'You Gotta Have Art 2' set for Travelodge
JUNEAU - Longtime Juneau artist Ellen Northup, along with family and friends, will host "You Gotta Have Art 2 - An Eclectic Selection of Juneau Art" from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 4, in the banquet room at the Travelodge Juneau Airport Hotel, 9200 Glacier Highway.
Northup's family has been a part of the Juneau art scene since moving to town in 1971. Among their accomplishments, Northup and daughters Melissa Goese-Goble and Sara Goese painted the original art at the downtown Bullwinkle's Pizza Parlor.
The show includes oils by Northup, digital fantasy by Goese-Goble, watercolors by Goese, pastels and scratchboard by Tisket Seslar and photography by Mike Phelps. Seslar and Phelps are family friends.
Northup's family held a show at the Travelodge in 1986.
'Spirited Away' plays at Nickelodeon
JUNEAU - "Spirited Away," the Best Animated Feature Film winner at the 75th Annual Academy Awards, will play this weekend at the Gold Town Nickelodeon theater. It shows at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 2; 4, 7 and 9 p.m. Saturday, May 3; and 4 and 7 p.m. Sunday, May 4.
The movie, made by Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli and Disney Studios, is the first Japanese anime film to win a major Academy Award, according to www.digital.anime.org.uk. It's the highest grossing film ever released in Japan. It's also the first animated feature to win the Golden Bear, the top prize at the 50-year-old Berlin Film Festival.
"If you're dispirited by look-alike, sound-alike, think-alike movies, disturbed by an art form that seems not only to tolerate, but also to reward a paucity of imagination, you're not going to believe your luck," wrote L.A. Times art critic Kenneth Turan.
The Nickelodeon is in the Emporium Mall, down the hall from Heritage Coffee. For more information, call 586-ARTS.
Spring craft market showcases 12 artists
JUNEAU - The 5th Annual Spring Studio Craft Market will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 3, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4, at the Arcticorp building at 418 Harris St., Suite 218.
The market will showcase a collection of pottery, jewelry, glasswork, paintings and journals from 12 Juneau artists. It's free and open to everyone.
Chapel by the Lake to host recital
JUNEAU - Students of Mary DeSmet and Greg Burger will perform on piano, fiddle, guitar, mandolin and banjo in a free recital at Chapel by the Lake, 11024 Auke Lake Way, at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 4.
The public is welcome to attend.