September First Friday Art Walk Includes Wildlife Refuge Theme

Kayla Desroches/KMXT

This coming Labor Day weekend also ushers in Kodiak’s First Friday Art Walk. Erin Starr-Hollow, the Programs Coordinator with the Kodiak Arts Council, says the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge’s recent 75th anniversary plays into this month’s walk.

In celebration of that birthday, the Camera Club together with Refuge volunteers and staff are collaborating to bring the community nature-centric art.

“At the Fly By, the Camera Club is submitting a collection of pieces from different members around the wildlife in nature theme, and the refuge center has a similar theme except for a collection of their staff and volunteers.”

Another highlight will be an exhibit by Jacqueline Madsen featuring Alutiiq masked dolls and shaped around fairy tales and mythology, from the Three Graces to Baba Yaga. Starr-Hollow says she’s gotten a look at Madsen’s Little Red Riding Hood doll.

“These are really intricate pieces and I know that she has 5 stories she’s working on putting together for some sort of a book. I don’t know all the details about her book, but I’d imagine she’ll be talking about that at the event.”

That exhibit will be at the Baranov Museum and will open for viewing at 5 p.m. tomorrow.

The Alutiiq Museum, Harborside Fly By, the Frame Shop, and the Kodiak National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center are also participating as venues.

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