Art by Mark Davis will be on view at the Canvas, along with other artists.

Art by Mark Davis will be on view at the Canvas, along with other artists.

Gallery Walk

Gallery Walk, the biggest First Friday event of the year, will be held this Friday, Dec. 4. Most downtown galleries and shops will be open for business until about 8 p.m., and Front Street will be closed off to vehicle traffic. Here’s a look at the art openings.


Plein Rein 2016 calendar paintings by various artists
JAHC Gallery
Juneau Arts & Culture Center
Reception: 4:30–7:30 p.m.

The JAHC will host an artists’ reception for the 2016 Plein Rein Calendar Art Exhibit opening. Original paintings from the 2016 Plein Rein calendar (14 pieces) will be featured as well as all original submissions to the 2016 calendar. All original work and the 2016 calendars will be available for purchase.


New Voices, Featuring the work of 25 REACH artists
The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery
223 Seward St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Over the past year, guest artists Tim Ortiz and Andreana Donahue have focused on an individualized, hands-off method of facilitation in the studio at The Canvas, encouraging its artists to thoughtfully and independently engage in art-making. This exhibit is a collection of current work by this emerging group of Juneau artists. Each piece is representative of an original body of work currently in production and demonstrates commitment to a singular personal vision. As such, this exhibition may serve as a preview for a series of upcoming solo shows in 2016. A curator’s talk begins at 6 p.m.


“Surface,” ceramic work by Jeremy Kane
Juneau-Douglas City Museum
Fourth and Main streets
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Artist and UAS Professor of Art Jeremy Kane will open “Surface”, an exhibition of wood, soda and gas-fired, functional ceramics.

“This work is an evolution of pottery that I have been working towards for 22 years since first learning to make pottery on the wheel as a kid. I have been studying clay ever since,” Kane said in a release.

Throughout his eleven years of teaching at the University of Alaska Southeast, Kane has developed a kiln firing facility that is unique to Southeast Alaska. The work on display at the City Museum has been fired with Alaska spruce wood in kilns that he built with his students and colleagues.

Jeremy Kane will share his process and techniques just before the exhibit comes down, at a lecture and slide show program taking place on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 7 pm.

In addition, work by Kane’s students will be shown at the Baranof Hotel.


Paintings by Jim Fowler
917 Glacier Avenue
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Coppa will be exhibiting original acrylic landscape paintings by Jim Fowler. Jim’s plein air paintings were made during ramblings in the Juneau area and in the Yukon.


Work by Barbara Craver, Puanani Maunu, Karen Beason and Joe McCabe
Annie Kaill’s
244 Front St.
Reception: 4:30 p.m.-close

Local artists Barbara Craver and Puanani Maunu will each be presenting a collection of new paintings in oil and acrylic; Karen Beason will be showing her fabric creations and block prints; and photographer Joe McCabe will show nature shots, still life images, and landscapes.


Photography by Toby Harbanuk
Juneau Artists Gallery
175 S. Franklin St. (Senate Building)
Reception: 4:30-9 p.m.

The Juneau Artists Gallery will feature photographer Toby Harbanuk for the month of December. Harbanuk prints his photos of Alaskan lands, skies, and people on exotic materials including metal, ceramic, and glass. The Juneau Artist Gallery will be featuring his collection of 2015 Northern Lights photos and Northern Lights cutting boards.

Harbanuk grew up in Juneau, attended the University of Alaska, and has a professional background in art, information technology, and aviation. His work is inspired by Alaska’s landscapes, pushing the limits of technology, and connecting with new artistic media.


‘Walkabout,’ paintings by Jerry Smetzer
KTOO building
360 Egan Drive
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Local artist Jerry Smetzer will show a series of 10 related oil on canvas panels called “Walkabout: a young women’s journey of exploration.” The show’s name comes from the term for a rite of passage from childhood to adulthood practiced by indigenous Australians.

Smetzer writes in an artist’s statement: “In this show I … make extensive use of digital media on the web as I gather images, find and verify facts of history, and exploring the opinions of family, friends, and others on social media. Once I have gathered a set of digital images for one of the “Walkabout” panels I use Adobe Photoshop to greatly speed the process of selecting and deciding how to layout the images in the best way to support the story to be told in the panel. This process of image selection, layout, review, and revision has gone on, with occasional breaks to do other things, for over two and a half years now. It has evolved in parallel with the childish and messy process of extending my limited knowledge of how to do physical work and create physical objects with oil paint. The result of that process is what you see hanging on the walls here.” … ‘Walkabout’ is less about study, and more about giving us that childish messiness in our engagement with the world that enriches our humanity, and makes us fuller human beings.”


Featured artists, storytelling, dance performances
Walter Soboleff Building
Seward and Front Streets
Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Sealaska Heritage Store will host featured artists, storytelling, language games and dance performances in celebration of Gallery Walk. Every half hour, SHI will offer storytelling, Tlingit language games and dance performances in Shuká Hít (the clan house) through its Baby Raven Reads program. Tlingit artist Alison Bremner will be carving in the Delores Churchill Artist-in-Residence room. Other artists will include Nicholas Galanin, Héendeí (Donald Gregory), Daaljini (Mary Folletti), Roz Cruise and Renee Culp. The Sealaska Heritage Store will offer special discounts.


New Designs by Crystal & Rico Worl
Trickster Company
224 Front Street
Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Trickster Company’s Gallery Walk is featuring artists Crystal and Rico Worl! Come check out brand new 2015 Adult and Youth Basketballs designed by Crystal, as well her blueberry-dyed laser cut earrings and some new designs in the earrings! Plus Christmas Ornaments designed by Rico and key chains designed by Crystal!  


Jewelry artists Deb Gregoire, Laura Hosey and Amy Fletcher, and baker Katie White
Candace Byrne and Associates
175 S Franklin St. Suite 217, Senate Building
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

This show will feature handmade necklaces, rings, earrings and cuff bracelets in materials including sterling silver, bronze, copper, antique beads and semiprecious stones. Some of the pieces are collaborative, and all are one of a kind. The show will also feature pastries and cakes by baker Katie White. Hosts Candace Byrne and Laura Hotch of Urban Haven Skincare will be on hand to answer questions about their salon during the opening.


Jewelry artists Janie Gibbons, Frank Mooney and Andrew Tripp
Mount Juneau Trading Post
151 S. Franklin Street (upstairs and downstairs)
Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

Janine Gibbons will be in the store showcasing her Enamel Design earrings and pendants. Alaskan Native artists Frank Mooney and Andrew Tripp will also be there featuring a large selection of their handmade silver totemic bracelets.


Ugly Sweater Photo Booth Installation by Annie Bartholomew
Kindred Post
145 S. Franklin St.
Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

Kindred Post will feature an Ugly Sweater Photo Booth Installation by Annie Bartholomew, live music by Alaskapella, and nonalcoholic coffee cocktails by Sentinel Coffee.


“Peoch-a-Labour”: Alaskan and French Commercial Fishing by Chris Miller
The Rookery Cafe
111 Seward St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The Rookery will be continue its exhibit of large format photographs by local professional photographer Chris Miller. The photographs revolve around his work documenting commercial fisheries in Alaska and the French region of Brittany. The Alaska work includes imagery of Southeast seining, dungeness, and golden king crab, pollock trawling in the Bering Sea, red king crab fishing on the pack ice in Nome, and Togiak herring. The French work focuses on fisheries for monkfish, lobster, rock crab, sea bass, langoustine, and abalone farming.


Work by Pat Race
Alaska Robotics Gallery
220 Front Street
Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

The Alaska Robotics Gallery will feature new and original work by local artist Pat Race.


‘Blush’ photography from Becoming Images
Bustin’ Out Boutique
175 S Franklin St. (Senate Building)
Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

Bustin’ Out Boutique will be featuring photography from Becoming Images’ Penny McGoey in a collection that captures the female form called “Blush.”


Jessica Hahnlen, watercolor
One of a Kind
175 South Franklin (Senate Building)
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Local watercolor and silkscreen artist Jessica Hahnlen will show her newest watercolor work featuring animals of the ocean, rainforest, and tundra.


Paintings by Elise Tomlinson
Elise Tomlinson’s studio
Valentine Building, Seward St., Suite 5, second floor
Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Local artist Elise Tomlinson will show new paintings as well as some older/reworked images and prints.


Paintings by Emily Rodkey
The Taqueria
245 Marine Way
Reception: 7-10 p.m.

Local tattoo artist Emily Rodkey will show a selection of paintings, as part of HIgh Tide Tattoo’s Featured Artist series. See related story in this week’s Arts.


Frank Lynn Pierce
GCI Downtown Store
118 Seward St
Reception: 4-6:30 p.m.

GCI’s downtown store at 118 Seward Street will be featuring spectacular Juneau, Southeast, and Alaska nature and wildlife photos by local photographer Frank Lynn Pierce. Come by and enjoy the photos, visit with Frank, and enjoy refreshments between 4 and 6:30 p.m.
Gallery Walk only. 


Judith Ripley & Marsha Erwin Bennett
Hearthside Books
254 Front Street
Reception:4:30–7 p.m.
Hearthside Books will host book signings by Judith Ripley, “Compliments to the Bear,” and Marsha Erwin Bennett, “Pioneer Grocers of Alaska: Juneau in the 20th Century.” 

Dolls and Miniatures From Here, There, and Everywhere
Aunt Claudia’s Dolls
114 S Franklin St.
Hours: 12-7 p.m. Friday, 12-5 p.m. Saturday

Dolls and miniatures from here, there, and everywhere.

Colin Herforth
Fairweather Gallery
207 S Franklin St
Reception: 4-7 p.m.
Fairweather will celebrates the holidays with a Colin Herforth retrospective, featuring his prints and paintings, and a jewelry sale.

New merchandise
Seaside Yarns
175 S. Franklin St. Senate Building
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Seaside Yarns will be debuting its new line of embroidered project bags and a brand new knitting kit. The Alaskan Rainbow Scarf, featuring yarn hand dyed in Juneau.


Paintings by Pages Bridges
The Glory Hole
247 S Franklin St
Reception: 4:30 – close
The Glory Hole will host Pages Bridges with 24 colorful, contemporary oil paintings featuring cats, fish, rabbits, flowers, clouds, and abstract landscapes. The reception will also feature live music by Dara Rilatos.

Ed Levin Designs
Jewel Box
248 Front St
Reception:4:30-7 p.m.

The Jewel Box will feature the contemporary sterling silver and gemstone jewelry by designer Ed Levin.  Festivities include holiday music by the Chapel by the Lake Bell Choir, refreshments and our famous “diamond” cookies.
Gallery Walk only. 


Work by MK MacNaughton
Back corner of lot by Kenny’s Wok, corner of Front and Main St.
Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

MK MacNaughton will open her studio with a wide variety of gifts and fine art. Items include handpainted t-shirts, giclee prints, cards, and tiny and large paintings.


Polish Pottery
House of Russia
389 S. Franklin Street
Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

House of Russia will offer a local special for the month of December; 20 percent off all Polish Pottery.


Lisa McCormick Silver Alaskan Themed Jewelry
Caribou Crossing
387 S. Franklin St,
Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

Caribou Crossing will feature Lisa McCormick’s jewelry along with many other handmade Alaskan items such as glass fish, contemporary mammoth ivory jewelry, wood bowls, and more.


Taku Graphics artists
Heritage Coffee
Seward and Front Streets
Reception: 4-8 p.m.

Heritage Coffee will showcase a variety of art from Taku Graphics artists. In watercolors, block prints, scratchboard, and more – subjects will range from Alaska’s landscape to Alaska’s wildlife.


Juneau Symphony
Alaskan Brewing Co. Depot
219 S. Franklin St.
Reception: 4:30-8:30 p.m.

The Juneau Symphony will be performing from 4-8 p.m. Beer samples will be offered during the opening and snacks will be on hand.


Open house
SEACC office
224 Gold St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The SEACC office will offer wine and birthday cake to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the landmark legislation protecting our Tongass salmon strongholds. They’ll also be showing some new videos from the Tongass Blueprint Project film series: “Alaskan wood. Alaskan jobs. Keep it local.”


Open house
Glacier Salt Cave & Spa
917 Glacier Ave.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

This open house will showcase the Salt Cave, a room lined with Himalayan Salt blocks.


First Friday Yoga
Rainforest Yoga
Above Gold Town Theater in the Emporium Mall.
Free class: 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Led by Lindsey Bloom. All levels welcome including beginners, or any practitioner curious about the foundations of Forrest Yoga.

Jewelry by Laura Hosey will be on view at Candace Byrne and Associates.

Jewelry by Laura Hosey will be on view at Candace Byrne and Associates.

Mountain Lillies by Elise Tomlinson.

Mountain Lillies by Elise Tomlinson.

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