On Friday, Anchorage art-lovers can check out well over a dozen collaborative, mixed-media pieces in an art show at Middle Way Café organized by Hope Community Resources. From alligators to elephants, each colorful, playful piece lights up the café's already rather delightful ambiance.

The show, named "Creature Feature," will hold its opening reception at Middle Way on Friday, Sept. 14, between 6 and 8 p.m., and it will run through Oct. 9.

This show is the latest project by the artists at the non-profit, and it was organized by Julie Mettler, who helped start the art program a few years ago; it's just one of many recreational activities that Hope provides for disabled folks.