This month's featured event is the "Four Friends" art show. We're celebrating a group of "art buddies" who have been painting together for many years: Constance Baltuck, Barbara Craver, Puanani Maunu, and Natasha Zahn Pristas.
Our four friends met and started painting together many years ago while they all lived in the "flats" neighborhood of downtown Juneau. Over the years, they've enjoyed painting together and refining their craft as a group. Natasha moved away (not too far - still in Alaska!)
but the group has remained in touch, sharing their love of art and painting together when they can. This show was Natasha's brainchild and envisioned as a reunion of sorts for the art buddy group. We're delighted to be able to play host for this celebration of art and friendship! Here's a little more about each artist:
Constance Baltuck's work can be separated into two distinct styles, both of which are vibrant and full of color. First, she paints gorgeous landscapes from around the Juneau area. Second, she paints more abstract work made up of intricate patterns or many tiny dots or brush strokes, similar to a pointillism style. Enjoy Constance's latest work in both styles this month!
Barbara Craver is a contemporary artist painting landscapes primarily. Her work is stylized just a bit and uses blocks of light and dark reminiscent of Byron Birdsall's beloved technique. Bright colors and lush scenery typify her work. See the latest Barbara Craver originals featured in October.
Puanani Maunu is a landscape artist with a background in abstract painting. She merges the two styles for her own refreshing take on Southeast Alaska scenery. We love how she manages to capture the essence of a moving gray sky or rolling surf in her work. Puanani will be showing a collection of her recent paintings.
Colorful and uplifting are two word that describe the art of Natasha Zahn Pristas. She creates bright and cheerful collage work, with birds and flowers being popular subject matter. She also has watercolor and pen-and-watercolor paintings of fish, flowers, and more. We're excited to introduce Natasha and her work to Juneau!
Our "Four Friends" art show will be on display throughout the month of October. Join us for the opening reception and meet the artists on First Friday, October 6, beginning at 4:30 pm. For more information about the artists and and examples of their work, visit www.anniekaills.com.