Courtesy Photo 
Christine Kleinhenz of Tide Watcher is the featured artist for the month of March at the Juneau Artists Gallery. She is a visual artist and will be available to chat 4:30-6 p.m. for the gallery’s First Friday event.

Courtesy Photo Christine Kleinhenz of Tide Watcher is the featured artist for the month of March at the Juneau Artists Gallery. She is a visual artist and will be available to chat 4:30-6 p.m. for the gallery’s First Friday event.

Take a peek at what’s happening for First Friday

This First Friday is going to be a busy one in downtown Juneau.

New artistic exhibitions, a special theatrical event and more are planned for this month. Here’s a rundown of the events.

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: Inari Kylänen — “Perceived American,” 350 Whittier St., Juneau Arts & Culture Center 4:30-7 p.m.

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council presents: “Perceived American,” a solo exhibition by Inari Kylänen that examines the artist’s complicated feelings about being an American and being seen as an American. This exhibition continues a previous painting series that explores Federal immigration law and the toll of gun violence.

Alaska State Museum: Sonya Kelliher-Combs — “Visceral: Verity” and Jannah Sexton Atkins — “Prayer Markers – Ecological Relics,” 395 Whittier St., Andrew P. Kashevaroff Building, 4:30-7 p.m.

Artist Sonya Kelliher-Combs’ mixed-media work employs both natural and synthetic materials and draws attention to questions of authentic experience, truth, abuse, transparency, and credibility. Kelliher-Combs is one of the few artists who work in the endangered art of marine mammal gut. “Visceral: Verity” is the first of three interrelated exhibitions which explore contemporary and historical Alaska Native issues, spotlighting gut as a material used to express Indigenous voices. It runs through Oct. 9. Kelliher-Combs will give a talk about her work at 6:30 p.m. in the APK lecture hall on Friday and lead a free youth activity on Saturday, noon-4 p.m. for grades 6-12.

The Marker Series chronicles “humanity’s impact on Earth’s complex natural ecosystems by exponentially disrupting the elegant inter-relational web of organic life forms and their natural sustainable habitat critical for life itself.” Each of the 20 Prayer Markers in the exhibition includes a portrait of an insect, bird, fish or plant. Sexton Atkins playfully combines these portraits with salvaged, societal waste. The resulting Markers encourage connection and responsibility to our planet. It runs through April 9.

Juneau-Douglas City Museum: Opposites — The 19th Annual 12×12 Community Art Exhibition, 114 West Fourth St., 4-7 p.m. For 19 years, the city museum has hosted a unique art exhibition in which community members of all ages are invited to create works within the parameters of a square or a cube, measuring 12 inches by 12 inches including the framing. This year, artists were encouraged to create on the theme, opposites.

Enjoy live music by local music students (ages 10 to 20) and local music teachers during the reception The 12-minute sets will include piano, violin and guitar pieces throughout the evening.

Exhibit up through the month.

Sealaska Heritage Institute: Local artists with booths – Charlene Hughes (Beaded earrings), Kenny Flood (Formline artist), Tara Rodrigez (Beaded Jewelry) / Arts Campus open house with working artists, 2 Sealaska Plaza, 4:30-7 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage Institute will host a mini artist market in the Walter Soboleff Building featuring native artists Charlene Hughes (Beaded earrings), Kenny Flood (Formline artist), Tara Rodrigez (Beaded jewelry). Classrooms at Atnané Hít (Arts Campus Building) will be open for visitors, featuring artists working on a variety of artforms such as wood carving, beadwork, weaving, and metal engraving.

First Friday opening only.

Marie Drake Planetarium: Open House, 1415 Glacier Avenue, 5:30-7 p.m. Join Dave Hanson to explore our solar system with our digital projector and enjoy short fulldome movies on our 30 foot dome.Weather permitting, organizers will set up a telescope outside. Suitable for all ages. Masks required and provided.

First Friday opening only.

Downtown McGivney’s Sports Bar & Grill: Juneau Softball Association Registration Roundup, 51 Egan Drive, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Stop by and chat with Juneau Softball members who can help answer all your questions.Downtown McGivney’s is offering 10% off one food item to anyone who registers during this event.

First Friday opening only.

Hearthside Books and Toys: An author, an artist, a musician, 2 Marine Way, Suite 119, 4:30-7 p.m. Hearthside Books will feature Author Sarah Asper-Smith, the Art of Annie Brace | Corso Graphics, and Eclectic Music with Lisa Puananimōhala’ikalani Denny!

First Friday opening only.

Annie Kaill’s Gallery: Constance Baltuck, painter, 124 Seward St. 4:30-7 p.m.

Annie Kaill’s will feature new paintings by Constance Baltuck for First Friday. Her new paintings were all made by emphasizing patterns in the wood grain with combinations of burnt Sienna, ultramarine blue and white with detailing in brilliant metallic gold. Annie Kaill’s will also be releasing a re-print of Bill Hudson’s “Douglas’ View of the World” poster.

First Friday opening only.

Shoefly Alaska: Shoefly March Madness, 109 Seward St., 4-7 p.m.

It’s March Madness in Shoefly Alaska. There will be a sale of 70% off select apparel and mango mojito mocktails. Making room for new arrivals, means you get some whacking good deals.

First Friday opening only.

Barnaby Brewing Company: Natalie Weinberg AKA ArtistNatalie, painter and illustrator, 165 Shattuck Way, 4:30-8 p.m.

March First Friday at Barnaby Brewing Company and continued throughout the month, Natalie Weinberg, aka ArtistNatalie, will be showcasing original paintings and digital art prints, as well as a selection of portable art including stickers, earrings and more.

Exhibit up through the month.

Alaska Robotics: Harper Gunn, 220 Front St., 4:30-7 p.m.

Through her training as an architect, Harper Gunn developed her art style with attention to detail. She is inspired by tattoo art, tarot design, and the natural world – the bugs, birds, and plants – around her. In her time away from making art, Gunn helps design rural hospitals and clinics across the country.

Exhibit up through the month.

Rainbow Foods: Page Bridges Modern Oil Paintings, Fourth and N. Franlin streets, 4:30-7 p.m.

There are two star attractions at this month’s event. One is the first perfectly finished large outer space painting, on the large coral wall. The other is one lent by Tony Tengs of a large painting from 2004, now leaning in front of the unused cash register by the lobby entrance.

These shows have been created with support from JAHC and Northwind Architects.

Exhibit up through the month.

Devil’s Club Brewing Co.: Lanie McCarry, painter, 100 N. Franklin St., 4-8 p.m.

Devil’s Club Brewing Co. will feature local artist Lanie McCarry and her colorful landscape paintings of Juneau. Her work will be on display through the month of March.

Exhibit up through the month.

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

This will be a free introduction to yoga postures (asana), focused breathing and awareness of physical body, followed by mindful relaxation. See you on the mat!

First Friday opening only.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Christine Kleinhenz of Tide Watcher, visual art, 175 S. Franklin St., Suite, 111, Senate Building, 4:30-6 p.m.

Christine Kleinhenz will bring in some new herring paintings that pop off the wood and canvas. Come see their grumpy faces and sparkling scales and take home your favorite.

Exhibit up through the month.

Arctic Chiropractic Juneau: Sprucewood Studios, 2243 Jordan Ave., Mendenhall Valley, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

This event will feature photographs that share the joy of travels and the wondrous world.

Exhibit up through the month.

Perseverance Theatre: Beer Friday at “The Great Leap” with Alaskan Brewing Co., 914 3rd St., Douglas, 5:30-8 p.m.

Beer Friday with Alaskan Brewing Company returns to Perseverance Theatre. Join them for “The Great Leap” and enjoy a sample of beer by Alaskan Brewing Co.

Alcohol allowed in designated areas only. Must be 21 years of age to consume alcohol. This production does include strong language.

First Friday opening only.

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