Graphic artist and photographer Joel Adams has a vibrant collection of 80 photo/graphic prints on display this month at the UAA Student Union Gallery. The work actually consists of three different photo series. "Twist" tells "a detective story gone wrong." "Volume" presents portraits of local musicians in performance and "Edge" captures "Alaska models looking their best." The gallery is open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 11:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. Friday, but closed on weekends. Adams' show will remain on display through Aug. 15.
A man for all (outdoor) seasons
Dick Griffith, an Alaska-based adventurer whose superhuman treks have blazed trails from Mexico to the Iditarod Trail, is the subject of a new biography, "Canyons and Ice: The Wilderness Travels of Dick Griffith" (Ember Press, $24.95), written by Kaylene Johnson of Eagle River. Griffith will sign copies of the book at 5 p.m. today at G Street Fox, 420 G St. and 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 at the Anchorage Museum, 625 C St.
Ms. Matanuska Amy Johnson, whose "Matanuska Project" series of photos is part of the "True North" exhibit at the Anchorage Museum, will present an artist talk as part of the First Friday activities at the museum. Johnson's series features a model in an evening dress and face paint on Matanuska Glacier. The dress is part of the "True North" display along with the photos. She'll speak at 7 p.m. tonight and the talk is free.