Friday, Nov. 4, is the first Friday of the month, so despite the cold and ice, people will be out and about celebrating arts and culture downtown.
This month’s First Friday events include Northwest Coast art exhibitions, book signings, poetry open mics and more.
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: UAS Northwest Coast Student Art Show, 350 Whittier St., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 4:30-7 p.m. This exhibit features student works in Northwest Coast woolen weaving, carving, and formline design from the University of Alaska Southeast Northwest Coast Arts Program. Some of the Faculty and Adjunct Faculty in the NWC Arts Program include; Kaax̱ Tséen Herb Sheakley Jr., Guna Megan Jensen, Lily Hope, Lyle James, Abel Ryan, Kay Parker, and more. Visit the UAS Class Schedule at uas.alaska.edu/schedule. This exhibit will be on display in the gallery at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center for the month of November and can be viewed during normal business hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Exhibit up through the month.
Alaska State Museum: Alison Bremner Nax̲shag̲eit Solo Artist Exhibition: Midnight at the Fireworks Stand, 395 Whittier St., Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 4:30-7 p.m. Alison Bremner Nax̲shag̲eit is a multidisciplinary artist from Yakutat. She is believed to be the first Tlingit woman to carve and raise a totem pole. Bremner studied under master Tsimshian artists David R. Boxley and David A. Boxley in Kingston, Washington. Her mediums include painting, woodcarving, regalia and digital. In addition to her contemporary art practice, Bremner is committed to the revitalization of the Tlingit language and creating works for traditional and ceremonial use. The exhibit runs through Friday, Nov. 4 to Jan. 7.
Juneau-Douglas City Museum: Kerry Kirkpatrick Opening Reception, 114 W. 4th St., 4-7 p.m. Kerry Kirkpatrick’s artwork is a celebration of where she lives, “I am so captivated by the constantly changing landscape of Southeast Alaska. Tide, weather, time of day, and my own response to it. I have stared at reflections in water; always in motion, shifting shadows and backlighting that frame or obscure landscape elements. I think my work speaks of my love for this place. ” Exhibition dates run from Nov. 4-26. An artist talk with city museum curator will take place Saturday at 1 p.m.
Marie Drake Planetarium: Fulldome Movies and Visit Space, 1415 Glacier Ave., 5:30-7 p.m. This even will feature short fulldome movies about astronomy and space exploration on their 30-foot dome. Masks required. Suitable for all ages. First Friday opening only.
Hearthside Books & Toys: Book Signing with Suzi Gregg & Jim Fowler and a Welcome, Olga Party, 2 Marine Way, Ste 119, Historic Merchants Wharf, 4:30-7 p.m. Juneau artistic literary duo Suzi Gregg and Jim Fowler will sign books -and- Hearthside is having a party to meet Olga and celebrate her new ownership of the bookstores. First Friday opening only.
Alaska Robotics: Pat Race – Southeast Summer, 220 Front St., 4:30-7 p.m. The Alaska Robotics Gallery features watercolor sketches and scenes from a southeast summer by local illustrator Pat Race. The Alaska Robotics Gallery will also be pressing Mary Peltola buttons, unique campaign memorabilia created by artists from around the state. Exhibit up through the month.
Sketch Studio: MK MacNaughton “Paintings from Iceland,” 122 Front St., 4:30-7:30 p.m. MK MacNaughton spent the month of September as artist in residence in a small village in Western Iceland. She painted 50 small landscapes on paper while there. Drop by Sketch Studio on First Friday to see the paintings, hear stories and ask questions. Look for the Sketch sign in the back of the parking lot behind the Asiana Garden Restaurant on the corner of Front and Main streets. First Friday opening only.
Triangle Bar: Annual Napkin Art Contest, 251 Front St., 4:30-11 p.m. The Triangle Club will start their Annual Napkin Art Contest this Friday. Enter an artist napkin for great prizes from Alaskan Brewing. Alaskan Brewing will be offering a tasting of Winter Ale from 4:30-5:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4. Exhibit up through the month.
Crystal Saloon: Moon Lit Poets, 218 Front St., 7-8 p.m. The Moonlit Poets present: A poetry and prose reading at the Crystal Saloon Backroom. To share your words (up to five minutes). Sign up at 6:45 p.m. with readings starting at 7 p.m. This month’s emcee is Katie B. Moon Lit Poetry – Open mic/poetry readings on Friday evenings near the full moon. Donations accepted for revolving non-profits. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. First Friday opening only.
Annie Kaill’s: Barbara Lavallee – Artist, Illustrator and Alice Tersteeg – Artist, 124 Seward St., 4:30-7:30 p.m. The November featured artists are Barbara Lavallee and Alice Tersteeg. Tarsteeg will have 35 new original works in her “miniature show.” Barbara will have two new originals as well as her collection of prints, books, and more. Both artists will be available for a meet and greet, and to personalize their originals, prints, books, or calendars featuring their work. Exhibit up through the month.
Shoefly Alaska: Meditations Jewelry, 109 Seward St., 4-7 p.m. Shoefly will be hosting Tana from Meditations Jewelry this November First Friday. Meditations Jewelry is said to be jewelry with a purpose — to inspire people to live intentionally, be present for their lives and each other, and bring loving care to relationships and the planet.
Rainbow Foods: Page Bridges, 4th and Gold St., 4:30-6:30 p.m. The 6-month retrospective at Rainbow has been taken down and paintings from Rainbow’s permanent collection added. Some paintings date back 35 years. New paintings on the coral walls will include flowers, and by popular demand, some flowers will be in the old style, but more freely painted. Exhibit up through the month.
Devil’s Club Brewing Co.: Giselle Miller, encaustic paintings, 100 N. Franklin St., 4-8 p.m. Devil’s Club Brewing Co. will be hosting a new collection of encaustic (wax) paintings by Giselle Miller, entitled ‘Wax and Water,’ exploring the fluidity of the wax and the depths of our local waterways. This show is a continuation of a series Miller produced and displayed in Haines last year. Giselle has been teaching art at the Haines School for the past four years and is looking forward to showing this body of work in Juneau. Encaustics is a painting medium that involves layering, heating and coloring hot wax and resin. All the proceeds from the art sales will go towards the Haines High School Art Club. Exhibit up through the month.
Kindred Post: Autumn Daigle, Linocut Artist, 145 S Franklin St., 3:30-7 p.m. Autumn Daigle of Ebb and Flow Arts will facilitate an interactive night of art using linocut. Each person will go home with their own unique print. Autumn Daigle of Ebb and Flow Arts will be facilitating an interactive night of art using a printmaking technique called linocut. Everything you need will be provided. Daigle is a 20 year old artist based out of Juneau. She uses the mediums of linocut and watercolor to convey the unique, rugged beauty of the Alaskan landscapes. First Friday opening only.
Juneau Artist Gallery: Mary McEwen, Multi-media artist, 175 S Franklin St. No. 111, Ground floor Senate Building, 4:30-7 p.m. Mary McEwen is the featured artist for the month of November at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Mary will be featuring clever and fun items created from “locally-sourced trash,” including colorful sturdy animal feed sacks. The Juneau Artists Gallery is operated cooperatively by 18 local Juneau artists who each have a section in the gallery. Artist membership applications can be picked up at the gallery. Exhibit up through the month.
Rainforest Yoga: Free Yoga Class with Kiley, 171 Shattuck Way, Ste. 202B, 5:30-6:30 p.m. An all levels class focusing on gentle stretching and breathwork. First Friday opening only.
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