November First Friday art walk

November’s Art Walk is a busy one, with three shows opening at the state museum, two shows at the city museum, and lots more activity around town. Read on for details.



“Original Children’s Book Illustrations” by Jim Fowler

JAHC Gallery

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Local illustrator and painter Jim Fowler -- whose kids’ books include “Patsy Ann,” “Arctic Aesop’s Fables” and “Benny’s Flag” -- will show a selection of his original illustrations from 14 different books.

Fowler’s first kids book was a collaboration with the late Jean Rogers, “The Secret Moose,” in the early 1980s. Since then he has produced many titles with his wife, local writer Susi Gregg Fowler, as well as others.

In explaining his illustration process, Fowler said, “When constructing an illustration I start with the text, then look for ways to enhance it with one or more visual subtexts — a clumsy pet, a trying younger sibling, caribou grazing against a sun that refuses to set, a toddler’s plaster hand-print hanging on the wall. But the story drives the choices. Style, materials, and palette all affect the way the characters and the story are communicated.”



Faces and Places: Artwork by Marianne Manning

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Longtime local artist Marianne Manning will show recent oil paintings and other works at the Canvas. Manning, a former art teacher at Harborview and Juneau-Douglas High School, will show portraits, landscape paintings and stained glass, among other works.

While creating pieces for her show Marianne said that she was inspired by Eileen Duffy, Jan Neimeyer, and Grace, an elementary student at Sandy Hook Elementary School, all of whom recently passed away and shared a love of art. She hopes that her paintings and glassworks "encourage people to enjoy their families and friends. To pursue the things in life that bring them joy. Art brings me joy and I feel blessed to be able to work on my art and share it with friends and family.”



“Infinite Visibility,” photography by Toby Harbanuk

Jewelry by Allison Tazlina Kane in the gift shop

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Fourth and Main Streets

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

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum will feature Toby Harbanuk’s stereographic and aerial photography in an exhibit, titled “Infinite Visibility.” Harbunuk, a lifelong Alaskan, was given a digital camera at age 17, after being hired to work on a Tracy Arm excursion boat, and the artform soon became a passion. He gained additional perspective while working for a helicopter flightseeing company in college, and some of the work in this show reflects that experience. The exhibit includes images of glaciers and forests printed on 12-inch square aluminum tiles that have been hung in grid formation to form 5-by-5 foot murals. His show will be on view through Dec. 28.

Allison Tazlina Kane will present her collection of handmade porcelain jewelry in the gift shop. Some of Kane’s jewelry features high-fired ceramic decals, other pieces are embossed with floral and lace images. Her work will be for sale at the gift shop through Nov. 21.



New work by Barbara LaVallee, Alice Teersteeg and Meg Jones

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Annie Kaills will feature three artists: visual artists Barbara LaVallee and Alice Teersteeg and jeweler Meg Jones.

LaVallee, a well known illustrator and artist, will show several new originals and will be doing signings of her work as well as calendars.

Juneau artist Teersteeg will show work including a painting of antique fire truck that the city just received and raven images from Taku Graphic’s 2014 Raven calendar.

Jones, of Eugene, Ore. and Petersburg works in sterling silver and beads and creates sea creatures — including jelly fish, salmon, halibut, crabs ­— that she oxidizes, patterns, patinas to create original works of art.



Work by Dianne Anderson

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Multi-media artist Dianne Anderson, a longtime member of the Juneau Artists Gallery, will show work in a variety of artistic media, including oil paintings on canvas, dyes on silk and intaglio (etched plate prints) on handmade paper, made from blue jeans or local plant material. Anderson, who taught art in Alaska for 22 years, was reenergized in her own art after a visit to Paris in 2010 in which she studied the French masters. For example, one of the paintings in this show, “The Governor’s Manion/House,” bears evidence of these influences in its impressionistic dots and surrealistic imagery. Other works include intaglio and silk scarves.



“Sketches and Scribbles,” original work from the sketchbooks of Patrick Race

Alaska Robotics Gallery

Front Street

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

For this exhibit, Alaska Robotics Gallery co-owner Pat Race will be sharing work from his personal sketchbooks, including pieces from the gallery’s Wednesday night life-drawing sessions.



Solo exhibit by David Rubin

“From Out,” a solo exhibit by Dick Benedict

“Ten Years of Alaskan Art”

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Three new exhibits will open at the Alaska State Museum on Friday, all of which will be on display through Jan. 25.

David Rubin and Dick Benedict will both open solo exhibits at the museum. Rubin, a Ketchikan resident since 1983, is known for his portraiture. He studied at the Frank Reilly League of Artists for a year in 1987 before returning to Ketchikan where he teaches art twice a week. “Everybody starts off coloring; I just never stopped,” said Rubin.

He will be leading a free portrait drawing workshop on Saturday Nov. 2 from 1-3 p.m. for kids in middle and high school. The kids will draw from live models in costume.

Benedict, of Juneau, uses the centuries-old oil and egg tempera mixture to create surreal images on panel. Much of his work is executed using a small, diamond-shaped pallet knife, and inspiration for his paintings comes from abstract images in nature or images from a dream.

The third exhibit, “Ten Years of Alaskan Art,” will showcase selections from a decade of works acquired through the support of the Rasmuson Foundation Art Acquisition Fund, which provides grants for Alaska museums to purchase current work by practicing Alaskan artists. Artists whose works will be on display include local artists Rick Beaseley, Constance Baltuck, Archie Cavanaugh Jr., Mary Ellen Frank, Dan Fruits, Ben Huff, Sue Kraft and Jane Terzis. Also featured are Kesler Woodward, Nicholas Galanin, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Ray Troll, David Mollet and many others.



First year anniversary celebration

Aurora Healing Arts

114 S Franklin St.

Reception: 4;30-7:00

In celebration of the shop’s first year anniversary, Aurora Healing Arts will feature original paintings and dream catchers by Lily Killbear, art by Clarissa Rizal, and Alaskan Railroad Commemorative Prints. They will also be offering Alaskana Botanicals Devil’s Club Chai Tea and free chair massage demos.



“People Watching” by Barbara Craver


917 Glacier Ave, #102

Reception: Coppa will be open until 10 p.m. on First Friday

Barbara Craver’s exhibit, “People Watching,” features images of people playing music, drinking coffee, shopping and going about life. Also included are some of Craver’s pastel drawings focusing on portraiture from life drawing sessions.



Book Signing with Katherine Hocker and Cheryl Cook

Hearthside Books downtown

First Friday booksigning: 5-7 p.m.

Katherine Hocker and Cheryl Cook will sign copies of their new children’s book, “When You See Flukes.” The 32-page book, illustrated by Hocker, is geared toward elementary school kids. Hocker is a naturalist, writer and illustrator, who has worked as an Artist in the Schools in Juneau, and Cook is a tour boat captain and naturalist.



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, a Juneau museum displaying the large collection of Claudia Kelsey’s dolls and miniatures, will feature a collection from the Philippines, with work by internationally acknowledged art doll maker, Akira. A slide show of Akira’s work will be projected during the opening. The collection of Akira’s work is now part of the museum’s permanent exhibit.

The collection curator, Douglas doll artist Mary Ellen Frank, will host the event with the collection’s current owner, Bea Shepard. Frank’s doll making studio, located within the museum, will also be on view.



Crabstract, by Julie Crabtree

The Rookery

111 Seward St.

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

Local artist Julie Crabtree will show a selection of paintings and stained glass work at the Rookery.



Live music from the Taku Gales

Rainy Retreat Books

113 Seward St.

Reception: 5:30-7 p.m.

Local musicians the Taku Gales will perform during Friday’s Art Walk at Rainy Retreat.



A new collection of quilts


360 Egan Drive

Reception: 4:30–6:30 p.m.

Quilts from The Monday Night Sewing Circle and The Gold Street Quilters will be on view at KTOO building. The two groups created the quilts for the AWARE Shelter and children in foster homes.




Free First Friday yoga class

Rainforest Yoga

174 South Franklin St.

Class: 5:15 to 6:15 p.m.

Carol Race will teach a free yoga class on First Friday at Rainforest Yoga Studio, located above Gold Town Theater in the Emporium Mall. Each First Friday class features a different teacher and style. All levels are welcome.


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