Second Friday openings include Northwest woodcarving

Posted: Thursday, July 08, 2010

This month's First Friday Art Walk was moved to Second Friday to accomodate July 4 festivities. Here's a look at what's happening around town.

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"Contemporary Traditions," Northwest Coast wood carvings by local artists Ray Watkins of Juneau and Duane Bosch of Hoonah

JAHC Gallery, Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Working primarily in the style of the northern Tlingit tradition, and inspired by the power and beauty of nature, Watkins and Bosch have carved a series of masks, rattles, boxes, and panels. Over 40 new works as well as select pieces from private collections will be on display for the month of July.

The Juneau Artist Market will take place on the JACC lawn (or in the JACC hall if it rains), in conjunction with the reception.

"Recent Works" by Plein Rain artists

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

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

This show will showcase the latest work of the local group, Plein Rain. Plein Rain artists meet at the A&P (Foodland) solarium at 9 a.m. Saturday mornings, rain, shine, snow or sleet and usually get out to paint en plein air. Interested artists, budding or seasoned, are welcome to join the group for a Saturday morning outing. A notice of where the group is painting is usually left on the phone booth if you arrive late.

Woodturner Les Howard

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

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

Howard specializes in small vessels, pens and pencils, and bottle-stoppers turned from locally-harvested and -grown woods such as Douglas maple, willow, red alder, mountain ash, lilac and rhododendron. New this year are earrings and pendants formed into different shapes from scraps of wood that demonstrate an interesting grain pattern.


Abstract expressionist paintings by Corlé LaForce,

Heritage Coffee

174 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4-7 p.m.

From Gift to Gallery: New Acquisitions 2004-2009

Alaska Positive 2010

Familiar Places, paintings by Sue Kraft

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The New Acquisitions exhibit provides insight into the process of collecting, and includes over 100 of the approximately 500 objects acquired since 2004.

Alaska Positive 2010 is the statewide juried photographic exhibition organized and toured by the State Museum.

Juneau painter Sue Kraft's show will be on display through October.

All Things Eagle and Raven

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Fourth and Main streets

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

The museum's summer show features a variety of exhibits celebrating these two birds and their connections to Southeast life, including Tlingit phrases, Northwest Coast art, a video of Yees Ku Oo dance troupe performing Eagle and Raven songs, local eagle and raven photographs, and illustrated stories submitted by members of the community.

The exhibit will be on diplay thorugh Sept. 25.

Aunt Claudia's Dolls exhibit

Aunt Claudia's Dolls museum

114 S Franklin Suite 105, above Hearthside Books

Open hours: 2-7 p.m. Friday, 12-4 p.m. Saturday

Aunt Claudia's Dolls, a museum housing the collection Claudia Kelsey, features more than 500 dolls and miniatures collected from all over the world, some from the 18th and 19th century. The collection curator, Douglas doll artist Mary Ellen Frank, will host the event with the collection's owner, Bea Shepard.

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