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Fall into First Friday this November

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: November 1, 2019
  • Published October 30, 2019

"Friday Again" by Alaska Native Artist Sylvia Lange, on display at Snow City Cafe.


Aurora Fine Arts Gallery — Chip Brock presents “Timeless Encounters,” oil paintings of Alaska wildlife. Live music by The Ricky Zelinsky Trio at reception 5-8 p.m. (737 West 5th Ave)

Anchorage Museum — Meet artist Aslaug Juliussen and curator Charis Gullickson for the opening of the exhibition “Intersections.” Reception 6-9 p.m. “Alaskans and Salmon” celebrates salmon culture in Alaska in its many forms, from commercial, subsistence and sportfishing 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, 2020. (625 C St.)

Bivy — “WORK / WEAR” is a group exhibition that explores the theme of labor, from the textile works of Amy Meissner and S. Hollis Mickey, a series of aprons that reflect on the female work in both domestic and artistic contexts, the shields of Keren Lowell, which symbolize a form of protection from the work world and its rules, to the speculation of Guido Segni about productive laziness and the reflections of collector Juan Sandoval on the artists’ right to be paid for their work. Reception 5-7 p.m. (2126, 419 G St. Ste. 100)

Cabin Fever — Eagle River artist Connie Engelbrecht’s sand-carved, hand-glazed and kiln-fired porcelain tiles. Reception 5:30-8 p.m. (650 W 4th Ave)

Hotel Captain Cook — “Zeal of Color in Alaska” by William Barstow and Steve Gordon. Gordon depicts the Alaska landscape with bold color palettes paired with Bartsow’s subdued shades of scenery. Genevieve Yang is a third-generation jeweler. Her collection is handcrafted individually from recycled metals and quality gems inspired by landscapes and starscapes. A surprise pop-up local artist will be featured as well. Live music by Tim Hutchcraft at reception 5:30-9 p.m. (939 W. 5th Ave)

Resolution Brewery — Photography by Ken Winterberger. He came to Alaska in 1975 to work as a forester and has since become fascinated with remote sensing as it relates to trees, forests, nature, his surroundings and the Alaska sky. Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. (3024 Mountain View Dr.)

Romney Designs — Meet Kate Alexander and see her newest collection of ocean art. Reception 5:30-8 p.m. (420 G St.)

Sevigny Studio — Robin Farmer will be showing watercolors and drawings of Alaska. Reception 6-10 p.m. (608 W 4th Ave Ste 101)

Snow City Cafe — “Fall Harvest” is a fundraiser for the Eyak Foundation’s scholarship programs featuring Alaska Native and Prince William Sound themed artwork in a variety of mediums. (1034 W. Fourth Ave.)

Tiny Gallery — Hailey Morgan presents work in many forms with the goal of capturing a sense of fun, wonder and whimsy. Reception 6-9 p.m. (706 W Fourth Ave.)


’Stickerwork Traditions ’ by Melissa Shaginoff.

Alaska Bagel Restaurant — Jean Watson, a signature member of the Alaska Watercolor Society, is presenting a show of her work. Reception noon-3 p.m. On view through November. (113 W. Northern Lights Blvd)

Clay Art Space — Julia Ditto brought along a watercolor set and trekked 360 miles across the Eastern Brooks Range to the Canadian border. The result is “Walking Tree Line: Brooks Range Art.” Reception 6-8 p.m. (5861 Arctic Blvd. Ste. D)

Cyrano’s — “These Days Traditions” by Melissa Shaginoff. Reception 5-7 p.m. On view through Nov. 29. “Growing Panes and Offshoots” by Richard Murphy and Tami Phelps. On view through Nov. 10. (3800 Debarr Road)

’Happy Bowl ’ by Karen Mannix.

Georgia Blue Gallery — Tony Crocetto presents “Visceral Memory,” a show of large impressionistic paintings, and Karen Mannix brings “Layering Line and Shape,” featuring her colorful glass bowls and tables. Reception 5-7 p.m. (3555 Arctic Blvd.)

Kimura Gallery — “Abstract Answers” brings together the work of four contemporary Canadian female artists in an exhibition exploring the limits of abstraction, representation and expression as a feminist political strategy. (UAA Fine Arts Building, 3700 Alumni Drive)

Middle Way Cafe — Group exhibition showcasing Alaska indigenous artists. On view through Dec. 14. (1300 W. Northern Lights Blvd. Ste. G)

2 Friends Gallery — Scharine Kirchoff was born in Japan and is the fourth generation to carry on her family textile tradition. Her fiber scarves and clothing have been naturally dyed, handwoven and embroidered. Gina Hollomon will display hand-sculpted animals. Her work has been on display in museums and galleries statewide. Reception 5-7 p.m. (341 E. Benson Blvd.)


’Alaska Poppy Field ’ by Teri Lindseth.

Caffé D’arte — Local art by Teri Lindseth. Free drink samples and $1 off drinks at reception 5-7 p.m. On view through November. (223 E Dimond 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)