First Friday art openings

Here’s a look at what’s going on downtown on First Friday, Oct. 7.


“Salmon in the Trees” photo exhibit by Amy Guilck in the JAHC Gallery

Plus Paintings by Carol Baker in the Lobby Shop

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Amy Gulick’s “Salmon in the Trees” photo exhibit will be continuing at the JAHC gallery.

In addition, Carol Baker will be exhibiting new works in the Lobby Shop at the JACC.

“Robots and Monsters” by Tasha Walen and Lincoln Farabee

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

“Robots and Monsters” will feature sculptural kiln cast glass, engraved glass panels, encaustic (pigmented wax) paintings and a life-size metal and glass robot.

Recent works by marine artist Brenda Schwartz

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Brenda Schwartz of Wrangell will be presenting her newest original artwork, including many pieces that feature her signature style of painting fishing boats, lighthouses and other marine subjects over navigational charts.

Locals Appreciation Day

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 5-7 p.m.

Art, appetizers and live music by DJ Manu will be offered by Senate Mall merchants Juneau Artists Gallery, Bear’s Lair, Boheme, Figment and World of Alaska, in honor of Locals Appreciation Day.

Artists open studios and workspaces

Franklin Street Gallery, Baranof Hotel

127 N. Franklin St.

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

(See article on C1).

“Louche Sideshow and the New Cabaret,” photographs by John Hutchins

The Ruby Room

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

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

John Hutchins will show a collection of photos featuring fierce fire breathers, savage sword swallowers and further fanciful freaks.

“Taking it From the Top: Alaskan Hat History” with Steve Henrikson

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

Reception: 4-7 p.m.

State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson will review the broad, lively history of hats in Alaska, in conjunction with the current state museum exhibition “Just Old Hat(s),” begins at 5:30 p.m.

Recent Acquisitions ‘11

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Fourth and Main streets

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

The city museum’s Recent Acquisitions exhibit features works by well-known Alaska artists both past and present, including watercolors by Rie Munoz, drawings by Dale DeArmond and a painting by Frances Davis. A carving by Jim Willie Marks will also be on display, along with photography by Winter & Pond, Trevor Davis and Jack Hermle.

First Friday Book Signing with P.T. Custard -

Hearthside Books downtown

Booksigning: 4:30-7 p.m.

P. T. Custard and her dog Dill, the star of her new children’s book, will be at the downtown Hearthside to sign copies of “The Crowded Backyard.”

Aunt Claudia’s Dolls museum

114 S Franklin Suite 105, above Hearthside Books

Open hours: 2-7 p.m. Friday, 12-5 p.m. Saturday

Aunt Claudia’s Dolls, a Juneau museum displaying the large collection of Claudia Kelsey’s dolls and miniatures, will be open on First Friday. The collection owner, Bea Shepard, will host the event.


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