Artist Rick Kauzlarich, created portraits of each Juneau Artists Gallery member to commemorate our yearly Juneau Appreciation Event Sale. (Courtesy Photo / Rick Kauzlarich)

Artist Rick Kauzlarich, created portraits of each Juneau Artists Gallery member to commemorate our yearly Juneau Appreciation Event Sale. (Courtesy Photo / Rick Kauzlarich)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

A world premiere, closing exhibitions and so much more.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: Chloey Cavanaugh, Solo Exhibition, 350 Whittier St, Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 4:30-7 p.m.

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council presents a solo exhibition by local LGBTQ+ Indigenous artist Chloey Cavanaugh — Was’ineidi Tax’Hit, Eagle Wolf clan in Kake. Join us for the opening reception during First Friday, from 4:30-7pm on October 7 at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center.

Cavanaugh credits her commitment to community and culture from her grandfather Archie Cavanaugh. Born and raised in Southeast, Chloey believes that the panhandle of Alaska is more than the enchanting beauty it beholds, but a teacher, a way of life, and a distinct part of her Tlingit identity passed down from generation to generation.

Exhibit up through the month.

Alaska State Museum: MUG UP: The Language of Cannery Work – Closing weekend, 395 Whittier St., Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 4:30-7 p.m. Filipino educator, poet, activist, and former Cannery worker Oscar Peñaranda will give a lecture in the APK lecture hall at 6 p.m. To celebrate the final weekend of the exhibition Mug Up: The Language of Cannery Work, the museum is hosting events on Friday and Saturday. At 2 p.m., Saturday Mug Up project leader and Alaska’s state historian Katie Ringsmuth will give a lecture titled “How to Eat Canned Salmon,” on the history of marketing salmon. The lecture will be moderated by Bob King and held in the APK lecture hall. Alaska Historical Society attendees can watch virtually via Crowdcast. At 6:00 pm, Katie will give a second lecture, “ Cannery and the Influenza Pandemic of 1919.” The museum will be open 4-6 p.m. (free admission) for Bristol Bay Night.

Marie Drake Planetarium: Fulldome Short Movies at Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave., 5-7 p.m. Attendees can enjoy a variety of short fulldome movies on the dome. Movies will be about astronomy and space exploration. The movies are suitable for all ages and no registration required. Mask required.

First Friday opening only.

Alaska Robotics: Glo Ramirez, 220 Front St., 4:30-7 p.m. A new set of cute little monsters take over the gallery wall, and they invited local artist Glo Ramirez. Ready, Set, Glo! Opens on October 7.

Exhibit up through the month.

Barnaby Brewing Co.: Rebecca Hsieh, 165 Shattuck Way, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Using embroidery, needle punching, and mixed media, Rebecca Hsieh of ReccaShay Crafts shares her favorite parts about the season. Pieces will be displayed for the month of October at Barnaby Brewing Co.

Exhibit up through the month.

Annie Kaill’s: Kelsey Fagan, 124 Seward St., 4:30-7:30 p.m. Kelsey Fagan of Juneau calls her watercolor-and-ink works “explorations and celebrations,” and often includes words of affirmation in her pieces, which depict the beauty that surrounds us here in Alaska. Fagan, an art therapist by training, and artist by nature, has been hard at work creating many new works for display.

Exhibit up through the month.

Imperial Bar and Grill: Word Of Mouth Soap, 241 Front St., 5-8 p.m. Swing by the Imperial during First Friday to meet Reggie Bass, owner of Word of Mouth Soap, and browse a variety of handmade artisan soaps.

First Friday opening only.

Kindred Post: Spinning Earth into art with Sharon Price, 145 S. Franklin St., 3:30-6 p.m., Ceramist and artist Sharon Price, founder of Mud Child Ceramics, will be present to talk about the pottery-making process on the wheel! Sharon will show you the process from wedging to throwing. Price will also have work on display and for sale.

First Friday opening only.

Juneau Artist Gallery: Juneau Appreciation with Rick Kauzlarich’s Artist Portraits, 175 S Franklin St #111, Ground floor Senate Building, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Artist Rick Kauzlarich, created portraits of each gallery member to commemorate our yearly Juneau Appreciation Event Sale. The Juneau Artists Gallery will be having our annual “Juneau Appreciation Sale” on Thursday October 6 through Saturday October 8. Everything in the gallery will be at least 15% off including items already marked down.

Exhibit up through the month.

Rainbow Foods: Page Bridges Oil Paintings, Fourth and Gold streets, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Page Bridge’s new paintings on display on Rainbow’s coral walls will include inspirations from “Star Trek.” The new shows each month are helped by a grant from JAHC.

The larger part of the show is a retrospective. This is the final First Friday to see all the paintings lent to the show by friends. Soon, the permanent retrospective will go up. Those paintings will be Rainbow’s permanent collection; and that show will be as large as this one, about 50 paintings, ranging in time from 35 years ago to now.

Exhibit up through the month.

Perseverance Theater: World Premiere – “Where the Summit Meets the Stars” by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse, 914 3rd Street, Douglas, 7:30-10 p.m. Perseverance Theatre presents the World Premiere of “Where the Summit Meets the Stars,” a new play written and directed by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse. Featuring Erin Tripp, Kenny Ray Ramos, Jake Waid, Ed Littlefield, and Jill Meserve.

This fall, Perseverance Theatre will welcome the community back for the 44th Season, opening with Frank Henry Kaash Katasse’s (Tsaagweidí Tlingit) original play Where The Summit Meets The Stars, opening Oct. 7, 2022 and running on the Perseverance Mainstage until Oct. 23, 2022. Where The Summit Meets The Stars is an ethereal Alaska Native story driven by music, dance and the culture of the Tlingit people. When a near-death experience derails her flight through Southeast Alaska, Rose awakens to find herself in the care of the kind man who pulled her to safety. As they journey by boat through the darkness and fog, Rose untangles the mysteries of her past, questions the world around her, and comes to an inescapable crossroads.

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