Friday, Aug. 5, is the first Friday of the month, which means a celebration of arts and culture downtown.
This month’s First Friday events includes exhibitions of art, short films about space, a book signing and more.
Sketch Studio: MK MacNaughton & ReccaShay Crafts, 122 Front St., 4:30-7 p.m. Sketch Studio presents “Treasures” featuring MK MacNaughton and ReccaShay Crafts (Rebecca Hsieh). “Treasures” explores little magical things that occur in the everyday.
Rainforest Yoga: Kristin McTague, Yoga/Pilates Instructor , 171 Shattuck Wy., Suite 202, 5:30-6:30 p.m.Join Kristin McTague for a free pilates class, to make Pilates a “core” part of your First Friday. The class will incorporate a warm up, a classical mat series and cool down. No props needed. Modifications will be offered for those who haven’t practiced Pilates.
Annie Kaill’s: Jaynee Fritzinger, Visual Artist, 124 Seward St., 4:40-7:30 p.m. Annie Kaill’s gallery will feature Petersburg-based artist Jaynee Fritzinger and her new originals, inspired by her days at sea.
Petersburg-based artist Jaynee Fritzinger specializes in watercolor and acrylic painting. Her time in commercial fishing sparked an interest in drawing the sea life she saw, and all of Jaynee’s paintings involve colorful scenes from Alaska. Whether that be wildflowers and mountains or a fish wearing pants, they are full of color and life. Jaynee is bringing several new originals for the show, be sure to stop by to get a glimpse.
Black Moon Koven: Julay Estrella-Collage Artist, 224 Seward St., 4:30-7 p.m. Black Moon Koven is happy to host the debut of Julay Estrella, a fun and energetic new collage artist in town. Julay takes imagery and text from print media to turn them into layered, dynamic compositions.
Juneau Artist Gallery: Keke Tian Ke, 175 S. Franklin St., 4:30-8 p.m. Keke Tian Ke is the featured artist for the month of August at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Tian Ke is a versatile painter who works with watercolor, oils, acrylics, soft pastel, pencil and charcoal. Her new works on display are an exploration of the landscapes and natural wonders Juneau has to offer. She also does portrait commission work.
Rainbow Foods: Page Bridges, Modern oil Painting Fourth and Gold Streets, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Juneau artist Page Bridges will show new abstracts and florals in an ongoing exploration of her new style of oil painting, supported by a grant from JAHC. A retrospective of 40 paintings is also ongoing.
There are about 48 paintings in the show, 7 of them are new.
Marie Drake Planetarium: Short Films and Planetarium Show, 1415 Glacier Ave., 5:30-8:15 p.m. This event features short films on the dome from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Followed by a presentation on Space News from 7:15 p.m. to 8 p.m. Masks and proof of vaccination required. Registration required for Webb presentation. Mariedrakeplanetarium.org.
Kindred Post: Interactive event: Alcohol Inks with Crystal Jackson, 145 S. Franklin St., 4:30-6 p.m. Crystal and Kindred Post will explore the medium of alcohol inks in an interactive First Friday Event. You’ll have an opportunity to play with various colors of alcohol inks using brushes and isopropyl alcohol, bringing home a 6”x6” abstract masterpiece to call your own.
Alcohol inks are a highly pigmented, fast-drying, fluid medium, which make them great to use on any non-porous surface like plastic, tiles, polymer clay, and more. Crystal will also have prints available for sale.
Hearthside Books in the Merchant’s Wharf: Linda Buckley, author, 2 Marine Way, Suite 119, 4:30-7 p.m.
Hearthside Books welcomes Linda Buckley as she signs her first book of poetry, Made of Rain.