Baby Raven Reads books on display inside the Walter Soboleff Building. Courtesy image.

October First Friday celebrates new book releases

  • By Capital City Weekly staff report
  • Thursday, October 5, 2017 4:28pm
  • News

Book release

Sealaska Heritage Institute

105 S. Seward St.

4:30-8 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage will celebrate the release of two new books in its Baby Raven Reads series: “The Woman Carried Away by Killer Whales” and “The Woman Who Married a Bear,” with Haida illustrator Janine Gibbons and Tlingit writer Frank Kaash Katasse this First Friday. In addition, Gibbons’ paintings from the books will be on view and for sale in the clan house. In the lobby, SHI will host artists Ronnie Fairbanks of Klawock and Karen Stepanenko of Pelican. This will also be visitors’ final chance to see SHI’s Alaska Native Masks exhibit.

Locals party

Trickster Co.

224 Front St.

4-7:30 p.m.

Trickster is celebrating their third year open by having a 15 percent store wide sale. They’re launching their latest basketball designed by Crystal Worl “Moon and Tide.” It’s a women’s size 28.5.

There will be music and refreshments.

Book Swap

Rainy Retreat Books

113 Seward St.

5-7 p.m.

Bring your favorite book(s) with you on October First Friday and stop by Rainy Retreat to swap it for one of your neighbor’s favorites. Snacks and adult drinks provided. If you don’t have a book, don’t worry. Just grab a drink and chat about it anyway.

Featured artist: Joe Comolli

Downtown Dames

217 Seward St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Join us for October First Friday as we host local artist Joe Comolli! Joe will be live painting in our store and he will have his original paintings, drawings, and stickers for sale. There will be desserts and drinks.

Featured art: Bamboo fly rods by Jon Lyman

Rookery Cafe

111 Seward St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Jon Lyman has been building bamboo fly rods in Juneau for nearly 20 years. He has donated more than 100 rods to charities from Trout Unlimited to the Bartlett Hospital Foundation. Taking more than 50 hours and 600 steps to complete, each rod features hand-built sterling silver rings, exotic reel seat, and features from earlier times. Every rod is unique, and while beautiful as art, will fish very well. Jon will be demonstrating aspects of the building process, and have the remainder of this years limited production for sale at the Rookery Cafe, 111 Seward St.

Featured artist: Rebekah Johnson

Barnaby Brewing Company

206 N. Franklin St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

BBC will be hosting local artist, Rebekah Johnson, and her show titled “From Pieces to Peace.” Rebekah draws inspiration from the poems that her late brother composed. She has a strong desire to bring his poems to “life” with color and form. You can catch her acrylic on canvas pieces all month long in October.

Featured art: “Bend in the River”

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

114 W. 4th St.

4:30-7 p.m.

The City Museum will host an acquisition reception for the painting “Bend in the River” by Sydney Laurence, which was donated to the Museum in memory of William D. De Armond. This landscape, painted in the flats near where the airport is located today, is an example of Laurence’s work in the Juneau area, his skill, and his dedication to plein-air painting. It will be on view for the public through the end of October.

Featured artist: Veronice Bunnies and Embroidered Delights

Bustin’ Out Boutique: Lingerie and Maternity Wear

175th S. Franklin St. Suite 205

4-7 p.m.

Veronica Bunnies and her embroidered delights and delicacies will be featured at Bustin’ Out Boutique.

Sesquicentennial: 150th Anniversary of the Treaty of Cession

Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum

395 Whittier St.

The Alaska Division of Libraries, Archives, and Museums will open an exhibit related to the 150 year anniversary of Alaska’s transfer from Russia to the United States. The exhibit will feature significant maps, photographs, documents, and objects related to the 1867 transfer, most of which will be exhibited for the first time. The museum will be open free of charge from 4:30-7 pm. At 6 p.m., curators Jim Simard, Sorrel Goodwin, Zach Jones, and conservator Ellen Carrlee will lead an exhibit tour moderated by museum chief curator Addison Field.

Cooking demo

Glacier Salt Cave & Spa

917 Glacier Ave.

2-7 p.m.

Glacier Salt Cave & Spa will have a demo on how to cook on a Himalayan Salt Block and all the other uses for the Salt Block. Salt Blocks on sale for $15.99 each. Salt Cave sessions $19.99 per person all day.

Four Friends Art Show: Constance Baltuck, Barbara Craver, Pua Maunu, Natasha Pristas

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

4:30-7 p.m.

As the show title suggests, our guests are four friends that began painting together in Juneau many years ago. Even after Natasha moved away to Kodiak, they have maintained their art buddy relationship. The show celebrates that, and is bringing Natasha’s work to Juneau for the first time in quite a while. The bonds of their art buddy system were formed in thier neighborhood in the Flats of downtown Juneau.

Alaska Sesquicentennial First Friday at the Lt. Governor’s Office

120 4th St., 3rd floor of the State Capitol Building

4:30-7 p.m.

There will be maps and photographs from the Treaty of Cession era along with a unique exhibit and story about the Seward Shame Pole. It was erected at Taant’a Kwáan village after William Seward visited in 1869 and reproduced this year in the village of Saxman by Tlingit carver Stephen Jackson. Refreshments will be served.

Featured artist: Deb Gregoire of Marteau Designs

Kindred Post

145 South Franklin

4:30-7 p.m.

Deb Gregoire of Marteau Designs will be showcasing her handmade earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets. There will be familiar favorites alongside some fresh designs, including some one-of-a-kind set stone rings.

Celebrating the Versatility of the Golden Spice Turmeric

Harbor Tea & Spice

175 S. Franklin St. Suite 105

4:30 p.m.-close

Learn about the health benefits of turmeric. Sample our specialty turmeric products. Enter a drawing for specialty turmeric teas and spices.

Featured: Greeting cards by Cris Zack

The Bear’s Lair

175 S. Franklin St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Cris will be showing her most recent handmade paper designs and limited Christmas designs. There will also be a local appreciation sale.

Featured artist: Lisa Eisenberg

Alaska Robotics

220 Front St.

4:30-7 .m.

Lisa self-publishes the comic series I Cut My Hair and has appeared in a number of comics anthologies. She is a regular contributor to the comics site The Nib and is at work on the young adult graphic novels Middle and My Plath Year. She teaches comics and zine-making throughout the Portland area.

Featured artist: Elise Tomlinson

The Canvas

223 Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Elise Tomlinson will be presenting her show “Reflective light” at the gallery. The show will remain up until October 27.

Featured artist: Pat Race’s “Don’t Step on the Fish”

Amalga Distillery

134 N. Franklin

4:30-7 p.m.

“Don’t Step on the Fish” is a collection of workplace quality control posters for seafood processors. The illustrations are inspired by antique canned salmon labels and posters from the Works Progress Administration.

The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute commissioned this work to communicate the importance of proper care and handling of Alaska’s valuable seafood resource and their quality experts will be at the show to share their delicious seafood products.

“In a Time of Change: Microbial Worlds”

Juneau Arts and Culture Center

350 Whittier St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Peer through the lens of the arts to discover the hidden world of microscopic organisms. Fourteen artists and writers magnify the microbiome in this collbarative exhibit sponsored by the art-humanities-science consortium, In a Time of Change.

First anniversary

A Little Bazaar

1117 W. 9th St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

A Little Bazaar celebrates its first anniversary. Frank Delaplan will play music and have CDs for sale. The store is featuring holiday items, and there will be some sales on items. Refreshments provided. Sign up between now and First Friday and take part in a drawing.

Featured artist: Avery Skaggs


917 Glacier Ave. #102

4-6 p.m.

Canvas artist Avery Skaggs will present his show “Positive Output.” It will remain up during the month of October.

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