New gallery opening tonight for First Friday

Posted: Friday, March 04, 2011

Ravensong Studio, a new downtown gallery, will celebrate its unofficial opening this evening during the First Friday Art Walk. Located at 127 S. Franklin St., Suite B, next to Nail Jazz, the new gallery will specialize in Alaska Native fine art.

Owner John Hughes, a Tlingit carver, said he will be taking work on consignment from local artists, and hopes to build up his inventory before the summer rush.

“We’re just getting started,” he said.

For the gallery opening this evening, he will feature his own work, which includes bentwood boxes and paddles, and work by Kathy Rado, which includes a sea otter blanket and Ravenstail weavings, as well as pieces by other artists.

Hughes, from Juneau, is currently pursuing a degree in Alaska Native art at the University of Alaska. He can be reached at 500-8278 or

The gallery will be open during regular First Friday hours, from 4:30-7 p.m.

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