February’s First Friday a success in Fairbanks
Cordero Reid/Sun Star Reporter
February 5, 2013
February’s First Friday was a blast from Well Street Art Company to Artisan’s Courtyard. Attendees and fans
packed the galleries in awe of new artwork.
The Well Street Art Company gallery was so packed with many people crowding around chatting up artist and enjoying the art that it was tough to even get in the door. Marybeth Michaels was the Well Street headliner with her wonderful techniques with acrylic and still life paintings.
At Take 5 Cafe & Artisan’s Courtyard the air was filled with the smell of organic coffee and the cafe featured more art, including photography by Greg Martin.
At Keller Architecture & Allied Arts, a gallery that belongs to UAF graduate Harrison Carpenter, hosted Carpenter’s show “The Went That-A-Way, A Raven’s Journey.
“One of the surprising things about Raven’s is their aesthetic appreciation,” Carpenter said. “They actually hold objects in their mouths they find value in.” The event
was a successful show for Carpenter, who sold the majority of his paintings.
Gallery owner Steve Keller puts on a show each month for a booked artist. Keller also worked on a team for the planning of the Student Recreation Center building as an architect. Outside there was a new installation called FBX BOMB, which is a screen projected onto a building and feature videos from local artists.
Works from First Friday can be seen around town during the month.