This photo shows an encaustic piece titled “Sentinels” by Michelle Morrell. I couldn’t damped the reds in the photo. It depicts the old Aurora Harbor breakwater that was replaced last winter. (Courtesy Image / Michelle Morrell)

This photo shows an encaustic piece titled “Sentinels” by Michelle Morrell. I couldn’t damped the reds in the photo. It depicts the old Aurora Harbor breakwater that was replaced last winter. (Courtesy Image / Michelle Morrell)

First Friday: Encaustics, chai tea and more await

Here’s what’s happening on Friday, Nov. 6

This month’s First Friday features a blend of in-person and virtual events.

The monthly celebration of arts and culture primarily features downtown Juneau institutions, but many will be livestreamed to be enjoyed at home.

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council: Juneau Plein Rein Painters, virtual event, The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council presents a group exhibition of 10 Juneau-based painters who do art “en plein air”, or in the case of Juneau, “en plein rein.” The Juneau Plein Rein Painters have been painting together outdoors for 20 years, rain or shine. Expect to see many familiar locations throughout Douglas, Juneau and Out the Road.

Benjamin Bialek – BEBAdventures, virtual event, 6-8 p.m.,BRBAdventures of Facebook. This presentation will feature images from guiding on the water in Alaska. Most of the photos are taken from a kayak.

Harbor Tea and Spice: Winter Wellness Chai, 175 S. Franklin St. Suite 105 in the Senate Mall, 4-6:30 p.m. The Winter Wellness Chai will be available for tasting and there will be some giveaways again this First Friday. This event is First Friday only.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Michelle Morrell, Painter and ceramicist, 175 S. Franklin St., 4:30-5:30 p.m. Michelle Morrell is the featured artist for the month of November at the Juneau Artists Gallery, and there will be a COVID-19 aware reception at which her work will be displayed. With more time at home this summer Morrell decided to expand her artistic expertise by learning to do encaustic painting — an interesting process using wax. She also taught herself to do Shino glaze firing and will present a number of Shino cups using this technique. Her permanent display will include ceramic works, beautiful watercolor paintings, relief prints and art cards.

Barnaby Brewing Company: First Friday with Rachelle Bonnett, 165 Shattuck Way, 4-8 p.m. Juneau artist Rachelle Bonnett will showcase a collection of maps, landscapes, and field sketches in watercolor and ink that highlight locations across Southeast Alaska. Inspired by recent adventures, this work is a celebration of the beauty of Southeast and the memories of each place captured in her sketchbook.

Barnaby Brewing Company will be observing social distancing onsite. If all tables are occupied then we are at our max capacity and you will not be able to enter. This exhibit will be up in the taproom through the month of November so there will be plenty of opportunities to check it out!

As always in collaboration with the Federal, State and Local health officials we ask that if you are sick, experiencing any symptoms (fever, cough, nausea, shortness of breath, etc.), have been in contact with anyone experiencing symptoms or has had a positive COVID test to remain home.

Annie Kaill’s: Barbara Lavallee and Alice Tersteeg, 124 Seward St. Juneau, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. This presentation will feature works by Barbara Lavallee and Alice Tersteeg. This is both an in-store and virtual event. The artists will not be in Annie Kaill’s. Lavallee’s new originals will be in the store as well as on our website. Calendars and books can be personalized by ordering them online, coming into the store or calling us 586-2880 or emailing Deadline for personalized/signed orders is Monday Nov. 9. Tersteeg has created more than 40 new originals which will be on display in the store as well as on our website.

Thanksgiving weekend, Annie Kaill’s will be joined by Marine Artist Brenda Schwartz who will be showing new originals and will be available to sign/personalize prints.

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