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JUNEAU - "Making Waves," an exhibition of new work with an aquatic theme by Doris Alcorn and Colette Oliver, is on view for the month of December at the Juneau Arts and Humanities gallery. The opening reception is De. 5 from 4:30 - 7 p.m.
Aquatic ceramics, digital art, music featured at JAHC 120308 AE 1 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - "Making Waves," an exhibition of new work with an aquatic theme by Doris Alcorn and Colette Oliver, is on view for the month of December at the Juneau Arts and Humanities gallery. The opening reception is De. 5 from 4:30 - 7 p.m.

courtesy of Doris Alcorn and Colette Oliver This ceramic King Crab plate by Colette Oliver and ceramic fish by Doris Alcorn are among the works on display this month at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.


courtesy of Doris Alcorn and Colette Oliver This ceramic King Crab plate by Colette Oliver and ceramic fish by Doris Alcorn are among the works on display this month at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.

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Wednesday, December 03, 2008

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Aquatic ceramics, digital art, music featured at JAHC

JUNEAU - "Making Waves," an exhibition of new work with an aquatic theme by Doris Alcorn and Colette Oliver, is on view for the month of December at the Juneau Arts and Humanities gallery. The opening reception is De. 5 from 4:30 - 7 p.m.

The Rendezvous will be selling Alaskan Amber and Winter Ale, donated by Alaskan Brewing Co to benefit JAHC. In order to reduce waste, pint glasses can be purchased along with the beer.

Also in the Lobbye will be a separate exhibit, "Technology & Fine Art," displaying University of Alaska Southeast student art pieces created using digital technology.

Doris Alcorn

Doris Alcorn spends time at sea as a fisheries biologist so aquatic images naturally appear on her clay sculptures and functional pots.

"Animals and the sea have always been part of my life and they figure prominently in my art," she says. "Clay is my playtime, an opportunity to recreate natural animal shapes or to create new ones. Fishing vessels aren't a good place to work with clay, but are wonderful places to absorb the varied shapes of fishes and surrounding sea life. On board I sketch and paint during my limited time off, and return with drawings, photos, and memories that are reincarnated into clay and watercolors."

Colette Oliver

Colette Oliver moved from the desert of Nevada to the rainforest of Juneau in 2005.

"My inspiration is the landscape of my new home where water is ever-present in my thoughts: from the rain, the ocean, the whales and other wildlife to co-owning a boat for the first time," she says. " My pottery has always reflected my environment to some degree, as I feel it should. And as a functional potter, my intent is to create vessels that will be used in the everyday rituals of life and also make one smile."

Starry Night Swing

The Thunder Mountain Big Band will perform Dec. 5 from 8-10 p.m. at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center to cap off the Gallery Walk evening.

Capital City Celebrations and JAHC are sponsoring the event as part of the 50th Anniversary of Statehood festivities.

The band is composed of eighteen musicians, including clarinet, sax, trumpet, trombone, percussion, string bass and piano. Their repertoire ranges from swing and jazz to Latin and waltzes.

Admission to the performance is $10 for adults, and $5 for student and seniors.Tickets will be available at the door or at www.jahc.org.


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