November First Friday Art Walk

Mark Vinsel and Dianne Anderson will be the featured artists at the Juneau Artists Gallery.

Mark Vinsel and Dianne Anderson will be the featured artists at the Juneau Artists Gallery.

Here’s a look at what’s going on for the First Friday Art Walk in downtown Juneau this week, Nov. 6.


Work by Mark Vinsel and Dianne Anderson
Juneau Artists Gallery
175 S. Franklin St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Mark Vinsel and Dianne Anderson, husband and wife members of Juneau Artists Gallery, will be featured artists for November. They will display artwork from their July Artist-in Residence at the Gruening Cabin, at Amalga Harbor. The couple were chosen for this experience, sponsored by Alaska State Parks, from a nationwide application process. Each will donate one piece of art to the State Parks collection.

Vinsel will exhibit watercolors painted on site and framed in his handmade local wood frames. Anderson, who worked in drawing media then oil, will showcase the painting to be donated. She will also premier her new product line: “Paper Moon”- hand made papers for crafting.


New screenprints by Christy NaMee Eriksen
Kindred Post
145 S. Franklin St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Kindred Post owner Christy NaMee Eriksen will introduce new screenprints in the fourth year of her series “Growing Upwords: Things My Son Said.” Kindred Post will also have a photo booth installation by Darin Donohue, and live music by Tom Locher, Ericka Lee, and Dara Rilatos.


Stone work by Bob Koenitzer and Lou Cacioppo
JAHC Gallery
Juneau Arts & Culture Center
Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Bob Koenitzer and Lou Cacioppo will show stone sculptures in their joint show, “Two Stone Guys in Alaska.” This show features new and old stone sculptures, many made from Alaskan marble and limestone from Southeast Alaska. 


Karen Luke Fildes
Alaska Robotics Gallery: 
220 Front Street
Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Work by Karen Luke Fildes will be on display at Alaska Robotics through November.  Fildes is an artist and educator (and also local musician Marian Call’s mom). Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest works in oil and canvas have been displayed at galleries and exhibits in the US, Canada and Germany. She is a recipient of Pierce County Arts Commission’s Margaret K. Williams Award for Excellence in the Arts and has recently finished a series of 500 landscapes studying water and atmosphere.

While she’s in Juneau she will teaching a life drawing workshop at The Canvas, on Saturday, Nov. 7. Sign up at Alaska Robotics and The Canvas.


Work by Dorris Alcome, Steve Cole, Andreana Donahue, Jessica Hanlen, Andres Jones and John Lyman
The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery
223 Seward St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The Canvas will be exhibiting work centered around the art of fly fishing from six artists: Dorris Alcome, Steve Cole, Andreana Donahue, Jessica Hanlen, Andres Jones and John Lyman. The work ranges from utilitarian handmade bamboo rods and decorative Spey flies, to paintings and abstracts inspired by the fish that are such a strong base to the way of life in Southeast Alaska.

During the month of November, The Canvas will run a series of workshops related to the gallery show. Check the community calendar and its website, for more information.


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

The Rookery will be featuring large format photographs by local professional photographer Chris Miller, a selection of his commercial fishing photographs from the last three years. 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.


Store re-opening, featuring art by Reggie Peterson, Fred Fulmer, Jno Didrickson, and Debra O’Gara
Haa Shagoon
213 Ferry Way (Marine View Building)
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Haa Shagoon will be celebrating its re-opening in a new location at 213 Ferry Way. Featured artists will be Tlingit artists Reggie Peterson, Fred Fulmer, Jno Didrickson, and Debra O’Gara. The shop also features art by local Native artists including Ray Peck, Clarissa Rizal, Brian Chilton, Rudy Isturis, John Evans, John Rowan, Ernestine Hanlon-Abel, and Israel Shotridge. The opening will include artist demonstrations and refreshments.


Booksigning with Larisa Manewal
Hearthside Books
Front and Franklin Streets
Reception: 4:30-7

Sitka-based photographer Larisa Manewal will be Hearthside Books’ guest author for First Friday in November. Manewal and her father, Ernest Manewal, co-wrote “Southeast Alaska: A Photographic Journey.” She will be signing from 4:30-7 at Hearthside’s downtown location. See this week’s Arts for more.


Work by Tlingit/Tsimshian/Chippewa artist Ronnie Fairbanks of Klawock
Trickster Company
224 S. Franklin St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Trickster Company will be featuring Tlingit/Tsimshian/Chippewa artist Ronnie Fairbanks of Klawock. Fairbanks is currently a Native arts carving teacher at the Craig Middle and High school in Craig. He will be showing a variety of art mediums at the opening, including art prints, bandanas, hoodies and a few surprises.


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

Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Sealaska Heritage Store will host featured artists and a dance group at the Walter Soboleff Building for First Friday. Artists will include John Hagen, Renee Culp, Selena Beierly and Mary Folletti, and the Eagle Raven Dancers will perform in Shuká Hít — the clan house. During the First Friday reception, SHI will offer free admission to the exhibit, “Enter the World of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Peoples” and Shuká Hít, and the store will offer special discounts.


Open House with art by Michelle Morrell and Charles Rohrbacher
Front Street Community Health Center
225 Front Street Suite 202
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The open house will include paintings by Michelle Morrell and woodcuts by Charles Rohrbacher.


Artwork by Leslie Wagner of Sitka Spruce Design
OoAk Gallery
Senate Mall, 175 S. Franklin St.
Reception: 4-5:30 p.m.

OoAk will be featuring local printer Leslie Wagner (Roo) of Sitka Spruce Design. She will be showing and discussing her linoleum prints as well as her prints on textile pieces. Her passion for design is derived from a love of nature as she strives to create simplistic flowing pieces that compliment their surroundings.


Traveling exhibit: “Communities, Disaster and Change”
Juneau-Douglas City Museum
Fourth and Main streets
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

“Communities, Disaster and Change” is a traveling exhibit, coordinated by the Valdez Museum and Historical Archive, framed by the 50-year anniversary of the devastating Good Friday Earthquake that struck Alaska on March 27, 1964. It includes work by 28 Alaskan artists addressing the theme of natural disasters’ effects on their communities. Also on view will be on-going exhibits including “Disasters at Home” and “The SS Princess Sophia’s Last Voyage.”

Two related, free events are scheduled for the following day, Saturday, Nov. 7. First, “Coffee & Collections: The Disaster Cycle,” a panel presentation, will be offered from 10:30-12 noon, led by the Disaster Program Specialist from the American Red Cross, with representatives from agencies in town who work together to support the community before, during and after a natural disaster.

Second, The Red Cross Pillowcase Project, a preparedness education program for children in grades 3 – 5, will be offered from 3-4 p.m. This project teaches about personal and family preparedness, local hazards, and basic coping skills. Pre-registration is encouraged to confirm a spot, as space is limited. Contact the Museum at 586-3572 to sign up. If there is enough interest, additional programs will be scheduled to accommodate.


Work by Barbara Lavallee, Alice Tersteeg, Jim Hopkins and Sydne Williamson
Annie Kaill’s
244 Front St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Four guest artists will be featured at Annie Kaills.

Barbara Lavallee will be releasing a new print ”Family Tree” and also showing her original paintings and personalizing her children’s books. Alice Tersteeg will show a new collection of portraits from around Juneau titled ”Personalities.” Jim Hopkins will show jewelry made from fossilized walrus and mammoth ivory. And Juneau artist Sydne Williamson will show her ”upcycled” old furniture.


New oil paintings by MK MacNaughton
917 Glacier Highway
Open until 9 p.m.

MK MacNaughton will exhibit new oil paintings featuring SE Alaska Lighthouses and Aerial Wetlands Landscapes at Coppa for the month of November. MacNaughton will be at Coppa from 4-6 p.m.


Hospice and Home Care of Juneau fundraiser
GCI’s downtown store
118 Seward St.
Reception: 4-6:30 p.m.

GCI will host Hospice and Home Care of Juneau’s annual Light Up a Life fundraiser kick off event on First Friday. Attendees can purchase an ornament to decorate the Hospice Christmas tree that will be displayed through the holidays at the Nugget Mall. All purchases help fund hospice.


Beer samples and live entertainment from Soul Review
Alaskan Brewing Co. Depot
219 S. Franklin St.
Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

This event will showcase the brewery’s 2015 Smoked Porter, as well as the release of its Winter Ale. Local R&B group Soul Review will provide entertainment and light snacks will be provided.

The Alaskan Brewing Company Depot will be showcasing the release of its 2015 Smoked Porter, along with its seasonal beer, Winter Ale. Samples of its White IPA will also be available. Live music will be performed by Soul Review and light snacks will be available.


First Friday sale
Fairweather Gallery
207 S. Franklin Street
Reception: 4-8 p.m.

Everything in the store will be at least 10 percent off and as much as 50 percent off. Attendees can also enter to win the First Friday drawing for a basket of goodies, no purchase necessary.


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

Rainforest Yoga will offer an hour of yoga led by Bev Ingram. All are welcome.

Jessica Hanlen's painting "Stars that Once Were Fish" is among the works that will be on view at the Canvas.

Jessica Hanlen’s painting “Stars that Once Were Fish” is among the works that will be on view at the Canvas.

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