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Photo Courtesy Of Barbara Craver

Shown are two of the works on display at the Canvas this month, figurative painting Barbara Craver.


Photos Courtesy Of Constance Baltuck Hartle

Shown are two of the works on display at the Canvas this month, figurative painting by Constance Baltuck Hartle.


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Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Story last updated at 4/1/2009 - 11:24 am

First Friday April 3
This month: new works and continued exhibits

ANNIE KAILL'S, 244 FRONT ST.

Juneau artist Patrice Helmar is the guest artist for the month of April. Helmar is a local photographer and fifth-generation Alaskan. She will be displaying images capturing the beauty of Alaska as well as travel shots from Greece and Turkey. She has used digital processes to create large format Polaroid-style prints sublimated onto aluminum. Prints will be available for purchase.

An opening reception will take place from 4:30-7 p.m. on Friday.

JUNEAU ARTS & CULTURE CENTER, 350 WHITTIER ST.

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Gallery will host the University of Alaska Southeast's annual student juried exhibition during the month of April. This year's guest juror was artist and Juneau resident Miah Lager. Work in the show will vary in media type and all work will have been created by UAS art students during the current academic year.

Best of show was awarded to Bonilyn Parker for her ceramic/textile piece called "Family Tree." Honorable mentions went to Katerina Kuntz-Tadda, SueAnn Randall and Rob Roys.

An opening reception will be held Friday from 4:30-7 p.m. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 12-4 p.m. Saturday.

ALASKA STATE MUSEUM, 395 WHITTIER ST.

The solo exhibitions by Stron Softi and Jeremy Kane will remain on view through April 18. These two artists' creations are rooted in very different aspects of American culture. Softi is a Ketchikan-based artist who is blurring the distinctions between traditional Northwest Coast art and fine art in general, while Kane, from Juneau, comments on folksy, blue-collar Americana through his colorful ceramic creations.

Admission to the museum will be free of charge on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. Regular winter hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

CITY MUSEUM, 4TH & MAIN

The museum is offering a continuing exhibit called "Hoop Time: Gastineau Channel Basketball Through the Years." Opening in conjunction with the 63rd Gold Medal Basketball Tournament, this exhibition was inspired by an encompassing Juneau History Grant project that documents the 50-year rivalry between Juneau and Douglas' basketball teams from 1903 to 1953. The exhibit features both boys and girls teams, Gold Medal, memorable basketball stars, fans, mascots, uniforms through the years and even Carlos Boozer's shoes.

"Hoop Time" will be on view through November. Museum hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

THE RUBY ROOM, EMPORIUM MALL

New works will be exhibited for the month of April with a reception on Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

THE CANVAS, 223 SEWARD

Constance Baltuck Hartle and Barbara Craver will show paintings at the gallery this month. The theme of the show is the human figure. Both artists practice life drawing to work on their skills drawing the human figure. Their paintings are based on friends, family members, and neighbors in various settings.

An opening reception will be on Friday from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Music and refreshments will be offered.

Gallery hours are Monday from 12-8 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

TREADWELL ROOM, BARANOF HOTEL, 127 N. FRANKLIN

Benefit Bennett is a nonprofit group that is raising funds for Kenny Bennett, a Juneau resident who was recently severely injured in a random act of violent crime. The group is raising money to help cover Bennett's medical bills as well as living expenses.

The fundraiser will be held from 4-8 p.m. on April 3 in the Treadwell Room at the Baranof Hotel. Art by the Plein Rein Painters will be on display along side live music by Little Black Raincloud Co. and others. Appetizers will be provided and there will be a no host beer and wine bar provided by local distributors.

Silent auction items have been donated from local businesses including Picture This, The Jewel Box, Glacier Gardens, Choco, Shoefly, Juneau Fly Fishing, Boheme, Heritage Coffee, The Alaskan Fudge Company, Perseverance Theatre, Paradise Café and more.

10 percent of proceeds will be donated to the Victims of Violent Crimes Fund.


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