This photo shows original painting,  “Kickback; Southeast Sneakers,” by Marty Sharp. (Courtesy Photo)(Courtesy Photo)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

A schedule of events for May 6, 2022.

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council: Christine Kleinhenz of Tide Watcher, Visual Artists/Painter, 350 Whittier St., 4:30-7 p.m.

The JAHC will feature our local artist, Christine Kleinhenz and her recent works in “Above and Below,” an expression of two worlds coming together, one above and one below and our connection in between.

The idea for Above and Below started back in 2019 with a family trip to Glacier National Park. Kleinhenz was on a boat tour looking over the railing at the water, up at the sky and across the shore lines. She was mesmerized by a magical place between the water’s surface and depths below. She watched seagulls ride small icebergs while curious seals poked their heads above water taking a look around. She thought about the moments of connection in nature at the surface of the water and wondered at the interaction between two worlds both above and below. The idea for a show started forming in her mind. She knew she must paint her feelings. Painting for the show started before COVID with Seals and Seagulls and ended this year with Herring Balls. All paintings show connection and wonder and something special between.

Alaska State Museum: Mug Up Lecture Series Presents Bob King, 395 Whittier St., 4:30-7 p.m.

Mug Up Lecture Series presents Bob King on Friday, May 6 at 6:30pm in the APK lecture hall.

May First Friday at the Museum: 4:30 – 7:00pm

The Alaska State Museum is hosting a series of lectures that celebrate the history and people involved in Alaska’s canned salmon industry to accompany “Mug Up: The Language of Cannery Work” exhibition. This month’s presentation by historian Bob King is on the use of sailboats in the Bristol Bay fishery until 1951. It was one of the last sailboat fisheries in the U.S. despite its status as a major fishery.

King has a background in journalism and an extensive knowledge of Alaska fisheries issues. He served as news director at the Dillingham public radio station (KDLG) for 17 years (1978-1994) and has written on Bristol Bay and fisheries history in Alaska History and other publications. He is a project historian on the Cannery History Project.

King’s lecture will start at 6:30 p.m, in the APK lecture hall on Friday, May 6. “Mug Up” will be on exhibit at the Alaska State Museum from April 1 through October 8, 2022.

Also on display at the APK, watercolor maps created by students in Rochelle Bonnett’s Youth Activity. These drawn and painted maps, inspired by the collections of the Alaska State Archives, will be exhibited on the APK mezzanine. This program is partially funded by the citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenues and is sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum: Portrait of Alaska, A Rie Muñoz Retrospective, 114 W. Fourth Street, 4-7 p.m.

The city museum is hosting an opening reception for an exhibit titled, “Portrait of Alaska, A Rie Muñoz Retrospective.” The opening reception is free and the exhibit will be on display through Oct. 29.

Alaska Robotics Gallery: 10th Anniversary!, 220 Front St., 4-8 p.m.

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Alaska Robotics Gallery at their Front Street location. They’ll feature new artwork by Pat Race along with prizes, games, and a huge sale running May 4- 7.

There will be a sale of 10% off everything in the store May 4-7 and up to 70% off used books and overstocked inventory. Prize drawings on May 4 and May 7 along with snacks, stickers and other goodies.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Marty Sharp watercolor/acrylic painter, 175 S. Franklin Street, 4:30-8 p.m.

Watercolor artist, Marty Sharp, will present a series of new paintings as the May featured artist at the Juneau Artists Gallery. The “Juneau Scenes” theme will include familiar landscapes as well as a fun piece called “Kick Back; SE Sneakers.”

Masks are encouraged but not required.

Rainforest Yoga: First Friday Yoga with Tammy Davis, 171 Shattuck Way, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Tammy Davis will offer a class for anyone interested in rolling out a mat and connecting breath and movement for a release of mental and physical tension. All are welcome! This class is for anyone new to yoga or interested in foundational asanas.

Annie Kaill’s: Asha Falcon, Writer and Visual Artist, 124 Seward St., 4:30-7:30 p.m. Asha Falcon works in layers of mixed water media and pencil, often in a smaller format, exploring themes of identity and belonging. She merges words and images to portray the connection between the inner self and landscape, often through reoccurring images such as the isolated cabin nestled between mountains and the sea.

Marie Drake Planetarium: Fulldome Films at Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave, 5:30—7 p.m.

Enjoy short astronomy and space exploration movies on our dome. See as many as you like. Suitable for all ages. Vaccination and masks required.

Perseverance Theatre: Perseverance Theatre presents “Fun Home,” 914 3rd Street, 7:30-10 p.m. “Fun Home” performs runs on the Perseverance Mainstage May 4-8, and has been extended to run May 11-15. FUN HOME, the “blazingly original heartbreaker and a nonstop treasure of invention,” racked up five Tony Awards including “Best Musical,” and was nominated for an additional seven awards. Growing up in the funeral business with a uniquely dysfunctional family gives lesbian cartoonist Alison no end of material, but drawing on those childhood memories reveals more than the adult Alison expects. Can she reframe the picture and finally close the book? Fun Home will alternately have you laughing and crying, all while tapping your feet to its Tony Award winning score. Directed by Hannah Wolf, with music direction by Daniel Gary Busby, this production features the talents of Allison Mickelson, Enrique Bravo, Margeaux Ljungberg, Brita Fagerstrom, Chris Talley, Cate Ross, Kyra Wood, Axel Boily, and Fiona McFarlin. For tickets and more information, go online to PTALASKA.ORG

Wooshkindein Da.Áat, Lily Hope Weaver Studio: Miah Lager, Artist, 221 Seward St., 4-7 p.m. Join Miah Lager as she releases her Mother’s Day earring collection, “Honor Your Mother.” Bright pops of 80’s neon with seed beads in classic Miah Lager style. Lily Hope will also drop her new Spring 2022 collection. Moms, come down and spoil yourself with earrings, chocolates, and best friend girl time with Lily and Miah.

Barnaby Brewing: Jacqueline Tingey, 165 Shattuck Way, 4-8 p.m. Jacqui Tingey is a self-taught artist based in Juneau. Her newest body of work features the connection with nature that she loves to immerse herself in. The new collection features paintings on paper using watercolor, gouache and stitching.

Hearthside Books: Juneau author Conor Sullivan, 2 Marine Way, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Juneau author Conor Sullivan will be present for a book signing of his book “Fishing the Wild Waters: An Angler’s Search for Peace and Adventure in the Wilderness.”

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