First Friday, June 1

First Friday, June 1

Screen printed posters by Eric Nyffeler

Amalga Distillery

134 N. Franklin

4-8 p.m.

Eric Nyffeler is visiting from Portland, and specializes in editorial and commercial illustration, screen printed posters, and branding. He will be setting up a pop-up shop/exhibition with a specially curated selection of several dozen of his newest and favorite screenprinted art prints and gigposter, all of which are available for purchase.

Featured: Puddle Hopper

Shoefly Alaska

109 Seward St.

4-7 p.m.

Practical everyday items don’t have to be boring. Puddle Hopper products bring together an appreciation for the simple pleasures of life, noticing the small details, and the unique look that only comes from quality handcrafted items. After quitting her desk job Michelle began making items to sell at a local craft fair. Every item is hand stenciled at Michelle’s home studio.

Constance Baltuck and Barbara Craver, Juneau painters

Coppa

917 Glacier Ave. #102

4-6 p.m.

Coppa will feature new work by local artists Constance Baltuck and Barbara Craver; their paintings blend abstraction and representation in a celebration of color, nature, and perseverance.

Featured artist: Averyl Veliz

The Canvas

223 Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Local artist Averyl Veliz’s new works will be showcased in “Solstice.” It’s a dialogue on Juneau’s colonial story as expressed by our furthest and closest points to the sun, with all of the pieces taking place in Evergreen Cemetery. Ten percent of sales will be donated to Sealaska Heritage Institute.

Chilkat Pop-Up Shop with Ricky Tagaban

Kindred Post

145 S. Franklin St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Local artist Ricky Tagaban will hold a pop-up shop of his work, featuring recent Chilkat weavings that are perfect for Celebration! Earrings will include some collaborations with Mary Folletti and Roz Cruise. Ricky Tagaban is a local Two Spirits weaver who wants nothing more than to fish and do drag everyday.

Featured artists: Linda Chase and Janine Gibbons

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

4:30 p.m.-close

Linda Chase uses layers of glass to create beautiful images in much the same way as a painter uses layers of paint. Janine Gibbons’ original paintings are a fusion of landscape technique influenced by our natural surroundings, and traditional influences from her Haida culture.

SHI Juried Youth Art Exhibit

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

350 Whittier St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) will open its second, biennial Juried Youth Art Exhibit next week at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center and announce winners during Celebration 2018, scheduled June 6-9. The Juried Youth Art Exhibit will showcase 30 Northwest Coast art-inspired pieces by 25 young artists from nine communities, including Anchorage, Angoon, Craig, Juneau, Ketchikan, Klawock, Metlakatla, Sitka and Ward Cove.

First Friday free bra

Bustin’ Out Boutique

175th S. Franklin St. suite 213

3-6 p.m.

Bustin’ Out Boutique is doing it’s monthly bra giveaway. Come see the latest styles, sip some wine, and sign up for a free bra. Spend $100 on anything in the store and get a 2nd entry for the free bra.

Exhibits and featured artists Sam Sheakley and Levi Chilton

Sealaska Heritage

Walter Soboleff Building

105 S. Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage will offer free admission to its two exhibits, the “2018 Juried Art Show” and “Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land.” The Juried Art Show, held in conjunction with Celebration 2018, features 40 works by 30 Northwest Coast artists from five U.S. states and Canada. “Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land” is a three-part exhibit highlighting Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian place names and fishing technologies, and includes interactive components such as a searchable place-names database for Southeast Alaska. Also on First Friday, SHI will host two featured artists in the lobby: jewelers Sam Sheakley and Levi Chilton. All are welcome.

Featured artist: Laveda Loose

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 South Franklin, ground floor of the Senate Building

4:30-7 p.m.

The Juneau Artists Gallery will feature Laveda Loose for the month of June. Her new brand of clothing is called “Wearin’ Alaska.” Her Alaska photography is printed on fabric that is made into leggings, capri pants, skirts, hats and more.

Titanic of the North: The 1918 Wreck of the S.S. Princess Sophia

Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum

395 Whittier St.

4:30 p.m.-close

The Alaska State Museum opens its summer exhibit, “Titanic of the North: The 1918 Wreck of the S.S. Princess Sophia,” which chronicles the worst shipwreck ever in the Pacific Northwest. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the tragic event. The opening reception from 4:30-7 p.m. is sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum. At 7 p.m. in the lecture hall, underwater archaeologist Jacques Marc and diver Annette Smith will explore life aboard the Princess Sophia pre-sinking, discuss its loss, and share footage from the wreck site.

Doll, toy & miniature museum summer re-opening

Aunt Claudia’s Dolls, a Museum

114 S. Franklin St. suite 102

4-7 p.m.

Featured will be a new acquisition of a Siberian Koryak Native-made outfit obtained locally. The museum would like to know more information about it if the person who obtained it in Siberia recognizes it. Other rare Siberian pieces will be displayed.

Pepper it up!

Harbor Tea & Spice

175 S. Frankllin St. suite 105

4:30 p.m.-close

Participate in the “Pepper Sniffing Contest” for a chance to win a grinder with a choice of peppercorns. Different colored peppercorns have distinctively different flavors and use. Stop by to learn more and, of course, there will be peppered samples, oil and vinegar, and tea.

Free yoga with Bev Ingram

Rainforest Yoga

174 S. Franklin St. suite 202B

5:15-6:15 p.m.

This free First Friday class will practice gentle movements, restorative poses for resting and allowing yourself to be fully supported, and yoga nidra (deep rest). Longtime yoga instructor Bev Ingram will teach this class.

JDCM free admission

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

114 West 4th St.

4-6 p.m.

Come visit the City Museum for free and view the summer exhibit of paintings by Dan Fruits “The sinking of the Sophia: Scenes from the Opera.”

Haines First Friday highlights

First Friday in Haines downtown will be bursting with openings and events going on at various locations that touch on the wood products theme inspired by the Six Week Spotlight display at the Sheldon Museum: “From Forest to Finish: A Story of Wood in the Chilkat Valley,” showcases the breadth of local wood products, with products from established and emerging artisans, entrepreneurs, and local forestry workers.

Here are a few other events:

Babbling Book and Dragon’s Nook is featuring an elliptical soaking tub with a 3-piece wooden cover crafted by Gordon Whitermore of GA Whitermore Custom Woodworking. The hot tube is crafted from quarter sawed old growth Western Red Cedar harvested and sawed in Craig, Alaska.

Art on Main Street is showing Tia Heywood’s “Feels Like Home” – celebrating the places we live, a series of sculptural pieces reflecting Tia’s perceptions of the places and things she loves about the Chilkat Valley as remembered from her college years on the East Coast.

Kent Larson and his crew are working hard and getting creative with some informational displays as a kind of self-guided tour type approach with information stations to view throughout Zen Bathworks.

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