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May 2018 First Friday

MAY 2018 FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS

“CULTURAL CORRIDOR” – WILLOUGHBY AVE, WHITTIER ST, GLACIER AVE

JAHC: Ternion (Sets of Three) & Fin, Fur, Feathers, and the Frozen North
350 Whittier St, 4:30-7:00 PM
The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council features local artists Amanda Filori and Louise Miller for the month of May. This shared exhibit will be on display through the month of May in the JAHC Gallery, with an opening reception during First Friday.
Amanda Filori presents a new body of work in Ternion (Sets of Three), inspired by a recent trip to the Oregon Coast and all its various sea life while focusing on capturing winter light. Join us in welcoming Louise Miller in Fin, Fur, Feathers, and the Frozen North, a first-time exhibitor at the JAHC Gallery. Her work demonstrates a wide variety of Alaskan life from the fur, feathers, and fins of the Final Frontier.
Exhibit up through May.

Father Andrew P. Kashevaroff State Library, Archives, and Museum: Re-opening of “Grand Visions of the Great Land”
395 Whittier St, 4:30-7:00 PM
The Alaska State Museum will reopen its fine art exhibit, Grand Visions of the Great Land: Historic & Contemporary Art from the Alaska State Museum Collection, curated by Jinx Whittaker, Steve Henrikson, and Jackie Manning. This exhibit features depictions of Alaska by Alaskan artists and will be on display for the foreseeable future. Also check out Linda Infante Lyons’ solo artist exhibition, Ebb and Flow, before it closes on May 5. Her exhibit features medium and large format oil paintings of Alaska-inspired landscapes. The Store at the APK will also be open extended hours until 7:00 pm.
First Friday only.

Coppa: Dzantik’i Heeni Middle School’s Art Studio Records
917 Glacier Ave #102, 4:00-6:00 PM
Connecting the present and the past, the street and the studio Dzantik’i Heeni art students have created vibrant LPs. Using hand-drawn and hand-cut stencils art students used spray paint to create portraits of musicians they found inspiring on donated vinyl records. While viewing the show you can scan QR codes to access their musician’s music and have a taste of the variety within their musical interests.
Exhibit up through May.

Harborview Elementary School: The Students of Harborview School!
1255 Glacier Hwy, 2:30-5:30 PM
Harborview Elementary School is hosting its first all-school gallery walk on First Friday in the gym! Come and admire the wonderful art that elementary students are doing in school and celebrate the year with us! Each child’s art will be represented. Student work inspired by our visiting artist in resident, Kathy Hocker, will also be displayed. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.

MAIN ST & FRONT ST

Hearthside Books: Book Signing with Mollie Foster
254 Front St 4:30-6:30 PM
Mollie Foster will be signing the new edition of Hiking Alaska!
First Friday only.

Annie Kaill’s: Candice Christie, Jim Hopkins, & Jon Lyman
244 Front St, 4:30-7:00 PM
Our May 2018 guest artists will be Candice Christie, Jim Hopkins, and Jon Lyman. Candice Christie is a Juneau mixed-media artist. She has been working in three different mediums recently: mixed-media collage, cold wax and oil, and acrylic pouring. Candice will be bringing pieces in all three mediums for her show. 
 Joining Candice is Jim Hopkins, who creates one-of-a-kind jewelry from fossilized ivory. Finally, Jon Lyman will be presenting his hand-crafted high-end fishing rods; beautiful pieces of art that can also be used functionally. The opening reception will take place on Friday, May 4, beginning at 4:30 pm. More information and images at anniekaills.com
Artists featured through May

60 Degrees Coffee & Tea: May the Fourth Be with You Tea Tasting
2 Marine Way, Ste. 120, 6-7:30 PM
In celebration of Star Wars Day, we will be hosting a ‘May the 4th be with you’ themed tea tasting. We will have 6 different flavors of teas and herbal blends, along with a little bit of education about their origins, caffeine levels, and a brief general history of tea around the world. 
 Our Different flavors will consist of: The Storm Trooper, Chewbacca, The Dark Side, Yoda, Lando Carlissian, and Princess Leia. Come by to find out what each one consists of and what it tastes like.
First Friday only.

SEWARD ST & UP THE HILL

Juneau-Douglas City Museum: Oil Paintings by Dan Fruits: Sinking of the Sophia, Scenes from the Opera
114 W 4th St, 4:30-7:00 PM
Sinking of the Sophia: Scenes from the Opera is a unique art exhibit featuring oil paintings by Dan Fruits which trace the story of the sinking of the SS Princess Sophia in 1918. The sinking of the SS Princess Sophia resulted in 350 lives lost and involved almost all of the city of Juneau in its aftermath. Historical SS Princess Sophia artifacts from the Juneau-Douglas City Museum’s permanent collection will accompany Fruit’s paintings. In addition, Fruit’s paintings will become the back drop for an opera commemorating the centennial of this disaster. The opera will take place October 2018 in Juneau.
Exhibit up through September.

The Canvas: Art Fest and other notable High School Art Works
223 Seward St, 4:30-7:00 PM
The Canvas will be showcasing art achievements by talented Juneau students! Pieces from Art Fest and the Alaska All-State Art Competition will be included, from JDHS, TMHS, and other impressive students at the secondary level.
Exhibit up through May.

Downtown Dames: ADARA Skin & Beautique Pop Up Show
117 Seward St, 4:30-7:00 PM
Join us for drinks, desserts, skin care and all things beauty! Kathy (owner of Adara) will be bringing her stores best selling beauty and skin care items, it’s time to treat yourself!

First Friday only.

Walter Soboleff Building: Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land
105 S Seward St, 4:30-7:00 PM
Sealaska Heritage will offer free admission to its new exhibit, Our Grandparents’ Names on the Land. The three-part exhibit highlights Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian place names and fishing technologies, and includes interactive components such as a searchable place-names database for Southeast Alaska.
Also on First Friday, SHI will host a performance by multicultural dance group Yees Ku Oo (New People/New Beginning) in the clan house, as well as two featured artists in the lobby: skin sewer Marcus Gho and jeweler Renee Culp. At the SHI Store, wool and cotton Chilkat-style blankets from Eighth Generation will be 20 percent off for the month of May. All are welcome.
First Friday only.

FRANKLIN ST

Amalga Distillery: Aleph Designs
134 N Franklin St, 4:30-7:30 PM
Aleph Designs, featuring locally sourced live-edge woodwork, will be at Amalga Distillery! Aleph will be showcasing recent projects and designs, along with new products. Founder Reid Harris will be there to answer any questions about his unique work.
Exhibit up through May.

Foggy Mountain Shop: Deb Gregoire, jeweler; Kelsey Fagan, ink & watercolor
134 N Franklin St, 4:30-7:00 PM
Join local artists Deb Gregoire of Marteau Designs and Kelsey Fagan at Foggy Mountain Shop for a modern exploration of mountain culture via Deb’s adventure-inspired, hand-forged jewelry and Kelsey’s vibrant ink and watercolor mountainscapes. Deb balances modern elegance with a spirited love for our Southeast surroundings in her expression of local mountains and skylines in her earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and hair sticks. Utilizing clean lines and playful textures, Deb’s mixed metal work captures the essence of our local landscape while remaining specifically wearable.
In a unique side-by-side combined show, the first of its kind at Foggy Mountain, Kelsey offers strong, vivid and thoughtful imagery inspired by the call of the mountains and the dynamic explorations of the internal and external landscapes that inevitably occur through the realm of adventure. She explores these places, captivating and familiar, using bold ink lines and vibrant liquid watercolors, offering images of inspiration and contemplation.
First Friday only.

Kindred Post: BYOC Candle Pour with Alpenglow Candle Co.
145 S. Franklin St, 4:30-7:00 PM
Join Alpenglow Candle Co. for a BYOC or ‘Bring Your Own Container’ candle pour! While supplies last, the Alpenglow team will pour a candle in your old coffee mug, jar, pot, or other container up 8oz (limit one per family/couple, additional container only $12). While your candle cools, shop around KP and smell Alpenglow Candle Co.’s selection of other scents including a special seasonal ‘Forget-Me-Not’, the perfect Mother’s Day Gift. The team will be pouring up to 30lbs of wax for free, so be sure to arrive early to take advantage of this fun activity. 
 Inspired by adventure in Southeast Alaska, Alpenglow Candle Co. is Juneau’s hand-poured, handcrafted artisan candle maker.
First Friday only.

Juneau Artists Gallery: Featured Artist Ella Johnson-Bentley
175 S Franklin St, 4:30-7:00 PM
Ella Johnson-Bentley is the featured artist for the month of May at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Her new collection of beaded flower bouquets are an explosion of Spring and Summer colors. New works also include a suite of necklace creations. Meet Ella at our First Friday Gallery event on May 4th from 4:30 to 7 pm. Find us on the ground floor of the Senate Building, 175 South Franklin Street. Treats will be provided.
Ella has won many awards for her art in bead shows and bead magazines. Her work has been purchased for local museum collections.
Artist featured through May.

Harbor Tea & Spice: Fog & Fauna ~ Watercolors by Hollis Kitchin
174 S Franklin St. Ste. 105, 4:30-Close
Harbor Tea and Spice Will be featuring the artwork of Hollis Kitchin, ‘Fog and Fauna’ a collection of watercolors and ink illustrations inspired by misty mountains and playing in the rain. We will also be sampling Genmaicha Green Tea and Creamy Earl Grey Black Tea. Hollis loves tea and these are two of her favorites!
Tea sampling on First Friday only, exhibit up through May.

Rainforest Yoga: Free First Friday Yoga with Rhonda Jenkins-Gardinier
174 S Franklin St. Ste. 202B, 5:15-6:15 PM
This is a free, one hour yoga class offered every First Friday. May’s class will be led by long-time Rainforest Yoga teacher Rhonda Gardinier. All levels are welcome!
First Friday only.

Caribou Crossings: Silver Jewelry by Lisa McCormick
387 S. Franklin St., 4:00-8:00 PM
Caribou Crossings will be sharing handmade silver jewelry by Lisa McCormick. A longtime local favorite and soul pieces that tell our deep connection stories to Alaska! Shop for Mother’s Day now!
First Friday only.

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