Arts Scene: Minock, quilts, planetarium shows

Arts Reporter
“Talk About Touch,” by Sandy Kleven with illustrations by Patrick Minock, is set in a rural Alaskan village in which young people and their elders talk about a difficult subject with compassion and forthrightness.
Saturn and its rings in the planetarium show, “Ice Worlds.”

Minock exhibit

Artist Patrick Minock, son of the late Milo Minock (also a respected artist), will exhibit drawings depicting old ways and new ways in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta. Minock's work as an illustrator includes providing the art for Sandy Kleven's book "Talk About Touch," and he is well known for his detailed pictures of hunting, fishing and traditional dance scenes. The exhibit, titled "Honoring my Father, Milo Minock," is dedicated to the memory of his father, mother and son. Take a look during the First Friday art openings, when a reception for this solo show takes place starting at 5 p.m. at the Alaska Native Arts Foundation Gallery, 500 W. Sixth Ave.

Quilt show

The Anchorage Senior Activity Center is having a show and sale of quilts at the Center, 1300 E. 19th Ave. Alaska-themed quilts are the focus of the show, but there are also more than 50 quilts in various sizes made with traditional and modern designs -- some marked down by 20 percent. Stop by between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. through the end of January and stay warm for the rest of the winter.

Fulldome Friday

The Anchorage Museum, 625 C St., will have a sneak preview of their up-and-coming shows at the Thomas Planetarium starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday. You can see samples of fabulous music and science presentations planned for the coming months and take in a live guided star tour while you're at it. Museum admission is free from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, with jazz pianist Melissa Bledsoe Fischer performing in the Muse cafe. Admission to the 45-minute show in the planetarium is also free, but seating is limited and will be on a first-come basis. Future "Fulldome Friday" events are scheduled, though, so keep checking.

Compiled by arts reporter
Mike Dunham