An image from Ashley Lohr’s “Layered Scapes” exhibit debuting Friday at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. (Photo courtesy Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

An image from Ashley Lohr’s “Layered Scapes” exhibit debuting Friday at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. (Photo courtesy Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

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

Revisiting Juneau as the first Alaska city with an established telephone system and more.

The First Friday of 2024 is scheduled to feature a throwback to the telephone days of old, digital and oil art exhibits, and an open invitation for artists making resolutions to be more involved in community exhibits this year.

Layered Scapes: Jewelry & Digital Art by Ashley Lohr, 4-7 p.m., Juneau Arts & Culture Center, 350 Whittier St.

Meet artist Ashley Lohr at the opening reception of her exhibit “Layered Scapes.” According to her “Scapes reflect a variety of places. Scapes have at least one of these three: Foreground, Middleground, and Background in layers. Through my art making, I utilize transparents and opaques in layers to create a place or a space in place. This show is the result of pushing conceptual layers through digital art and glass on copper (enamel).”

Show open during JAHC hours Jan. 5-27.

Switch and Exchange: A Brief History of Telephones in 20th Century Juneau,4-7 p.m., Juneau-Douglas City Museum, 114 W. 4th St.

Telephones, switchboards, and the lines that connected them were once signifiers of a thriving modern community in the 20th Century. Juneau, as the first city in Alaska to have an established telephone system, exemplified a modern community in this way. This mini exhibition explores the history of landline telephones, Juneau’s early telephone company, and why Juneau has a community named Telephone Hill through interactives, phones, photographs, and art.

Open through the month.

Planetarium Open House, 5:30-7 p.m., Marie Drake Planetarium, 1415 Glacier Ave.

Check out what the planetarium offers, including a new digital projector and short full-dome movies on our 30-foot dome. Suitable for all ages.

First Friday opening only.

Zac Pease: “What’s Good?”, 4-9 p.m., Drip Drop Wonder Shop, 220 Front St.

Drip Drop Wonder shop presents “What’s Good” by Zac Pease, a collection of hand-painted shirts and improvisational live synthesizer set.

First Friday opening only.

Sunny Porch, 5:30-7 p.m., Imperial Saloon, 241 Front St.

Duo featuring Melanie Brown singing and playing guitar, with Marcus Beckmann on bass.

First Friday opening only.

Juneau Softball Association Registration Roundup, 5-7 p.m., Imperial Saloon, 241 Front St.

JSA is holding its first registration roundup of the year for anyone in the community interested in slowpitch softball, getting signed up on the free agents list, and find out more about JSA.

First Friday opening only.

Candice Ivie of Ivie Photography, 4:30-9 p.m., Barnaby Brewing Co., 165 Shattuck Way.

BBC will host local photographer Candice Ivie of Ivie Photography, who will be showcasing her landscapes of Southeast Alaska. Prints and frames art will be available for purchase during the event.

Open through the month.

Artists Search, 4:30-7 p.m., Juneau Artists Gallery, 175 S. Franklin St.

The Juneau Artists Gallery is a looking for new artists to join our family. We are a cooperative gallery with all local artists who each have a section in the gallery. We have no employees and run the gallery together. We believe in fostering a creative spirit where Juneau artists support and inspire one another. Meet some of our artists and find out about joining the Juneau Artists Gallery as a member artist. We will have information and applications on hand.

Open through the month.

Modern Oil Paintings by Page Bridges, 4:30-7 p.m., Rainbow, 4th and N. Franklin.

Come join the artist in her ongoing exploration of her new outer space style. New paintings will be on the coral wall over the sandwiches.

Open through the month.

Seven Women and their Visual Journeys Beyond Words,Spice Cafe & Gallery, 116 N. Franklin St.

Featuring the artwork of Hali Denton, Kathy Hamblett, Shellie Hanson, Pua Maunu, Cynthia Pring-Ham, Teri Gardner Robus and Barbara Shepherd. These seven women are all members of a long-running book group who also share a common love for expression Beyond Words. Live music by Gypsy Jazz Quartet, 6pm to 9pm

Open through the month.

Marcus Beckmann and Melanie Brown are scheduled to perform from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at Imperial Saloon. (Photo courtesy Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

Marcus Beckmann and Melanie Brown are scheduled to perform from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday at Imperial Saloon. (Photo courtesy Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

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