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Every month we share information about our upcoming events, featured artists, and more. Thank you for taking the time to read our newsletter!

In This Issue

April Feature: Julie Pigott and Elgin Fremlin

What's New this month @ Annie's

Upcoming Events

April First Friday
April 7, 2017
4:30 pm - 7 pm

Sculptures and paintings from Julie Pigott plus glass art by Elgin Fremlin.

May First Friday
May 5, 2017
4:30 pm - 7 pm

A brother-sister show with jewelry designer Heather Nashelle and local photographer Frank Lynn Pierce.

June First Friday
June 2, 2017
4:30 pm - 7 pm

We welcome back Petersburg artist Pia Reilly, plus jewelry from Juneau's Janine Gibbons.

April feature: Julie Pigott and Elgin Fremlin

April at Annie Kaill's features sculptures and paintings by Julie Pigott, plus glass art and jewelry from Elgin Fremlin.

Julie PigottOur first featured artist is folk artist Julie Pigott. Julie is a former Juneau resident, who comes back to town every year for the Alaska Folk Festival. Last year during Folk Fest, Julie stopped by Annie Kaill's to visit her old neighbor Colleen... the conversation turned to art... and we penciled Julie in to show some of hers at the gallery! Exactly one year from that conversation, Julie opens her April exhibition.

Julie PigottThe theme of Julie's show is "Ancestors." Julie's colorful acrylic paintings on canvas and mixed media sculptures explore in both a very personal as well as universal way, the desire to understand “Who am I?” and “Who do I come from?”  Adopted as an infant,  Julie was surprised 15 years ago by a deep-seated desire to find my biological roots.  A life-long journey was born out of this desire. Amidst the searching for her birth family, colorful ancestor paintings slowly began to emerge.

Julie has two art forms. First, original sculptures. Mixed media Ancestor Sculptures are made out of wood, copper wire and pipe, brass wire, canvas and/or turkey feathers, glass beads and acrylic paint.  The sculptures we are showing are about 3 feet tall. Julie also has a collection of acrylic paintings on canvas, mounted on 1 1/2” birch elephant panels.

Elgin FremlinIn addition to Julie, we're also featuring the work of glass artist Elgin Fremlin for the month of April. We've been carrying a selection of Elgin's work for a while now, and we're really excited to provide this platform to introduce his work to the community. Elgin's glass art is created using a time-honored technique known as lampwork. A lampwork artist uses a torch to melt source material glass into a molten state, then manipulates it by hand into beautiful creations.

Elgin FremlinElgin's work includes a line of jewelry - glass pendants with unique designs that resemble stars or flowers. The pendants themselves come in a variety of shapes and sizes - hearts, circles, ovals, and teardrops. Elgin also has large glass marbles; these are gorgeous display pieces that highlight his craft. Plus, we're told he has some UV-activated glass items that he will be bringing as well for the First Friday show.

We'll be featuring work from Julie and Elgin all April long. You're invited to join us for the opening reception on First Friday, April 7, beginning at 4:30 pm. For more information, visit www.anniekaills.com.

What's New this Month @ Annie's
The snow is melting and there's signs of green poking up through the ground... it must be spring! Spring in downtown Juneau also means we're starting to gear up for the busy season. We're celebrating Spring with lots of new home and accessories to brighten your days! Look for merchandise arriving daily - including new bath & body products from Mixture, Spinster Sisters, and more. Plus, starting this month, we're open 7 days a week again - that's right, come on by from noon to 4 on Sundays!

Here's a sampling of some of what's new at the gallery right now:

Eric Bealer Announcing two new prints from Eric Bealer: "Letting Go" and "Lunar Loon." Eric's prints are created in the traditional way using an antique printing press. We have a full selection of his prints and framed pieces, as well as an original wood block!

Joe McCabeFrom Gina Rosencrantz Design ~ a colorful fun selection of hand crafted hand painted taper candle holders and fun salt & pepper shakers!

Little Fish We have a great selection of jewelry for spring and early Mother's Day shopping. Check out these adorable necklaces from Little Fish Design in Anchorage. Plus new arrivals from Holly Yashi and Michael Michaud!

Blue Q

We've restocked our socks, oven mitts and funny stuff from BlueQ. Plus coming next week, we'll be getting a springy assortment of tea towels, pot holders, table runners & table cloths from April Cornell.

Wild Atlas One of our newest artists is Becca Brown from Wild Atlas Photography - in addition to her coasters, she has brought in new photography items such as book ends, wall art and more. Becca is also one of our newest members of the Kaill's crew so come say hi to her!

Driftwood tree

We have so many more new arrivals and restocks, we can't list them We have new Five Finger Pottery from Tamara Alcock in Petersburg, new jelly belly candies, new scarves on the way from Asian Eye... and a new selection of handmade driftwood trees!

For the latest information, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! Or stop in when downtown and ask what's new - we love to share the scoop on our latest arrivals!

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