Dear Friends of 2 Friends

APRIL IS HERE!!!!
Doesn’t the longer daylight just make you feel a bit ‘lighter’? We’re excited about spring and all the new items expected in the gallery. New things always give us a ‘lift’! We encourage retail therapy to brighten your day and your wardrobe! A new scarf or pin seem small but can add a smile to your day:) As our clothing lines expand, we’ve built a NEW DRESSING ROOM!

1st FRIDAY APRIL 4 FROM 5 – 7PM

FEATURING SUSAN SERNA!

We’re thrilled to exhibit her photography in the gallery. She calls it:

“MY WINTER REFUGES, 49 & 50

When the mercury starts falling and the daylight begins to shrink, I begin to look forward to the solitude and quiet beauty that late fall and winter in Alaska (the 49th State) brings. From our home in South Anchorage, we are fortunate to have easy access to the Anchorage Coastal Wildlife Refuge (ACWR), a natural gem whose visual splendor in winter is ever changing. A stop for migrating snow geese, sandhill cranes and other birds, it is off limits to human visitation until it freezes over. My excitement at exploring the Refuge once again grows as the first chilly nights and snowfall arrive. This exhibition documents some of my adventures over the past year.

Of course, as our long Alaska winter progresses, “refuge” inevitably begins to take another meaning. Refuge from bone chilling temperatures, gale force ACWR winds, and slippery, frozen surfaces becomes a major preoccupation for many Alaskans, and I am not immune to those thoughts, despite the winter grandeur that surrounds me. The siren call of the tropics beckons and I have to go.

The tropical refuge afforded by the “Garden Island” of Kaua’i is irresistible. Having lived in Puerto Rico for my formative high school years, it is a welcome return to sea and sand, soft, warm rains, and the restorative power of local fruits, vegetables, and seafood. It nourishes my spirit and offers necessary refuge and respite from the challenging, subarctic climate of Southcentral Alaska. My photos of Kaua’i lift and sustain me throughout the year.
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