An image from “Splash Photography” by Bing Carrillo is scheduled to be displayed during at event at Centennial Hall as part of First Friday in July. (Photo courtesy of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

An image from “Splash Photography” by Bing Carrillo is scheduled to be displayed during at event at Centennial Hall as part of First Friday in July. (Photo courtesy of the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council)

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

People looking for more quaint leisure activities following the explosive happenings of the Fourth of July will have a range of art and literature offerings to choose from during First Friday in July, according to the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council. Activities listed by the local nonprofit include:

Alana Medel, “Breathe,” 350 Whittier St., Juneau Arts and Culture Center, 4-7 p.m.

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council presents a solo exhibit by artist Alana Medel. “Breathe” features a collection of gouache paintings created over the past several years as humans have navigated the ramifications and collective experience of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a reflection of the artist’s health, her lifelong diagnosis of chronic asthma, her drive to be an artist, and the physical limitations of her body.

Exhibit up through the month.

The Davis Gallery: New works by Keren GoldbergBelle and Bing Carrillo, 101 Egan Drive, Centennial Hall, 4-7 p.m.

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council presents “The Art of Imperfection” by Keren GoldbergBelle and “Splash Photography” by Bing Carrillo. Keren’s exhibit features mixed media works that are about embracing imperfection and exploring different mediums and techniques. Through her art, she hopes to shed light on the importance of mental health and its impact on our everyday lives. Bing’s exhibit features a colorful collection of new works that explore various methods of capturing splashes with photography. These photos are taken with flashes in the background and foreground that have colored gels that are triggered to flash at the same time. The exhibits can be viewed whenever the building is open for public events. Visit https://tinyurl.com/CHEventsCalendar for event listings at Centennial Hall, or call (907) 586-2787 for more information.

Exhibit up through the month.

Hearthside Books and Toys: Tripp J Crouse, poet, 2 Marine Way, Ste. 119., 4:30-7 p.m.

Hearthside Books will have Tripp reading and signing their poetry collections “The Duel and Titan!”Tripp J Crouse (they/them) is niizh manidoowag (Two-Spirit) Ojibwe, an enrolled member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa. Tripp serves as a poetry reader for Anomalous Press, or ANMLY. Tripp is the author of the poetry zines oolichonone (2023), The Duel (2024), Titan (2024), Golem (forthcoming, 2024) and Marginalia (forthcoming, 2024). Originally from the Midwest, Tripp now calls Dzantik’i Heeni (Juneau, Alaska) home.

First Friday opening only.

The Pottery Jungle: Kelsey Korpela of Creative Tides, stained glass, 233 Seward St., 4-8 p.m.

Kelsey’s sun catchers are inspired by nature and her love of Southeast Alaska.

Exhibit up through the month.

Barnaby Brewing Company: Made by Mercado, 165 Shattuck Way, 4-8 p.m.

Katherine, a fluid painter, began her artistic journey upon moving to Juneau in 2022. Her art, characterized by layered acrylics, reflects her effervescent style.

Exhibit up through the month.

Alaska Robotics Gallery: Alex Bookless, Visual Artist, 134 N. Franklin St., 4:30-7 p.m.

Featuring recent works in paint and ink by Alex Bookless during July. Exploring pattern and movement within a naturalistic theme.

Exhibit up through the month.

Devil’s Club Brewing Company: Mikahala Waters, painter, 100 N. Franklin St., 4-9 p.m.

The artist has been painting for about 15 years, taking recent inspiration from field work as a geologist. Main subjects are nature landscapes from favorite places, using somewhat exaggerated color.

Exhibit up through the month.

Kindred Post: Sharon Price, 145 S. Franklin St., 4-7 p.m.

Sharon from Mudchild Ceramics will showcase her handmade ceramics inspired by Juneau’s meadows and forests. Mail services will not run during this time.

First Friday opening only.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Jonathan Swinton, Photographer, 175 S. Franklin St., Ste. 111, Senate Building, 4:30-8 p.m.

“Cyanotypes – A Historic Darkroom Printing Process,” by photographer Jonathan Swinton, who is the featured artist for the month of July at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Jonathan blends the historic process from the 1840’s with modern techniques to create one-of-a-kind cyan Prussian blue images.

Exhibit up through the month.

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