PUBLISHED: 6:01 PM on Wednesday, June 4, 2008
'Artifacts' opens
First Friday's Art Walk on June 6 celebrates the opening of Artifacts, a new downtown Juneau space featuring the fossil ivory jewelry of Jim Hopkins. Creating a variety of wearable jewelry art from Alaska's history, Hopkins returns to Juneau after a three year absence to open his new store on Front Street.

Influence by time spent in the Southwest during the past few years, Hopkins combines the ancient ivories of Alaska, both walrus and woolly mammoth, with colorful combinations of natural stones from around the world. Hopkins also incorporates an inlay stone technique set in ivory as simple pendants on sterling chains.

Meet Hopkins and view his creations during on June 6 at Artifacts, located on the south side of Front Street across from Annie Kaill's.