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Join us for First Friday at the Fur Rondy Shop, April 5


First Friday: Painted dogs, cedar sounds and popcorn.

Anchorage, AK: This Friday, April 5, from 5pm to 7pm, Caffe D’arte at the Fur Rondy Shop hosts a First Friday reception featuring ASD student art—finished and in progress—and hand-carved Native American flutes.

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” (Pablo Picasso)

Anchorage city-scapes, painted rocks, fish skeleton prints and more are the focus of student art from the Anchorage School District’s 21st Century Community Learning Center After-school Program for kids in grades K-8. Students will be on hand to talk about their art. They’ll also be painting two of the fiberglass “Rondy dogs” right in the shop!

“Each flute has a life and sound of its own. No two are alike.” (Jason Leyva, Peaceful Sounds in Alaska)

Jason Leyva, owner of the family-run Peaceful Sounds in Alaska, crafts one-of-a-kind Native American flutes from cedar. Each flute is made by hand and uses only natural products such as organic triple filtered bees wax and grade triple-A tongue oil for the inside bore and mouthpiece. Meet Jason, listen to the haunting melodies and learn about the craftsmanship of carving these unique instruments.

Kid-friendly food will be served—reindeer hot dogs, popcorn and samples of hot chocolate (plus a veggie platter for those of us gearing up for bikini season). This is no hoity-toity art show!


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