First Friday Art Walk

First Friday is Nov. 4. Here's a look at what's going on around town.


Phoebe Rohrbacker's new works


175 S. Franklin St.

Reception 4:30-8:30 p.m.

Phoebe Rohrbacker's latest works will be featured at Figment, one of Juneau's newest galleries. It is located in the Senate building, across from the Juneau Artists Gallery.


Mostapha Beya’s paintings, “Back from War,” and Dean Graber’s Turned Woods, “Wooden Enticements”

Laura Rorem’s beaded images

JAHC Gallery and Lobby Shop

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Mostapha Beya’s paintings, reflective his recent travels and experiences while working with the US Army as a combat translator, will be shown with Dean Graber’s turned wood creations in the JAHC gallery.

Laura Rorem’s beaded images, including flowers, birds, butterflies, boats, crosses, symbols, and scenery, will be on display in the Lobby Shop.



Charles Rohrbacher

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The Canvas will feature well-known Juneau iconographer Charles Rohrbacher.



Mary Vanderjack, photography

The Rookery Cafe

111 Seward St .

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

Mary Vanderjack, who also works at the Rookery, will show her latest photos.



Alice Tersteeg and the work of Barbara Lavallee

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Alice Tersteeg’s November exhibition includes a selection of ‘chrome’ artwork — pastels on a dark black background; traditional watercolor painting, and ocean scenes.

Barbara Lavallee’s work will include two new prints, ‘Seven Eight Nine Ten’ and ‘Kodiak Moment,’ as well as dozens of artist proofs of old, hard-to-find prints which are no longer available at retail.



Ella Johnson Bentley, beadwork

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Ella Johnson Bentley’s newest creations include heavily beaded and embroidered mini-wall quilts.



Ricky Tagaban, paintings on leather

Kodiak Coats

245 Marine Way, above Paradise Bakery

Reception: 4-7 p.m.

Tagaban’s paintings and Bridget Milligan’s leather designs will be on display. See full story in this week's Arts.



Barbara Craver, acrylic landscape paintings

Franklin Street Gallery, Baranof Hotel

127 N. Franklin St.

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

Barbara Craver’s “Studio Explorations” features her newest landscape paintings in acrylic. 



Constance Baltuck, paintings

Averyl Veliz’ A Klondike Tale’

Versatile Birch: Objects from the ASM Collection”

“Boreal Birch: Art and Science in the Northern Forest”

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Four new shows are opening: a solo exhibition by graphic artist Averyl Veliz titled “A Klondike Tale”; a solo exhibition by landscape painter Constance Baltuck; “Versatile Birch: Objects from the ASM Collection,” featuring baskets, dolls, canoe models, and other traditional artifacts from the museum’s collection; and “Boreal Birch: Art and Science in the Northern Forest,” featuring birch-based work by noted Alaskan artists Margo Klass, Kesler Woodward, and the late Barry McWayne, in conjunction with University of Alaska Fairbanks scientist Kimberly Maher. All shows run through Jan. 14, 2012, except “Versatile Birch,” which runs through Feb. 18, 2012.



“Inspire” photo contest

Alexander Dolitsky booksigning

Alaska Litho

228 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The Inspire photo contest will be under way, where attendees can vote for their favorite 12 entries. The winners will be featured in the 2012 Alaska Litho desk calendar.

Author Alexander Dolitsky will also be signing copies of his recently published book, “ Living Wisdom, of the Far North: Tales and Legends from Chukotka and Alaska.”



Gift Shop Attic Sale

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Fourth and Main streets

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

Sale will include framed vintage prints, ads and photographs, issues of Alaska Magazine and Alaska Sportsman from the 1960s and 1970s, antique toys, games and ephemera including pick up sticks and vintage political buttons.



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

In addition to the permanent collection of Claudia Kelsey’s dolls and miniatures, figures from Native areas of Alaska, Canada and Russia will be shown, and Mary Ellen Frank’s doll making studio will be open for viewing.


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