Tlingit artist Alison Bremner Nax̲shag̲eit’s solo exhibit, “Midnight at the Fireworks Stand,” at the Alaska State Museum is one of the many art displays to be included during the first Friday of the month event. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Tlingit artist Alison Bremner Nax̲shag̲eit’s solo exhibit, “Midnight at the Fireworks Stand,” at the Alaska State Museum is one of the many art displays to be included during the first Friday of the month event. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

Local artists Christine Carpenter and Elizabeth Jurgeleit set to debut new exhibition

The first Friday of the month — and year — is on the horizon and with it, multiple Juneau artists who work in a variety of different mediums will be scattered downtown to share their work.

Juneau Douglas City Museum: Christine Carpenter and Elizabeth Jurgeleit opening reception, 114 W. 4th St., 5-8 p.m. Local artists Carpenter and Jurgeleit share their new exhibition, “Shifting Vantage Points” a collection of watercolor and pen work by Carpenter and acrylic paintings by Jurgeleit which come together to explore what it means to rediscover the landscape and wilderness of Southeast Alaska during the isolation of the pandemic, and the importance of preserving wilderness areas.

Marie Drake Planetarium: Fulldome Movies and telescope, 1415 Glacier Ave., 6:30-8 p.m. Residents will have the opportunity to learn about astronomy and space exploration via short full-dome movies projected on the planetarium’s 30-foot dome. If weather permits, there will also be telescopes outside the building for the public to look through. Masks are required and will be provided at the event.

Alaska State Museum: Alison Bremner Nax̲shag̲eit Solo Artist Exhibition: “Midnight at the Fireworks Stand,” 395 Whittier St., Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 5:30-8 p.m. This Friday will be the second to last day to visit Bremner’s 17 piece-collection of contemporary art that depicts different stories and aspects of Tlingit and Indigenous life that often go unnoticed, through bright colors, unusual objects and humor. Bremner, who is from Yakutat and grew up in Juneau, said her art is heavily influenced by her Tlingit heritage, and she works to show different aspects of the ever-evolving culture. Her work spans multiple mediums including painting, woodcarving, regalia and digital, and she is believed to be the first Tlingit woman to carve and raise a totem pole.

Alaska State Museum: Gail Priday solo exhibition: “Up Close and Under Foot,” 395 Whittier St., Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 5:30-8 p.m. Priday’s exhibition is a collection of 33 paintings which merges the Fairbanks artists’ skills in realism and imagination to depict the natural world of the boreal forest and features of the forest floor like fungus, lichen, leaves, and other life that is usually hidden below the knees or boots. The exhibition runs through Feb. 2.

Devil’s Club Brewing Co.: Jessalyn Ward acrylic artwork, 100 N. Franklin St. The newest paintings of the Juneau-based artist will be displayed along with prints available for sale at the brewing company.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Artist search reception, 175 South Franklin St. Senate Building floor, 4:30 p.m. The Juneau Artists Gallery is hosting a reception to give information and offer applications to aspiring Juneau artists interested in joining the group of artists.

• Contact reporter Clarise Larson at or (651)-528-1807. Follow her on Twitter at @clariselarson.

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