Skip to main Content
Arts and Entertainment

Showing for First Friday: An exhibit about how Alaskans eat, Youth Art Month and ‘Aurora Hunter’ Todd Salat

  • Author: Caleigh Jensen
  • Updated: February 28
  • Published February 28

Rhonda Scott will be giving away free prints at The Whale's Tale from 4-9 p.m.

To include your First Friday event, submit to our online calendar here or email detailed show information to features.clerk@adn.com

Downtown

Alaska Center for the Performing Arts — Photographs by Kevin Bennett, as well as art pieces in the Carr-Gottstein lobby. There will be food from Glacier Brewhouse and Orso, beer and wine from Ginger and live music from 5-8 p.m. (621 W. Sixth Ave.)

Anchorage City Hall — Images from Youth Art Month represent young artists in the Anchorage School District, following a theme of diversity. On view through April 5 (632 W. Sixth Ave.)

Anchorage Distillery — Paintings and aurora photography by Laura Dewey and Ian Mcdonald. Look out for the First Friday Special on the menu from 5-8 p.m. On view through the month of March (6310 A St.)

Anchorage Museum — (625 C St.)

-Images from Youth Art Month represent young artists in the Anchorage School District, following a theme of diversity. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. On view through April 5.

-“What Why How We Eat” is an exhibition and accompanying a series of public programs that look at how Alaskans connect and share through food, using themes ranging from recipes and the home kitchen to self-reliance and subsistence. On view through Jan. 12, 2020.

-Gertrude Svarny uses traditional materials to interpret the history and culture of Unangan in Ukuqanaadan. On view through April 14.

-Alison Marks challenges assumptions and expectations about Tlingit art in a span of media including painting, carving, digital collage and regalia. On view through April. 14.

-The Power of Energy presents unexpected discoveries about how we with and talk about energy. On view through April 21.

-Polar bears and walruses offer insight into the culture of the North in Aiviq and Nanug: Sea Horse and Sea Bear of the Arctic. On view through May 12.

Aurora Fine Art — Todd Salat’s, “The Aurora Hunter,” newest northern lights photography will be featured. Four-time Iditarod Champion Jeff King will be sharing race strategies and signing autographs. The two will be accompanied by live music from the Rick Zelinsky Trio from 6-9 p.m. (737 W. Fifth Ave. Ste. E)

Bivy — Works of Michael Conti, John Coyne, Stephen Cysewski, Philipphe Fragniere, Rebecka Tollens and Emma Sheffer are on display for “Snow Day,” a group show about winter sports. Opening reception 5-9 p.m. On view through March 29 (419 G St. Ste. 200)

“Snow Day”, a group show featuring works about winter sports. Opening reception 5-9 p.m., on view through March 29.

Captain Cook Coffee Cubby — Justin Grebe, a local West-side artist, employs finger painting as part of his process in his original exhibition “Snow-Tastic.” Opening reception 5:30-8 p.m. with refreshments, Kaladi coffee, beer and wine. On view through the month of March (939 W. Fifth Ave.)

Join them for a glass of wine and the unveiling of new and retro works by this local West-side artist who is known for employing finger painting as part of his process. The Captain Cook Coffee Cubby is located inside the Hotel Captain Cook off of the K Street entrance. 5:30-8 p.m. Enjoy refreshments, Kaladi coffee, beer and wine. This show is hosted by Stephan Fine Arts and will be shown throughout March inside the gallery.

Covenant House — Support Covenant House Alaska by purchasing original artwork, jewelry and sculptures created by their very own young local artists. Enjoy live music, light hors d’oeuvre’s and refreshments. 6-8 p.m. (755 A St.)

The Crest Gallery — Ryan Staub is a master glassblower with new designs incorporated into everyday use in his new cocktail and tumbler glasses. Opening reception 5:30-9 p.m. inside the Hotel Captain Cook with refreshments and live music by The Spenerds. (939 W. Fifth Ave.)

Ryan Staub is a master glass blower with new designs incorporated into everyday use in his new cocktail and tumbler glasses. Time to replace all those broken glasses from the earthquake. Join them for refreshments & live music by The Spenerds. 5:30-9 p.m. @ The Crest Gallery inside the Hotel Captain Cook.

Crush Wine Bistro & Cellar — Work by local photographer Joanie Havenner. On view through the month of March (328 G St.)

International Gallery of Contemporary Art — The Members Exhibition features artists of all sorts, collectors and fans who share a love of art and support of the IGCA. On view through March 30 (427 D St.)

Midnight Sun Cafe — The J. Arthur Perry line of photographic work from scenic to abstract. Perry has been photographing images in Alaska for 40 years. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. (245 W. Fifth Ave. Ste 106)

The J. Arthur Perry line of photographic work from scenic to abstract. Perry has been photographing images in Alaska for 40 years.

Sevigny Studio — Alaskan artist Andrea Patton will present her show I Love Alaska, which reflects all that is memorable in Alaska. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. with live music from Becky Kotter. On view through April 3 (608 W. Fourth Ave.)

Andrea Patton's show ’I Love Alaska ’ features islands, cliffs, moose and bears. Her newest work is a painting based on a photo of three-time Iditarod winner Mitch Seavy. Opening reception 6-9 p.m. with live music from Becky Kotter.

Snow City Cafe — Tammy Holland, an Alaskan Native artist from the banks of the Yukon, uses oil painting and brushed metal to depict scenes of the wild and urban landscapes of Alaska. Opening reception 5:30-8 p.m with snacks provided and drinks for sale. On view through April 4 (1034 W. Fourth Ave.)

Stephan Fine Arts — Kim Marcucci’s “Life Layers” features abstract paintings created in layers; she takes cues from modern design and colors to develop works that will enhance the enjoyment of spaces. Opening reception 5:30-10:30 p.m. inside the Hotel Captain Cook with refreshments and live music by The Spenerds. On view through the month of March (939 W. Fifth Ave.)

Marcucci has been showcasing her abstract works in Alaska for decades, utilizing mixed medias of acrylic, pastel, oil and charcoal on canvas. Come delight in refreshments and live music by The Spenerds. 5:30-10:30 p.m. at Stephan Fine Arts inside the Hotel Captain Cook. Show to continue through March.

Southside

Caffe D’arte Dimond — Artwork by Karen Chase and Jamie Janko. Watch a latte art demonstration from Seattle’s Meagan Bennett and enjoy drink sampling and $1 off beverages from 5-7:30 p.m. (223 E. Dimond Blvd.)

Turnagain Brewing — Scott Clendaniel’s beer-centric art show features splatter beer paintings inspired by Jackson Pollock. Opening reception 5-8 p.m. On view through April 4 (7924 King St.)

Inspired by Jackson Pollock, but with a beer twist. 30 ’x40 ’, acrylic on canvas. Join Turnagain Brewing for the art opening on Friday, March 1, 5-8 p.m. The paintings and limited-edition prints will be on display and available for sale at the brewery until April 4.

The Whale’s Tail — In the lobby: Hand-painted trucker hats by Ali Bortone, owner and artist of AK Art Factory. Sisters Tami Phelps and Sue Sutton have combined their creative talents and are offering unique Alaska chic home décor and wearable art, with photographs by Phelps and felted Marino wool scarves, hats, purses and notebooks by Sutton. Inside: Rhonda Scott paintings of scenic Alaskan landscapes Join everyone for wearable and functional fine art show with food and drink available from 4-9 p.m. (939 W Fifth Ave.)

Sue Sutton is a fiber artist and jewelry maker who works out of her Anchorage studio. Felted wool and beadwork are of particular interest to her.
Tami Phelps is an Alaskan mixed-media artist and fine art photographer, residing in Anchorage since her junior high school years. She creates work in cold wax medium, resin and hand-tinted photography, often in combination with each other, involving assemblage. Fiber art and home décor pieces have recently been added to her creative repertoire.

Midtown

Alaska Bagel Restaurant — The Alaska Watercolor Society’s Signature Members Show. Chat with some of Alaska’s premier artists as you enjoy some of their best works during the opening reception from 5:30-7 p.m. (113 W. Northern Lights Blvd.)

APU ConocoPhillips Gallery — Joe Carr’s 46-foot long intaglio print explores sound, light, touch, time and the parallels between printmaking and waveforms. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. On view through March 31 (4101 University Dr.)

Alaskan artist and printmaker Joe Carr's experimental intaglio printmaking installation opens at the APU ConocoPhillips Gallery on March 1 First Friday and runs through to March 31.

APU Leah J. Peterson Gallery — Anchorage Artist Dan Miller’s oil paintings vibrate with energy and color. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. On view through March 31 (4101 University Dr.)

Anchorage Artist Dan Miller paints with energetic broad gestural brushstrokes of colorful flowing marks that create exciting impressions of his recent visit to Denali National Park. His exhibit opens at the APU Leah J. Peterson Gallery March 1 First Friday from 5-7 p.m. through March 31.

Arc Gallery — Exhibition: Matter, Anti-Matter and Doesn’t Matter offers a direct reflection into the creative process of artist Graham Dane. On view through the month of March (3211 Providence Dr.)

Catalyst Cannabis Co. — Enjoy a collection of works depicting a surreal experience of being greater apes in an exponentially advancing technological world with ‘New Gods’ by Jay Cost. Opening reception 6-8 p.m. (9900 Old Seward Hwy. #4)

Cyrano’s ArtSpace Gallery — “Wheels” is an exhibition presented by members of Alaska Wax. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. On view through the month of March (3800 Debarr Rd.)

Cyrano’s ArtSpace Gallery presents Wheels by Members of Alaska Wax. First Friday Reception on March 1 from 5-7 p.m. Exhibit continues through March 29, open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1-5 p.m.

Dos Manos — Artwork by Jenna Gerrety. On view through the month of March (1317 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Ste. 3)

Double Shovel Cider Company — Pieces and prints by Hailey Morgan. Opening reception 3-8 p.m. On view through the month of March (502 W. 58th Ave. Units C and D)

Georgia Blue Gallery — Kay Haneline presents “Pothole and Landscape.” Keenan Powell will also launch her new book “Hemlock Needle” during the event from 5-7 p.m. (3555 Arctic Blvd.)

Great Harvest Bread Company — Yuliya’s SplashNPaint Art Studio’s Student Art Exhibition, a culmination of student’s hard work. Opening reception from 4-6 p.m. On view through the month of March (570 E Benson Blvd.)

Kimura Gallery — Santa-Fe based artist Daniel McCoy Jr.’s “Mishaps, Miscalculations, Oracles & Aeons” references styles and subjects drawn from comics, Americana, punk rock, psychedelia and Native American studio painting. On view through April 12 (3700 Alumni Dr.)

Midtown Mall — Images from Youth Art Month represent young artists in the Anchorage School District, following a theme of diversity. On view through April 6 (600 E. Northern Lights Blvd.)

SSP Studio & Gallery — Alaska premier photographers have taken their passion from photos and turned them into art. 5-10 p.m. (2217 E. Tudor Rd. Ste. 11)

Resolution Brewery — Brandy Pippin creates wildlife art through airbrush and colored pencils, using bright colors and out of focus backgrounds to draw the viewer’s eye toward the main subject. Opening reception with refreshments from 5:30-7 p.m. (3024 Mountain View Dr.)

Uncle Leroy’s Coffee — Art by Mikhail Siskoff. Music by Nick Carpenter of Medium Build from 6-8 p.m. (701 W. 36th)

2 Friends Gallery — Pieces by Jeannie McLeod and Chris Zafren. McLeod creates organic pieces sculpted with driftwood and rock and works with many natural materials. Zafren creates colorful tissue paper collage work. Opening reception from 5-7 p.m. (341 E. Benson Blvd.)

Z. J. Loussac Library — Images from Youth Art Month represent young artists in the Anchorage School District, following a theme of diversity. On view through April 5 (3600 Denali. St.)

Zip Kombucha — Kathleen Lyons has created a series of pieces themed around Alaska’s truest kings; those found in nature. Kathleen creates her pieces using a multi-stage process involving mixed media on the industrial siding. Opening reception 5-7 p.m. (3404 Arctic Blvd.)

Outside Anchorage

Chugiak-Eagle River Municipal Library — Images from Youth Art Month represent young artists in the Anchorage School District, following a theme of diversity. On view through April 5 (12001 Business Blvd.)

Girdwood Center for Visual Arts — Jake Graupmann presents Alaska outdoor photographs and woodwork. Opening reception from 6-8 p.m. (194 Olympic Mountain Loop)

Local news matters.

Support independent, local journalism in Alaska.

Comments