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Fall in love with February’s First Friday art exhibitions

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: February 6
  • Published February 5


De Quincey Speculations from the De Quincey Laudanum Angel Series: Aura Textilis Zephyr In The Granite Aether by Behind the Eight Ball Enterprises (J. E. Ilgen and C. E. Licka) will be on display Feburary 2020 at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Anchorage Museum — Aslaug Magdalena Juliussen presents textile and sculpture installations in “Intersections.” On view through Mar. 15. (625 C St.)

Bivy — “All that we see is new but a photograph should age” is Stephen Cysewski’s first solo photography exhibition. Reception 5-7 p.m. Friday (419 G St.)

Cyrano’s — “All’s Well That Ends Well” by Petra Lisiecki will be on view in conjunction with the production of “Emma.” “Alaska Outdoors” paintings by Dan Twitchell will be on display through Feb. 28. Reception 5-7 p.m. Friday. (3800 DeBarr Rd.)

Gelatte — Photography by Chloe Bourdukofsky will be on display. Reception 5-9 p.m. (500 W. Sixth Ave.)

Hotel Captain Cook — Wilderness painter and former UAF Art Department Chair Bill Brody’s landscape art will be on display. Brody will be giving updates on his artistic journey at reception. Kerry Dean Feldman, author of “Drunk on Love: Twelve Stories To Savor Responsibly” will be signing copies of his book at reception. Tami Phelps, illustrator of the book, will have her home decor art on exhibit. Michelle Cornelius will have quirky and colorful wildlife portraits on view. Live music by the SpeNerds at reception and catering. Reception 5:30-9 p.m. Friday. (939 W. Fifth Ave.)

International Gallery of Contemporary Art — “Quinhagak, Bethel, Nikolai” is a collection of Yup’ik and Athabaskan human landscape photography printed as etchings by Alice Bailey. “De Quincey Speculations” is by Behind the Eight Ball Enterprises, a non-profit design consortium by J. E. Ilgen and C. E. Licka. Reception 5-8 p.m. Friday. (427 D St.)

Resolution Brewery — Art by Jamie Janko will be on display. Meet the artisans of Flattop Drum Co. at reception. Reception 5-8 p.m. Friday. (3024 Mountain View Dr.)

Sevigny Studio — Art by Jules Wolfe and Diana will be on display at Sevigny Studio’s new location. (312 G St.)

SubZero Microlounge — “Sparc” will showcase various paintings and expressions by artists who experience disabilities. Reception 6-9 p.m. Friday. (612 F St.)


’Norina from Don Pasquale ’ by Petra Lisiecki, on view February 2020.

Carousel Lounge — The “Spenardian Art and Music Melange” is a collaboration between local artists. Patrick Lind will have paintings of orcas on display, Vikram Chaobal will have his oil paintings on view and Matea will have mixed media art on the bar walls. Live entertainment at reception. Reception 8 p.m.-2:30 a.m. Saturday. (3206 Spenard Rd.)

Uncle Leroy’s Coffee — There will be a benefit show for the Houseless Records with art on view by Justin Parsons, Courtney Rose, Viola, Leviticus Art, Kyle Madrid, Bryce Nicola Fredrick and Foot. Live music at reception. Reception 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday. (701 West Thirty-Sixth Ave. Ste. 18)

Zip Kombucha — German artist Gratia will be painting in the taproom during the reception. Reception 5-8 p.m. (3404 Arctic Blvd.)


Caffé D’arte — Highly pigmented inks in alcohol used to paint Alaska environments, animals and nature by Deb Lestenkof will be on display. Reception 5-7 p.m. (223 E Dimond Blvd.)

Midnight Sun Brewing — Scott Clendaiel presents oil paintings of beer on “First Firkin Friday.” (8111 Dimond Hook Drive)

Outside Anchorage

Girdwood Center for Visual Arts — Rebecca Voris will show her multimedia jewelry and fiber arts. (194 Olympic Mountain Loop, Girdwood)