First Friday is back and this time it’s personal. Not really, but it really does return this Friday and along with it comes a whole bundle of new offerings that are sure to excite and delight your evening’s creative appetite.
Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: Original Watercolors by Tom Bornstein, 350 Whittier St., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 4:30-7 p.m. The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council presents original watercolors by Tom Bornstein. The works in this exhibit will depict scenes from around Juneau, inspired from working drawings that were created en plein air (outside). In addition to the collection of larger watercolor paintings on the walls of the gallery, the artist will also display a number of his field sketching journals under plexi cases to give viewers a closer look at his creative process.
Alaska State Museum: Jannah Sexton Atkins | Prayer Markers – Ecological Relic, 395 Whittier St., Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 4:30-7 p.m. The Prayer Marker Series chronicles “humanity’s impact on Earth’s complex natural ecosystems by exponentially disrupting the elegant inter-relational web of organic life forms and their natural sustainable habitat critical for life itself.”
Juneau-Douglas City Museum: For Our Children: Chilkat Regalia Woven in the Lineage of Jennie Thlunaut & Clarissa Rizal, 114 W. Fourth St., 4-7 p.m. Curated by Lily Hope, this exhibition showcases finger twined Chilkat robes woven by three generations of Chilkat weavers: Master Weavers Jennie Thlunaut and Clarissa Rizal, living weavers Shgen George, Lily Hope and Ricky Tagaban, and 30 new student weavers. Master Weavers Jennie Thlunaut and Clarissa Rizal left a strong legacy of Chilkat weavers to carry on their teachings with integrity.
Marie Drake Planetarium: Planetarium Open House, 1415 Glacier Ave., 5:30-7 p.m. Explore the universe with the planetarium’s digital projector and enjoy short fulldome movies on their 30-foot dome. Telescope viewing: weather permitting. Suitable for all ages. Guests are welcome to stop by for as long as they like. Masks required and provided.
Frost + Fur: Jessica Hahnlen, watercolors, 2 Marine Way, Suite. 114, 4:30-7 p.m. Jessica Hahnlen will have a handful of her porthole series, “Morning Noon & Night,” for sale. Frost + Fur will be open Friday 4:30-7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Hearthside Books and Toys: Corinne Conlon, Author; Kristin Larsen, Artist; and Quinton Woolman-Morgan, Musician, 2 Marine Way, Suite. 119, 4:30-7 p.m. Hearthside Books welcomes three First Friday guests: Corinne Conlon will sign her book Gardening Near Glaciers, Kristin Larsen will feature her artwork, and Quinton Woolman-Morgan, singer/songwriter will play music throughout.
Annie Kaill’s Gallery: Salt Water Press by Meghan Chambers, Letterpress, 124 Seward St., 4:30-7:30 p.m. Annie Kaill’s will feature Salt Water Press, local and customizable stationery made by letterpress in Juneau.
Crystal Saloon: Alyssa Fisher Trio, 218 Front St., 5-8 p.m. Local jazz vocalist Alyssa Fischer will be joined by Tom Locher on keyboard bass and piano and Clay Good on drums.
Barnaby Brewing Co.: Sunny Liyuan Zhang, 165 Shattuck Way, 4:30-8 p.m. BBC will host local multi talented artist, Sunny Liyuan Zhang. Her focus is on painting Alaska’s beautiful landscapes and wildlife using a variety of mediums. Her show will focus on her use of acrylic paint.
Juneau Softball Association: Registration Roundup at Barnaby Brewing Company, 165 Shattuck Way, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Join the Juneau Softball Association at Barnaby Brewing Company from 4:30-6:30 pm on Friday for the first Registration Roundup event of 2023. Stop by, grab a beverage, and chat with Juneau Softball members who can help answer all your questions.
Devil’s Club Brewing Co.: Logan Terry, 100 N Franklin St., 4-8 p.m. Logan’s show at Devil’s Club will feature pieces using acrylic paint, collaging, and epoxy on multiple styles of canvas. The bright vibrant colors and imagery symbolize finding beauty in a challenging and painful year.
Rainforest Yoga: Claire Geldhof, Free Yoga Class, 171 Shattuck Way, Suite. 202B, 5:30-6:30 p.m. February’s Free First Friday Yoga Class features a gentle sequence of postures intended to draw inspiration and connection with your feet. Join Claire for a series that is said to cultivate connection and circulation from the heart to the toes.
Kindred Post: Flannary Ballard, fiber artist, 145 S. Franklin St., 4-7 p.m. Kindred Post is hosting Flannary Ballard, a fiber artist, who will be teaching the foundational stitches of knitting. Together, participants will create a communal piece that will have a touch of each person’s creativity. Bring your own supplies or use what is provided.
Juneau Artists Gallery: Dorolyn Alper, Multi-media artist, 175 S. Franklin St, Ste. 111, Senate Building, 4:30-6 p.m. Dorolyn Alper is the featured artist for the month of February at the Juneau Artists Gallery. She is calling her new work “Juneau with a twist”. By manipulating her favorite photos and adding in paint, collage and monotype she brings a new story to familiar landscapes.
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