The First Friday Art Exhibitions To See In Haines | Radio KHNS
Today is the last first Friday of summer in Haines. The event will feature artists showcasing their work across the city, including abstract paintings, photographs and an exhibition of ancient books, and more.
At the Port Chilkoot Distillery, artist Christine Duncan will present a collection of abstract watercolors titled “Shades of Haines” by 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. She recently moved to Haines with her family to manage the RV park and Salmon Run Campground, which overlooks Lutak Inlet.
âMost of the rooms were painted on the outside while overlooking the Lutak, which was amazing,â Duncan said. “The scenery and the environment here are so inspiring.”
Duncan says abstract art is a personal experience, and she hopes to open up new interpretations for viewers.
âReally, I’m just trying to break it down and simplify this complex environment. There is water and mountains and so full of life. And my paintings can at first glance, it’s very simplistic, but I really tried to focus on the little details and yes, just the natural organic form, âshe said.
Duncan focuses on watercolor, stone and wood, and she will also exhibit pieces at Ampersand AK on Main Street. His instagram is @christineduncanart.
Haines writer Tom Morphet will present a collection of antique books at the bookstore from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on August 6 for two weeks. The books were collected by Morphet’s father, a career research librarian. The exhibition will include French church hymns dating from around 1450 – printed on sheepskin, a medical text from 1565 and a world atlas.
âThe old book dealer didn’t really offer me much for them, so I think they are old books and documents, date back to the year 1450,â Morphet said. âThere is an atlas from 1729, but without Alaska. It shows the whole world but without Alaska, because you know, they weren’t there yet. So what strikes me as interesting is that they sort of capture western knowledge at a certain point. “
The Haines Sheldon Museum will premiere a new exhibition of photographs by Tamra Lynn Hackett entitled “Flora of the Last Frontier”. There will be an opening reception on Friday at 5 p.m. and the exhibition will run for six weeks, until mid-September.