First Friday Art Walk

This month’s First Friday Art Walk includes some less familiar spots such as Vanity, which will host artist Abe Wylie; Seaside Yarns, which will feature potter Joyce Payne; and Studio 154 above the Liquor Cache, where Patrice Helmar will show her photography.


Also on the list this month is a book signing at Hearthside Books downtown with Dick Callahan and a lecture at the Alaska State Museum led by Steve Henrikson on Tlingit armor and robes.

Read on for more.


Art by Abe Wylie


204 North Franklin St. (above High Tide Tattoo)

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Juneau-born artist Abe Wylie will be the featured artist at Vanity, a local business that hosts quarterly First Friday shows. Wylie has shown his work at galleries in Portland and Ohio, and in Juneau at the former Empire Gallery in 2003. Vanity owner Laura Bess Stidolph said Wylie’s work will remain up for a month or two, and that art lovers are welcome to come by any time after First Friday to see it.


Pottery show by local potter Joyce Payne.

Seaside Yarns

2 Marine Way (in Merchant’s Wharf)

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

This show will be for one night only and will feature yarn bowls, handmade porcelain buttons and Greek dipping plates. The show will also highlight potter Joyce Payne’s newly perfected decal process.


Booksigning with local author Dick Callahan

Hearthside Books downtown

First Friday booksigning: 4:30-7 p.m.

Dick Callahan will sign copies of his new book, “Gear List of the Golden Moon.” a book he compiled after rowing and sailing from Juneau to Seattle last year. The book is a resource for travelers, offering general suggestions for boat travel as well as specific suggestions for what to pack for coastal travel in a open boat.


Presentation on Northwest Coast Native Armor and Early Ceremonial Robes

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

Free admission: 4:30-7 p.m., presentation at 6 p.m.

Curator of Collections Steve Henrikson will present a talk on the history of Northwest Coast Native armor and early ceremonial robes at 6 p.m. on First Friday in conjunction with two current solo shows, “Playing with Lightning: Ravenstail Weavings by Kay Field Parker,” and “Rainforest Warriors: Tlingit Armor” by carver Tommy Joseph.

Both exhibits feature forms of Native art that were dormant for over a century, and revived in recent years. The lecture will be illustrated with images of robes and armor located in museum collections around the world. Henrikson has been studying robes and armor for more than 20 years.


Photography by Patrice Helmar

Studio 154 (Old Peabody’s Monster studio on Franklin Street above Liquor Cache)

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Patrice Helmar will be heading to New York later this month, so this will be locals’ last chance to see her work for awhile. Helmar will show photographs from over the past ten years, and will also offer a limited edition book, “Last Call.” For more, see feature story in this week's Arts.


New paintings by Jim Fowler

The Rookery Cafe

111 Seward St.

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

Long-time local painter Jim Fowler will show new paintings at the Rookery during the month of August.


“Masks and Muses” by Fumi Matsumoto and Jane Terry

JAHC Gallery

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

In “Masks and Muses” Juneau artists Fumi Matsumoto and Jane Terry will present mixed media masks and sculpture made from re-purposed materials and found objects.

Terry’s work includes a crab shell mask and woven alder mask with abalone shell eyes and a mop of moss hair. Matsumoto’s masks use bird and animal themes, and include works created from recycled soda pop cans, food containers, newspapers and magazines, leaves, duct tape and egg cartons.


“Creating Ideas,” work by Alan Munro

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Local artist Alan Munro will show new work in various media at the Canvas. The exhibit features a mixed media approach to painting, spanning from the abstract to the realistic, with a focus on nature.


Mural unveiling

Behind Taku Lanes

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Jestoni Feliciano, a recent Juneau Douglas High School graduate, and JDHS senior Adriana Botelho, will show their recently completed mural on the back exterior wall of Taku Lanes.


Jewelry designs from the Goldrich family

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

A trio of jewelry designers from the Goldrich family will show their work at Annie Kaill’s this month, spanning three generations. Gallery owner and jewelry artist Colleen Goldrich will show her latest creations, including pieces featuring pearls, metal and semi precious stones.

Goldrich’s mother-in-law and mentor, Hannah Goldrich, will also show jewelry, as will Goldrich’s son, Max, who designs sterling silver rings.


Continuation of Kodiak Coats closeout sale

Kodiak Coat Company

245 Marine Way

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Kodiak Coat Company’s Bridget Milligan will be offering her original coats and dresses one last time before she moves to Washington state next week. Milligan’s newest offerings include vibrantly dyed leather coats.


Continuation of Basement Studios’ farewell show

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Lincoln and Tasha Farabee of Basement Studios, who are getting ready to leave town, will be the featured artists at the Juneau Artists Gallery for the second month in a row. This month they’ve reduced prices on many of their artworks of glass, jewelry and photography.





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