September First Friday Art Walk

This Friday’s art openings include an exhibit of paintings that focus on a Juneau landmark, Mount Juneau, created by Sharron Lobaugh, and an exhibit focused on chairs, as painted by MK MacNaughton. Read on for more.



“Juneau” by Sharron Lobaugh

CD release party for Dan Hopson’s “Watercolor"

JAHC Gallery

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Sharron Lobaugh’s recent oils and watercolors focus on the many moods Mount Juneau -- its colors, shapes, shades and seasons. A Juneau resident since 1962, Lobaugh was one of the founders of Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, and in honor of that organization's 40th birthday this year, she will be donating the proceeds from her exhibit to the Willoughby Arts Complex Building fund.

Local musician Dan Hopson, who plays twice a week at the Baranof Hotel, will also host a release party at the JACC for his new CD, “Watercolor” on First Friday. “Watercolor” features Hopson’s guitar music in a range of genres; the title track, by Andrew York, is one of his favorites. Like his first CD, the cover art was created by local painter Constance Baltuck.


“Alive in Alaska” with Brandon Hauser and Charity Green

Alaska Robotics Gallery

Front Street

Reception: 5-7:30 p.m.

Local artists Brandon Hauser and Charity Green will host a combined art exhibit, “Alive in Alaska,” featuring Hauser’s photographs and Charity Green’s multimedia work. Several of their Juneau artist friends will also be featured.


Limited edition prints by Lindsay Smithberg

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Juneau artist Lindsay Smithberg will offer her intricate “doodles” in limited edition prints. Smithberg, a recent TMHS grad, works as a sales associate at Annie Kaill’s. She has previously shown her work at University of Alaska Southeast, and was the first high school student to have a month-long exhibit on campus.


“Chairs with Attitudes,” paintings by MK MacNaughton

Alaska State Library

State Office Building, 8th floor

Reception: 4-6 p.m.

MK MacNaughton’s exhibit, “Chairs with Attitudes” reflects the artist’s focus on the underlying character of a common subject. She’ll also show several new landscapes (without chairs in them) at the library. Her exhibit will be on view through Oct. 25.


Artists search

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The Juneau Artists Gallery is looking for new co-op members. On First Friday they will host an informational reception where potential members can meet some of the gallery’s participating artists and find out about joining the gallery. The general public is also welcome to come check out the gallery artists’ latest creations.


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. On First Friday and Saturday, the museum will feature new acquisitions from international contemporary doll artists recently purchased by museum curator and doll maker Mary Ellen Frank.

Also new are two vintage knee-high Yupik folk art dolls, six acquisitions to the Yupik collection, and two carved wooden Greenland Inuit figures.

Frank’s doll making studio, located within the museum, will also be open for view. Frank will host the event with the Kelsey collection owner, Bea Shepard.



The following exhibits are still on view.


Tommy Joseph solo exhibition: “Rainforest Warriors”

Kay Field Parker solo exhibition: “Playing with Lightning”

Nicholas Galanin solo exhibition: “The State of Being, Displaced”

The Canvas at REACH artists exhibition: “Fish in the Water. Bird in the Tree. Vase by the Wall.”

Alaska State Museum, 395 Whittier St.

All four exhibits will be on view through Oct. 12.


New works by Dan Fruits

Juneau-Douglas City Museum, Fourth and Main streets

Fruits' work will be on view through Saturday, Oct. 26.


Creating Ideas, an exhibit by Alan Munro

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery, 223 Seward St.

Local painter Alan Munro will extend his exhibit at the Canvas through the month of September.



First Friday yoga

Rainforest Yoga Studio

Emporium Mall

Lindsey Bloom will teach a free yoga class on First Friday at Rainforest Yoga Studio from 5:15 to 6:15 pm. Rainforest is located above Gold Town Theater in the Emporium Mall. Each First Friday features a different teacher and style. All levels are welcome.


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