April First Friday Art Walk

Alaska Robotics Gallery: Student Show of Comic Arts Competition
220 Front Street
Reception: 5-7 p.m.
Alaska Robotics gallery will host the third annual Student Show of Comic Arts competition in April. This exhibit showcases local student work. 



The Canvas: REACH Curated Exhibit
223 Seward Street
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
The REACH Curated Exhibit features brand new works by more than 15 different REACH artists. Curated by Ariel Rolfe, who holds an MFA in museum curation, and Paul Garnier, former curator of exhibits for the Alaska State Musuem, this exhibit contains multiple 2D mediums including acrylics, watercolors, inks, and charcoal.


Coppa: JDHS All-State Show
917 Glacier Avenue #102
Reception: 4:30-9 p.m.
Juneau-Douglas High School’s All-State Art Show will be up at Coppa for First Friday. More than 20 oil pastels, drawings, and ceramic student works accomplished during the 2014-2015 school year proved strong enough for consideration by art teacher Heather K. Ridgway. All those that are hangable will be on display at Coppa through April. All submissions from across the state are also viewable at www.artalaska.org.


Juneau Community Charter School: Student exhibition
430 Fourth Street
Reception: 4:30-6 p.m.
Artwork from students in grades K-8 will be displayed throughout JCCS. Parking is available at the school.


Sketch Studio: Adult oil painting class student show
Front Street, in the parking lot behind Kenny’s
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
Students from MK MacNaughton’s Sketch Studio Adult Oil painting will exhibit their own work. Artists include Margie Beedle, Freda Westman, Kasia Spengler, Noah Spengler, Jenny Pursell, Keegan, Karina Reyes, Lorie Daniels, Rosie Jones, Christopher Nylen, Corrine Conlon, Scott Severance, Deb Reifenstein and Amanda Filori.


Kindred Post: April First Friday Party
145 S Franklin Street
Reception: 4:30–7:30 pm
This month's First Friday event will feature a photobooth by Zane Jones and live music by The Quaintrelles (Taylor Vidic and Cameron Brockett). 


GCI: Paintings by Teri Gardner Robus
118 Seward Street
Reception: 4-6:30 p.m.
Teri Gardner Robus will have a show entitled “10 Easels." In an artist's statement, Robus said: "I paint to be observant. I paint to experience nature, color, texture. I paint for the paint itself.”


Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association (Four A’s): "It’s All About Life" group exhibit
174 S. Franklin Street, Suite 207
Reception: 4-7 p.m.
The Southeast office of the Alaskan AIDS Assistance Association invites the Juneau community to celebrate its 30th year in service to Alaskans living with HIV and AIDS. Four A’s First Friday Art Show, themed “It’s All About Life” (which is Four A’s tagline) will have work by Juneau artists MK MacNaughton, Ricky Tagaban, Terri Gallant, Andrew Dubuay, Lorie Daniels and more. Guests will have a chance to meet the staff and board members of the Southeast region as well as the Executive Director of Four A’s, Heather Davis, who will be coming to Juneau from Anchorage for the event.


Annie Kaill’s: Pottery by Mercedes Muñoz
244 Front St.
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
Mercedes Muñoz will be showing her latest collection of handmade art pottery. Munoz lives in Juneau and works as the ceramics studio manager at the Canvas. She incorporates her love of drawing and sketching into her functional porcelain forms through the use of decals, gold luster, and china paints.

Annie Kaill’s is having a Second Friday show on April 10 as well, with wood block artist Eric Bealer and his wife Pam Bealer. Eric is an artist from Pelican, known for his wood block prints depicting local scenery and wildlife. Recently, he has also expanded into larger paintings and colored pieces. Eric will have new wood engravings, plus old favorites, as well as original pastel paintings. His wife, Pam, will be showing her original “paintings” made from wool.  For more info, visit anniekaills.com.


Alaska State Library: Historical Photographs
State Office Building; 8th Floor
Reception: 4:30-6 p.m.
The Alaska State Library will exhibit photographs from its Historical Collections for April and May. These photographs are available for checkout to state employees and can be borrowed right off the wall. Find out more at library.alaska.gov.


KTOO: Photographic Arts show
360 Egan Drive
Reception: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Alaska Photographic Arts Association will hold a show of 17 local photographers’ work, ranging from scenic shots, to wildlife, to travel. Featured photographers include Brandon Hauser, Wayne Owen, Laveda Loose, Jeff Brown, Marilyn Holmes, Joe McCabe, Brad Cure, Steve Winker, David Riccio, Doug Sturm, Shar Fox, Jim Simard, Kerry Howard, Bobby Lee Daniels Merrill Jensen, Liam Penn, Iris Korhonen-Penn and Michael Penn. 


JAHC Gallery: UAS student show
Juneau Arts & Culture Center
Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.
The JAHC will feature work done by University of Alaska Southeast students in the biennial exhibition. Juried by Michael Reid Hunter, the exhibit will feature works from all media. Students and faculty will be present during the First Friday opening reception to chat about their pieces. The opening will include refreshments and live music.

In the JACC lobby, MK MacNaughton's continually rotating, year-long show "Grit" will continue feature local working Juneauites. Portraits and descriptions are changed every Monday

For more information, visit www.jahc.org.


Juneau Artist’s Gallery: Lois Manno
175 S Franklin St
Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Glass Artist Lois Manno of Glass Bird Studios will be the featured artist for the month of April at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Manno uses glass powder in a unique process to create glass sculptures and jewelry. Her art is inspired by what she loves – feathers, birds, landscape and other forms from nature. She has been a professional artist and author for the last 30 years and is the newest gallery member. For more information, visit www.juneauartistsgallery.com. 

Juneau-Douglas City Museum: Continuing exhibits
114 W. 4th Street
Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.
This is the community’s last chance to see three exhibits at the museum:  the 11th Annual 12x12 Community Art Exhibit, Paintings from the Collection: “Downtown Sights” and “TOE-tally Juneau: Cartoon selections from the Museum’s Collection.” The shows will hang until April 18. 
The museum’s summer photography exhibits will open on May 1.

The museum is also partnering with Perseverance Theater to promote their upcoming play, "Seven Homeless Mammoths Wander New England," whose action revolves around a small-town history museum in danger of extinction. Living statues from the production will be in residence at the City Museum during First Friday.

The Rookery: Continuing: "Photography For A Good Cause - An Alaskan Girl Abroad"
111 Seward St.
No reception planned
The Rookery will continue to feature "Photography For A Good Cause " by Rosie Ainza. The products of a volunteering trip in Kenya, Rosie's photos exemplify her experience abroad. All of Rosie's photos are for sale online at her website: analaskangirlabroad.weebly.com and 100 percent of the profits go to the Agape Hope Children Center & Orphanage in Nairobe, Kenya. 



Baranof Hotel: Marie Darlin’s 90th Birthday!
127 N Franklin St.
Reception: 5–7 p.m.
The public is invited to a celebration of Marie Darlin's 90th birthday, in the Treadwell Room. Bring your memories - no gifts. Hosted by Marie's family, light refreshments will be served. For more info, contact Sue at 586-6424. 


Bustin’ Out Boutique: Grand Re-Opening
175 S Franklin St
Reception: 4-7 p.m.
Bustin’ Out Boutique outgrew its initial store space, so they've expanded just down the hall. Desserts and refreshments will be available. 

Rainforest Yoga: Free First Friday yoga with Bridget Kuhar
174 S Franklin Street (above Goldtown)
Reception: 5:15-6:15 p.m.
Rainforest Yoga’s April First Friday features Bridget Kuhar, who will teach an all-level flow class. Rainforest Yoga is a non-profit organization located above Gold Town Theater in the Emporium Mall.


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