First Friday: May the Fourth be with you

May the Fourth be with you tea tasting

 

60 Degrees Coffee and Tea

2 Marine Way suite 120

6-7:30 p.m.

In celebration of Star Wars Day, 60 Degrees Coffee and Tea will be hosting a “May the 4th be with you” themed tea tasting. They’ll have six different flavors of teas and herbal blends, along with a little bit of education about their origins, caffeine levels, and a brief general history of tea around the world. Different flavors will consist of: The Storm Trooper, Chewbacca, The Dark Side, Yoda, Lando Carlissian, and Princess Leia.

Oil paintings by Dan Fruits

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

114 W. St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Dan Fruits’ opening reception for his solo exhibit “Sinking of the Sophia: Scenes from the Opera” traces the story of the sinking of the ship in 1918. The sinking resulted in 350 lives lost and involved almost all of the city of Juneau in its aftermath. October 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of this disaster.

Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School’s Art Studio Records

Coppa

917 Glacier Ave. #102

4-6 p.m.

Connecting the present and the past, the street and the studio Dzantik’i Heeni art students have created vibrant LPs. Using hand-drawn and hand-cut stencils art students used spray paint to create portraits of musicians they found inspiring on donated vinyl records. While viewing the show you can scan QR codes to access their musician’s music and have a taste of the variety within their musical interests.

Featured artist: Ella Johnson-Bentley

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin, ground floor of the Senate Building

4:30-7 p.m.

Ella Johnson-Bentley is the featured artist for the month of May at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Her new collection of beaded flower bouquets are an explosion of spring and summer colors. New works also include necklace creations. Treats will be provided.

Featured artists: Candice Christie, Jim Hopkins, and Jon Lyman

Annie Kaill’s

244 Front St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Candice Christie is a Juneau mixed-media artist. She has been working in three different mediums recently: mixed-media collage, cold wax and oil, and acrylic pouring. Candice will be bringing pieces in all three mediums for her show. Joining Candice is Jim Hopkins, who creates one-of-a-kind jewelry from fossilized ivory. Finally, Jon Lyman will be presenting his hand-crafted high-end fishing rods; beautiful pieces of art that can also be used functionally.

Silver jewelry by Lisa McCormick

Caribou Crossings

387 S. Franklin St.

4-8 p.m.

Caribou Crossings will show handmade silver jewelry by Lisa McCormick.

Reopening of Grand Visions of the Great Land: Art from the Alaska State Museum Collection

Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum

395 Whittier St.

4:30-7 p.m.

The Alaska State Museum will reopen its fine art exhibit, Grand Visions of the Great Land: Historic & Contemporary Art from the Alaska State Museum Collection, curated by Jinx Whittaker, Steve Henrikson, and Jackie Manning. This exhibit features depictions of Alaska by Alaskan artists and will be on display for the foreseeable future.

Also check out Linda Infante Lyons’ solo artist exhibition, Ebb and Flow, before it closes on May 5. Her exhibit features medium and large format oil paintings of Alaska-inspired landscapes.

ADARA Skin & Beautique Pop Up Shop

Downtown Dames

117 Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Join for drinks, desserts, skin care and all things beauty! Kathy (owner of Adara) will be bringing her store’s best selling beauty and skin care items.

BYOC Candle Pour with Alpenglow Candle Co.

Kindred Post

145 S. Franklin St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Join Alpenglow Candle Co. for a BYOC or ‘Bring Your Own Container’ candle pour. While supplies last, the Alpenglow team will pour a candle in your old coffee mug, jar, pot, or other container up 8oz (limit one per family/couple, additional container only $12). While your candle cools, shop around KP and smell Alpenglow Candle Co.’s selection of other scents including a special seasonal ‘Forget-Me-Not’, the perfect Mother’s Day Gift. The team will be pouring up to 30lbs of wax for free, so be sure to arrive early to take advantage of this fun activity.

Featured: Aleph Designs

134 N. Franklin St.

4:30-7:30 p.m.

Aleph Designs, featuring locally sourced live-edge woodwork, will be at Amalga Distillery. Aleph will be showcasing recent projects and designs, along with new products. Founder Reid Harris will be there to answer any questions about his unique work.

Featured: Harborview Elementary School students

Harborview Elementary School

125 Glacier Hwy.

2:30-5:30 p.m.

Harborview Elementary School is hosting its first all-school gallery walk on Friday Friday in the gym. Each child’s art will be represented. Student work inspired by our visiting artist in resident, Kathy Hocker, will also be displayed. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

Featured: Mollie Foster

Hearthside Books

254 Front St.

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Mollie Foster will be signing the new edition of “Hiking Alaska!”

Art Fest and other notable high-school artworks

The Canvas

223 Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

The Canvas will be showcasing art achievements by talented Juneau students. Pieces from Art Fest and the Alaska All-State Art Competition will be included, from Juneau-Douglas High School, Thunder Mountain High School, and other students at the secondary level.

Free Yoga with Rhonda Jenkins-Gardinier

Rainforest Yoga

174 S. Franklin suite 202B

5:15-6:15 p.m.

This is a free, one hour yoga class offered every First Friday. May’s class will be led by long-time Rainforest Yoga teacher Rhonda Gardinier. All levels are welcome.

“Fog and Fauna” - Watercolors by Hollis Kitchen

Harbor Tea & Spice

175 S. Franklin St.

4:30 p.m.-close

Harbor Tea & Spice will be featuring the artwork of Hollis Kitchin, “Fog and Fauna,” a collection of watercolors and ink illustrations inspired by misty mountains and playing in the rain. There will be samples of Genmaicha Green Tea and Creamy Earl Grey Black Tea. Hollis loves tea and these are two of her favorites.

Exhibit opening, dance performance and featured artists

Sealaska Heritage

Walter Soboleff Building

105 S. Seward St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage will offer free admission to its new exhibit, “Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land.” The three-part exhibit highlights Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian place names and fishing technologies, and includes interactive components such as a searchable place-names database for Southeast Alaska. Also on First Friday, SHI will host a performance by multicultural dance group Yees Ku Oo (New People/New Beginning) in the clan house, as well as two featured artists in the lobby: skin sewer Marcus Gho and jeweler Renee Culp. At the SHI Store, wool and cotton Chilkat-style blankets from Eighth Generation will be 20 percent off for the month of May. All are welcome.

Deb Gregoire, jeweler; Kelsey Fagan, ink & watercolor

Foggy Mountain Shop

134 N. Franklin St.

4:30-7 p.m.

Join local artists Deb Gregoire of Marteau Designs and Kelsey Fagan at Foggy Mountain Shop for a modern exploration of mountain culture via Deb’s adventure-inspired, hand-forged jewelry and Kelsey’s vibrant ink and watercolor mountainscapes. Working from a mountain based theme for this one night only pop-up shop, both artists offer their love for the landscapes and natural features of Southeast through their prospective creative lenses and materials.

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