Annie Bartholomew’s debut album, Sisters of White Chapel, only at Kindred Post during May First Friday. Annie will be at the shop with her banjo playing songs from the release and selling early copies of the CD featuring of songs inspired by women who came to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. (Courtesy Photo / Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

Annie Bartholomew’s debut album, Sisters of White Chapel, only at Kindred Post during May First Friday. Annie will be at the shop with her banjo playing songs from the release and selling early copies of the CD featuring of songs inspired by women who came to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush. (Courtesy Photo / Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

Musicians, authors and artists, oh my!

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: Fabienne Luiza Peter-Contesse | “The Fine Art of Textiles,” 350 Whittier St, Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 4:30-7 p.m. The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council presents: “The Fine Art of Textiles”, a solo exhibition by Fabienne Luiza Peter-Contesse that features new works in textile, fiber and art quilting.

Peter-Contesse uses vibrant hand-dyed fabric, thread and ink as her palette to create intricate explosions of color and depth. Her exhibition examines both improvisational and representational art through textiles.The Fine Art of Textiles will be on exhibit through the month of May, and can be viewed during regular business hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Fabienne will give an artist’s talk at 5 p.m. Friday, May 12 in the Gallery. Admission is free, and light refreshments will be provided.

Alaska State Museum: “Visceral: Verity, Legacy, Identity – Alaska Native Gut Knowledge & Perseverance,” 395 Whittier St., Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 4:30-7 p.m. “Visceral: Verity, Legacy, Identity – Alaska Native Gut Knowledge and Perseverance,” is a group of three interrelated exhibitions co-curated by artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs, one of only a few artists working with marine mammal gut, that explore contemporary and historical Alaska Native issues, spotlighting gut as a conduit for Indigenous voices.

“Visceral: Verity,” a new exhibition of work by Kelliher-Combs, includes mixed-media installations that combine natural and synthetic materials and evoke questions of authentic experience, truth, abuse, transparency and credibility.

“Visceral: Legacy” expands Kelliher-Combs’s solo exhibition themes through a selection of objects from the museum’s permanent collection.

“Visceral: Identity” features gut parkas from across Alaska to highlight technical and historical aspects of this remarkable material in cross-cultural perspective.

Kelliher-Combs, co-curator and conservator Ellen Carrlee, and anthropologist Sven Haakanson, Jr. will participate in a panel discussion at 6:30 pm in the APK lecture hall on Friday.

Haakanson will lead a free bear gut processing workshop 10 a.m-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 6 and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, May 7. Drop-in participation is welcome throughout.

The Visceral trilogy of exhibitions will be on display throughout the summer 2023 season and will include other special workshops and lectures. Visit the museum’s exhibitions and events page for more information.

Juneau Jazz & Classics and Áak’w Rock: Julia Keefe Indigenous Big Band, 320 Willoughby Ave, Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall, 7-9 p.m. This Spring Festival, Juneau Jazz & Classics partners with Áak’w Rock to bring you the extraordinary talent of the Julia Keefe Indigenous Big Band, made up of 16 members representing a wide range of Indigenous cultures from across North America.

More information about the Julia Keefe Indigenous Big Band is available online at the band’s website.

Tickets to Friday’s concert can be purchased online through the Juneau Jazz & Classics website.

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. The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is hosting a free reception for the re-opening of “For Our Children: Chilkat Regalia Woven in the Lineage of Jennie Thlunaut & Clarissa Rizal.” 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 Hope, Shgen George and Ricky Tagaban, and seventeen new student weavers.

The exhibition will be on view May 5 through September, 2023.

Marie Drake Planetarium: Open House at Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave., 5:30-7 p.m. Join Steve and Quinn for a visit to the universe in the planetarium’s 30-foot dome. Masks will be provided but not required. The Marie Drake Planetarium is a nonprofit that provides free astronomy education to Juneau’s public.

Coppa: MK MacNaughton, artist, 917 Glacier Ave. 5-7 p.m. Coppa will feature original paintings by MK MacNaughton. MacNaughton has been enticing the Juneau community with her paintings that depict the beauty of nature. Come and see the next chapter in her artistic story.

The exhibit will be up through the month.

Hearthside Books: Mary Lou King, Author, Kelsey Hoke, Watercolor Artist, Dan Hopson, Musician, 2 Marine Way, Ste. 119, 4:30-7 p.m. Hearthside Books is pleased to welcome Mary Lou King for the book launch of the brand new “90 Plus Short Walks Around Juneau.” Kelsey Hoke will be showing her original watercolors and Dan Hopson will accompany the evening with classical guitar music.

First Friday opening only.

Frost + Fur: Glo Ramírez – GloInk, 2 Marine Way, Suite 114, 4:30-7 p.m. GloInk / Glo Ramírez is the featured artist at Frost + Fur in the Historic Merchant’s Wharf. Ramírez will be fully stocked on all her Cute But Cool products — earrings, stickers, clothing, etc.

This event is for First Friday only.

Black Moon Koven: Chromatic Crystal, alcohol ink painter, 224 Seward St., 4:30-7 p.m. Black Moon Koven will feature Inupiaq artist “Chromatic” Crystal Jackson and her “Strange Eyes” series of alcohol ink painting prints, along with other vibrant aluminum prints of critters and places of Alaska. Humorous stickers and handmade beaded earrings will also be available on opening night.

The exhibit will be up through the month.

Annie Kaill’s: Louise Kuntz-Tadda, ceramicist, 124 Seward St., 4:30-7:30 p.m. Popular Annie Kaill’s ceramic artist Louise Kuntz-Tadda has a fresh batch of her nature-inspired works. Kuntz-Tadda tries to capture the beauty of our wonderful Southeast surroundings in drawings, etchings, and glazes on each piece she creates—each piece is a blank canvas. She loves to share the joy of creating with clay, and has taught pottery classes in both Nome and Juneau for more than 20 years.

This event is for First Friday only.

Plants Before Time: Plant Stitches by ReccaShay Crafts, 118 Seward St., 3:30-6:30 p.m. Plants Before Time will feature local artist Rebecca Hsieh of ReccaShay Crafts and her recent exploration of combining gouache and embroidery “Plant Stitches” showcasing some of her favorite plants in this new mixed media.

This event is for First Friday only.

Shoefly Alaska: Tuesday Rabbit by Hannah Mitchell, 109 Seward Street, 4-7 p.m. Shoefly will feature local artist Tuesday Rabbit by Hannah Mitchell. Tuesday Rabbit focuses on silver, shells, and hand picked finds to create one of a kind jewelry pieces. Mitchell has been silversmithing since November 2022 and is finally ready to launch some silver pieces after honing her craft. Exclusive silver rings, earrings, and shell pieces will be launched during her first guest artist appearance on First Friday.

This event is for First Friday only.

Sealaska Heritage Institute: Mario Fulmer (Fur and Beaded Jewelry), Kelsey Erickson-Kizer (Beaded jewelry and prints), Christina Waska (Fur jewelry), 105 S Seward St, Sealaska Arts Campus, 4:30-7 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage Institute will be hosting three artists (Mario Fulmer, Kelsey Erickson-Kizer, and Christina Waska) in the lobby of the Walter Soboleff Building. Check out SHI’s new exhibit, which celebrates the art of Native women across Alaska, and will be open and free of charge for the duration of First Friday. The Atnané Hít (Arts Campus) will be open to visitors to view Steve Brown actively working on a totem pole and a Northwest Coast art exhibit filled with student artwork made from the classrooms of JDHS and TMHS.

First Friday opening only.

The Crystal Saloon: Sunny Porch (Solo) with Melanie Brown & “Cinco de Dance – O”, 218 Front Street

5-7 p.m., 10 p.m.-close

Melanie Brown is no stranger to The Crystal Saloon Stage. Bringing reggae-inspired originals and feel good vibes.

Starting at 10pm: “Cinco de Dance – O”. A two story dance event featuring DJ Javiii on the mainstage of The Crystal Saloon and DJ Aicardi in the Bearcade. A night featuring salsa, bachata, house music and specialty festive cocktails and mocktails!

First Friday opening only.

Barnaby Brewing Company: Hollis Kitchin, 165 Shattuck Way, 3-8 p.m.

Hollis Kitchin uses watercolor to create interpretations of the Southeast Alaskan Landscape. “Mini Mountainscapes” by Hollis Kitchin features a collection of paintings that capture the mood of the Southeast weather and landscape.

Exhibit up through the month.

Rainforest Yoga: Free Yoga with Tammy Davis, 171 Shattuck Way, Ste. 202B, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Join Tammy for a free foundational asana practice with functional movements and breath work.

First Friday opening only.

Rainbow Foods: New Oil Paintings by Page Bridges, 4th & N Franklin Street, 4:30-7 p.m.

New paintings on new forever theme of OUTER SPACE. Outer space is a broad subject including earth space and inner space. It inspires formal invention and imagination. See them near the sandwiches and in the child’ bay.

Exhibit up through the month.

Cosmik Debriz: Cosmik Debriz Launch Party, 204 N Franklin Street, 4-8 p.m.

A blast from the past with the future in mind – Juneau’s favorite purveyor of vintage alaskana, retro stylings, and wearable art is opening a store front! Enjoy homemade cookies while you peruse a curated collection of vintage flannels, dresses, mugs, Alaska themed t-shirts, and more.

Exhibit up through the month.

Devil’s Club Brewing Company: Logan Terry, 100 N Franklin Street, 4-8 p.m.

Dark Daze by Logan Terry showcases the light and dark times in his life. By contrasting the bright pop art we’re used to seeing from him with darker more abrasive pieces, it shows that these two experiences in life must exist together for good or bad.

Exhibit up through the month.

Kindred Post: Annie Bartholomew, 145 S Franklin Street, 4:30-7 p.m.

Get an advance copy of Annie Bartholomew’s debut album, Sisters of White Chapel, only at Kindred Post during May First Friday. Annie will be at the shop with her banjo playing songs from the release and selling early copies of the CD featuring of songs inspired by women who came to Alaska during the Klondike Gold Rush.

Please note mail services are not available during special events

First Friday opening only.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Kelsey Hoke Martin, contemporary painter, 175 S Franklin St, Ste. 111, Senate Building , 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Kelsey Hoke Martin, artist and owner of K.Hoke Contemporary, is the featured Artist of the Month at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Kelsey features framed prints of her gorgeous watercolor and acrylic paintings of the Juneau landscape. She also has on display acrylic originals, unique printed camp mugs, and other detailed items.

“I am inspired by colors, texture, and culture. I fully recognize I am new to Alaska, however, I want to be as good to Alaska and its land as it has been to me. I’m lucky to live here and call this home. I hope that comes through in my art.”

Exhibit up through the month.

Arctic Chiropractic Juneau, LLC: Sonni Suson, 2243 Jordan Avenue, Valley, 7-9 p.m.

First Friday in the Valley, featuring wheel-thrown pottery made by Sonni Suson. Sonni has been an active participant of the annual UAS Student Art Exhibition and participates in the Pottery Sale held at the end of each semester at UAS.

Sonni Suson was born and raised in Michigan before transplanting to the west coast. She lives in Juneau with her husband Dean, their dog Riku, and one cantankerous, beautiful blue-eyed cat, Crono. Sonni works for the Department of Fish and Game by day, and by weekend and evening pursues her love for pottery.

Exhibit up through the month.

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