October First Friday listings

October First Friday listings

JAHC: Poetry in Calligraphy by Miriam Wagoner

Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St, 4:30-7 p.m.

The JAHC is proud to present an exhibit of poetry from “A Poem Book from My Kaasei Nook to the World,” by National Award Winner Miriam Wagoner, featuring calligraphy by Lawrence Christiansen. This exhibit is in support of National Domestic Violence Month.

Exhibit up through the month.

Alaska State Museum: Titanic of the North

Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 395 Whittier St, 4:30-7 p.m.

Join Bradley Stevens for a presentation on the discovery of the Kad’yak shipwreck and his new book, “The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor: The Long Search for the Legendary Kad’yak.” The Kad’yak sank in 1861 and its location was unknown until 2003 when Stevens and a team of volunteer divers rediscovered it. It’s your last First Friday to see this summer’s exhibit about a different shipwreck, the Princess Sophia, on display through October 6.

The Museum is open for extended First Friday hours with free admission from 4:30-7 p.m.. Brad Stevens’ presentation begins in the lecture hall at 6:30 pm.

First Friday only.

The Davis Gallery: The Voices of the Wilderness Traveling Art Exhibit

Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive, 4:30-7 p.m. PM

The Voices of the Wilderness traveling exhibit continues at the Davis Gallery in Centennial Hall. If you haven’t had a chance to see the show or check out the new Gallery and Lobby Shop space.

Exhibit up through November.

Office of Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott: Photo Exhibit – Then & Now: The Changing Arctic Landscape

Alaska State Capitol, 240 Main St., third floor, 4:30-6 p.m.

The Lt. Governor’s Gallery is featuring part of University of Alaska Fairbanks Professor Ken Tape’s photo exhibit showcasing the effects of climate change by pairing old large-format portraits of Alaska’s Arctic with contemporary views from the same vantage point. The exhibit will also feature information on climate change impacts on coastal Alaska communities and the work of the state’s Climate Action Leadership Team (CALT) to address mitigation, research, response and adaptation to climate change. Staff will be on hand to answer questions and copies of the CALT recommended Climate Action policy and plan to the Governor will be available.

Exhibit up through the month.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum: Favorites, by Alice Tersteeg and Dianne Anderson

114 W. Fourth St., 4:30-7 p.m.

Visit the City Museum for the opening reception of Favorites, by local artists, Alice Tersteeg and Dianne Anderson. “Favorites” is a joint show by Professor Alice Tersteeg and her former student and teaching assistant, Dianne Anderson. The theme of this exhibit plays on the teacher-student friendship between Tersteeg and Anderson and is expressed through painting, printmaking and handmade paper collage.

Dianne Anderson, who will be retiring January 2019, has exhibited paintings and prints as a member of Juneau Artists Gallery for 20 years. Anderson found artistic motivation and inspiration through many years of classes with Professor Tersteeg and in the quiet moments of tranquility in her backyard.

Professor Alice Tersteeg is a retired University of Alaska art professor and a busy full-time artist. Over the summer, Tersteeg painted in more than twenty of her favorite places around Juneau. Tersteeg will exhibit her paintings of landscapes from Eagle Beach to Thane which focus on low tides, water scenes with islands, and the glacier. She will also exhibit a series of watercolor flowers.

For “Favorites”, the artists purposely chose to create smaller pieces measuring 5-by-7 inches or 8-by-10 inches. Such sizes will fit in luggage and work well for those downsizing who have no wall space. Moving South may be in the future for both artists and creating treasures to take into retirement is a motivation.

This event is free and the artwork on exhibit will be for sale. Favorites will be on display through November 24th, 2018.

Exhibit up through November.

Heritage Coffee Roasting Co: Featuring Kelsey Erickson-Kizer, 130 Front St., 4:30-7 p.m.

The Downtown Heritage Café on Front Street will feature local artist Kelsey Erickson-Kizer owner of Meet me in Alaska, she will feature animals in native crests on black background canvases.

Exhibit up through the month.

Alaska Robotics Gallery: Guardians by Glo Ramirez

220 Front St, 4:30-7 p.m.

A new set of whimsical little monsters comes to life in this new colorful show by artist Glo Ramirez.

Exhibit up through the month.

Bustin’ Out Boutique: Grand Re-Opening Party

234 Front St, 3-7 p.m.

There will be light refreshments and lots of new inventory to check out. Don’t forget to ask about upcoming events like Juneau’s first Mastectomy Bra and Prosthetic Trunk Show, Find Your Fit event, Annual ‘Free The Girls’ Bra Drive, and our Second Annual Bra Extravaganza.

First Friday opening only.

Annie Kaill’s: Featuring artist Lynda Giguere and Aleph Designs custom wood work

244 Front St., 4:30-7 p.m.

Annie Kaill’s is featuring two guest artists for the month of October: Lynda Giguere and Reid Harris from Aleph Designs. Lynda Giguere is excited for her first show at Annie Kaill’s. Lynda is an artist who feels driven to push herself personally and explore new mediums, and oil paint is her latest passion. Her original paintings depict Alaskan landscapes and wildlife. Annie Kaill’s will have a collection of her original work, including paintings of ravens, gulls, musk ox, and mountains.

Artisan Reid Harris will be showing a collection of his custom wood furnishings at Annie Kaill’s this month. Through his company Aleph Designs, Reid offers hand crafted woodwork using locally sourced wood. Each piece is crafted using environmentally friendly methods and is a unique piece of art. At the show, Reid will have 2-3 small coffee tables as well as an assortment of mirrors.

More information about both artists and images of their work is available at www.anniekaills.com. Annie Kaill’s is offering double Kaill’s Cash through Thanksgiving – our unique customer loyalty program.

Exhibit up through the month.

Hearthside Books: Featuring Author Bradley Stevens

254 Front St., 4:30-6 p.m.

Bradley Stevens will be signing his book, The Ship, the Saint, and the Sailor: The Long Search for the Legendary Kad’yak.

First Friday opening only.

The Canvas: Featuring Daniel Todd, Artist

223 Seward St, 4:30-7:00 PM

The gallery at The Canvas presents the debut show of artist Daniel Todd, “Nature Is Full of Abstraction.” Todd focuses on this abstraction through color, perspective, and layering in his oil paintings. Macro and aerial images make up much of the inspiration for his debut show, “Birth of Artruvian.” Come see his playful, psychedelic style let loose at the Canvas.

Exhibit up through the month.

Downtown Dames: Featuring Audrey Sigel, Poetry Pop Up

117 Seward St., 4-7 p.m.

Downtown Dames will feature local poet Audrey Sigel for a pop up poetry event. Give her a prompt, she’ll write you a poem, for free. Any donations made will be donated to AWARE.

First Friday only.

Sealaska Heritage: Featured artists Jayne Dangeli, Renee Culp and Florence Sheakley

Walter Soboleff Building, 105 S. Seward St., 4:30-8 p.m.

Three artists will be featured in the lobby of the Walter Soboleff Building: Jayne Dangeli, Renee Culp and Florence Sheakley. Sealaska Heritage will also offer free admission to its exhibit, “Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land.”

First Friday only.

Amalga Distillery: Featured artist Kelsey Fagan

134 N. Franklin St., 4:30-7 p.m.

Join local artist Kelsey Fagan at Amalga Distillery in celebrating water in its many forms. Her vibrant ink and watercolor expressions capturing the essence of Southeast’s ocean, stream, mountain and glacierscapes will be presented in both wearable and frame-able formats. Originals, prints and four new designs in her series of artful trucker hats will be available. Continuing with her established “policy of generosity”, each hat design will be linked to a local nonprofit, to which a percentage of the design’s sales will be donated.

Kelsey offers strong, vivid and thoughtful imagery inspired by the call of the wilderness and the dynamic explorations of the internal and external landscapes that inevitably occur through the realm of adventure. She explores these places, captivating and familiar, using bold ink lines and vibrant liquid watercolors, offering images of inspiration, celebration and contemplation.

First Friday only.

Rainforest Yoga: Free first Friday class with Carol Race , Emporium Mall

174 S. Franklin St. Suitte 202B, 5:15-6:15 p.m.

Rainforest Yoga offers a free class on October 5 at 5:15-6:15pm guided by Carol Race. Apana vayu is the grounding and descending force in the body. It governs mental, emotional, and physical feelings and brings relieve from a too busy life, stress, and the changing of the season.

Rainforest Yoga offers a free class each First Friday for the Juneau community. No experience needed. Enter the door at Gold Town Theater, upstairs.

First Friday only.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Featuring Chef Stef, Culinary Artist

Ground Floor of the Senate Building, 175 S Franklin St., 4-7 p.m.

Chef Stef will be the October Featured Artist and will be presenting her creative Halloween and Day of the Dead culinary delights. Come meet Chef Stef at our First Friday event. Great treats will be provided.

The Juneau Artists Gallery will have “Locals Appreciation Days Sale” Oct.2-Oct.6 Everything is at least 15 percent off with some items up to 75 percent off. Winter hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Artist featured through the month.

Harbor Tea & Spice: Honey Dipping First Friday

Senate Building, 175 S. Franklin St. Suite 105, 4:30-8 p.m.

Harbor Tea & Spice will be having a honey tasting. It will be honey infused with essential oils made by our very own Janice McCann. Vote on your favorite honey flavor and as always… enjoy some tea.

First Friday only.

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