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First Friday Art Walk

Posted: November 1, 2012 - 12:01am
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Local writer Dave Hunsaker has released a historical fiction graphic novel, "The North End of the World," with illustrations by Christopher Shy. The Hunsaker will be the featured artist at Alaska Robotics on Front Street on First Friday.  Courtesy of Alaska Robotics
Courtesy of Alaska Robotics
Local writer Dave Hunsaker has released a historical fiction graphic novel, "The North End of the World," with illustrations by Christopher Shy. The Hunsaker will be the featured artist at Alaska Robotics on Front Street on First Friday.

Among the many interesting art pieces and exhibits that will be presented on Friday evening during the November First Friday Art Walk are two standouts: Dave Hunsaker’s new graphic novel, “The North End of the World,” and the state museum’s triple exhibit opening. Read on for details.

‘The North End of the World,” a new graphic novel by Dave Hunsaker

Alaska Robotics

220 Front Street

Reception: 4-7 p.m.

Local screenwriter Dave Hunsaker will be on hand at the gallery to introduce his first graphic novel, “The North End of the World,” which premiered at the New York Comic Convention last month. The story follows Edward S. Curtis as he films “In the Land of the Headhunters,” a silent film about the Kwakiutl Indians of the Northwest coast made in 1914.

The full-color, hardbound book was illustrated by Christopher Shy.

 

“Notes from Nature: A naturalist-artist in Alaska’s Wilderness,” a solo artist exhibit by Kristin Link

“Coastal Impressions: A Photographic Journey along Alaska’s Gulf Coast,” created by Cook Inlet Regional Citizens Advisory Council

“Alaska Positive 2012,” a juried photography exhibit

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Three new exhibits will open at the state museum.

The first is a solo artist exhibit by Alaska science illustrator Kristin Link entitled “Notes from Nature: A naturalist-artist in Alaska’s Wilderness.” Link presents a body of work inspired by field sketches from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, using her training as a naturalist to create accurate representations, elicit emotional responses and share a passion for natural Alaska.

Second is “Coastal Impressions: A Photographic Journey along Alaska’s Gulf Coast.” This exhibit is sponsored by the Cook Inlet RCAC and developed in partnership with NOAA Fisheries, AFSC Auke Bay Laboratories and the Alaska ShoreZone program, which, through its work imaging the Gulf Coast, has developed an archive of high resolution photos. NOAA scientist and author Mandy Lindeberg will be signing copies of her book, “Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska,” at the opening reception.

Third, “Alaska Positive 2012,” a juried photography exhibit, will also open Friday. Now in its 40th year, Alaska Positive is the Alaska State Museum’s biennial photography competition open to entrants from across the state. This year’s works were selected by Portland photographer Holly Andres.

 

“Seeing Red” by Christianne Carrillo

JAHC Gallery

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Local artist Christianne Carrillo was originally a painter and graphic designer by trade, and now joins both worlds in a mixed media exhibit with the theme of red. Inspired by the unrequited, Christianne cracks her diary open to share with the world, channeling her thoughts through typography, light, string, paint, and wood. “Seeing Red” will include 11 pieces and three interactive installations.

 

Pre-moving party

Paradise Cafe

245 Marine Way

Reception: 5-8 p.m.

Paradise Cafe owner Joan Deering will be making goodies -- cookies, coffee and cider -- and selling selected works from of the Paradise art collection to help offset the cost of the business’ upcoming move to its new location. Details about the move and a map to the new spot will also be available, plus coupons for future purchases.

 

Basketcase Open House

Sketch

Corner of Front & Main Streets downtown, behind Kenny’s Restaurant.

Reception: 4-7 p.m.

With “Basketcase,” local artist MK MacNaughton will showcase the paper baskets she’s been making out of recycled books and magazines.

She’ll also be offering a “Basketcase Workshop” to teach others how to make them on Sunday, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m.-noon. The class costs $15; call 957-2061 or email mkmac@gci.net to reserve a spot.

 

New jewelry by Amy Fletcher and fall dresses by Bridget Milligan

Adorn

In the alleyway between Franklin Street and Marine Way

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Amy Fletcher will show a selection of new designs, including necklaces and cuffs incorporating leather, beads, semi-precious stones and metal. Also on display will be Bridget Milligan’s latest dresses, new for fall and available by custom order.

 

Work by Barbara Lavallee and Alice Tersteeg

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Annie Kaill’s will be featuring Barbara Lavallee and Alice Tersteeg, two wellknown Alaska female artists and longtime friends. Lavallee, known for her paintings and children’s books, will be showing new original artwork as well as personalizing prints and books. Tersteeg, former chair of the art department at the University of Alaska-Southeast, will show work in a variety of mediums.

 

New works by Kent and Julie Crabtree

The Rookery Cafe

111 Seward St.

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

Painters Julie and Kent Crabtree will show their latest works at the Rookery.

 

“Cowls, Cuffs and Christmas” by fiber artists Carol Burrows and Barb Mitchell

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Carol Burrows and Barb Mitchell will present new fiber art items including jeweled Christmas trees and angels, hand-dyed scarves, and crocheted cowls and boot cuffs made of hand dyed wools.

 

“Everything Old is New Again,” paintings and photographs by Elise Tomlinson

Franklin Street Gallery, Baranof Hotel

127 N. Franklin St.

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

Elise Tomlinson will show a collection of 20-25 paintings that span the length of her painting career. Themes include the female figure in a Southeast Alaskan landscape, aerial views of alluvial flows, and more traditional landscape paintings. Tomlinson plans to display them chronologically, starting with her oldest paintings and ending with 10 new pieces. Also new for Tomlinson this year, she’ll be displaying a few of her Juneau area photographs.

The Baranof will also hold a no-host wine tasting at the opening.

 

Artwork by Canvas instructors

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The Canvas will be opening an exhibition with a variety of 2D and 3D works, highlighting the instructors of upcoming courses being offered at the Seward Street studio. At the opening, live jazz music will be performed by the Jazz Berries.

 

Panhandle Paintings: The estimable works of Jon Maki

Heritage Coffee, Franklin Street Cafe

174 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Recent artwork by Jon Maki, a local artist with deep roots in Juneau, will be shown at Heritage Coffee downtown.

 

Photographs of Motion: Public Voting

Heritage Second Street Cafe

216 Second St.

Reception: 5-8 p.m.

The Second Street Cafe will feature a diverse exhibit of local photographs that made the finals in the Alaska Litho Digital Photo Contest. Attendees can cast their vote to help choose a winner for the 2013 Digital Photo Contest.

 

Grand reopening to benefit AWARE, featuring local artists

Alpaca International

210 Admiral Way

Reception: 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Alpaca International will celebrate their grand reopening with an evening of local art, hors d’oeuvres and discounted merchandise, with 10 percent of sales being donated to AWARE.

 

Alaskan Brewing Company’s Downtown Depot

219 S. Franklin St.

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

The Depot will feature the Alaskan’s new rough draft beer, the “oh my gourd” Pumpkin Porter ale.

They will also feature the band DNR from 5-7 p.m., playing “acoustidelic cabin rock.”

 

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

For First Friday & Saturday, Aunt Claudia’s Dolls will open its workroom to show the donations it has received from locals in the last year. In addition, contemporary doll artists Akira Blount of Tennessee has just donated 17 of her early works and mid career works to the museum. Curator Mary Ellen Frank, long time apprentice of Akira and her husband Larry Blound, brought suitcases of this collection from Tennessee.

On permanent display is the large collection of Claudia Kelsey’s antique and contemporary dolls and miniatures, In the revolving display area, figures from Native areas of Alaska, Canada and Russia are on exhibit. Mary Ellen Frank’s doll making studio will also be open for view.

Mary Ellen Frank’s doll making studio will also be open for view.

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