One year anniversary party, music by Kiwi Express and photo booth by Sydney Akagi
September First Friday Art Walk 090215 AE 1 Capital City Weekly One year anniversary party, music by Kiwi Express and photo booth by Sydney Akagi

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Downtown map illustration

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"121 forms," oil on plastic, by Tim Ortiz

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Paintings by Arnie Weimer will be on view at Coppa.

Photo By Kindred Post

Liz Snyder warms up before Tiny Post Office Concert #3 in August.

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Story last updated at 9/2/2015 - 8:55 pm

September First Friday Art Walk

One year anniversary party, music by Kiwi Express and photo booth by Sydney Akagi

Kindred Post

145 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Kindred Post will celebrate its first year of business with a Birthday Party during First Friday events. The party will feature music by Kiwi Express and a photo booth installation by Sydney Akagi. Snacks and cake will be provided. As a thank you to the community, more than $300 worth of gift shop items will be given away as presents in their Birthday Raffle.

Kindred Post is a post office, gift shop, and gathering space in downtown Juneau. In addition to selling stamps and mailing packages, their shop now features more than 100 modern artists, makers, and designers from across the country. In the last year, Kindred Post has used their space to host a variety of community events, including a poetry slam, a book release party, a dialogue on race and racism, book club meetings, a tiny post office concert series, and monthly First Friday parties that feature interactive photo booths and live music.

“Celebrating 30 Years with Juneau Jazz & Classics”

JAHC Gallery

Juneau Arts & Culture Center 

Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

This First Friday Gallery Opening at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center will celebrate 30 years of Juneau Jazz & Classics by welcoming the community to share their recollections of Jazz & Classics Festivals past while looking ahead to the future. Cellist Zuill Bailey will be at the opening, and will also be giving a concert on Sunday as part of Three Men and a Baby Grand (see for details). On display at the art opening will be memorabilia from the three decades of the Festival, and JJ&C will be unveiling their new logo for the 30th Year Anniversary, designed by local artist Tanna Peters. For more on Jazz & Classics' anniversary and founder Linda Rosenthal, see this week's issue of the Capital City Weekly. 

New work by Arnie Weimer


917 Glacier Highway

Reception: 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Local painter Arnie Weimer will show a selection of his recent paintings at Coppa. Weimer, who has lived in Alaska for more than 30 years, works in a variety of mediums, including oil, watercolor, printmaking, stone, wood, bronze, and jewelry.

 Mixed media work by visiting artists Tim Ortiz and Andreana Donahue

The Canvas Community Art Studio & Gallery

223 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Tim Ortiz and Andreana Donahue have been artists in residence at the Canvas for nearly 8 months, teaching classes and working with REACH artists. In this exhibit, they will be showing new work they have made since being in Juneau. See related story in this week's issue.

Pottery artist Joyce Payne

Annie Kaill's

244 Front St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Joyce Payne, of Juneau studio The Pottery, will show recent works including dipping plates, raku salt and pepper shakers, raku shell shakers and salt cellars. The exhibition will also feature a series of plates influenced by the style of ancient Greek fish plates.

"You Know Juneau - A Southern Belle's Observations on Life in the Last Frontier," by Alaskan photographer Candice Bressler


118 Seward St.

Reception: 4:30-6 p.m.

GCI's downtown store will feature Alaskan photographer and blogger Candice Bressler's photo exhibition titled, "You Know Juneau - A Southern Belle's Observations on Life in the Last Frontier." Candice's photographs highlight Juneau and the surrounding area and her passion for iPhoneography. A portion of all photo sales will go to support AWARE, Inc.

Featured artists Rhonda Butler, Renee Culp, and Toni Weber

Walter Soboleff Building

Front and Seward Streets

Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

Sealaska Heritage Institute and the Sealaska Heritage Store will host featured artists Rhonda Butler, Renee Culp, and Toni Weber at the Walter Soboleff Building. During the First Friday reception, SHI will offer free admission to the exhibit, "Enter the World of the Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian Peoples" and the clan house, Shuká Hít, and the store will offer special discounts.

Beer samples

Alaskan Brewing Co. Depot

219 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

The Alaskan Brewing Co. will be serving three types of beer: Pumpkin Ale, White and Amber.

Culinary artist Chef Stef

Juneau Artists Gallery

175 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-7 p.m.

Culinary artist Chef Stef will be the featured artist at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Chef Stef's, aka Stefani Marnon's, creations include shortbread, toffee and granola. Stef will be featuring new products including salted black licorice and salted sesame brittle. Samples will be available at the opening.

Continuing: Originals and prints by Herb Bonnet

Art Matters

8375 Old Dairy Road (next to Valley Paint and Juneau Urgent Care)

Reception: 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Herb Bonnet, 85, was born and raised in Juneau and Douglas and is known for his Southeast Alaskan landscapes and seascapes.

End of season local appreciation sale

Fairweather Gallery

207 S. Franklin St.

Reception: 4:30-8 p.m.

Fairweather's First Friday event includes a drawing for a basket at 7:45 p.m., and a storewide sale that runs through Saturday, Sept 5.

First Friday Yoga led by Malia McInerney

Rainforest Yoga

Emporium Mall

Free class: 5:15 -6:15 p.m.

This class will draw on various yoga therapy, mindfulness, and somatic practices and is designed to offer a gentle introduction for anyone new to yoga. All are welcome.