Here’s what’s happening for First Friday

It’s a busy one.

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Rick Kauzlarich is the featured artist for the month of June at the Juneau Artists Gallery.

Courtesy Photo Rick Kauzlarich is the featured artist for the month of June at the Juneau Artists Gallery.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: SHI Juried Youth Art Exhibit, 350 Whittier St., 4:30-7 p.m. This year the exhibit features 20 works by 15 youth artists. This exhibit will be on display in the Juneau Arts & Culture Center Gallery from June 3-24. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekend hours vary.

Sealaska Heritage Institute’s Juried Youth Art Exhibit is a biennial event showcasing Northwest Coast Native art by middle and high school youth held in conjunction with Celebration, a major four-day dance-and-culture festival in Juneau hosted by the Institute. SHI sponsors the art show to encourage youth to learn Northwest Coast art forms, to expand their skills, and to reach for the highest standards set by their ancestors, thus promoting the continued evolution of those traditions in Southeast Alaska.

Northwest Coast art is distinctive for its use of formline design, which is a disciplined interconnected framework of curving formlines of varying width. Formlines are combined with other shapes to compose images of animals, spiritual beings, elements of the landscape, or other designs. Although the basic conventions of formline design may seem simple, it takes a master to create the kind of balance and flow that this art form can express.

“We are so inspired by the work of our young Northwest Coast artists across the region. The work of these artists and the teachers who are guiding them will ensure that Northwest Coast art survives into the future.” – SHI President, Dr. Rosita Kaaháni Worl

Sealaska Heritage is committed to maintaining the integrity of Northwest Coast art and operates and supports programs to teach formline design, carving, weaving, and other practices. The institute also sponsors an adult Juried Art Show & Competition, on view at the Walter Soboleff Building in Heritage Square.

Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum: Premiere screening of student mini-documentaries inspired by Mug Up, 395 Whittier St., 6-7 p.m.

The Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum present the premiere screening of the mini-documentaries created by students at a week-long teen film workshop led by Marie Acemah of See Stories. Students selected a fishing or cannery topic of their choice, inspired by this summer’s exhibit Mug Up: The Language of Cannery Work at the Alaska State Museum.

This program was 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 Artists Gallery: Rick Kauzlarich, 175 S.Franklin St., 4:30-8 p.m. Rick Kauzlarich is the featured artist for the month of June at the Juneau Artists Gallery. A lifelong Alaskan, Kauzlarich’s artwork is inspired by the beauty and wonders of Alaska’s people and animals as well as land and cityscapes. His current showing includes all of these subjects and some great new Juneau cityscapes. These works are then printed locally.

Sealaska Heritage: Northwest Coast Juried Art Show opening and a book signing with Lily Hope for the new Baby Raven Reads book, “Celebration,” 105 S. Seward St. 4:30-7 p.m. Sealaska Heritage will host the opening of the 11th Biennial Northwest Coast Juried Art Show in the Nathan Jackson Gallery of the Walter Soboleff Building from 4:30-7 pm. Beginning at 5:30 pm, the Sealaska Heritage Store will host a book signing with Tlingit artist and author Wooshkindein Da.áat Lily Hope for a new children’s book published through SHI’s Baby Raven Reads series titled “Celebration.” The book was illustrated by Jaaxsnée Kelsey Mata Foote. Both events are being held in conjunction with Celebration, which runs June 8-11 in Juneau.

Barnaby Brewing Company: Chloey Cavanaugh, 165 Shattuck Way. 4-8 p.m. Chloey is an LGBTQ+ Indigenous artist of the Was’ineidi Tax’Hit, Eagle Wolf clan in Kake, credits her commitment to community and culture from her grandfather Archie Cavanaugh. Chloey will have graphic art displayed for first friday.

Capital City Quilt Guild: Professionally judged Quilt Show, Centennial Hall, 101 Egan Drive, noon – 9 p.m.

Capital City Quilt Guild is putting on a free, Professionally Judged Quilt Show. There are 15 show categories, live quilting demos, exhibits, vendors and gift sales as well as a silent auction. Come see all of the beautiful quilts and let us share our artwork with you.

Rainforest Yoga: Free Yoga Class taught by Bev Ingram, 174 S. Franklin St, Ste. 202B. You’ll be guided through a practice to renew and restore your body and mind; enjoy this supportive practice that will allow you to release tension and fully inhabit your radiance.

Annie Kaill’s: Amy J. Johnson, photographer; Yumi Kawaguchi, wood block printmaker; and Amy Mackinaw, quilt maker, 124 Seward St., 4:30-7:30 p.m.This exhibit features pieces created by Fairbanks artists Amy J. Johnson, Yumi Kawaguchi and Amy Mackinaw. Each piece was inspired by their experience together at the Gruening Cabin near Amalga Harbor in Juneau, where they spent a week during summer 2021 as part of the Alaska State Parks Artist-in-Residence program.

Hearthside Books, Merchants Wharf: Bookstore Happy Hour, 2 Marine Way, Suite 119, 4:30-7 p.m. Celebrate the spirit of First Friday and enjoy a 20% discount on any item of your choice (excluding tickets).

Coppa: Celia Wheeler, 917 Glacier Ave., No. 102, 4-5 p.m. Coppa will feature local ceramicist Celia Wheeler and her colorful pottery collection, handmade blooms, and funky hand-printed cards.

Charming Jewelry: Patti Hutchens Jouppi Artist, across from the Red Dog Saloon, 4-7 p.m. A collection of oil and watercolor paintings of Southeast Alaska. Exhibit will be up through the month, but Patti will be doing a live painting demo on First Friday.

Rainbow Foods: Special Retrospective and New Work by Page Bridges, Fourth and North Franklin streets, 4:30-7 p.m. Rainbow Foods and Page Bridges are having a large retrospective of her modern oil paintings. She is also showing new work. The work spans 34 years. It includes 48 paintings. The retrospective has paintings lent by friends of the artist as well as paintings in the collection of Rainbow Foods.

— Capital City Weekly

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