Alaska Arts Confluence to host First Friday with Portrait of Lani Hotch

Haines — The Alaska Arts Confluence will host First Friday at their Art on Main Street Storefront in the Gateway Building in Haines on Oct. 2. Donna Catotti will present a portrait of Lani Hotch, Klukwan cultural leader, to the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center.

The portrait, painted by realist painter Lea Colie Wight, is a product of a five-day Studio Incamminati portrait workshop led by Wight in June, that Catotti helped to organize. Wight traveled from her home in New Jersey to teach the workshop that included exercises in color and shadow, and worked with live models including Hotch.

In addition to the portrait presentation, art enthusiasts can also take in “The Musicians of Bremen Town: a retelling in paintings and prose,” an installation by sisters Hannah and Merrick Bochart at the Art on Main Street storefront through the end of November.

Haines began celebrating First Friday in February 2015, with local businesses and organizations holding arts and cultural events on the first Friday of each month, creating an Art Walk in downtown Haines. AAC continues to accept proposals for both rotating and semi-permanent commissioned art installations in Art on Main Street storefront, to adorn the windows, wall space, and some floor space. The request for proposal application is available to download at www.alaskaartsconfluence.org.

Alaska Arts Confluence is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit dedicated to promoting participation in the arts by providing art education and cultural enrichment opportunities for artists, residents and visitors of the Chilkat Valley.

For more information, contact Carol Tuynman at 303-0222 or visit www.alaskaartsconfluence.org/

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