Weaver Delores Churchill (left), shown in this March 2019 photo with and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein, will be interviewed as part of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s virtual First Friday event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

Weaver Delores Churchill (left), shown in this March 2019 photo with and filmmaker Ellen Frankenstein, will be interviewed as part of Sealaska Heritage Institute’s virtual First Friday event. (Ben Hohenstatt | Juneau Empire File)

First Friday offers virtual and in-person arts events

Here’s your guide to Friday, July 3.

While the city’s annual fireworks show is scrapped, there will still be a lot of see and do the evening of July 3.

First Friday, Juneau Arts and Humanities Council’s monthly celebration of arts and culture, features a wide array of virtual events.

Virtual Events

Sealaska Heritgage Institute: Interview with Haida weavers Delores and Holly Churchill, https://www.youtube.com/c/sealaskaheritageinstitute. Sealaska Heritage will premiere a video interview with Haida master weaver Delores Churchill and her daughter, weaver Holly Churchill, conducted by SHI’s Lyndsey Brollini. The Churchills will discuss the ancient Northwest Coast art practice of spruce root weaving, their ongoing work in revitalizing the artform through apprenticeships and classes, and the pros and cons of virtual learning.

The Alaska State Museum: “Women of Vision”online exhibit, https://lam.alaska.gov/first-friday. The Alaska State Museum’s virtual exhibit “Women of Vision” features highlights from the collection by women artists in recognition of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage in the United States. These works span over a century and include recent acquisitions made possible by the Rasmuson Foundation.

A companion student activity, Art From Found Materials, developed by Museum Educator Christine Huff, will be available at https://museums.alaska.gov/resources.html.

Perseverance Theatre: Not your Mama’s PSAs, a YouTube link posted at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Perseverance Theatre’s Mission is to create theater by and for Alaskans, but they also have a mandate to serve. While the theater is currently dark, they took the opportunity to work with the City and Borough of Juneau along with Bartlett Regional Hospital to create short videos relevant to the health and safety of our community.

Mary Lou Spartz & John Greely authors “Disaster on our Doorstep,” https://youtu.be/5w6xIP3lgcc. Juneau author Mary Lou Spartz narrates a video describing Juneau’s response to the sinking of the SS Prince Sophia in 1918. A book with photos, illustrations and a written account of the dramatic event is available for purchase on-line at bookstores in Juneau and Anchorage.

Physical Events

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises a gathering becomes more risky with the more people a person interacts with and the longer a gathering lasts. People over the age of 2 and without trouble breathing are encouraged by the state and CDC to wear cloth face coverings, especially when social distancing is difficult.

A full list of CDC considerations for gatherings can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/large-events/considerations-for-events-gatherings.html, State health mandates and alerts can be found at https://covid19.alaska.gov/.

JAHC: JACC Murals, outside of 350 Whittier Street, (inside is currently closed to the public).

Seven murals by Juneau Artists Dan Fruits, MK MacNaughton, Meghan Chambers, Glo Ramirez, Andrea Cook, Robert “Bo” Anderson and Puanani Maunu will be set in the windows of the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.

Barnaby Brewing Company: Holly Winkleman, printmaker, 165 Shuttuck Way 4-8 p.m. They’ll be featuring linocut printmaking works from Holly Winkleman in her show titled “Reasons to Hike.” Holly takes photos on hikes and beach walks of flowers, berries, shells, etc to use in her printmaking designs that are simple, clean, and fun.

First Friday offers virtual and in-person arts events

Annie Kaill’s: Nathalie Parenteau, Northwest artist, 124 Seward Street 4:30-7 p.m. Annie Kaill’s July 2020 featured artist will be Nathalie Parenteau. Enjoy a plethora of her modern artwork on canvas, prints, and metal. There will also be a “virtual First Friday” with new work will be posted to the Annie Kaill’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

The Red Lady: Jj’s Rare Rock Museum and X Human Calculator, 287 S. Franklin St. 4:30-6:30 p.m. Jj will display his life’s collection of rare rocks and fossils. He will be accompanied by his younger brother Xavier “The Mathmagician.” Xavier will invite audience members to test his human calculator skills.

Juneau Artist Gallery: Christine Kleinhenz, painter, 175 S. Franklin St. 4:30-6 p.m. The featured artist for the month of July has a family history and close connection with peonies. With the passing of her father, she decided to challenge herself and honor her family with her uplifting peony paintings. A wall of stunning peonies will greet you as you enter the gallery.

Christine Kleinhenz’s “One Hundred Peonies in One Hundred Days” will be featured at Juneau Artists Gallery for First Friday. (Courtesy Photo | Christine Kleinhenz)

Christine Kleinhenz’s “One Hundred Peonies in One Hundred Days” will be featured at Juneau Artists Gallery for First Friday. (Courtesy Photo | Christine Kleinhenz)

Restaurant Special

Northern Cuisine: First Friday Special, 9400 Glacier Highway. They are offering a combo of Pork liempo, chicken adobo, pansit, lumpia and rice. for $16.95 andried chicken, lumpia and rice $10.95.

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