First Friday listings

Posted: Thursday, September 30, 2010

"True Story" a solo exhibit by Charity Green

JAHC Gallery

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Green's show, "True Story," will feature 12 sketches inspired by her personal experiences and relationships in Alaska (see story at left).

Lynn Schooler booksigning

Juneau Arts & Culture Center lobby

Signing: 5- 6 p.m.

Local author Schooler will sign copies of his new book "Walking Home" during the First Friday art walk.

Alice Tersteeg Art Class Reunion Show

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

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

The friends and former students of retired University of Alaska professor Alice Tersteeg have put together a show to honor Tersteeg's teaching legacy. This show will feature artwork in the media that Tersteeg taught her students to make, Including, silk screen, batik, relief, mono and intaglio prints and other works.

An art workshop will be held on Oct. 2. Visit for more.

Alice Tersteeg Fundraiser

Annie Kaill's

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

This First Friday show has been organized to benefit Tersteeg, a prominent local artist who recently lost her husband. All proceeds from the event will go directly to help pay medical costs incurred during her husband's illness.

Artwork will include donations from many local and Alaskan artists, including Tersteeg herself, as well as pieces from her private collection. This fundraiser will continue after First Friday.

Opening for Sydney Laurence's "Early Morning, Juneau Alaska"

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Fourth and Main streets

"Early Morning, Juneau, Alaska" is an oil on canvas painting that depicts an unidentified ship leaving Juneau on a spring morning. The painting was recently acquired by the museum, and now resides in their permanent collection.

"All Things Eagle and Raven" will be on display through November.

"Nature in Abstraction," photography by Britteny A Cioni-Haywood

The Plant People

224 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Photographer Britteny A. Cioni-Haywood, of Black Lab Mutt Photography, will show her latest images at the Plant People during October.

Locals appreciation event

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

Selected artists will be at the gallery during the First Friday opening, and everything in the gallery will be at least 15 percent off. Sale continues Saturday.

"Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants -rt on the Go," a group exhibit

Baranof Hotel

127 N. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Artists will share their travel journals and sketchbooks, with a focus on art created while traveling. Artists will include Constance Baltuck, Barbara Craver, Cristine Crooks, Pua Maunu, Jane Stokes and Paul Voelckers. Jeweler Colleen Goldrich will also show her work and demonstrate jewelry-making during the opening, and Tom Locher will perform jazz.

First Friday open house with the Juneau Watershed Partnership

Alaska Fly Fishing Goods

Senate Mall Building at 175 S. Franklin St., 2nd floor

Open house: 4 p.m.

Meet the Juneau Watership Partnership board and staff, and find out what's going on this year at your local watershed council.

First Friday beer tasting with music by the Juneau Symphony

Alaskan Brewing Co., downtown

219 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 5-7 p.m.

Juneau Symphony chamber musicians will provide live music and the Alaskan Brewing Company will provide a variety of their locally made beers for sampling. Performances will include string quartets, brass ensembles and alpine horns.

Tickets to Juneau Symphony 2010-2011 concerts will be on sale at the event.

Fundraising dinner the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church

ANB Hall

Willoughby Ave

Dinner: 5-9 p.m.

A $20 contribution includes full salmon, halibut and prime rib dinner, and attendance to the performance by Yaaw Te Yi Dancers. A cash bar will also be provided.

Alaska Coastal Airlines' Grumman Goose model, by Terry Ruchardson

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 museum will feature the 1/12th scale Alaska Coastal Airlines Grumman Goose model, made by master model artist Terry Ruchardson of Ketchikan. Curator and doll artist of the museum, Mary Ellen Frank, commissioned the plane from Richardson to accompany two planned portrait figures of her father, Richard Frank. He worked first as a mechanic then as a pilot for Alaska Coastal (ACA) and she will be making figures of him in these uniforms in scale with the plane.

20/20 Folio of Alaskan Photographers

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

A 20/20 Folio of Alaskan Photographers will be presented by Mike Kelly in a ceremony to be held at 6 p.m. The magazine-style folio includes 20 original photographs along with biographies and statements from each artist, many of whom have exhibited work in previous Alaska Positive and Rarified Light exhibits.

Photographers who are featured in the Alaska Positive exhibit will be at this month's reception, including Kenneth Moriarty. The exhibit will hang until Oct. 16.

The New Acquisitions exhibit runs through Oct. 23. Juneau painter Sue Kraft's show will be on display through Oct. 16.

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