Crystal Cudworth stands with her oil painting “Wasterock is the Reason for Juneau” on display at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum in February 2019. She will be part of this week’s First Friday festivities. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Crystal Cudworth stands with her oil painting “Wasterock is the Reason for Juneau” on display at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum in February 2019. She will be part of this week’s First Friday festivities. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Handmade guitars, custom fly rods and abstract paintings: Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

Happy First Friday, Juneau.

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

The show features paintings by Timi Johnson, Patrick Ripp, Teri Robus and Barbara Shepherd. It features four artists, eight challenges, 30 paintings in oils and acrylics inspired and constrained by time, memory, limited palettes, 2-inch brushes, non-dominant-hand execution, dead painters, the palette knife, poetry, music and more.

Exhibit up through the month.

The Davis Gallery: JACC Featured artist, Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive, 4:30-7 p.m.

The Davis Gallery at Centennial Hall presents “Three Women,” a solo exhibition by Crystal Cudworth. On display will be a large-scale painting representing the artist’s great-grandmother along with two other elderly women. The occasion is the recording of a folk song. This work is a departure from the artist’s repertoire of landscape work. Rather, it embraces the opportunity to learn about her family heritage through the stories and songs recorded. The artist expresses the dignified and graceful elderly women through her love for color and figuration.

Exhibit up through the month.

Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum: “Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline” Exhibit, 395 Whittier St., 4:30-7 p.m.

There will be free admission and this summer’s continuing exhibit by Alaska artist Ray Troll and paleontologist Kirk Johnson. Troll and Johnson will be here on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m., for an in-person presentation about their fossil adventures. The Cruisin’ the Fossil Coastline exhibit will be on display through Oct. 19.

First Friday only.

Coppa: “Our Home” Selected painting from Patti Hutchens-Jouppi, 917 Glacier Ave No. 102, 4-6 p.m.

Come on down to Coppa to enjoy the show “Our Home,” which highlight scenes and critters found around Juneau.

Exhibit up through the month.

Sealaska Heritage Institute: Featured artists Mary Goddard, Bobbie Meszaros and Jayne Dangeli, Walter Soboloff Building, 105 S. Seward St. 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sealaska Heritage Institute will host featured artists Mary Goddard, Bobbie Meszaros and Jayne Dangeli in the lobby of the Walter Soboleff Building and will offer free admission to its exhibits, “Yéil Yádi – Raven Child” and “Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land.”

Fist Friday only.

Annie Kaill’s: Cara Murray, contemporary folk art, 124 Seward St., 4:30-8 p.m. Annie Kaill’s September 2019 featured artist will be Cara Murray. Murray is a contemporary folk artist from Sitka. She creates uplifting, brightly colored painting as well as stylistic block prints. There will also be a “Final Friday” reception 4:30-8 p.m., Friday Aug. 30.

Exhibit up through the month.

Rainy Retreat Books: MaryLou Spartz and John Greely’s “Disaster on our Doorstep”, 113 Seward St., 5-6 p.m. Drop by for a chat and get a signed copy of MaryLou Spartz and John Greely’s book on the Princess Sophia.

First Friday only.

Rainforest Yoga: Free Yoga Class, 171 Shattuck Way, Suite 202B, 5:15-6:15 p.m. There will be a 60-minute yoga session for all skill levels.

First Friday only.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum: Art in the Capitol Tours, 114 W. Fourth St., 4-6 p.m. Tour guides will provide free tours of the collection of artwork at the state capitol. Admission to the museum is free.

First Friday only.

Downtown Dames: Julie Thatcher, Rodan & Fields Consultant, 117 Seward St., 4:30-7 p.m. Julie Thatcher is representing Rodan & Fields which makes skin care products.

Exhibit up through the month.

Barnaby Brewing: Lavender Peaks Photography and Woven in Waves, 165 Shattuck Way, 4:30-8 p.m. Jeremy Lavender of Lavender Peaks Photography and Cayla Pook of Woven in the Waves will be displaying images taken around Southeast Alaska and micro macrame earrings.

Exhibit up through the month.

SALT: E.R. Luminescence, 200 Seward St., 4:30-7 p.m. Artist E.R. Luminescence presents new works at SALT. Luminescence is very inspired by the colors of Southeast Alaska. Lately, she has been reverting to a theme of colors that directly reflects essential elements in nature. Part of her inspiration has always come from music, particularly The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Santana and Miles Davis.

Exhibit up through the month.

The Rookery Cafe: Juneau Jazz & Classics, 111 Seward St., 4:30-6:30 p.m. Juneau Jazz & Classics will be at The Rookery Cafe with cellist Zuill Bailey for live music, mingling, CDs for signing and concert tickets for sale.

First Friday only.

Moon Cycle Medicine Inc., 110 Seward Street No. 4, 4-7 p.m. Visit this downtown clinic, sample physician-formulated CBD and learn about a Fall Ayurvedic Cleanse being offered by Dr. Kayla Luhrs.

First Friday only.

Devil’s Club Brewing Co: George Gress Alaska Guitars, 100 N. Franklin St, 5-8 p.m. George Gress will share his passion for crafting his beautiful, hand-made guitars.

First Friday only.

Rainforest Custom Gallery: John Lyman, bamboo fly rod maker, 406 S. Franklin St., 4:30-7 p.m. John Lyman’s Fly Rods are an art form of their own, from hand selected and split bamboo, all the way down to carved silver and custom windings.

First Friday only.

Harbor Tea & Spice: Immuni-Teas, 175 S. Franklin St. Suite 105, 4:30-7:30 p.m.. There will be samples of organic tea blends. The best defense is a good offense.

First Friday only.

Glacier Smoothie Soaps: Glacier Silt Soap Store Discount, 127 S. Franklin St., 4:30-7 p.m. There will be free soap samples and a 20-percent off sale.

First Friday only.

Kindred Post: 5 Year Anniversary Party, 145 S. Franklin St, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Kindred Post will celebrate five years in the neighborhood with a Flower Bar by Frenchie’s Floral, a storewide sale and free mini cupcakes.

First Friday only.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Mary K. McEwen, painter and multi-media artist, Senate Building, 175 S. Franklin St. 4:30-8 p.m. Mary K. McEwen, a painter and multi-media artist, is the gallery’s newest member. She was born in Alaska and draws inspiration from its natural beauty as well as her world travels.

Exhibit up through the month.

John Lyman, bamboo fly rod maker, will be showing off his craft during First Friday. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Arts & Humanities Council)

John Lyman, bamboo fly rod maker, will be showing off his craft during First Friday. (Courtesy Photo | Juneau Arts & Humanities Council)

Local guitar maker George Gress holds a solid body electric guitar he made from repurposed wood at his home in March 2018. Gress will be part of this First Friday, Sept. 6. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Local guitar maker George Gress holds a solid body electric guitar he made from repurposed wood at his home in March 2018. Gress will be part of this First Friday, Sept. 6. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

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