This Patti Hutchens-Jouppi painting will be on display at Coppa during First Friday, part of the Plein Rein Painters' exhibit.

This Patti Hutchens-Jouppi painting will be on display at Coppa during First Friday, part of the Plein Rein Painters' exhibit.

September First Friday listings

Artist demonstration by weaver Della Cheney, jewelry by Renee Culp, an original audio play, and a drawing for art

Sealaska Heritage Institute

Walter Soboleff Building

105 S. Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

Have you ever heard the story behind the artwork in the foyer of the Walter Soboleff Building? Come into the clan house, Shuká Hít, this First Friday to listen to an original audio play of Am’ala, the Strong Man, depicted on the clan house front made by Tsimshian artists David A. and David R. Boxley. The audio features Catrina Mitchell, Ishmael Hope, Alfie Price, and Frank Katasse. In the Sealaska Heritage Store, register to win your own piece of Boxley art – a limited edition, signed print by David R. Boxley; entrants need not be present to win. Free First Friday admission from 4:30 to 8 includes access to the Nathan Jackson Gallery and artist demonstrations by award-winning Tlingit and Haida weaver Della Cheney and Tlingit jeweler Renee Culp. This will be the last First Friday for visitors to view the Juried Art Show & Competition free of charge; the exhibit closes Sept. 30. Everyone is welcome.

Featured artist: culinary artist Stefani “Chef Stef” Marnon

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Culinary Artist Chef Stef is the star artist for the month of September at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Stefani Marnon will be featuring her Sitka spruce tip salted caramels and spicy hot pepper salted caramels. She will have samples of these and some of her other culinary delights.

“Keeping the Tradition”

JAHC Gallery

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Donna Catotti will display paintings in oil and pastel in a show called “Keeping the Tradition.”

Thirty years of fossil ivory Juneau: Jim Hopkins


237 Front Street

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Winding up a thirty year career creating fossil ivory jewelry here in Juneau, Jim Hopkins invites old and new friends to a First Friday celebration at Artifacts, his tiny gallery space for the past decade at 237 Front Street. Known for his inlay of stones into both fossil walrus and woolly mammoth ivory, Jim will be saying “Thanks Juneau”” by offering special deals on new as well as old work during his month-long exit. For First Friday, an extensive collection of fossil ivory bead strands will be exhibited at 1987 prices.

Featured artist: Emma Davidson, mixed media and fiber arts

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Join artist-in-residence Emma Davidson for her opening reception of “Natural Interpretations.” Visiting from Massachusetts, Emma has spent the year creating a show that reflects her relationship and experiences with Juneau’s nature. Works on display will include a painted silk installation, a hand-embellished print edition, and mixed media pieces. Since earning her BFA in Fibers from Savannah College of Art and Design, Emma has spent several years on staff at Touchstone Center for Crafts and was a teaching artist for various organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her artwork has been exhibited in several states and are a part of SCAD’s permanent collection. “The beauty of the world, and the delicate balance between man and nature are the driving forces behind my work. I constantly observe all exquisite aspects of nature, through the small lens of a single hike or the bigger world picture; my creative senses are stirred by a gust of wind or the amazing textures of flora and fauna,” she wrote.

Featured artist:

Arnie Weimer

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Arnie Weimer is a well-known Juneau artist who works in many mediums with heavy influence from traditional Native designs. His art that Annie Kaill’s carries year-round includes embossed prints on paper, embossed prints on copper, and watercolor prints. Arnie also works in jewelry and sculpture. Enjoy a collection of Arnie’s original artwork and an expanded selection of all his art during the month of September. For more information visit or

Happy Animal Friends

The Rookery Cafe

111 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The Rookery Cafe will be featuring local painter Kaila Buerger and her recent work titled ‘Happy Animal Friends.’ Kaila uses brightly colored acrylics, on large canvases hung in homemade wooden frames to bring out the smiling, playful faces of our animal friends. Fifteen percent of proceeds will go toward protecting endangered species. Frames are handbuilt by Eric and Kaila Buerger.

Inspired: Plein Rein Painters


917 Glacier Ave. #102

Reception: 4-6 p.m.

September’s featured art show at Coppa is titled “Inspired’ and is a collection of new works by Juneau’s Plein Rein Painters. The Plein Rein Painters is a group of some 40 artists who meet every Saturday and venture into the landscape to capture the moment on canvas. This show includes many land and seascapes conceived and/or perhaps painted in plein air at the group’s yearly retreats at the Shrine of St. Therese. Many of Juneau’s favorite ‘out the road’ images are featured in these fine works of art by some of Juneau’s best artists. Showing artists include Patti Hutchens Jouppi, Jay Crondahl, Christine Crooks, Puanani Maunu, Jim Heumann, Timi Johnson, Jane Lindsey, Teri Robus, Nancy Brown, Elisabeth Saya, Barbara Shepherd, and Steve Winker. Coppa will be releasing a new ice cream flavor on that day – Brownie Caramel Pecan.

Kindred Post Photo Booth, anniversary party

Kindred Post

145 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Family, friends, and neighbors, you are cordially invited to our Two Year ANNIVERSARY PARTY! There will be live music by Jacob Pickard, a photo booth, snacks on snacks, and sweet anniversary deals, because love. Purchases $0-24: Hugs and high fives for life, just ask. Purchases over $25: 10 percent off. Purchases over $50: 15 percent off. Purchases over $75: 20 percent off.

Free Yoga Class with Carol Race

Rainforest Yoga

174 South Franklin St., Suite 202B

5:15-6:15 p.m.

New to yoga? Come to a Free First Friday class at Rainforest Yoga and discover how yoga can bring calmness, openness and a greater sense of stability in all aspects of your life.

Glacier Salt Cave

917 Glacier Ave

11 a.m.-7 p.m.

Stop in for an one hour relaxing hour in our beautiful mosaic Salt Cave, special price of $19.50 per person. Purchase a five-session Salt Cave pass and get three free sessions added on. Twelve ounce Himalayan Bath Salts only $4.99. Himalayan cooking platters $20.

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