August starts out strong at Annie Kaill's, and we have a second event planned, with two more featured artists. This is our traditional First Friday art show, with two Juneau artists: Mandy Heck and Jayne Andreen.
Mandy Heck is a local artist who we've been carrying for the summer season. Her art form of choice is beautiful, detailed portraits of local wildlife. These are small, framed original sketches in pencil. Mandy's "miniature originals" are positioned affordably and make great collectibles or gifts. They are also perfect for filling those small spaces in a room that just need "something."
Mandy's originals have been a hit this summer with locals and visitors alike and we've kept her busy drawing more. With the great response, we thought it would be fun to showcase her work with an expanded selection and a First Friday show! Enjoy a collection of Mandy's miniature originals for the month of August, from wolves and eagles to bees and whales.
Joining Mandy will be Juneau jewelry artist, Jayne Andreen. Through her JA Jewels line, Jayne creates a diverse assortment of handmade jewelry. Her necklaces, bracelets, and earrings include a combination of metal, pearls, beadwork, and gemstones. In some of her recent work, Jayne has been experimenting with higher-end gemstones such as ruby and tanzanite, to great success.
Says Jayne, "I strive to make my jewelry elegant without being flimsy, gorgeous without being precious. I just make jewelry that I love to wear; jewelry that feels fun and edgy and beautiful and simple." Well, there you have it, the perfect jewelry design philosophy for the unique, whimsy, sophisticated Juneau woman! We'll have a large selection of JA Jewels work featured all month long.
The opening reception for Mandy and Jayne takes place on First Friday, August 4, beginning at 4:30pm. For more information and samples of their work, visit www.anniekaills.com.