First Friday art openings

First Friday is Aug. 5. Here’s a look at the opening receptions and other events going on around town.


“Música, Madera Y Movimiento,” by Ryan Cortes

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery, 223 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Ryan Cortes, the local artist who installed driftwood windchimes at Sandy Beach last year, will show his latest works at the Canvas. Here is what he has to say about the show:

“‘Música, Madera Y Movimiento’ is more than just a way of dealing with not living within earshot of surfable waves; it is a coming to terms with myself as a chronically spontaneous, or as we would say in Puerto Rico “algarete,” young man. Most pieces in the exhibit are reactions to singular experiences and emotions, while others are simply the execution of outlandish ideas. It is my hope that this exhibit inspires you to allow everyday impulses to fuel your own creativity.”

“Pathways” a joint show by Fumi Matsumoto and Jane Terry.

JAHC Gallery, Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Juneau artists Fumi Matsumoto and Jane Terry will present a joint show featuring prints and mixed media pieces made from handmade paper, recycled material and found objects.

“Mitch Did This,” recent artworks by Michell Watley

The Ruby Room, 174 S. Franklin St, in the Emporium Mall (behind Heritage Coffee)

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Mitch Watley will be the featured artist at the Ruby Room through Aug. 26. Store hours are 2-6 p.m. weekdays and noon-2 p.m. Saturdays.

New work by Tasha Walen and Lincoln Farabee

Juneau Artists Gallery, 175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Basement Studios’ artists Tasha Walen and Lincoln Farabee are known for their glass work, but this show will also feature Farabee’s photography, a new direction for him. Farabee has been working on his digital images for the past few years and was recently juried to sell his photographs at the artist co-op.

The couple will also be featuring new glass wall tiles and glass jewelry.

Antique beaded bags, new work by Sue Kraft

Bentwood and Bead Gallery

315 Third St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Bentwood and Bead Gallery will host an opening reception for an exhibition of antique beaded bags for sale from the collection of Salty Hanes. In addition, more new paintings by Sue Kraft have been added to her show, “Of Late.”

The gallery also features works by Shiela Alexandrovich and gallery owners Salty and Jim Haines.

“Untold Stories,” photography by Kenneth Moriarty

The Rookery Cafe

111 Seward St .

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

Kenneth Checote Moriarty moved to Juneau in 2008 to photograph our amazing landscape. “Untold Stories” is the first exhibit of his work.

New work by local plein air artists

Franklin Street Gallery, Baranof Hotel

127 N. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

This show will feature the work of 17 local artists who participated in a recent outdoor painting workshop led by visiting Alaskan artist Kes Woodward. Painting sites included Auke Bay, Eagle Beach, Eaglecrest Meadows, Amalga Harbor and Fish Creek.

Featured artists are Barbara Craver, Constance Baltuck, Cristine Crooks, Cynthia Johnson, David Riccio, Jane Stokes, Jim Heuman, Mary Ann Slemmons, Monica O’Keefe, Nancy Brown, Patti Harper, Paul Voelkers, Pua Maunu, Alexis Rippe, Jane Lindsay, Mary Pat Wyatt and Sara Dunlap.

Photos and paintings by Charity Green and Brandon Hauser

Heritage Coffee, Second Street Cafe

216 Second St.

Reception: 4-7 p.m.

Charity Green and Brandon Hauser will present a joint show at the Second Street Cafe

New paintings by Mel Matlean

Gallery of the North

147 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Gallery of the NOrth will be featuring new original works by Mel Matlean, a traditional oil painter who focuses on landscapes.


“Honeymoon Tonight,” photography by Patrice Helmar

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Fourth and Main streets

Helmar’s seven images, inspired by color field painting and her family’s fishing trips, have been printed on and framed in metal. They will be on display in the audio-visual gallery of the city museum through Sept. 24.

“Just Old Hat(s): Headgear in Alaska History”

“Capturing the New Frontier: The first years of Alaskan Photography”

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

“Just Old Hats” explores Alaska history through the museum’s vast collection of Alaskan hats and headgear, worn by Alaska Natives, Russians, Siberians, Sámi and other Alaskans. It runs through Oct. 15.

“Capturing the New Frontier” examines the first 25 years of Alaska photography with a selection of original gold-toned albumen photographs and modern large-scale enlargements. It runs through Oct. 22.

The museum offers free admission on First Friday from 4-7 p.m.

“Breaches, Blows & Bubblenetting: Humpbacks and Orcas of Juneau,” photography by Joe McCabe

Silverbow Backroom

120 Second St.

Local naturalist photographer Joe McCabe’s whale photos are currently on display at the Silverbow.

Other events:

Sit in with the Band

The Rendezvous

Performance time: 9:30 p.m.

Sit in with the Band is hosted by Jason Caputo every First Friday. Bring your instrument and an amplifier, if you need one. Mics will be provided.

Salmon sale

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

In honor of the Golden North Salmon Derby, which runs AUg. 12-14, the downtown shop will be offering 10 percent off all salmon-related merchandise — everything from stainless steel salmon sculptures by the Urion brothers to the carved salmon mask by Artie George.


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