen at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Tools and materials are displayed for fish skin sewing as artists Audrey Armstrong, Coral Chernoff and Marlene Nielsen work at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Visitor Katherine Scott of Nome, left, chats with fish skin sewing artist Marlene Nielsen of Kokhanok at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Prepared salmon skins are stacked for use as fish skin sewing artists Audrey Armstrong, Coral Chernoff and Marlene Nielsen work at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Items made by fish skin sewing artists Audrey Armstrong, Coral Chernoff and Marlene Nielsen are on display during their week-long residency at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
Fish skin sewing artists Coral Chernoff of Kodiak, center left, and Audrey Armstrong of Huslia, center right, confer on fish skin preparation as fellow sewer Marlene Nielsen of Kokhanok, right, and weaver Shelly Laws of Anchorage, left, listen at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
The Gillam Archaeology Lab space is hosting fish skin sewing artists Audrey Armstrong, Coral Chernoff and Marlene Nielsen during their week-long residency at the Smithsonian Arctic Studies Center Wednesday Dec. 5, 2012 in the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center.
Erik Hill
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