First Friday openings

Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2010

"Ghost in the Graveyard," a solo show by Jackie Manning

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Courtesy Of  Constance Baltuck
Courtesy Of Constance Baltuck

"The Alaska Game Show" an interactive exhibit curated by Jeff Brown

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Juneau painter Jackie Manning's mixed-media paintings, based on a favorite childhood game, combine images of the human figure and nature, and incorporate many unusual materials in addition to paint, including hair, bones and cloth. Runs through Jan. 15.

The interactive games exhibit, guest curated by local visual and performing artist Jeff Brown, will include traditional board games from Brown's private stash and historical Alaskan games from the museum's collection. Runs through Feb. 12.

Photography by Jayleen Beedle

JAHC Gallery

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Beedle, 17, will show landscape and wildlife work taken over the last few years. All the matted and framed photos were printed with the help of solar and wind power in her shop on Shelter Island, where she grew up. This is her first gallery show.

Recent paintings by Constance Baltuck

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Constance Baltuck will show recent work from Juneau and Romania. The Romania series of acrylics, painted during the artist's travels, are mostly small works, 6 inches by 6 inches, and the Juneau landscapes, acrylics and oils, are larger pieces.

Tom Locher will provide piano music for the opening.

Work by Tlingit artist Mick Beasley, dollmaker Mary Ellen Frank and fiber artist Jane Lindsey

Franklin Street Gallery, Baranof Hotel

127 N. Franklin St.

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

In recognition of Native American Heritage Month, featured artist Michael Beasley will exhibit several pieces of his work. Beasley, a renowned Tlingit artist, works in woods and metals.

The gallery will also feature work by local artists Mary Ellen Frank and Jane Lindsey. Frank will display several handcrafted dolls, some of which feature portraits of Northern Native Americans. Lindsey will display several beaded Octopus bags.

Musician Jim Noel will provide jazz music on the piano.

Artwork by Alice Tersteeg

35th Anniversary party

Annie Kaill's

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Local gallery celebrates 35 years with a retrospective exhibit of Tersteeg's work.

"Dark Birds/Rain," photography by Dave Depew

The Plant People

224 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Depew's show focuses on Southeast Alaska's most prominent physical feature - the rain. Depew used a 35mm disposable film camera to shoot some of the images, and - after the film was damaged in the development process - manipulated the images in Photoshop, resulting in what he calls photo-process images. Other images were shot using a digital camera.

"Unfinished But Not Forgotten," new works by Sharron Lobaugh

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Sharron Lobaugh's latest works include watercolors and prints of local flowers. Many of the pieces were begun some time ago, set aside unfinished, and recently resolved; others are new works. The artist has lived in Juneau since 1962 and has shown her work extensively around the state. To learn more, visit

All Things Eagle and Raven

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Fourth and Main streets

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 display through Nov. 21.

"Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska," with authors Mandy Lindeberg and Sandra Lindstrom

Hearthside Books downtown

Booksigning: 4:30-7 p.m.

"Field Guide to Seaweeds of Alaska," is designed to help the layperson identify seaweed varieties from among the more than 500 species in the state. Author Lindeberg is a local fisheries research biologist with NOAA, and Lindstrom, a former Juneau resident, does independent research for environmental surveys. For more information, visit

"Oh! You Pretty Things," new paintings by Terri Gallant

Heritage Coffee, Franklin Street Cafe

174 S. Franklin St

Reception: 4-6 p.m.

"Miss T.," aka Terri Gallant, will be showing her latest paintings at downtown Heritage.

New paintings by Linda Miller

Silverbow Backroom

120 Second St.

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

Linda Miller's latest show features recent works depicting female friends and family members who inspire her. She works in acrylics and, more recently, in oils.

Photography by Khaled Habash, Patrice Helmar, Chris Miller, Mary Vanderjack

The Rookery Cafe

111 Seward St .

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

The newly opened cafe, formerly Valentines, will feature work from four different local photographers for their first-ever First Friday event. A reception with at least two of the four photographers begins at 4 p.m.

Aunt Claudia's Dolls museum

114 S Franklin Suite 105

Open hours: 2-7 p.m. Friday, 12-5 p.m. Saturday

Aunt Claudia's Dolls, a Juneau museum displaying the large collection of Claudia Kelsey's dolls and miniatures, will be open on First Friday. The collection curator, Douglas doll artist Mary Ellen Frank, will host the event with the collection's current owner, Bea Shepard.

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