First Friday Opening at the City Museum: Seeing Faces by Abel Ryan
Join us at the City Museum for the opening reception for two new exhibits during First Friday on January 5th. The Museum is excited to host a solo artist opening reception for Tsimshian carver, Abel Ryan. The focus of Ryan’s exhibit, Seeing Faces, is mainly on masks: “This exhibit, Seeing Faces, is of pieces both new and older. The main focus is on faces, mainly masks. Masks are used to transform us into other beings and to tell stories of other people and great beings. Image of the self is also important and so not everything here are masks. Some things here are about reflection, projection, and self-exploration. This is about seeing faces, but also about what faces see,” states Ryan.
The second new exhibit will feature two local construction related exhibits: construction of the 1935 and 1980 Douglas Bridges; and photographs of the construction of the U.S. Federal and Territorial Building (now the Alaska Capitol), as well as competition panels and a model from the 2005 Alaska Capitol Design Competition.