PUBLISHED: 4:09 PM on Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Hermle, O'Keefe two of the featured artists at 'First Thursday'
The Juneau Artists Gallery at 175 South Franklin Street is celebrating the July 4th festivities by focusing on all of the twenty-five local Juneau artists who cooperatively run the gallery.

For the July 3 "First Thursday" monthly art walk the gallery will have refreshments from 4:30 to 7 pm, and artists will be available to talk about art as well as any and all summertime topics.

  Jack Hermle's photo of the old Juneau-Douglas bridge, titled "Golden Bridge" (pictured far left) and Monica O'Keefe's acrylic painting "Raven - King of the Hill" (pictured left) are two of the works of art on display at First Thursday on July 3.
In keeping with the theme of Juneau's July 4th parade, "A Golden Celebration - 50 Years of Statehood," a photo of "Golden Bridge," the "old" Juneau-Douglas bridge lit by a midsummer sunset as viewed from Douglas Island will be on display. The photo was taken by Gallery member Jack Hermle, who has lived in Juneau and been taking photographs here since before Alaska was a state.

Also featured is "Raven - King of the Hill," an acrylic painting by Gallery member Monica O'Keefe, of a raven surrounded by the wild geraniums of summer in Southeast Alaska.

A most locals know, the Gallery is open year round and features paintings, etchings, prints, photographs, pottery, ceramic tiles, stained glass, jewelry, woodcraft, and Psyanky eggs, all created by Juneau artists.

The Juneau Artists Gallery invites everyone to come downtown and stop by the gallery before the fireworks.