Liyuan “Sunny” Zhang, whose art is shown in this photo, will be Juneau Artist Gallery’s featured artist for November. (Courtesy Photo / Liyuan Zhang)

Liyuan “Sunny” Zhang, whose art is shown in this photo, will be Juneau Artist Gallery’s featured artist for November. (Courtesy Photo / Liyuan Zhang)

Here’s what’s scheduled for First Friday

Plays, lectures, art exhibits, and the opening ceremony for Juneau’s first Indigenous music festival.

The First Friday of the month once again brings a celebration of arts and culture to Juneau.

This month’s featured events shared by Juneau Arts and Humanities Council include:

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council: Crystal Worl Solo Exhibit, 350 Whittier St., 4:30-7 p.m.

This exhibit will feature a collection of graphic artwork and prints designed over the past two years and will be on display through the month of November.

Before the show opens, join us for a welcoming ceremony to begin Rock Aak’w. The ceremony starts at 4 p.m. at the Elizabeth Peratrovich mural made by Crystal Worl. Paul Marks will give the opening remarks that kick off the Indigenous music festival.

COVID mitigation strategies, including requiring proof of vaccination, will be in place.

The exhibit will be up throughout the month.

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council: After Hours featuring Ashley Lohr of The Rosie Finn, https://www.jahc.org/box-office/after-hours/

This pre-recorded session will go live during First Friday and will be available to view on demand (via out website) through the 2021-22 Season.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum: Jessica Hahnlen’s Mountains, Seas, and Spirits,114 West 4th Street, 4:30- 7 p.m.

The museum’s first solo artist exhibition opens on November 5th and features Jessica Hahnlen’s latest body of work titled “Mountain, Seas, and Spirits.” This exhibition runs from November 5th to December 31st, 2021. Artwork will be for sale. The exhibit will be up throughout the month.

Barnaby Brewing Company: Lavender Peaks Photography, 165 Shattuck Way, 4-8 p.m.

Barnaby Brewing is excited to host Jeremy Lavender of Lavender Peaks once again. As Juneau gears up towards the holiday season there’s no better time to snag some local art. Lavender’s stunning photography pieces will be available in both framed and large format photos, as well as cards and calendars. The exhibit will be up throughout the month.

Perseverance Theatre presents: Voyager One,914 3rd Street Douglas, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Set in the 1970s, two junior-level NASA staffers help select which pieces of human history, science, and art will spend eternity on the Voyager One space probe, waiting to be discovered by alien life. Flash forward to the distant future, and audiences find a mysterious woman who has awakened on a spacecraft with no memory of who she is or how she got there.

Masks and proof of vaccination required. Tickets available online only at PTALASKA.ORG.

Alaska State Museum: Ben Huff – photography exhibition & lecture, 395 Whittier St., 4-7 p.m.

The Alaska State Museum presents photographer Ben Huff’s new work, Atomic Island, a portrait of the abandoned WWII and Cold War naval outpost on the Aleutian Island of Adak. At 6:00pm in the Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building lecture hall, Huff will give a talk about his travels to Adak and his process of making photographs. The lecture will be recorded for later broadcast and available online courtesy of KTOO 360TV, at ktoo.org/show/at-the-apk/

Library, Archives, and Museum at the APK in Juneau will have limited capacity. The exhibit will be up throughout the month.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Liyuan “Sunny” Zhang, painter and mixed media artist, 175 South Franklin Street, 3:30-5 p.m.

Liyuan Zhang is the Juneau Artists Gallery’s featured artist for the month of November. Alaska’s unique natural landscape inspired her to start painting after she arrived in Juneau two years ago. Her works include paintings using pastels, acrylic and a woodburning technique called pyrography. The exhibit will be up throughout the month.

Liyuan “Sunny” Zhang, whose art is shown in this photo, will be Juneau Artist Gallery’s featured artist for November. (Courtesy Photo / Liyuan Zhang)

Liyuan “Sunny” Zhang, whose art is shown in this photo, will be Juneau Artist Gallery’s featured artist for November. (Courtesy Photo / Liyuan Zhang)

Liyuan “Sunny” Zhang, whose art is shown in this photo, will be Juneau Artist Gallery’s featured artist for November. (Courtesy Photo / Liyuan Zhang)

Liyuan “Sunny” Zhang, whose art is shown in this photo, will be Juneau Artist Gallery’s featured artist for November. (Courtesy Photo / Liyuan Zhang)

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