December Gallery Walk offers Chilkat weavers, Native American photography and Santa

December gallery walk is the busiest of the year, so we’ve tried to help you out by organizing the listings we’ve received on Juneau’s main gallery walk streets — Front, Seward and Franklin — by location. We’ve listed those we haven’t grouped by those main streets at the beginning. There are a lot of great events this Friday, Dec. 1, including a group exhibit of Chilkat faces woven by the students of iconic Chilkat weavers Jennie Thlunaut and Clarissa Rizal at the JAHC, an exhibit of contemporary Native American photographers’ work at the Alaska State Museum, and a sale of Juneau painter Herb Bonnet’s work — Bonnet passed on this August — at H. Bonnet and Company.


Not only that, but kids will have two opportunities to meet Santa. Heritage Coffee is hosting free photo opportunities with Santa (donations are accepted) to benefit girls’ soccer in Juneau. Travel Juneau is also hosting a Santa meet and greet.

Hope you find our listings — and organization — helpful, and have a great time at gallery walk.

- Mary Catharine Martin, Capital City Weekly editor

Descendants of the Masters: Chilkat Faces Woven by Students of Clarissa Rizal and Jennie Thlunaut

Juneau Arts and Humanities Council

350 Whittier St.

4:30-7 p.m.

The JAHC will be featuring “Descendants of the Masters: Chilkat Faces Woven by Students of Clarissa Rizal and Jennie Thlunaut,” a group exhibit including both seasoned and beginning Chilkat weavers, each executing a woven 10” x 8” Chilkat face using traditional techniques.

The JAHC will also offer 10 percent off holiday cards and ornaments in the lobby shop, and will have the JACC wrapping station set up to wrap and mail your gifts in a one-stop-shop.

Floyd Dryden Jazz Band &Voices of Alaska Choir will be performing in the main hall from 5 - 6 p.m., and Juneau Ballroom Dance will offer a Winter Wonderland ball from 7 - 10 p.m. Pay as you can. All proceeds are donated to the JACC.

“Moments” by Mercedes Muñoz, ceramicist

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

114 W. 4th St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Mercedes Muñoz, local ceramicist and Interim Gallery Director at the Canvas, will have a solo exhibit at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum during December 2017. Muñoz incorporates her love of drawing and sketching into her functional porcelain forms through the use of decals, gold luster, and carving techniques. Muñoz completed her BFA in Studio Arts with an emphasis in ceramics at Montana State University. This event is free. The ceramics on exhibit will be for sale.

Contemporary Native American photographers: “As We See It”

Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum

395 Whittier St.

Museum: 4:30-7 p.m.; presentation: 7-8 p.m.

The Alaska State Museum is opening “As We See It,” which brings together the work of eight contemporary Native American photographers and filmmakers to develop a dialogue around representation, portraiture, and landscape. The exhibit is guest curated by former Juneauite India R. Young and Suzanne Fricke, and the exhibit and opening reception are sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum. At 7 p.m., after the opening, India Young will present a curator talk in the Lecture Hall at the APK.

Herb Bonnet

H. Bonnet &Co.

213 Ferry Way

4-7 p.m.

Herb Bonnet’s daughter Michelle Bonnet Hale will be offering Herb Bonnet prints and cards, models and memorabilia. The temporary storefront on Ferry Way on the ground floor of the Marine View will be open Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Featured: Quilts by the late Sally Short

Holy Trinity Church

McPhetres Hall, 325 Gold St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Quilts and other fabric art by the late Sally Short will be on display and for sale at McPhetres Hall (downstairs at Holy Trinity). Some framed fine art also available. Proceeds will benefit Holy Trinity Church.

Featured artist: New shirt designs and new staff

Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC)

224 Gold St.

4 p.m.

SEACC will be featuring new shirts by TP Alaska Designs. The organization will also feature art collected over the years that celebrates Southeast Alaska’s clean water and healthy forests. Come and enjoy hot drinks and meet the new and old SEACC staff.

Jim Fowler, new paintings


917 Glacier Ave.

4-6 p.m.

Coppa will feature painter Jim Fowler’s new works: “Trees. Trees. Lots of Trees” in December and January.

Live Christmas music: Frank Delaplain; grand opening of “60 degree North”

A little Bazaar

1117 W. 9th St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Gallery Walk will be the grand opening of “60 degree North.” A little Bazaar’s new food vendors will serve coffee, tea, food and snacks.

There’ll be live Christmas music by Frank Delaplain, plus new handcrafted and vintage Christmas items.

Photos with Santa

Travel Juneau: Cruise Ship Terminal Visitor Center

4:30 - 7 p.m.

Join Travel Juneau for cookies and cocoa with Santa. Enter your name in the Travel Juneau raffle for the chance to win a day pass from Eaglecrest Ski Area or Mount Roberts Tramway.

On Franklin Street, south to north:

Featured: Polish pottery art

House of Russia

389 S. Franklin St.

4-9 p.m.

The House of Russia will feature authentic Polish pottery dishes, bowls, platters and gift pieces for 30 percent off during Gallery Walk.

Featured: Lisa McCormick’s silver jewelry

Caribou Crossings

387 S. Franklin St.

4-9 p.m.

Silversmith Lisa McCormick has sent a special “locals only” show of her handmade jewelry all the way from Kodiak.

Featured: Tristan and Tracy handmade jewelry and knits

Red Dog Saloon and Mercantile

278 S. Franklin St.

Tristan will have Alaska state necklaces, hand-stamped metal earrings and leather earrings. Tracy will have hand knit accessories, hats, shawls, scarves, and wash cloths. Come enjoy a cocktail and visit us in the balcony.

Susu and the Prophets

Red Dog Saloon

278 South Franklin

9:30 p.m.

Dance the night away with Susu and the Prophets at the Red Dog Saloon.

In the Senate Building:

Featured artist: Christine Lewis

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St., first floor (Senate Building)

4:30 - 8 p.m.

The Juneau Artists Gallery will feature Christine Lewis for the month of December. Christine is known for her original oil landscapes that capture the essence and light of the Juneau scenery. Her oil miniatures have been very popular at a great price. New paintings on wooden cutouts of Alaska as well as creative driftwood Christmas trees will also be on display. Art cards and Christmas ornaments will also be available.

The Juneau Artists Gallery is operated cooperatively by more than 20 local Juneau artists who each have a section in the gallery. One or two of the artists are always on duty on the ground floor of the Senate Building on South Franklin Street. The gallery still has spaces available for new artist members. Artist membership applications can be picked up at the gallery.

Alaska Sea Jewels

Changing Tides

175 S. Franklin St., suite 203 (Senate Building)

4-8 p.m.

Changing Tides presents Alaska Sea Jewels — jewelry inspired by the sparkling waters of Southeast Alaska.

Holiday ice cave tea

Harbor Tea &Spice

175 S. Franklin suite 105 (Senate Building)

4:30 p.m.-close

We are launching a holiday tea, Ice Cave Tea Blend with devil’s club. Can you guess the color of the tea? They are also giving 5 percent off pre-made or custom holiday gift baskets.

Wearable Art Bra Extravaganza, Living Floral Backdrop

Bustin’ Out Boutique

175 S. Franklin St. suite 205 (Senate Building)

4-8:30 p.m.

Bustin’ Out Boutique is hosting the Wearable Art BRA Extravaganza in order to help raise awareness for “Free The Girls,” a non profit committed to ending human trafficking. With the help of local wearable artists, Bustin’ Out Boutique is donating all proceeds from the auction of the bras to “Free The Girls.” Martha’s Flowers has generously donated a living floral backdrop for the bras to be viewed against and also for their guests to take a picture in front of. So please come and give a big hand to all your favorite wearable artists and help Bustin’ Out Boutique give a little more this holiday season to women around the world.

Croatia Adventure


175 S. Franklin St. (Senate Building)

4 - 8 p.m.

A trip to Croatia features fashion, pictures and one of Croatia’s most famous desserts.

More Franklin Street:

Free yoga class

Rainforest Yoga

174 S. Franklin St. suite 202B

5:15-6:15 p.m.

Tammy Davis will be offering this month’s free First Friday Yoga Class. This class will focus on bringing light and openness to the shoulders and back. All levels are welcome.

Floral photo booth + coffee cocktails

Kindred Post

145 S. Franklin St.

4:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Gallery Walk at Kindred Post will include an interactive floral photo booth by Martha’s Flowers &Gifts and Sentinel Coffee returns with its show-stopping special mixology bar. There will be free tastings of fresh-to-order cafe cardomom con panna, house-roasted hot cocoa, chai nog and coastal forage spritzers, plus a few in-store gallery walk deals.

Book release party

Ice Fog Press

114 S. Franklin St. #100

(Triangle Building)

5-8 p.m.

Independent publisher Ice Fog Press will be celebrating the release of two new artist books by local artists. “Latent Landscapes” is a book of photographs by Ben Huff, accompanied by poems by Christy NaMee Eriksen. Ice Fog Press will also be featuring the work of Christofer Charles Taylor with a small edition of handmade books, called “Silos,” of his paintings and drawings.

UAS Humanities meet and greet

Baranof Hotel

127 N. Franklin Street

4:30 - 7 p.m.

University of Alaska Southeast Humanities faculty will be at December’s gallery walk with a showcase of student and faculty projects. They’d love to talk to you about what they do in the Humanities at UAS.

Featured artist: Cameron Vance

Barnaby Brewing Company

206 N. Franklin St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Stop by the brewery to view Cameron Vance’s show “Winter Blues.” Vance is a self-taught artist and will be displaying acrylic on canvas pieces that are a bit moody and dark.

On Seward Street:

Chris Miller and Art Sutch’s 2018 calendars

Art Sutch Photo &Digital Imaging

221 Seward Street

4:30 - 8 p.m.

Juneau photographers Art Sutch and Chris Miller will have 2018 large format calendars for sale featuring their photographs of diving and Alaska scenes. Come by and grab a beverage, snack, and a dose of holiday cheer.

Featured: Jon Lyman bamboo

Rookery Cafe

111 Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

The Rookery Cafe will have hand-planed bamboo fly rods as the gift for the avid angler on your list. Bamboo rods speak of enduring strength, heritage, grace, and a love of the sport. Jon Lyman is offering his fine rods for Christmas at 10 percent off.

Featured: SeneGence with Krista

Downtown Dames

217 Seward St.

4-9 p.m.

Annie Kaill’s is hosting Krista from SeneGence. The SeneGence line ranges from skin care, make-up, perfumes and enhancers. The products are long lasting, vegan, gluten free, GMO free and made in the United States.

Featured: The Rob Cohen Trio

Rainy Retreat Books

113 Seward St.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Rob Cohen Trio (Rob Cohen, Clay Good &Alexei Painter) will be jazzing the place up starting at 5:30 p.m. Rainy Retreat will have all its rare and collectible books on sale for 15 percent off. That’s all of the rare books, not just the Alaska ones this time.

Christy Newell, fiber artist

Salon Anahata

230 Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Christy Newell is a Juneau fiber artist whose love of the Alaska outdoors inspires her fabric creations. She will have favorite bag styles in all-new, ocean-inspired prints, as well as a First Friday special-edition release of hand-cut fabric and nautical chart Christmas ornaments and mobiles that celebrate the Alaskan sea.

On Front Street:

Featured: MK MacNaughton and Adam Dimmit

Sketch Studio

122 Front St.

4-7:30 p.m.

MK MacNaughton and Adam Dimmit collaborate on glass and steel furniture. Visit Sketch Studio for a peek at their new work, in addition to MK’s hand painted t-shirts and other original art.

Pat Race — “Postcards from Juneau — Series II”

Alaska Robotics Gallery

220 Front St.

4:30-8:30 p.m.

New prints from Pat’s Postcards from the Juneau series. The first series featured local landmarks like Pel’meni, the Mendenhall Glacier and Juneau’s downtown clock. The new second series includes our friendly neighborhood garbage bears, the ever-watching eye of Mount Juneau and the natural resource that our city has become best known for, sparkling blue tanzanite.

Artists, dance performances and book readings

Sealaska Heritage Institute

Walter Soboleff Building, Seward and Front streets

Reception: 4:30-9 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Sealaska Heritage Store will host featured artists, storytelling, and dance performances in celebration of Gallery Walk. Seven artists will be featured in the lobby and exhibit hall — Rhonda Butler, Sam Sheakley, Gail Dabluz, Renee Culp, Kathleen Rado, Gene Chilton, and Levi Chilton — and Tlingit artist Lance Cesar will demonstrate carving in the Delores Churchill Artist-in-Residence room. At 5:30 p.m. in Shuká Hít (the clan house), SHI’s Katrina Hotch will read from large-format editions of several recently released Baby Raven Reads children’s books, and at 6 p.m., dance group Yées Ku.oo will perform, followed by dance group Woosh.ji.een at 6:45 p.m. The Sealaska Heritage Store will award door prizes at 7 and 8 p.m., and offer special discounts on salmon products and Chilkat-style wool and cotton blankets (created for SHI by Eighth Generation). All are welcome and admission is free.

Photos with Santa

Heritage Coffee

130 Front St.

4:45-7 p.m.

Come on down with your cell phone and your children: we provide the Santa Claus! Come to the Front Street Heritage Cafe for a girls’ soccer fundraiser. Free photos with Santa Claus (donations accepted). Take as many photos as you want.

Featured: Dan Hopson, guitar, Mark Kelley, photographer

Front Street Clinic

225 Front St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Enjoy food, music, photography and hot cider while mingling with the staff, learning about the exciting things happening at the Front Street Clinic. There will be live music by classical guitarist, Dan Hopson, and photo display by award-winning photographer Mark Kelley. Food provided by Grumpy’s, Jamie’s Raw Food Snacks, and Pie In The Sky.

Featured: Rick Clair and Jenna O’Fontanella

Annie Kaill’s 244 Front St.


Annie Kaill’s will be showing originals and prints from Juneau artist Rick Clair. Plus original jewelry from Juneau’s Jenna O’Fontanella. Champagne, sparkling cider and cookies will be served.

Book signings

Hearthside Books

254 Front Street

4:30 - 8 p.m.

From 4:30 - 6:30 p.m., Sarah Asper-Smith and Mitchell Watley will sign their children’s book “I Would Tuck You In.” From 5 - 8 p.m., Jack Marshall, distribution manager for the Capital City Weekly, will sign and answer questions about “Juneau Recaptured,” the Juneau Empire’s most recent book of Juneau history as told through reader-submitted photographs.


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