Samuel Sheakley, one of SHI’s featured artists for First Friday, works on a piece of jewelry. Photo by Brian Wallace.

First Friday features Mack Provisions, Tsimshian carver and sea creatures

  • By Capital City Weekly
  • Thursday, February 1, 2018 10:32am
  • News

Mack Provisions Pop-Up Shop

The Kindred Post

145 S. Franklin

4:30-7 p.m.

Mack Provisions is a one man outfit run by KC Mack. The company’s ethos centers around craft built leather goods using old school processes and giving new life to vintage baseball gloves. The pop-up shop will include classic favorites as well as some one-time items exclusively for First Friday. KC will also be debuting new wallets repurposed from vintage LL Bean huntingboots.

Jessica Hahnlen — “Frost + Fur”

The Alaska Robotics Gallery

220 Front St.

4:30-8 p.m.

Jessica Hahnlen is a contemporary watercolor painter who lives and works in Juneau. Her work pays homage to the creatures of Alaska and will remain up for the month of February.

The Mike Godkin Drawing Show

The Canvas

223 Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

The show is a collection of drawings in graphite and pastels by Canvas Artist Mike Godkin.

Featured artists: James Hart, Tim Brown, Samuel Sheakley

Sealaska Heritage Institute

105 S. Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage will feature three artists at the Walter Soboleff Building for First Friday. Tlingit artist James Hart will be visiting from Haines with carved rattles, paddles, and small totems. Tlingit artist Tim Brown of Yakutat will be showcasing his handsewn sea otter and seal fur scarves and wallets. Samuel Sheakley will be returning with his Tlingit engraved copper, silver, and gold jewelry. Also, SHI will offer free admission to Shuká Hít (the clan house).

Featured artist: Chef Stefani Marnon

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 South Franklin

4:30-7 p.m.

Culinary artist Chef Stefani Marnon is the featured artist for the month of February. For Valentine’s Day she has salted caramels, black licorice, and almond toffee in special valentine packaging on sale. She will also have “love potion” cookies.

Deacon Charles Rohrbacher’s “Windows Into Heaven: Contemporary Icons”

Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum

395 Whittier St.

Museum, 4:30-7 p.m., presentation 7-8 p.m.

For thirty-five years, Rohrbacher has been a part of an international rediscovery of the icon and rebirth of icon painting in Russia and in the West. Rohrbacher’s exhibit offers a place where refuge, solace, and peace can be found in imagery. The exhibit will be on view from Feb. 2 through April 21. Rohrbacher is one of eight artists selected for the Alaska State Museum’s 2017-2019 Solo Artist Exhibition Series. Following the opening reception, he will give a presentation about his work in the APK Lecture Hall. This presentation will be filmed by KTOO-TV for later broadcast on 360 North.

Featured artist: Marissa Amor

Barnaby Brewing Company

206 N. Franklin St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Mussel shells, fish scales, and butterfly wings are common motifs in Amor’s paintings. Her vivid paintings depict Alaska’s intricate tidal life and simplify nature’s complex processes. A running theme in her work is that “all is connected.” Her work will remain up for the month of February.

Patti Hutchens-Jouppi’s “Unfathomable”

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

350 Whittier St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Hutchens-Jouppi’s exhibit of paintings depicting sea creatures were created through a Chinese technique which involves blowing paint across the canvas. The painting will be backlit to create a special effect. The exhibit will be up for the month of February. See more on page 16.

Freya Romance Boutique Pop-Up Shop

Downtown Dames

117 Seward St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Freya will be bringing some of the store’s best-selling items. Refreshments served.

Abel Ryan’s “Seeing Faces”

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

114 W. 4th St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Come meet Juneau resident and Tsimshian carver Abel Ryan and experience the art of “Seeing Faces.” Ryan studied carving with master carver Jack Hudson of Metlakatla and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sheldon Jackson College and a Native Arts Studio and Printmaking degree from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. For 30 years he has been a practicing Northwest Coast artist and he has taught wood and silver carving for over 25 years.

Abby Focht jewelry and Glenn Ojard spray paint art

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Annie Kaill’s will be featuring Abby Focht and a new collection of her vintage-inspired jewelry, plus a collection of originals and prints from spray paint artist Glenn Ojard.

Interactive paper installation and homemade biscotti


122 Front St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Join MK MacNaughton in creating a giant paper installation at Sketch Studio and sample her homemade biscotti.

Birthday cake and paintings

A Little Bazaar

1117 W. 9th St.

4-7 p.m.

Come admire paintings by owner Theresa Araki and wish her son Chad a happy 18th birthday.

Love Potion 907

Harbor Tea & Spice

175 S. Franklin St.

4:30 p.m.-close

Steam up your sweetie’s teacup with Love Potion 907. Come by to sample it and get 10 percent off a selection of Valentine’s Day gifts.

From Abel Ryan’s “Seeing Faces” exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. Courtesy image.

Jewelry by Abby Focht on display at Annie Kaill’s. Courtesy image.

One of MK MacNaughton’s paper creations. Courtesy image.

The main piece of the The Mike Godkin Drawing Show at the Canvas for First Friday.

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