Juneau-Douglas City Museum solo artist exhibit opens Friday

    Capturing the Light, photo courtesy of the Juneau-Douglas City Museum.

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The City Museum's solo exhibit opens for First Friday as well as Saturday for questions for the featured artist.

    Kerry Kirkpatrick is the featured solo artist at the City Museum from November 4th to November 26th.

    Elissa Borges, Curator of Public Programs at the museum, talked about the event.

    "We do have First Friday coming up, of course and our opening reception with Kerry is going to be spectacular. She's got an exhibit called 'Capturing the Light'. I think it has 32 paintings and it does exactly that. You're going to recognize the places that she's painting around town and it's just a bright, perfect exhibit to experience now that it's getting darker out. Saturday, we have an artist talk with Kerry. She's going to be with our Curator of Exhibits and Collections. Our new curator, her name is Cory Woodall. She will be asking questions about Kerry's artwork so hot drinks and little treats out."

    Kirkpatrick talked about her artwork, that consists of oil, acrylic and watercolor mediums.

    "Sometimes I paint outside and sometimes I take photos and bring them back to the studio. But one of the spectacular things about here, Southeast Alaska is the changing light. And it changes fast, right? You better look up or you're gonna miss that little bit of blue sky or whatever. But even the cloudy days, looking out here at the low clouds into the snow on the mountain, just has so much personality, so much emotion and energy. Whether it's a dark snowy day or a bright sunrise or sunset. So, trying to capture those moments and make them last. A website they can look up is www.kerrykirkpatrickart.com or Instagram @kerrykirkpatrickart."

    Borges said the month of November honors the late Dr. Walter Soboleff at the city museum.

    "Dr. Walter Soboleff was such an important member of our community, he was very influential, and he just embodied values of caring. And he demonstrated that throughout his whole life. People who knew him remember him from writing note cards, which, you know, nowadays is is not something many people do anymore. So he would recognize people that maybe needed encouragement. He would thank people through written note cards. And it's really in that spirit that the museum began this program to honor who he was passed away in 2011, at 103 years old."

    Dr. Walter Soboleff Day is recognized on November 14th.

    Below: Dr. Walter Soboleff photo courtesy of Michael Penn, provided by the City Museum.

    Borges said note cards are available at the museum and all of the Juneau libraries, and they will also provide mailing.

    Borges said when to stop by the museum for winter hours to view the exhibit or take advantage of the note cards.

    "Stop in by the museum, we're open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 10-4. We have a large collection of cards to choose from. We have a little insert put in the card that tells more information about Walter Soboleff. Like I said, stamps, envelopes, and we'll mail them too."

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