Here’s what’s scheduled for First Friday

The First Friday of the month once again brings a celebration of arts and culture to Juneau.

This month’s featured events shared by Juneau Arts and Humanities Council include:

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council: Portrait of the Tongass, , 4:30-7 p.m.

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council presents a virtual exhibition featuring work by Alex Witt & Emily Taibleson.

“Portrait of the Tongass”, is a virtual exhibition of landscape paintings, drawings and photographs focusing on the Tongass National Forest. By sharing their work virtually the artists hope to generate wide-reaching awareness about the Tongass National Forest and showcase one of the planet’s most valuable resources.

This virtual exhibition opens in August via the JAHC’s online gallery and runs through September — with a mini pop-up showing at Centennial Hall (with an exact time and date TBD.)

Juneau Artist Gallery: Mary McEwen, Watercolor Artist, 175 S. Franklin 4:30-6 p.m.

Mary McEwen is the featured artist for the month of August at the Juneau Artists Gallery. Her show is called “New works and old materials.” McEwen will be featuring watercolor paintings and works made from ordinary and out of the ordinary materials.

McEwen has developed quite a following with her masks made of creative prints that fit like a glove. If you buy one, you will be back for more! Her knit hats, scarves and painted rocks are also popular items.

Visitors must wear masks when visiting the gallery.

Alaska State Museum: Kathy Rado on weaving the One Within Another Robe. 395 Whittier St. 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Kathy Rado, adopted Haida Double-fin Killerwhale, wove the “One Within Another” Ravenstail robe with sea otter fur for her husband, Pedro Rado (Eagle, Killerwhale from Klukwan). Rado and other weavers learned the basic technique of raven’s tail weaving from Cheryl Samuel in the 1980s. Rado will share the exciting adventure of the history of making the One Within Another Robe and how this ancient technique of weaving with sea otter came to life almost two centuries after this style of weaving died out.

Annie Kaill’s: Frank Lynn Pierce, photographer and Chihiro Pierce, watercolors, 124 Seward St. 4:30-7 p.m.

Annie Kaill’s is featuring local photographer, Frank Lynn Pierce who will be showing several new images that are printed on aluminum and ready to hang. They are also introducing, Chihiro Pierce, who is showing her original watercolors and prints for the first time in Juneau. Chihiro will show more than nine originals as well as more than six prints all inspired by Juneau’s beautiful landscape.

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