Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

No foolin’.

Cam Byrnes will be the April featured artist at Juneau Artists Gallery. (Courtesy Photo / Cam Bryrnes)

Cam Byrnes will be the April featured artist at Juneau Artists Gallery. (Courtesy Photo / Cam Bryrnes)

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council: UAS Ceramics Show & Artisan Market, 360 Whittier St. 4:30-7 p.m. The University of Alaska Southeast Student Ceramics Show returns to the Gallery at the JACC for the month of April.

Swing through the Main Hall and check out the First Friday Market, featuring local artists, food, awareness booths and more.

Masks and vaccination cards are required to attend during First Friday.

The Alaska State Museum: Grand Opening of “MUG UP: The Language of Cannery Work,”395 Whittier St., 4:30-7 p.m. The State Museum will open its large summer exhibit called: “MUG UP: The Language of Cannery Work” about salmon canneries in Alaska, 4:30-7 p.m. Lecture by Guest Curator Katie Ringsmuth begins at 6:30. These events are free.

Titled “Mug Up” after the cannery term for a coffee break, the exhibition shares stories of Alaska’s cannery crews and showcases artifacts from the canned salmon industry through the lens of the Alaska Packers Association’s Cannery, located on the Naknek River in Bristol Bay.

Underpinning the exhibition is the larger theme that Alaska canneries’ 15-minute ‘mug ups’ brought together diverse cannery workers who provided essential labor and created a unique social milieu within the cannery workscape.

“Mug Up” is a journey through a typical salmon cannery, building-by-building, using each space to spotlight the labor and social history behind one of Alaska’s most significant industries.

The exhibition is presented in three sections: “Storied Salmon,” “Working Waterfront,” and “Cannery Community.” From the slime-liners (slimers) to the superintendent, these stories collectively represent the workforce that brought the Industrial Revolution to the North.

Matthew Burtner composed the soundscape. Filmmakers include Jensen Hall Creative, Anna Hoover, and Sharon Thompson. Both the soundscape and exhibit films were produced by the NN Cannery History Project.

Marie Drake Planetarium: Fulldome Films, 1415 Glacier Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m. Join us for a variety of short fulldome movies on our dome. Topics: astronomy and space exploration. Stop by to see as many or few films as you like.. Suitable for all ages. Full vaccination proof and masks required.

Wooshkindein Da.aat: Lily Hope, weaver 210 Seward St. 4-7 p.m.

Lily Hope opens her new weaver/teacher studio to the public. She will display and demonstrate her newest weavings. She will have earrings, fine art prints, and hands on interactive table of raw materials for you to participate in the preparation for a Chilkat blanket.

Architects: Qacung & Ivan Night and Alain Soltys-Gray, 126 Seward Street 5-7 p.m. Qacung and Ivan Night will be performing live music, and new student intern, Alain Soltys-Gray, is the featured artist for April.

Coppa: MK MacNaughton, New Work, 917 Glacier Ave. 4-5 p.m. Coppa will exhibit oil paintings of Juneau cityscapes and landscapes by MK MacNaughton through the month of April. Join MacNaughton in person on Friday, April 1 from 4-5pm and pick out a special handmade gift from the artist.

Annie Kaill’s: Jenna O’Fontanella, Jewelry Artist & Louise Kuntz-Tadda, ceramic artist, 124 Seward St., 4:30-7 p.m.

Annie Kaill’s will feature local jewelry artist Jenna O’Fontanella and her stunning work made from sterling silver and a variety of beads and stones. We will be featuring Louise Kuntz-Tadda who is a Ceramic Artist and her nature inspired Raku pottery.

The Crystal Saloon: Abbey Lee, country-folk singer-songwriter, 218 Front Street 6-8 p.m. New to town but not new to a stage, First Friday will feature the sweet and soulful sounds of country-folk singer-songwriter, Abbey Lee.

Barnaby Brewing Co.: Kia Johns Art, 165 Shattuck Way 4-8 p.m.It’s Barnaby Brewing Co’s fifth anniversary this month. They’ll be featuring Kia Johns Art for the month of April! Her 2d works will be on the walls for the whole month, but on April 1st starting at 4pm, there will be pottery available – decorated mugs, bowls, and utensil crocks inspired by Southeast Alaska. We’ve also got a special collaboration with Kia Johns Art.

Juneau Artist Gallery: Cam Byrnes, Photographer, 175 S. Franklin St., 4:30-6 p.m., photographer, Cam Byrnes will be the April featured artist at the Juneau Artists Gallery. In preparation for the summer season, Byrnes will have new Juneau area photographs on display as well as his popular high quality note cards with fresh images.

The gallery has a number of new artists whose work will be on display for the first time on First Friday. Its a great time to come support your local artists.

Masks are encouraged but no longer required.

Black Moon Koven: 1st Year Anniversary, 224 Seward St., 4:30-7 p.m. Come and celebrate this year with Black Moon Koven, bring a picture, make a drawing, leave us a message, and put it in our community wall.

The classic menu and a few surprises for this celebration will be available.

Juneau Softball Association: Registration Roundup, 241 Front St., Imperial Bar 4:30-7 p.m.

Are you interested in playing adult softball this year? Do you need help finding a team or do you have questions about registering your team? Swing by the Imperial during April First Friday, grab a beverage, find a team, get registered, or just come say hi and show your support for Juneau softball.

During this event you can register for Spring Season and Regular Season, as well as Rainball and the Super Draft. We hope to see you there!

Devils Club Brewing Co.: Hollis Kitchi, Painter, 100 N. Franklin St., 4- p.m.Hollis Kitchin presents watercolor paintings that capture the beauty of Juneau’s fog and fauna.

The Plant Studio: Bob & Shannon Dilley, Garden Art, 118 Seward St., 4:30-8 p.m. Bob and Shannon Dilley work with glass, wood, and other repurposed materials to create art for gardens and homes. They have worked on different art projects over the last twenty years and recently opened The Art Garden. For First Friday they will feature stained glass and concrete pieces.

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