First Friday exhbits include Earth, Fire, and Fibre at the state museum

Posted: Thursday, February 04, 2010

12x12 exhibit, MouthPower

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Images Courtesy Of The Artists
Images Courtesy Of The Artists

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Fourth and Main streets

Reception: 4:30-7:30pm

The 12X12 Community Art Exhibit features work from local artists, all of them in a 12x12 format.

The musem will also host MouthPower, a traveling exhibit from the Dr. Samuel D. Harris National Museum of Dentistry. The exhibit features eight interactive learning stations that teach kids (and adults) about the power of a healthy smile and the importance of oral hygiene.

"Through the Looking Glass: Impressions of Reflections," photographs by Joe McCabe

JAHC Gallery

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The works in this collection reflect the photographer's fascination of reflections and were taken in and around Harris and Aurora harbors as well as Auke Bay. Each image has been digitally inverted in order to create a mirror image of the reflection.

Mosaics by Christine McQuitty

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception:4:30-7 p.m.

The newest member of the cooperatively run gallery, McQuitty creates mosaic tabletops, frames, boxes, shelves, trivets, plant stands, birdhouses, and mirrors.

Miniatures by Magil Pratt and a studio sale

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

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

This exhibit will feature oil paintings by Magil Pratt. Concurrently, the gallery will be hosting a sale of pottery and other masterpieces from the painting studio.

Earth, Fire and Fibre XXVII and solo shows by Bill Brody and Annette Bellamy

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Earth, Fire and Fibre XXVII is a juried exhibition featuring 52 works in clay, fabric, wood, metal and other materials.

Fairbanks artist Margo Klass won the $1,000 Juror's Choice Award for a series of hand made books with porcelain covers.

Ellen M. Anderson is the sole Juneau artist represented in the exhibit with her piece, "Minerality," made of hand-painted silks, net, beads, and distressed felt.

In addition, two artists, Bill Brody of Fairbanks, and Annette Bellamy from Halibut Cove, will have solo shows at the state museum opening this Friday.

Brody is a landscape painter, and Bellamy works in ceramics, glass, steel and other materials.

Greeting card designer Sue Clover

Homespun Mercantile

9121 Glacier Hwy, Suite 5 (across from Friends of Library and Dames and Gents)

Reception: 4-7 p.m.

"Out of the Rain: A Snapshot of Homelessness"

Silverbow Back Room

120 Second St.

Reception: 5-7 p.m.

The exhibit, which opened last month at KTOO and is sponsored by the Juneau Homeless Coalition, includes photographs from Lance Caldwell, Scot Allen, Marilyn Holmes, Doug Sturm,Teri Tibbett, Mihael Blikshteyn, Jan Fiscus, Suzi Lafferty and Scott Ciambor.

"Hidden Work: A show of recycled art with wire, wood, wax and wingnuts," by Rachael Juzeler

The Plant People

224 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Faced with stacks of her old paintings, Juzeler decided she would recycle them into new art. For this show she has rolled, wrapped and otherwise contorted the orignal canvases so that their images are no longer visible, and added layers of wax that is sometimes carved into patterns. Blocks of wood are also used in some of the pieces.

Many of the works are framed in heavy glass, held together by wing nuts, presented as three-dimensional sculptures that can be viewed from either side. She will have 14 pieces for sale at this show.

"A Klondike Tale," by Avery Veliz, books and art prints (see C1)

Zephyr Restaurant, upstairs

200 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

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