Georgia Blue Gallery

ART CLOTH NORTH IV is a juried exhibition of extraordinary textile work created by Alaskan fiber artists who are members of Studio Art Quilt Associates. This is always one of our most exciting exhibits.

Participating artists: Jeannie Bench, Barb Hanson, Cat Larrea, Amy Meissner, Diane Melms, Ree Nancarrow, Carrie Payne, Gail Ramsay, Maria Shell, Nan Thompson, Jan Wallace.

Stephan Fine arts

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Apparent and Abstraction, Finding the Equilibrium – Adam Shea & John Alley

Adam paints to see, John paints what he sees. The balance of looking inward and appreciating what is outward merges in this group show with Anchorage locals, Adam Shea and John Alley. Beckoned by the call for adventure, John left his home state of Colorado when he was 21 to pursue adventures in the Last Frontier, while Adam chose Sitka as his place to go into the mountains and rivers and let the natural world work inform his art.a Enjoy live music throughout the evening. 5:30-11pm. Stephan Fine Arts is located inside the Hotel Captain Cook. Exhibit continues through September.

Original Abstraction by Adam Shea

The Crest Gallery

Homer Potter Jeff Szarzi

Jeff Szarzi set aside his musical career to pursue clay – but the music didn’t stop! His creations are unique for their whimsical, playful colors and masterfully carved images of nature, particularly the animal sort. New mugs, pots, bowls, you name it at The Crest Gallery inside the Hotel Captain Cook. 5:30-9pm. Live music by The SpeNerds!

Attached: Bear Vase by Jeff Szarazi

Captain Cook Coffee Cubby

Anchorage Artist Matt Robinson

Matt Robinson’s work is inspired by his time spent fly fishing on Alaska’s remote rivers. Using vivid realism – realistic renderings with bold color – and engaging perspectives, each piece creates a connection between the viewer and the subject. Each original is rendered with colored pencil on paper and takes 70-90 hours to complete. The Coffee Cubby is located inside the Hotel Captain Cook. 5:30-8pm. Enjoy wine, beer, coffee, and catered refreshments.

Attached: Puffin by Matt Robinson

First Friday Satori Wall

Satori Wall

Studio 223

Studio 223 hosts local artist, Kasha Palmer, Just DeWolf, Chris Judd as they showcase some of their latest work while Artist Rejoy Armamento puts the finishing touches on her Hunter S. Thompson mural on the backside of the building. Opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m.

Snow City Cafe

For years, Alaskans have been venturing across the pond to explore the mythical powder of Japan. In so many ways, our landscapes shaped of volcanoes and surrounded by ocean are kindred spirits. The differences don’t just lie in the percentage of water content per snowflake, but more in this Eastern philosophical and almost spiritual approach to this mountain sport so many of us Alaskans claim as our primary passion. Brooke Edwards will share photos, poetry and lessons learned from this deeply reverent experience.

REI Iconic Alaska Series

First Friday at REI — ICONIC ALASKA SERIES — A “Focus on the Outdoor People, Places and Things that inspire, celebrate and give life more meaning and represent the Alaskan Spirit of a Lifetime of Adventure Outside.”

“Iconic Alaska”

First Friday @ REI Anchorage

500 E. Northern Lights Blvd.

September 6th 6 to 8 p.m.

Resolution Brewing Co.

Resolution Brewery is hosting First Friday 9/6 from 6-8pm with a reception to meet the photographer, Drew Hamilton. Resolution Brewery, 3024 Mountain View Dr 99501{div}{div}Drew Hamilton is an Alaska-based wildlife photographer who leads wildlife photography trips. From polar bears to monarch butterflies his annual migration takes him around North America to photograph wildlife large and small. This show will feature highlights from his work with brown bears, polar bears, northern lights, monarch butterflies, elk, bison and much more.

Cyrano’s ArtSpace Gallery

Suite 212

By David Woodie

First Friday Reception on September 6, from 5-7pm

Exhibit continues through September 30, open on Thursdays and Fridays from 1 to 5 p.m.

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