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Here’s what’s going on for First Friday this week

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: October 2, 2019
  • Published October 2, 2019


Untitled work by Susan Joy Share showing at Bivy in October 2019

Anchorage Museum — “Alaskans and Salmon” celebrate salmon culture in Alaska in its many forms, from commercial, subsistence and sport fishing to processing, preserving and eating. On view through Jan. 19. “What Why How We Eat” is an exhibition and accompanying 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. (625 C St.)

Bivy Space — Susan Joy Share presents “Doing Doing.” On view through Oct 16. Reception 5-9 p.m. (2126, 419 G St. #100)

Hotel Captain Cook — David Rosenthal is known for his oil paintings that highlight the contrasts of light and dark in his interpretations of remote Alaska landscapes. Taylor Buxton’s preferred medium is metal. Michaela Teater makes art using concrete. Live music by Ginger & Ale. Reception 5:30-11 p.m. (939 W 5th Ave)

Resolution Brewery — Mark T. Stewart shows works inspired by the colors, lighting, textures and the occasional chaos encountered during his experiences in The Last Frontier. Reception 5:30-7:30. (3024 Mountain View Drive)

International Gallery of Contemporary Art — “Rarefied Light” is Alaska’s largest annual exhibition of fine art photography organized by the Alaska Photographic Center. Reception 5-8 p.m. (427 D St.)

Snow City Cafe — Justin DeWolf presents “A.Kingdom.” Paintings of Alaska wildlife on wood and other works. Reception 5:30-8 p.m. Coffee and snacks provided. (1034 W 4th Ave.)


Catalyst Cannabis Co. — Works by Justin Parsons. Free refreshments at reception. Reception 6-8 p.m. (9900 Old Seward Highway)

Monday Frida by Denise Broussard on display in Cyrano's October.

Cyrano’s — “Bird Songs” curated by K.N. Goodrich. Honoring birds and the artists inspired by them. Featuring: Denise Broussard, Gina Edwards, Douglas Girard, Linda Lucky, Alexandra Sonneborn, Dan Twitchell and Sarah Whalen-Lunn. Reception 5-7 p.m. (3800 DeBarr Road)

Clay Art Space — River Blann’s paintings are inspired by spirituality and experiencing Alaska. Reception 6-8:30 p.m. (5861 Arctic Blvd. Ste. D)

Enlighten Alaska — Works by Pang Phannil. Reception Noon-8 p.m. Complimentary bites. (2600 Spenard Road)

Georgia Blue Gallery — Becky Grunder presents large-scale meditative, colorful textured paintings in her show “Northern Horizons.” Jon Van Zyle displays original paintings he made for more than 40 books. Reception 5-7 p.m. (3555 Arctic Blvd.)

Great Harvest Bread — Quilts made by Nan’s Group. On view through October. (570 East Benson Blvd.)

Turnagain Brewing — “Blood, Sweat and Beers.” Rock and roll-themed metal art by Joe Kaneshiro and Joel Loosli of Metalaska Art & Sign. Reception 4:30-8 p.m. (7920 King Street)

Zip Kombucha — Whaley Schmoyer presents “Vivid.” She paints abstract flora with bold acrylic color and distinct lines. Reception 5-7 p.m. (3404 Arctic Blvd.)

2 Friends Gallery — Susan Lindsey and Eleanor McMahon showcase their oil paintings. Reception with live music 5-7 p.m. (341 E. Benson Blvd.)


Once Bitten by Miles Morgan, embroidery on display in Caffé D’arte October 2019

Caffé D’arte — Miles Morgan will display his spooky embroidery, Kiley Anderson will showcase her dreamy watercolors and Alexis Tunstall presents innovative pen-and-ink drawings. Reception 5-7 p.m. . Discounted drinks and seasonal samplings. (223 E Dimond Blvd.)

Outside Anchorage

Girdwood Center for Visual Arts — De Rentmeester presents “Eclectic Glassmation,” a multi-media show. Reception 6-8 p.m. (194 Olympic Mountain Loop, Girdwood)

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