More First Friday openings and exhibits

Posted: Thursday, January 06, 2011

Acrylic paintings by Paulee D’Agostino, music by Robert Cohen trio

The Rookery Cafe

111 Seward St.

Reception: 6-9 p.m.

Local artist Paulee D’Agostino will show new acrylic paintings of underwater dreamscapes. During the opening, the Robert Cohen Trio will perform, featuring musicians Rob Cohen on piano, Adrian Minne on bass and Clay Good on drums. The cafe will serve food through 9 p.m.

Jewelry by Colleen Goldrich.

Franklin Street Gallery, Baranof Hotel

127 N. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Goldrich’s work features pearls, gemstones, silver and gold, and can be previewed at Moondance Alaska (

Friday’s opening will also feature Tom Locher on the piano and original artwork by Constance Baltuck, Barbara Craver, Cristine Crooks, PuaMaunu and Jane Stokes.

“The Alaska Game Show,” guest curated by Jeff Brown

“Ghost in the Graveyard,” a solo show by Jackie Manning

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

“The Alaska Game Show” exhibit features traditional games of skill and chance, board games, Arctic Winter Games and more from Brown’s collection of Alaskan games as well as contemporary and historical Alaskan games from the collection of the Alaska State Museum. The show runs through Feb.12.

Jackie Manning’s mixed-media paintings featured in “Ghost in the Graveyard” intertwine the figure and nature to where the form of one is lost in connection with the form of the other. This exhibt runs through Jan. 15.

Aunt Claudia’s Dolls

114 S Franklin Suites 102, 103 & 105, above Hearthside Books

Open hours: 2-7 p.m. Friday, 12-5 p.m. Saturday

Aunt Claudia’s Dolls is a Juneau museum displaying the large collection of Claudia Kelsey’s dolls and miniatures. In addition to this extensive permanent collection, the museum will also feature the Reed Schonfeldt collection of Arizona kachinas, fetishes, miniature rugs and pottery. Curator of the collection, Douglas doll artist Mary Ellen Frank, will host the event with the Kelsey collection owner, Bea Shepard.

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