Gallery Walk: The biggest art event of the year

Posted: Thursday, December 02, 2010

1. "Out Of The Rain," Photographs By Marilyn Holmes

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Courtesy Of Ron Klein
Courtesy Of Ron Klein


360 Egan Drive

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

This show features portraits of people emerging from homelessness in Juneau, and is sponsored by the Juneau Homeless Coalition. Calendars will be for sale at the opening.

2. NOAA Pribilof Islands Historical Photographs Exhibit

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

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

Alaska State Museum

395 Whittier St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The exhibit features historic documents and photographs taken in the 1910s and 1920s, chronicling the Pribilof Islands fur-seal industry and its impact on the economic, social, and environmental history of Russia, the United States, and Native Alaskans. These previously unavailable images from the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries were produced from the original glass plates. It runs through Jan. 15.

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

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. It runs through Jan. 15.

3. Mixed Media Exhibits by Rachael Juzeler & Elizabeth Knecht

JAHC Gallery

Juneau Arts & Culture Center

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Juzeler's multi-media show, "Work," will include ceramic and glass pieces, found objects, rusted metal, wood and wax. "I've found I love glass," Juzeler said. "The solidness and the fluidity it embodies falls right in line with my personal beliefs of contradiction."

Knecht, a longtime Juneau artist, has worked in many mediums throughout the years, but this is her first exhibit. "Over the last couple of years hand-built clay and felting has dominated (my work), but lately I have found that many of my past interests are playing a large part in my current work."

The JACC will also host a Jazz & Classics Sneak Peek Party during Gallery Walk. Visitors will be able to enjoy light fare, buy passes to the 2011 Jazz & Classics, gift shop, listen to music by the 2011 artists, get insider info from Artistic Director Linda Rosenthal, and enter a drawing for a 2011 Festival Pass.

4. "In the Presence of Bears and Other Adventures," new work by Daniel Buckscott

"Romeo: The Story of an Alaskan Wolf" booksigning with author John Hyde

Wilderness Peaks Gallery

Merchants Wharf, 2 Marine Way, #114

Reception: 3-8 p.m.

Buskscott will show more than 20 new photos of polar bears, grizzly bears and landscapes from some of the world's most beautiful places. Author and photographer John Hyde will also be on hand to sign copies of "Romeo: The Story of an Alaskan Wolf."

5. Fine Art Photography by Ron Klein and Michael Penn

Juneau-Douglas City Museum

Fourth and Main streets

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Klein, well known throughout Alaska for his panoramic photographs, and Penn, staff photographer for the Juneau Empire since 1995, have teamed up for this exhibit of large format photography. By using a large format camera, a photographer can solve perspective issues and manipulate the plane of focus to increase the apparent depth of field required for landscape photography.

6. New work by Sue Kraft, Jim and Salty and Jim Haines and Shiela Alexandrovich

Bentwood and Bead Gallery

315 Third St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Kraft will show 12 new paintings, Jim Haines will have three new wood engravings, Salty Haines will show new beaded pictures and beaded bags, and Alexandrovich will show felted hats, willow baskets and trade bead jewelry. Bentwood and Bead, which celebrates its third anniversary Friday, is open for the holiday season Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. through Christmas.

7. "Music and movement," new work from REACH artists, and a film festival

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

More than 20 artists will share new work inspired by music and movement. Drawings, paintings, mosaic, glass, fiber and pottery will be on display.

In addition to the gallery show, the Canvas is hosting their first Film Festival. REACH artists will star in films they've written, directed and produced. Pay as you can. Shows beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, and at 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

8. Collaborative collage of artists

The Plant People

224 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Five artists will display their work at The Plant People: Jewelry artists Alli Mapes, Amy Fletcher and Bree Simpson; and mixed-media artists BJ Robinson and Kay Klose.

9. Paintings by Linda Miller

Silverbow Backroom

120 Second St.

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

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

10. Gallery walk open house, photos with Santa

Capital City Weekly

134 N. Franklin Street

Reception: 2:30-8 p.m.

Capital City Weekly's open house will feature free photos with the real Santa Claus and hors d'oeuvres.

11. New works

Franklin Street Gallery, Baranof Hotel

127 N. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

New original artwork by Constance Baltuck, Barbara Craver, Cristine Crooks, Pua Maunu and Jane Stokes will be presented. Featured guest artist and Juneau painter Magil Pratt will join the Franklin Street Gallery artists in presenting her new paintings.

12. Photography By Jay Donig

The Rookery Cafe

111 Seward St .

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

Photographer Donig, of Authentic Images, will show prints from his travels to remote locations around the world. "On a continual journey for 'magical places' to explore, I always come home to Southeast Alaska and each time am graciously reminded that located within the region is a lifetime of adventure." The evening will also include live music from the Jazz Berries, as well as solo performances by Nicole Church and Joe Emerson. Baker Savanna Bell will offer a custom cake via silent auction.

13. Photography by Beck Gallery

Capital Barbershop

128 Seward St.

Reception: 4-8 p.m.

Beck, a local photographer, has been published in magazines such as Alaska Airlines, Alaska Home, Alaska Bride and Groom and Backpacker. All photographs on display will be for sale.

14. "Voices in the Wilderness" new works by Brenda Schwartz-Yeager

Annie Kaill's

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Marine artist Brenda Schwartz-Yeager will show new original work inspired by her artist-in-residency experience in the Tracy Arm wilderness earlier this year. "I managed to fill two sketch books in addition to aiding the Rangers with their duties".

15. Music from the Chapel by the Lake Bell Choir

The Jewel Box

248 Front St.

The downtown jewelry store will feature work by jewelry artists Igor Komiski, Lorenzo and Petra Azar, as well as music by the Chapel by the Lake Bell Choir and special Jewel Box cookies with diamonds in the center.

16. New work by Jim Hopkins


237 Front St.

Reception: 12-9 p.m.

Jewelry artist and shop owner Jim Hopkins creates jewelry from Alaskan fossilized ivory and semi-precious stones. The gallery will be open for Gallery Walk weekend only, Saturday from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. and Sunday 12-5 p.m.

17. "Fishes and Dishes Cookbook" booksigning with author Tomi Marsh

Hearthside Books downtown

254 Front St.

Booksigning: 5-8 p.m.

Fishes and Dishes Cookbook with author Tomi Marsh

18. Aunt Claudia's Dolls museum

114 S Franklin Suite 105, above Hearthside Books

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 Gallery Walk. In addition to the museum's permanent collection, the Reed Schonfeldt collection of Arizona kachinas and fetishes will be shown.

19. Oil paintings by C. Ashton Allen

Heritage Coffee, Franklin Street Cafe

174 S. Franklin St

Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

A collection of oil paintings exploring themes of nature, fall, death, resurrection and regrowth.

20. New work by the Alaska Robotics crew

The Ruby Room

174 S. Franklin St, in the Emporium Mall (behind Heritage Coffee)

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

The Alaska Robotics crew - Pat Race, Sarah Asper-Smith, Lou Logan and Aaron Suring - will be displaying their own illustrations and designs, as well as a recent painting by Monica Daugherty and holiday gifts from Montessori Borealis.

21. Work from a variety of artists including Mitch Whatley, Sarah Conaro. Keith Greba, Jeremy Kane, Rie Munoz, and Eric Bealer

Gold Town Nickelodeon

174 S. Franklin St, in the Emporium Mall (near the back door)

Reception: 3-8 p.m.

In addition to local artists work, the theater have an on-going art-film montage playing throughout the event. All ages welcome.

22. New work from the Bag Ladies

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-9 p.m.

Carol Burrows and Barb Mitchell, of Bag Ladies, create purses, hats, and scarves incorporating hand and machine embroidery, beadwork, needlefelting, painting, dyeing, and fabric collage, along with knitting and crocheting. Other new "art to go" items include luggage tags, journal and laptop covers, and cell phone carriers. The gallery will also host many of the other artists whose work is on display at the downtown shop.

23. Booksigning, beer tasting and live music

Alaskan Brewing Depot

219 S. Franklin St.

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

"Cooking with Alaska Beer" book signing with Chef Stef, beer samples from the Alaskan Brewing Co., and live holiday music from the Juneau Symphony and the Floyd Dryden orchestra.

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