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First Friday art walk

Posted: September 6, 2012 - 7:13am
Carver Duane Bosch will be the featued artist at the Franklin Street Gallery at the Baranof Hotel.  Courtesy of Duane Bosch
Courtesy of Duane Bosch
Carver Duane Bosch will be the featued artist at the Franklin Street Gallery at the Baranof Hotel.

This month’s openings include the last First Friday show at Figment, which will be closing later this month, and a special exhibit at Holy Trinity church, featuring various well-known Alaskan artists.

Work by Alaskan artists including Rie Muñoz, Byron Birdsall, Dale DeArmond and Dick Zagars
First Friday Art Sale at Holy Trinity Church
Fourth and Gold Streets
Reception: 4:30–7:30 p.m.
This art sale is a fundraiser for completion of the kitchen in McPhetres Hall. Soup and salad will also be for sale.

“Arranging Juneau, Four Seasons - Four Artists” exhibit, and “Alexander Eighteen” booksigning
JAHC Gallery
Juneau Arts & Culture Center
Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.
Four local artists have put together an exhibition of photographs, pottery, and flower arrangements that reflect the changing seasons of the year. Kaki Shields will display photographs of flowers; potters Joyce Payne, David W. Riccio and Shields have created vases; and local floral designer Teresa Busch will create seasonal arrangements.
Also on First Friday, Larry Johansen will be signing copies of his new book, “Alexander Eighteen: The Story of Eighteen Wilderness Areas in Alaska,” in the lobby through 6:30 p.m.

“Choices,” photography by REACH artists, curated by Mary Vanderjack
The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery
223 Seward St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
REACH artists spent the past year working with local photographer Mary Vanderjack to learn about the many choices that go into creating a great photograph. Artists learned how to make decisions in framing a shot, cropping an image, editing an image, and titling the final piece.

Handmade kids clothing by Sally Donaldson and baby blankets by Dani Byers
Adorn
In the alleyway between Franklin Street and Marine Way
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
Sally Donaldson’s kids clothing is created out of recycled t-shirts, and Dani Byers’ baby blankets are constructed from recycled sweaters. Both Donaldson and Byers will also have other handmade items on display during the opening including hats and dresses.

Portraits, by Marianne Manning
The Rookery Cafe
111 Seward St.
Reception: 4-7 p.m.
Well-known local artist Marianne Manning will show a selection of her latest portraiture.

New works from multiple artists
Juneau Artists Gallery
175 S. Franklin St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
New works by contributing Juneau Artists Gallery members will be shown in a special display area of the downtown gallery as well as in individual members’ displays.

“Goodbye (for now),” new work by Alana Ballam-Schwan and Chad Medel
Figment
175 S. Franklin St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
This will be Figment’s last First Friday; they will be closing their doors later in the month. Their opening will feature new work by gallery owners Alana Ballam-Schwan and Chad Medel, with live music by Mallory Story.

Northwest Coast Woodcarving by Duane Bosch
Franklin Street Gallery, Baranof Hotel
127 N. Franklin St.
Reception: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The gallery will feature sculptures in the traditional style of the Northwest Coast by Duane Bosch, who will be demonstrating during the month in the gallery. Also featured will be paintings by Barbara Craver, Cristine Crooks, Pua Maunu, Alan Munroe and others.

Pua Maunu exhibit
Alaska State Library
8th floor, State Office Building,
Reception: 4:40-6 p.m.
Puanani Maunu’s colorful Southeast Alaskan landscapes will be on display at the Alaska State Library from Sept. 7 to Nov. 11.

First Friday presentation with Steve Henrikson on Alaska’s WWII history in photographs
Alaska State Museum
395 Whittier St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
Alaska State Museum Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson will focus on Alaska’s WWII History in photographs with a special First Friday presentation at 6 p.m. Through historical images meant to complement artifacts already on display, Henrikson will present many of the images museum staff discovered while putting together the current ASM exhibit “When ‘Over There’ Was Here: World War II in Alaska.” This exhibit, as well as “Kiska: a WW II Battlefield,” is on display through Oct. 13. Upstairs, Dan DeRoux’s “History of Alaska” is on display through Oct. 15.

Q&A about the Halcyon Cafe
Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater
Emporium Mall
Q&A: 5-6:45 p.m.
Find out more about the Halcyon Cafe, Meghan Grunow's new charity cafe project. Featuring silent video, music from DJ Alaskan Scorcher, and refreshments.

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 is a Juneau museum displaying the large collection of Claudia Kelsey’s dolls and miniatures. In addition to this permanent collection, figures from Native areas of Alaska, Canada and Russia are on exhibit. Mary Ellen Frank’s doll making studio, located with the museum, will also be open for view.

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