Posted: Thursday, July 14, 2005

Ruby Room seeks artists for solo shows

JUNEAU - The Ruby Room, the 6-month-old gallery on the first floor of the downtown Emporium Mall, is inviting individual artists to submit work to be considered for solo shows.

Previously, The Ruby Room has hosted a series of shows based on themes, including "Dreams," "Patterns" and "Color."

For consideration, submit:

• A letter of intent, including preference of month, September though May.

• Up to 10 forms of your work, all forms accepted.

• A self-addressed stamped envelope if you would like your samples returned.

All materials are due at the Lucid Reverie office, behind Heritage Coffee in the mall, by Aug. 12.

You can also mail to Ruby Room Gallery Selection, c/o Lucid Reverie, 104 S. Franklin St., suite 104, Juneau, AK 99801. For more information, call Sarah at 586-3440 or e-mail her at

Hearthside plans Harry Potter party

JUNEAU - Hearthside Books' Nugget Mall store will open at 11 p.m. Friday, July 15, to sell copies of the sixth Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince."

Fans of all ages are encouraged to line up behind the mall for the festivities, which will include animals, magic tricks, jelly bean tasting and door prizes.

The book, written by J.K. Rowling, goes on sale at midnight.

All pre-ordered books will receive a 30 percent discount.

Brown to perform magic at library

JUNEAU - Juneau magician Jeff Brown will perform a midsummer magic show for kids at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 16, at the downtown Juneau Public Library.

The show is part of the library system's summer reading theme, "Dragons, Dreams & Daring Deeds." Admission is free. For more information, call Sandra at 586-0435

Spaces open for Explorer Week

JUNEAU - Spaces are still available for the Juneau-Douglas City Museum's Juneau Explorer's Week program, 12:30-4:30 p.m. Aug. 8-12.

The program combines Juneau's history, art and culture into a fun and educational alternative for summer vacation with hiking, crafts and more.

Children 8 and older can sign up for the whole week or the day of their choice. The program costs $24.70 per day or $123.50 for the whole week and includes materials and snacks.

Class size is limited and pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Call the City Museum at 586-3572.

Museum accepting proposals for shows

JUNEAU - The Juneau-Douglas City Museum is accepting applications for solo artist exhibits in the fall 2006/winter 2007 season.

Applications are available online at or at the museum, Fourth and Main streets. All applications must be postmarked by Monday, Aug. 15, to be considered.

For more information, call the City Museum at 586-3572.

Kramer to discuss totem pole book

JUNEAU - Pat Kramer will stop by the downtown Hearthside Books on Front Street at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 20, to sign copies of her book, "Alaska's Totem Poles."

The trade paperback, published by Alaska Northwest Books in 2004, provides a guide to the history of totem poles and their carvers, the legends behind them, their location, their customs and ceremonies and facts and fiction about the poles.

Kramer has worked with Native people in educational capacities for almost 20 years. She specializes in Northwest Coast Native cultures.

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