February First Friday in Anchorage
The first Friday night of every month is a big one for art and culture in Alaska's largest community. Local artists show work, hold receptions and gather around town as a way to acknowledge and celebrate creative talent in Anchorage. Here is the of events around the community this First Friday, Feb. 1.
Anchorage Museum (625 C St.): Check out Ketchikan artist Stron Softi's solo exhibition "Reflex," a new selection of work from the Anchorage Museum's collection in "Re/Marks" AND a guided star show at the Museum's planetarium!
The Alaska Humanities Forum (161 East 1st Avenue, Door 15) presents " Art Gone Viral: Exhibit, a Survey of Contemporary Alaskan Art Opening Reception" beginning at 5:30 p.m.
Alaska Native Arts Foundation (500 W. 6th Ave) will showcase the work of Athabascan artist Joel Isaak, reception begins at 5 p.m.
Octopus Ink (410 G St.) hosts "Heart," a group show dedicated to love. Opening reception, complete with the music of Rick Brooks, begins at 6 p.m.
International gallery of Contemporary Art (427 D. St.) will exhibit many of the garments and creations seen on Jan. 24 at Anchorage's one and only wearable art show "Object Runway."
Modern Dwellers Chocolate Lounge (423 G St.) presents "AKtmosphere, a First Friday Event" with the photography of Jill Elizabeth.
Snow Goose Restaurant and Pub (717 W. 3ed Ave.) hosts "Fused," a group show presented by the Alaska Chapter of International Encaustic Artists.