“Pair of Ravens” by Nicole Bauberger. Courtesy image.

“Pair of Ravens” by Nicole Bauberger. Courtesy image.

Art exhibits, food samples and an app launch this First Friday

There’s some fascinating events happening this First Friday in downtown Juneau, from art exhibits, chances to sample products, and even an app launch.

Continuing Exhibit: Seasons, 14th Annual 12×12 Community Art Exhibit

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

114 W. 4th St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Come to the City Museum for a reception of the continuing 12×12 exhibit, “Seasons,” on April 6 from 4:30-7 p.m. For 14 years, the City Museum has hosted this popular community exhibit, which encourages artists of all ages to submit a piece measuring 12×12. The exhibit will be on view through April 21. This event is free.

Barnacle Foods

Shoefly Alaska

109 Seward St.

4-7 p.m.

Sample Barnacle foods at Shoefly Alaska.

Nicole Bauberger “Many Ravens”

Sketch Studio

122 Front St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Nicole Bauberger from Whitehorse is kicking off a week of classes with an exhibit “Many Ravens” at Sketch Studio. Artwork will be up through April 15.

Fera Photography and Lauralye Miko

Barnaby Brewing Company

206 N. Franklin St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

BBC will be featuring Kaley McGoey of Fera Photography, and typography from visual artist Lauralye Miko; they’ve come together to collaborate on the gallery show “Lunar Flow.” This show celebrates the lunar cycles. BBC will be releasing a small batch of dark saison called Legislative Saison, which was brewed in honor of this year’s legislative session.

Goldwing

Rainy Retreat Books

113 Seward St.

5:30-6:30 p.m.

Come groove to the unique musical stylings of live, local band Goldwing. Rainy Retreat Books will provide entertainment and refreshments.

In the Woods with George Gress

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

4-7 p.m.

George Gress will be showing 10 of his handmade guitars, as well as a three-stringed diddlybow and a steel guitar made out of a re-purposed skateboard and cabinet handles. Gress focuses on using found and recycled materials in his guitars, and will talk about how the guitars are made and what it takes to put one together. He will play some music and answer questions. Read more page 16.

Agents of Discovery scavenger hunt app launch

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

3:45-7 p.m.

The Alaska State Museum has partnered with the U.S. Forest Service to make the museum an Agents of Discovery mission site. Sites can be found throughout the U.S. and Canada, with locations ranging from museums to parks and national forests. The app encourages kids to explore the world around them by gamifying educational content. Attendees may start playing at 3:45 p.m., with opening remarks at 5 p.m. “The Salmon Forest,” a film created by the Sitka Conservation Society and the Forest Service, will be on view in the Museum’s Earth Science Gallery beginning at 5:30 p.m. The reception is sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum.

Younique by Tiara Ward

Bustin’ Out Boutique

175th S. Franklin St., suite 213

5-7 p.m.

Bustin’ Out Boutique will host Tiara Ward from Younique. Tiara likes to focus on the skincare side of the Younique brand. She wants healthy skin to be the foundation to your skin and make-up regiment. Visitors can sign up for the “Foundations Giveaway”: Bustin’ Out Boutique is giving away a bra and Tiara is giving away a lip gloss.

Juneau Icefield Research Program Art Show

Amalga Distillery

134 N. Franklin St.

4-7:30 p.m.

Amalga will be hosting an art show and fundraiser with artists Ben Huff and Hannah Perrine Mode to benefit the Juneau Icefield Research Program. Come out to learn more about JIRP, and enjoy pictures from the icefield. Read more page 5.

Environmental Justic with Juneau Composts

Kindred Post

145 S. Franklin St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Juneau Composts will be sharing compost news, soliciting new subscribers, and selling compost tea. Come learn about landfill diversion, check out compost samples, and take home some fresh tea for your lovely house pants. Plus, live music by Patrick Klacza.

Free First Friday Yoga with Carol Race & Libby Stringer

Rainforest Yoga

175 S. Franklin St. suite 202B

5:15-6:15 p.m.

Join Libby Stringer on violin and Carol Race on the mat for a free class of yoga and music to start April. Rainforest Yoga offers a free class each First Friday for the Juneau community. No experience needed. Enter the door at Gold Town Theater; Rainforest Yoga is upstairs.

Photographer Cameron Byrnes

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Longtime photographer Cameron Byrnes is the featured artist for the month of April. In honor of the Gallery’s new floor, trimmings, and artist who had recently joined, Cameron has changed the look of his display and added new photographs and cards to his growing line of note cards. The Gallery will have snacks and a warm welcome for all the locals before the cruise ships show up in another month.

Pop Up Art Show of local artists

Coppa

917 Glacier Ave. #102

4-6 p.m.

Coppa will be hosting a Pop Up Art Show featuring a variety of local Juneau artists.

Dean Guaneli: Pattern & Patina

The Canvas

223 Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Thirty new works of metal and wood sculptural art by Dean Guaneli, highlighting the texture and character of found Juneau objects.

Featured artists: Robert Fletcher, Mandy Heck, and Colleen Goldrich

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Annie Kaill’s will be featuring three local guest artists: Robert Fletcher will be showing a collection of new turned bowls and wood work, Mandy Heck will be releasing a new collection of miniature original animal drawings, and Colleen Goldrich will be having a trunk show with her handmade jewelry designs.

Author David Ramseur

Hearthside Books

254 Front St.

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Meet author David Ramseur and get a personalized copy of his book, “Melting the Ice Curtain: The Extraordinary Story of Citizen Diplomacy on the Russia-Alaska Frontier.”

Featured artists: Tim Brown and Renee Culp

Sealaska Heritage’s Walter Soboleff Building

105 S. Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage will highlight works by featured artists Tim Brown of Yakutat and Renee Culp of Juneau. Brown will be showcasing his hand-sewn sea otter and seal fur scarves and wallets, and Culp will be selling her jewelry and other handmade goods. In the Delores Churchill Artist-in-Residence space off the lobby, Tlingit carver Lance Cesar will demonstrate wood carving.

Moe’s Healthcare Organic Products

Harbor Tea & Spice

175 S. Franklin St. suite 105

4:30-close

Harbor Tea & Spice will feature Moe’s Health Care Products, which are organic, handcrafted, made with cold pressed oils, and raw and unrefined butters; there are no dyes or harmful chemicals. The line includes everything from skin products for adults and children, devil’s club salve/balm and tinctures to foot soaks.

“Pair of Ravens” by Nicole Bauberger. Courtesy image.

“Pair of Ravens” by Nicole Bauberger. Courtesy image.

Patrick Klacza is a local writer, musician, radio personality, and dad. His self-produced album, “Goatsbeard” hit the streaming platforms in February. You can catch his radio show on KXLL every Sunday from 7-9 p.m. He will be performing at the Kindred Post on First Friday. Photo courtesy of Patrick Klacza.

Patrick Klacza is a local writer, musician, radio personality, and dad. His self-produced album, “Goatsbeard” hit the streaming platforms in February. You can catch his radio show on KXLL every Sunday from 7-9 p.m. He will be performing at the Kindred Post on First Friday. Photo courtesy of Patrick Klacza.

Juneau Composts promotes landfill diversion and soil-building by providing compost education, technical support, and convenient compost processing services. Photo courtesy of Juneau Composts.

Juneau Composts promotes landfill diversion and soil-building by providing compost education, technical support, and convenient compost processing services. Photo courtesy of Juneau Composts.

The cross on top of Mt. Roberts overlooking Juneau. Photo by Cameron Byrnes who will be featured at the Juneau Artist Gallery.

The cross on top of Mt. Roberts overlooking Juneau. Photo by Cameron Byrnes who will be featured at the Juneau Artist Gallery.

Renee Culp (on the right) with Kathleen Rado. Photo by Brian Wallace.

Renee Culp (on the right) with Kathleen Rado. Photo by Brian Wallace.

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