First Friday | Morris Thompson Cultural and Visitors Center

First Friday

First Friday of every month, 5 pm – 8 pm.
(If you are interesting in being a First Friday artist, contact Macy at 907.459.3730)

1512836_864781766913617_8514784145867442554_nApril 3: Bones and Stardust by Courtney Huston

Recent UAF art graduate Courtney Huston’s most recent series of illustrations focus on the things that we are made of. Constantly inspired by the larger picture of life and what it means, these recent works draw from the quote by American astrophysicist Neil Degrasse Tyson that we are “not figuratively, but literally stardust.”



May 1:  Natural Fibers Dress by Mary Matthews

Using the most  unconventional of natural fibers, artist Mary Matthews has created a dress made entirely of bird and wasp nests, leaves, mud and birch bark. Her larger-than-life masterpiece is meant to be seen up close. The all-natural gown will be on display throughout the summer.

June 5:  Pottery by Heidi Morel

July 3: Paintings by 7-year-old Yurik Luchansky

August 7: Paintings by Amy Reisland-Speer and music by Grover Neely

September 4:  Hand-made guitars by Hugh Garrity

October 2: Modern animal paintings by Madara Mason

November 6:  Raven Show

December 4: Holiday Art Bazaar