A landscape interpretation by Hollis Kitchin, whose work will be featured Friday at the Barnaby Brewing Company. (Photo courtesy of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

A landscape interpretation by Hollis Kitchin, whose work will be featured Friday at the Barnaby Brewing Company. (Photo courtesy of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

Here’s what’s happening for First Friday in February

A multitude of options for people looking to make or buy creative items for Valentine’s Day is among the other usual assortment of art exhibitions, live music and activities scheduled during First Friday in February.

Dave Wetzel, “Impressions in Landscape,” 4-7 p.m., Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, 350 Whittier St., Juneau Arts & Culture Center 4:00-7:00 PM

Solo exhibition by Dave Wetzel, featuring new works in oil that capture the scenery of Southeast Alaska. Wetzel incorporates aspects of impressionist and tonalist artistic practice. The colors, lines, and shapes Wetzel uses in his paintings seek to emulate how otherworldly these landscapes seem. Wetzel moved to Alaska in 1991 for a summer job and has lived and worked in Juneau ever since. Wetzel will give an artist talk in the Gallery on Thursday, Feb. 8, starting at 5:30 p.m.

Exhibit up through the month.

Alaska State Museum: “Art at the End of the Ice Age” and “Alaska Positive,” 4:30-7 p.m., 395 Whittier St., APK Building.

Free admission for First Friday. Music by local artist Jim Noel from 5-6 p.m. See the current exhibits “At the End of the Ice Age” (open until March 30) and “Alaska Positive” (open until March 9).

Exhibit up through the month.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: Teri Tibbett, “Norte y Sur,” 4-7 p.m., 101 Egan Drive, The Davis Gallery in Centennial Hall.

Solo exhibition by Teri Tibbett featuring a collection of photographs taken in Alaska and Mexico. Join the artist for an opening reception during First Friday. Teri has lived in Juneau since 1977 and has been taking photographs since she was 10 with her first Brownie camera. She likes photographing the art in nature and in human-made structures, and sometimes people. “Norte y Sur” will be on exhibit in the Davis Gallery at Centennial Hall through March 23.

Exhibit up through the month.

Juneau Douglas City Museum: The Juneau Modern Quilt Guild, 4-7 p.m., 114 W. 4th St.

This exhibition features approximately 35 new quilts of varying sizes which were created over the last year by members of the Juneau Modern Quilt Guild. The guild formed in 2020 during the pandemic by a small group of quilters who wanted to inspire the local quilting community to explore modern styles of quilt design through education, sharing and virtually gathering. The Juneau Modern Quilt Guild is a Chapter of the national Modern Quilt Guild, which began in the United States in 2009 and has grown to include many thousands of members across the globe. The exhibition will be on display at the City Museum in the Murray Gallery Feb. 2-24.

Exhibit up through the month.

Marie Drake Planetarium: Explore the Universe at the Planetarium, 5:30-7 p.m., 1415 Glacier Ave.

Explore the universe on the 30-foot dome and watch short full-dome movies. Bring astronomy questions. Suitable for all ages.

First Friday opening only.

Sealaska Heritage Institute: Jeremiah James, Sydney Johnson, Aiyana James, Tara Rodriquez, 4:30-7 p.m., 2 Sealaska Plaza.

Feature four artists: Jeremiah James, handmade fur hats, coats and other fur products; Sydney Johnson weaving and beading; Aiyaya James painted canvas and objects; and Tara Rodriquez beaded jewelry.

First Friday opening only.

thread: Southeast Alaska Location Grand Re-Opening, 2:30-6 p.m., 130 Seward St., Suite 305.

thread is hosting an open house of its new office space in the Goldstein Building downtown. Snacks, light refreshments, a raffle, giveaways and child-centered activities.

First Friday opening only.

Annie Kaill’s Gallery: Diffuser Bar, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 124 Seward St.

Vessels, cool reeds and scented oils from Northern Lights Candle Co., Botanica, Thymes, Capri Blue Volcano, Broken Top, US Apothecary and more. Also features an ear-piercing party featuring Crystal Clark of Skin by Crystal.

First Friday opening only.

Shoefly Alaska: Make a shoelace charm for your best Galentine or Valentine, 3-7 p.m., 109 Seward St.

Create a small inspirational shoelace tag with special words. at Shoefly! Set up includes metal tags, letters and tiny hammers.

First Friday opening only.

The Crystal Saloon: Juneau Softball Association Registration Roundup, 5-7 p.m., 218 Front St.

Signups for adult slowpitch softball, including help finding a team and information about registering a team.

First Friday opening only.

The Crystal Saloon: Sweet Hearts Artist Market, 5:30-9 p.m., 218 Front St.

Six or more local artists and small craft creators featuring jewelry, sketchbooks, quilted items, crocheted hats, rugs, crystals and more. Upstairs at The Crystal Saloon.

First Friday opening only.

Drip Drop Wonder Shop: Rochelle K̲aachgóon Smallwood, with special guest Quinton Woolman Morgan, 4-9 p.m., 220 Front St.

Rochelle K̲aachgóon Smallwood, presents “Dream Portals.” This collection features a wide range of artistic creations, including hand-painted hats, intricately beaded “auntie” earrings, reimagined clothing, vibrant paintings and prints. Guest artist and musical storyteller Quinton Woolman Morgan will offer a performance accompanied by Rochelle. Their set will include a moody mix of familiar feels and original songs. The evening will be an enchanting experience of soul-stirring melodies and Indigenous Futurism at its forefront. BYOI (bring your own instrument) and for a late-night jam session.

Exhibit up through the month.

Barnaby Brewing Company: Hollis Kitchin, 4:30-8 pm., 165 Shattuck Way.

A small collection of floral, mountains and landscape interpretations by Hollis Kitchin. Hollis will also have an assortment of notecards and art prints available during First Friday.

Exhibit up through the month.

Rainforest Yoga: Free Yoga Class with Bev Ingram, 5:30-6:30 p.m., 171 Shattuck Way, Ste. 202B.

Incorporates mindful movement, yoga postures and breath awareness to help settle the mind for meditation.

First Friday opening only.

Rainbow Foods: New outer space oil paintings by Page Bridges, 4:30-7 p.m., 4th and N. Franklin St.

New oil paintings by Page Bridges on the coral wall over the hot food and coffee.

Exhibit up through the month.

Alaska Robotics Gallery: “Perseverance,” 4:30-7 p.m., 134 N. Franklin St.

Group show at the Alaska Robotics Gallery.

Exhibit up through the month.

Spice Cafe & Gallery: Beyond Words, 4-10 p.m., 116 N. Franklin St. 4:00 PM-10:00 PM

Features the artwork of Hali Denton, Kathy Hamblett, Shellie Hanson, Pua Maunu, Cynthia Pring-Ham, Teri Gardner Robus and Barbara Shepherd through March 30.. These seven women are all members of a long-running book group who also share a common love for expression Beyond Words. Live music starting at 6 p.m.

Exhibit up through the month.

Devil’s Club Brewing Company: Rebecca Hsieh, artist, 4:30-7:30 p.m., 110 N. Franklin St.

Rebecca Hsieh’s exhibit “Same, but Different” is an exploration of common Juneau art themes, but through a different lens and medium. Using Chinese brush painting techniques and a new way of viewing classic Juneau motifs.

Exhibit up through the month.

Kindred Post: Love Love Event, 4:30-7 p.m., 145 S. Franklin St.

A celebration of new beginnings and a chance to spread some love (post office style). Small nibbles and supplies to write love letters to whomever or whatever. Write anonymously or drop a name. These love letters will be delivered virtually on social accounts every day through the month of February.

First Friday opening only.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Tina Halvorsen, 5:30-7 p.m., 175 S. Franklin St., Ste. 111, Senate Building.

Multimedia artist Tina Halvorson is the featured artist for the month. Tina joined the gallery last year with her whimsical wall creations and creative earrings. Treats will be provided.

Exhibit up through the month.

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