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Art exhibitions to explore this First Friday

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: March 4, 2020
  • Published March 4, 2020


Wildlife paintings by Dan Twitchell will be on display at Hotel Captain Cook in March.

Anchorage Museum — Aslaug Magdalena Juliussen presents textile and sculpture installations in “Intersections.” On view through March 15. Art by more than 800 ASD students will be displayed across all venues. Mayor Berkowitz and Anchorage Museum director Julie Decker will speak at reception. Live performance by South High Jazz Combo and free cookies at reception. Reception 6-8 p.m. On view through April 5. (625 C St.)

Anchorage Senior Activity Center — The Fur Rondy judged art show will be on display. The People’s Choice Award will be announced at reception. Light refreshments will be available. Reception 2-4 p.m. On view through March 8. (1300 E. 19th Ave.)

Aurora Fine Art — Todd “The Aurora Hunter” Salat will be featuring his northern lights photography. Live music by the Ricky Zelinsky Trio at reception. Reception 5-9 p.m. (737 W Fifth Ave. Ste. E)

Bivy — “Using Feelings to get rid of Feelings VII” is a series of performances centered around “Partition #15,” a painting that depicts an ambiguous post-human character, “surrounded by scenes with small figures acting out gestures, playing guitars or reading from papers and scripts.” Performers include Quinn Christopherson, Justin Ferguson, Jesus Landin-Torrez III, Leah Moss, Leila O’Sullivan, Sarah Richmond, Naaqtuuq Robertson, Melissa Shanginoff and Alan Smith. Reception 7-9 p.m. (419 G St. Ste. 100)

Cyrano’s — “Redoubt Press” by Ed Mighell is a revival of “the lost Alaskan Native tradition of making objects with clay” with tiles, prints and sculptures made from clay across Alaska. Reception 5-7 p.m. On view through March 27.(3800 DeBarr Road)

Hotel Captain Cook — “Wild Alaska” will display aurora photography by Amy Johnston and wildlife paintings by Dan Twitchell. New works will be on view by Kevin Lurie, a glass blower from the East Coast. There will be an aurora art project to “keep the kids busy” at reception. Live music by the SpeNerds and refreshments at reception. Reception 5:30 p.m. (939 W. Fifth Ave.)

Resolution Brewery — Katy Countryman Grant will show her photography and pressed flower arrangements. Reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. (3024 Mountain View Drive)

Romney Designs Gallery — “Nature’s Finest Moments” includes metal prints of landscapes by Myron Wright, Eberhard Brunner’s latest Africa works, large metal work by Bob Kaufmnan and hand painted taxidermied fish and animals by Romeny Dodd. (429 G St.)

Side Street Espresso — “Family Figments” is the first solo mixed media exhibit by Beth Adams. There will be altered family photos on view. Reception 5-7 p.m. (412 G St.)

Snow City Cafe — “From the Collection” is a series of acrylic paintings by Tracey Pilch. Reception 5:30-8 p.m. with snacks. On view through April 30. (1034 W. Fourth Ave.)

Studio 223 — Artists-in-residence Adam Shea, Sophia Green, Christopher Judd, Jamie Janko, Kevin Harden open their residency, “The Frozen Toad Experience.” Reception 5-10 p.m. 223 East Fifth Ave.

’Caribou, Seal, and Fish ’ by Ed Mighell is part of ’Redoubt Press, ’ a collection of ceramics made from Alaska clay on view at Cyrano's in March.


2 Friends Gallery — Original abstract artwork by Richard Murmeister will be on view with fiber art by Mary Downes. Reception 5-7 p.m. (341 E. Benson Blvd.)

Blaine’s Art — “The Journey” is an exhibition of oil paintings exploring multi-figurative scenes inspired by societal issues by MaryBeth Printz. Reception 5-7 p.m. (1025 Photo Ave.)

Georgia Blue Gallery — Jon Van Zyle, official artist of the Iditarod since 1979, will show paintings and introduce the new official Iditarod poster and print. Reception 5-7 p.m. (3555 Arctic Blvd. C-5)

UAA/APU Consortium Library — “Addressing Gender and Violence in Alaska” will showcase art addressing gendered violence. Reception 1-3 p.m. (3211 Providence Drive)

Zip Kombucha — Alex Sedel will display her colorful “Safari Series.” Live music by Pepper Kit at reception. Reception 5-8 p.m. (3404 Arctic Blvd.)


Caffé D’arte — There will be a latte art competition and Dan Wright’s metal art on display. Discounted drinks at reception. Reception 5-7 p.m. (223 E. Dimond Blvd.)

Turnagain Brewing — Whimsical paintings featuring Alaska marine life twists by Holly Shirk will be on display. Reception 5-8 p.m. (790 King St.)

Outside Anchorage

Girdwood Center for Visual Arts — “Patterns in the Landscape” features paintings and original prints by Lesley Harrison. Harrison will donate a portion of her sales to the Prince William Sound Stewardship Foundation. Reception noon-5 p.m.(194 Olympic Mountain Loop, Girdwood)