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Alaska State Museum opens two solo artist exhibits for November First Friday

by Amy Carney on 2017-10-31T09:30:00-08:00 in Events, Museums

The Alaska State Museum will open two solo artist exhibits by Annette Bellamy, and by Daniel Papke, on Friday, November 3, with a free opening reception from 4:30-7:00 pm. Bellamy is a sculptor from Halibut Cove whose exhibit Moving Mountains pays tribute to the things that sustain us, and reflects Bellamy’s 40 years of commercial fishing in Alaska. Papke, of Skagway, creates paintings that focus on an internal search for the deeper meaning of the images, mythology, and visual narratives that captivate his imagination. Bellamy and Papke are two of eight artists selected for the Alaska State Museum 2017-2019 Solo Artist Exhibition Series.

At 6:00 pm on November First Friday, Bellamy will lead a gallery tour of her work. At 7:00 pm, Papke will give a talk about his work in the APK Lecture Hall. Both presentations will be filmed by KTOO for later broadcast on 360 North.

On Saturday, November 4, both artists will host a youth activity workshop. From 10:00 am to noon, Bellamy will lead a workshop called Exercises in Clay, where students will work with clay to create a variety of quick sketches from found objects they bring in. They will then choose their favorite quick clay sketch and collaborate with others to create a grouping of clay sculptures. This activity is designed for youth ages 6 to 10. From 1:30-3:30, Papke will lead a collage painting workshop for youth ages 9 to 12. Participants will use magazines and newspapers to create a collage, then paint on top of it to create their own storytelling with art. Both workshops are free but registration is required. Call the Alaska State Museum at 465-2901 to register. This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Alaska State Library, Archives, and Museum and is partially funded by the citizens of the City and Borough of Juneau through sales tax revenues.

Winter hours at the Museum are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Discounted winter admission is $7, with those age 18 and under admitted free. An annual pass that allows unlimited visits to the Alaska State Museum and the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka is available for $35. Assistance is available for visitors who have special needs. Please contact visitor services at 465-2901 before the visit.


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