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Juneau Artists Gallery will hold a Unique Boot-Ique that features a silent auction fundraiser for local nonprofits for the month of March.

Courtesy Photo Juneau Artists Gallery will hold a Unique Boot-Ique that features a silent auction fundraiser for local nonprofits for the month of March.

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

A boot-ique, new exhibits and more

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council: Juxtaposition: Built in Alaska

350 Whittier St., 4:30-7 p.m.

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council presents, “Juxtaposition: Built in Alaska,” a group show featuring works created by local architects and designers at MRV Architects.

This new exhibit explores the relationships between designed objects and the grand, imposing natural setting. Each designer brings a unique strength and perspective on how the Southeast Alaskan environment inspires. Works cover a variety of media, including watercolor paintings by Paul Voelckers and Maddi Wettstein, photography by Kevin Jeffery, beadwork by Janice Hotch, paintings in acrylics and mobiles by Heather Buchmiller, and paintings in acrylics by Zane Jones.

This exhibit is up through the month of March and can be viewed during our regular business hours.

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council: Wearable Art Living Gallery

350 Whittier St. / 101 Egan Drive, 4:30-7 p.m.

This is your chance to see the pieces from Oceanic Overtures in person and speak with some of the artists and models. Suggested donation of $10 to attend. During the event you can cast your vote for the Sybil Davis Award and make a theme suggestion for Wearable Art 2024.

Head over to the Davis Gallery in Centennial to see a Wearable Art Retrospective of works, photographs, posters, and more going all the way back to the first Wearable Art in 2001.

Marie Drake Planetarium: 360 degree Movies

1415 Glacier Avenue 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy varied short 360 movies on the planetarium dome. Topics include astronomy, space exploration and art. All ages welcome, but full vaccination and masking required.

Juneau Douglas City Museum: Energy, 18th Annual 12×12 Community Art Exhibition

114 W. Fourth St., 4-7 p.m.

For 18 years, the City Museum has hosted a unique community art exhibition in which artists of all ages are encouraged to create works within the parameters of a square or a cube, measuring 12 inches by 12 inches including the framing. This year, artists were encouraged to create on the theme, Energy. This theme lends itself to all artistic mediums and has a variety of meanings. Come see how Juneau’s community members chose to interpret “energy.” The 18th Annual 12×12 Community Art Exhibition will be on display at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum through April 23.

Annie Kaill’s: Sarah Davidson, photographer, and Kevin Jeffery, drone photographer

124 Seward St., 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Annie Kaill’s First Friday will feature Juneau based photographers Kevin Jeffery and Sarah Davidson in March.

Kevin is a drone pilot, photographer, and owner of Veriditas Rising Aerial Photography. His photo series, titled “New Perspectives” includes images of Juneau from a unique bird’s eye point of view. Sarah explores the many ways that waters move us through her images of waterscapes throughout Southeast Alaska in her series titled, “Moving Waters”. This is the first public display of work for both.

In addition to their independent photography series and styles, Kevin and Sarah are also married, and have started an innovative project called Blue Index.

Blue Index measures the impact waterways have on our emotional health and encourages public space design to be centered on equitable access and community wellbeing. This paves the way for greater communication between decision-makers and local residents, while also leading to healthier waterways and more resilient communities.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Unique Boot-Ique

175 S. Franklin St., 4:30-6:30 p.m.

This event will feature a silent auction fundraiser for local nonprofits for the month of March. Gallery artist members will be adorning cloth red rubber boots made and donated by Dorolyn Alper to benefit the local charity of their choice. Its fun to see the creative talent of the gallery members creating art quite different than their other gallery works.

Boots and bid sheets will be displayed on the entry wall to the gallery. Bidding will continue throughout the month and ends on March 30 at 5 pm. There will be a live Facebook feed to share the winners at that time.

Alaska State Museum: Marcia Dale, master net-hanger and LaRece Egli, artist and net-hanger

395 Whittier St. 4:30-6:30 p.m.

The Alaska State Museum is partnering with guest curator Katie Ringsmith and the Cannery History Project on a project that celebrates the history and people involved in Alaska’s fishing industry.

In advance of a major exhibit opening in April, net-master Marcia Dale and net-hanger and artist LaRece Egli will be visiting Juneau from Bristol Bay to discuss the art of net-hanging and demonstrate hanging corks. Once hung, the wooden corks will be displayed in Mug Up: The Language of Cannery Work, opening on April 1 at the Alaska State Museum. Dale is the owner of Watzituya, where she has been providing nets to Bristol Bay fisherman for over 30 years. Egli is on the production team for the Cannery History Project. Dale and Egli will be demonstrating at the Museum on March 4, 2022 from 4:30 to 6:30pm.

Photograph by Chris Miller
Marcia Dale and LaRece Egli repair nets.

Photograph by Chris Miller Marcia Dale and LaRece Egli repair nets.

Also available on March first Friday, visitors will be able to preview one of the three large galleries devoted to Mug Up: the section subtitled, Storied Salmon, and watch the film The Cannery Caretakers. Filmed by Jensen Hall Creative and produced by Katherine Ringsmuth, The Cannery Caretakers tells the story of cannery life from the perspective of the village residents. It is narrated by Sonya Zimin Stewert, daughter of Carvel Jr. and Shirley Zimin, South Naknek, Alaska. Support for this film came from The Rasmuson Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Park Service, Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust, and individual donors.

The exhibition is titled “Mug Up” after the cannery term for a coffee break; the exhibit shares stories of Alaska’s cannery crews and showcases artifacts from one of Alaska’s most significant industries through the lens of the Alaska Packers Association’s Cannery. Framing the Mug Up exhibition is the larger theme that canneries’ 15-minute ‘mug ups’ couldn’t help but bring together a huge diversity of cannery workers who provided essential labor and created a unique social milieu within the workscape of Alaska’s salmon canneries that collectively represented nothing short of the Industrial Revolution of North.

The Alaska State Museum hosts a spectacular permanent collection as well as temporary exhibitions and is currently open on reduced winter hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00. Discounted winter admission is $9 per adult, people 18 and under are admitted free. The museum phone number is (907)465-2901, and the website for more information is at

A person experiencing a disability who needs accommodation for events hosted by the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum can contact the Division’s ADA coordinator at (907) 465-2912. Please allow a week in advance so we can make any necessary arrangements.

Barnaby Brewing Company: ShellArt Studio

165 Shattuck Way 4-8 p.m.

BBC is hosting Shelly Marshall of of ShellArt Studio for March First Friday. Shelly is a marine biologist, angler, and artist. She uses her scientific expertise to foster education about Alaska fish species through art.

Coppa: Wild Blooms: Recent Paintings by Jane Lindsey and Puanani Maunu

917 Glacier Avenue 4PM-5PM

This exhibit features new work by Jane Lindsey and Puanani Maunu.

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These boots, decorated by Juneau Artists Gallery members, will be part of a Unique Boot-Ique silent auction event held on First Friday.

Courtesy Photo These boots, decorated by Juneau Artists Gallery members, will be part of a Unique Boot-Ique silent auction event held on First Friday.

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