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"Stratus" by Candice Christie will be on display at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center gallery. Christie's work will also be featured at Annie Kaill's.


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"Eagle Beach Awakening" by Michael Murray will be on display at the Juneau Artists Gallery.


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Left: "Snowy Creek" by Barbara Craver is one of several pieces that will hang in the JAHC Juried Art Exhibit at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center gallery.

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Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Story last updated at 6/3/2009 - 5:41 pm

June First Friday

ANNIE KAILL'S, 244 FRONT ST.

Juneau artist Candice Christie is the guest artist for the month of June. Christie works in mixed media including acrylic painting, collage, handmade papers and foils. Her work represents her surroundings in Southeast Alaska, drawing from blue sky, gray clouds, brown bark and the lush greenery of the rainforest. Many of her pieces are an abstract representation of some aspect of a nature experience while other pieces are more focused on specific subjects.

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

JUNEAU ARTS & CULTURE CENTER, 350 WHITTIER ST.

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council Gallery will feature work from the second biannual JAHC Juried Art Exhibit. The show features a wide spectrum of work including oil paintings, photography, glass work and mixed media. Selected artists include Karen Beason, Linda Blefgen, Candice Christie, Barbara Craver, Christine Cooks, Tom Doran, Mary Ellen Frank, Jim Fowler, Chris Grabowski, Patrice Helmar, Rachael Juzeler, Margo Klass, Sandra Mander, Monica O'Keefe, Magil Pratt, Rob Roys, Barbara Shepherd, Jane Terzis, Paul Voelckers, Tasha Walen, Mary Pat Wyatt and Richard Zagars.

An opening reception will be held Friday from 4:30 to 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 to 4 p.m. Saturday.

ALASKA STATE MUSEUM, 395 WHITTIER ST.

Admission to the museum will be free of charge on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m. In addition to the permanent collection, current exhibits include Da-Ka-Xeen Mehner's solo exhibition, The Way We Genuinely Live: Yup'ik Science and Survival Exhibit, and Science On a Sphere, the museum's newest permanent addition.

Summer hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. seven days a week.

JUNEAU ARTISTS GALLERY, SENATE MALL, 175 S. FRANKLIN ST.

For the month of June, nature photographer Michael Murray will feature a series of new landscapes at the gallery. The series includes photographs of familiar local scenes transformed by dramatic light and weather conditions. Also included are distinctive animal portraits.

Murray will be at the gallery to discuss his work during a reception on Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m. His work is available along with the work of two dozen other member artists of the gallery. Summer hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week.

THE RUBY ROOM, EMPORIUM MALL, 171 SHATTUCK WAY

New works by Phoebe Clare Gonzales Rohrbacher will be exhibited for the month of June. Rohrbacher was born and raised in Juneau and studied art at Seattle University. For the past few years she has been interested in expressing the ambiguities and perceptions of identity, especially as it pertains to her own mixed heritage.

An opening reception will be held for the artist from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. on Friday.

THE CANVAS, 223 SEWARD

Seven artists from the ARC of Anchorage will show new work at the Canvas in June with an exhibition entitled "Heart Songs." The artists were all inspired by music in creating their artwork. They express their process of transcending disability through art.

An opening reception will be on Friday from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

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

BARANOF HOTEL, 127 N. FRANKLIN ST.

The Baranof's featured artist for June will be Lawrence Diggs. Diggs is an artist and professional tour guide in Juneau. He is known for being on the experimental edge of art forms. He focuses on microbial fiber, "vinegar" ceramics and digital painting.

This exhibit will focus on his digital painting and will celebrate the beauty of Juneau. It is a series which, like Juneau, will be in a constant state of change, so viewers will need to stop in often to see the whole range of the series.

An opening reception with the artist will be held on Friday.

BENTWOOD & BEAD, 315 3RD ST.

Bentwood and Bead Gallery will feature their first guest Artist, David Riccio and new works by James and Salty Hanes at a reception on Friday from 4:30 to 7pm.

This exhibition will feature Riccio's new and recent ceramic sculptures and vessels, digitally manipulated etchings, embossed paper, batiks on silk and relief and wood-block prints.

Artwork by gallery owners James and Salty Hanes is also permanently being presented in the gallery.

Salty works in beadwork and fiber and has on display moccasins, beaded bags, semi-precious stone jewelry, beaded pictures and her most recent work, a baby belt in the Athabaskan style.

James, a Luthier will show violins, relief and reduction prints, wood boxes with carved lids and two new wood sculptures. Two of his sculptures incorporate a Tlingit copper mask by David Galanin and a Tlingit silver mask by Nick Galanin, both of Sitka.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Thursdays or by appointment at 463-1277.


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