Dear Friends of 2 Friends

August is here already!!!!


Retail Therapy!

Beautiful new jewelry lines, the last of summer clothing arrivals, and Alaska Native art to show your visiting friends and family are in the gallery. We really do have a wonderful selection of both old and new Alaskana. There are ivory bracelets, earrings and bolo ties as well as sculpture pieces and baleen baskets.

There’s always so much to do! I always love summer and the long days – but, wow! some days are exhausting. I read postings on facebook and know many of you are also trying to stretch the summer activities! Hiking, Kenai fishing, biking, participating in the latest ‘run’, catching the super moon at midnight and BBQing into the wee hours with friends and family. Love it!

I have been busy too – attended a wonderful reunion of my students from East High school, have actually been nurturing my flowers and laughed with my granddaughter at her 3rd birthday party! Bailey’s simply delightful. Soon I will see my other 7 fabulous grandchildren. I can’t wait

As we begin to head into fall, we’ve hired a new employee – stop in to say hello to Llana Markey! With so many regular staff friends off fishing, traveling and basking in the midnight sun, we needed a little help! There will be so many new boxes to open and get on the shelves soon!

Here’s hoping each of you are enjoying this lovely summer and find time to stop in the gallery to get a summer shirt, new handbag or just to say hi while you enjoy a gelatto from next door!

Warmly,

Jacqui

August First Firday

FIRST FRIDAY AUGUST 1

SHAWN SEETOMONA

5-7 PM Reception

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An Alaska Inupiaq, Shawn grew up in Anchorage – attending East High School back when gallery owner, Jacqui Ertischek was an Indian Ed. Counselor. He’s one of many former students and he’s been a wonderful success story carrying on a long family tradition of ivory carving. Shawn’s family is originally from Shishmaref where several of his uncles and other family members were carvers – he’s learned from his elders and is continuing the legacy.

He’ll be here from 5-7 demonstrating his craft, tools and carving expertise. A modest, happy guy we hope you stop in to admire his work and say hello.


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