A photo by Ben Huff being exhibited as part of his presentation at 6:30 p.m. at the Alaska State Museum. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Museum)

A photo by Ben Huff being exhibited as part of his presentation at 6:30 p.m. at the Alaska State Museum. (Photo courtesy of the Alaska State Museum)

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

Both the state and city museums are celebrating 20 years of artistic achievements, the state’s former budget director makes his debut showing of woodworkings, and an artistic exhibit showcasing the history of Telephone Hill are among the offerings for this month’s First Friday.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: Natalie Weinberg, “Too Much,” 350 Whittier St., 4-7 p.m.

“Too Much” is a solo exhibition by Natalie Weinberg, featuring figurative works, often set in and or mirroring nature, using images and memories of her own body as reference. Natalie’s work operates as a tender reclamation of the infinite nature of body and spirit, encouraging an existence that is as big as its reflection — the entirety of the universe.

Exhibit up through the month.

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

“Norte y Sur” is a solo exhibition by Teri Tibbett featuring a collection of photographs taken in Alaska and Mexico. The photographs in this exhibit were taken on an iPhone 13, without the use of filters, cropping or digital alteration, and printed on a Giclée printer.

On exhibit through March 23.

Alaska State Museum: XX: Twenty Years of Alaskan Art & Ben Huff, “Cooler Seasons, Warming World” lecture series, 395 Whittier St., APK Building, 4:30-7 p.m., lecture at 6:30 p.m.

New exhibition at the Alaska State Museum featuring the work of contemporary Alaskan artists. The museum acquired these pieces over the last 20 years through the generosity of the Rasmuson Foundation’s Alaska Art Fund. Starting at 6:30 p.m. in the APK lecture hall, artist and photographer Ben Huff will give the final talk in the Alaska State Museum’s winter lecture series“Cooler Seasons, Warming World.” He will discuss his photography series “The Light That Got Lost,” and his work with the Juneau Ice Field Research Program.

Exhibit up through the month.

Juneau Douglas City Museum: Stellar! The 20th Annual 12×12 Community Art Exhibition, 114 W. 4th St., 4-7 p.m.

Each year the City Museum hosts a community art exhibition in which artists of all ages are encouraged to create works within the parameters of a square or a cube, measuring 12” x 12” (by 12”) including the framing. This year we have received 49 submissions on the theme “Stellar.”

Exhibit up through April 20.

Hearthside Books & Toys: Richard Stokes, poet, 2 Marine Way, Suite 106, 4:30-6 p.m.

Author signing by Richard Stokes, a Georgian by birth who moved to Juneau in 1971 to become a charter member of the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, retiring in 1994. Since 2004 he has worked as a seasonal naturalist guide for Gastineau Guiding.

First Friday opening only.

The Pottery Jungle: Neil Steininger, Turner and Woodworker, 223 Seward St., 4-8 p.m.

The Pottery Jungle will be hosting the first ever public showing of woodworking and turnings by Neil Steininger, a longtime Juneau resident. Pieces include wood turned bowls, plant stands, plant hangers, boxes and vases. Steininger has been woodworking and turning on the lathe since 2015 in his woodshop in downtown Juneau. This is his first time displaying his work to the public. Neil turns bowls from wood found throughout town, often by following behind the AEL&P tree trimmers, and pieces brought back from travel.

Exhibit up through the month.

Annie Kaill’s Gallery: Arnie Weimer, Visual Artist, 124 Seward St., 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Arnie Weimer has been a part of the Juneau art scene for more than 50 years and claims to have worked in nearly every medium, from snow sculpture to printmaking. His works include the 2,000-square-foot mural on the side of the garage on Second and Franklin streets in downtown Juneau.

First Friday opening only.

Bustin’ Out Boutique: Grand Reopening Featuring Paintings by Kathy Hamblett, 118 Seward St., 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Oil paintings by Kathy Hamblett for her first solo art show. The gallery is also celebrting moving to their new location on Seward St.

Exhibit up through the month.

Barnaby Brewing Company: Jolene Smith of Fringe & Fireweed, 165 Shattuck Way, 4:30-8 p.m.

Fiber art by Jolene Smith from Fringe & Fireweed. Her latest creations blend texture, mixed media and functionality, with items including hanging lamps, wall hangings and earrings.

Exhibit up through the month.

Barnaby Brewing Company: Juneau Softball Association Registration Roundup, 165 Shattuck Way, 5-7 p.m.

For people new to Juneau, interested in playing slowpitch softball this summer, wanting to get more involved with JSA, having questions about registering yourself or your team, or wanting to sign up for tournaments. Beginning on March 1 players will be able to register for two of our upcoming tournaments. Registration will be open for both the One Pitch Showcase (May 17-19) and the Coed Superdraft. (June 21-23). More information about these tournaments can be found online at juneausoftball.com/tournaments.

First Friday opening only.

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

New paintings on the coral wall above the sandwiches. Older paintings all over the space. Page Bridges has been painting 37 years in Juneau. She is working to get her work back to New York where she already showed, but will always live in Juneau and work for the arts.

Exhibit up through the month.

Alaska Robotics Gallery: Book release with Christine Kleinhenz, 134 N. Franklin St., 4:30-7 p.m.

Meet Christine, see her paintings and get a signed book.

Exhibit up through the month.

Spice Cafe & Gallery: Beyond Words, Artwork by local Juneau Artists & Live Music by Gypsy Jazz Quartet, 116 N Franklin St., 4-10 pm.

Featuring local artists Hali, Denton, Kathy Hamblett, Shellie Hanson, Pua Maunu, Cynthia Ping-Ham, Teri Gardner Robus and Barbara Shepherd. Also featuring local musicians John Unzicker, Ben Higdon, Ceann Murphy, Bob Banghart as the Hot Club of Juneau Gypsy Jazz Quartet.

Exhibit up through the month.

Kindred Post: Kelsey Hoke, The Gathering Series. 145 S. Franklin St., 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.,

Kelsey Hoke will present “The Gathering Series,” a pop-up will be featuring the enchanting watercolor illustrations from Alaskan artist Kelsey Hoke. Kelsey is a professional artist living in the Last Frontier, navigating the delicate balance between full-time motherhood, being a devoted spouse, and exploring the great outdoors. Her artistry spans acrylic paintings, watercolor works, illustrations, and stunning mural paintings, all inspired by the unparalleled beauty of Alaska’s landscapes. Friendly reminder; all mail services are not available during special events.

First Friday opening only.

Alaskan Bar: Telephone Hill/Juneau = Poletown/Detroit, 167 S. Franklin St. 4:30-7 p.m.

The Alaskan Bar will be holding an exhibit showcasing the history of Telephone Hill in our city. Please join us as we explore and learn more about the history, context and preservation efforts of this iconic Juneau neighborhood.

First Friday opening only.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Cam Byrnes, photographer, 175 S. Franklin St., Ste. 111, Senate Building, 4:30-6 p.m.

Celebrating Byrnes’ 50th year of living in Juneau and taking photos along the way. Cam has selected 100 pictures from the thousands he has taken at theatrical, musical and performing arts events in town. Cam’s regular display area will focus on the natural beauty of Juneau for local interest as well as our cruise visitors. New note cards can be found in his card racks.

Exhibit up through the month.

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