October First Friday Art Walk

The October First Friday Art Walk marks the end of tourist season with locals appreciation events at several businesses, and highlights new work by locals artists including David Woodie (at the Canvas), MK MacNaughton and Jay Crondahl (Annie Kaill’s), and Celeste Worl (Trickster Company), as well as writer Clint Farr (Hearthside Books) and photographer Anna Cramer (Kindred Post).

 

Read on for details.

 

First Friday Book Signing with Clint Farr

Hearthside Books downtown

Booksigning: 5-7 p.m.

Local writer Clint J. Farr will sign copies of the newly released book, “Beers of the North: A Field Guide to Alaska & the Yukon,” written by Farr and Katie Devereaux, edited by Colleen Mondor, and published by Shorefast Editions. Designed to be a throwback to the vintage field guide, the book features retro illustrations, maps, historical sidebars and profiles that highlight Alaska and the Yukon’s breweries.

 

Paintings by David Woodie

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

David Woodie writes of this exhibit: “This body of work is a continuation of an effort to create a sense of narrative in figurative and landscape painting. The figurative images are drawn from live models in my studio, and paired with landscapes. These paintings represent the evolution of my strategy from combined image in which the model is situated in a landscape, to the more recent diptychs. I have also returned to framing. These are integral frames. They are designed by me and are part of the artwork.”

 

Paintings by MK McNaughton
and Jay Crondahl

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Local artist MK MacNaughton will show a collection of new original paintings featuring the Juneau area and lots of flowers. Jay Crondahl’s original work spans multiple styles, from landscapes to abstract to art deco.

 

“Dream Series” Paintings by
Celeste Worl and locals
appreciation party

Trickster Company

224 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

Trickster will host its annual locals party, featuring Celeste Worl’s “Dream Series” paintings. Worl will be DJ’ing the party as well. The event includes 15 percent off store-wide and snacks including salmon spread. 

 

“Reigning Cats and Dogs” photo booth installation by Anna Cramer

Kindred Post

145 S. Franklin St.

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

Kindred Post will feature “Reigning Cats and Dogs,” a photo booth installation by Anna Cramer, live music by Fysh, and snacks provided by GonZo.

 

Sealaska Heritage Institute

Walter Soboleff Building

Front and Seward Streets

Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Sealaska Heritage Store will host featured artists at the Walter Soboleff Building for First Friday. During the reception, SHI will offer free admission to the exhibit, “Enter the World of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Peoples” and the clan house, Shuká Hít, and the store will offer special discounts.

 

Comics by visiting artists Kean Soo and Tory Woollcott

Alaska Robotics Gallery

220 Front Street

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

Kean Soo and Tory Woollcott are visiting artists from Toronto who create comics and graphic novels. Soo is the creator of “Jellaby” and “March Grand Prix” comics, he is also a contributor to the “Flight” anthologies and has assisted with production work on Amulet.

Woollcott is a comics writer and artist best known for her work on “Mirror Mind,” a comic about her experiences growing up with dyslexia.

In addition to a gallery show, the duo will be visiting local schools and hosting a community workshop at the canvas on Sunday, Oct. 4.

 

Work by Lindsay Carron

JAHC Gallery

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30–7 p.m.

Lindsay Carron’s exhibit will feature works in paint, charcoal and ink. Carron grew up in Wisconsin and now lives in Los Angeles. This past summer, she led “plein-air” painting tours in the wilderness outside of Juneau for adventure tour company Adventure Flow, The show features some of her Alaska-based work. Find out more about the artist by visiting http://lindsaycarron.com/.

 

Handmade paper by Cris Zack

The Bear’s Lair

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Local artist Cris Zack will show her hand-painted, handmade paper cards, made from recycled materials and local plants. She will also show her wool-wrapped goat’s milk soap and stone spreaders.

 

Photography by Betsy Giles

GCI

118 Seward Street

Reception: 4-6:30 p.m.

GCI’s downtown store will feature Juneau photographer and artist Betsy Giles’ first show: “The Colors of Juneau,” which focuses on local landscapes. A lifelong artist, Giles recently started exploring photography.

 

Photography by Brian Hild

Coppa

917 Glacier Ave.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Printed directly on glass and canvas, Brian Hild’s photographs are focused on the beauty of Southeast Alaska’s residents and landscapes.

 

Disasters At Home: Photographs from the City Museum Collection

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Fourth and Main streets

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

First Friday is back at the City Museum with a reception celebrating a new exhibit, “Disasters At Home,” featuring historical photographs documenting 11 homegrown disasters. The images include eight fires, one landslide, one avalanche, and three instances of flooding at Gold Creek, spanning 95 years of Juneau history from 1911 to 2006.

Each photograph is paired with historical text and a word cloud generated from newspaper articles from the day.

 

Local appreciation event

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Juneau Artists Gallery will host a Locals Appreciation Days Sale Oct. 1-3, with everything 15 percent off. First Friday treats will be served from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The sale runs Thursday 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday.

 

Greg Fisk for Mayor
campaign headquarters

209 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The reception will include food from Panhandle Provisions.

 

First Friday Yoga

Rainforest Yoga

Upstairs in the Emporium Mall above Gold Town Theater

Free class: 5:15pm - 6:15pm

Rainforest Yoga will offer a Free First Friday “Yoga Tasting” event open to all and taught by Tammy Davis.

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