Join us in the New Year for our First Friday with art by Amanda Rose Warren, treats from Friar Tuck’s Hoagie House and Sweet Cheeks Bakery, rockin music by the Dry Cabin String Band and HooDoo on tap!
Amanda strives to inspire a life of emotions with her brave use of paint colors and fun subjects. Primarily self-taught, Amanda Rose Warren is a local acrylic artist to Anchorage. She sparked the love for creative outlets in high school pottery classes, and dabbled in custom art cakes after graduation. Eventually this guided her to painting in 2014 and it grew from there. Painting mainly with acrylic mediums, Amanda uses bright colors and contrast to create her pieces, some with a extra quirky touch. After losing both her parents in 2017 she dived into her work head on. Helping bring joy to others with her artwork has helped Amanda heal from her loss. She feels the most fulfilled by her paintings portraying family, love, and life that bring smiles.
The lululemon 21-Day Winter Yoga Challenge is here!
Goal: Attend 21 classes. Every single class on our schedule counts towards this challenge, including Mat Pilates. And you may attend more than one class a day if this works best with your schedule!
When: January 15 – February 15, 2019
Cost: $135 (This calculates to $6.43 per class!!)
Preregistration is now open!
*Sign up here: https://bit.ly/2Vctvk9
*The deadline for signing up for this challenge is January 26th!
*The 21-day punch card for this challenge expires on February 15th.
Prize for EVERYONE who signs up:
*When you sign up, you will receive a FREE lululemon double roller with a retail value of $58!
Prizes for our FINISHERS:
*Super affordable yoga!
–Two months of UNLIMITED YOGA from March 1st to April 30th for $100!
–OR You may purchase a 10-class punch card discounted at 20%.
*35% off one item at Trax Outdoor Center (some exclusions apply, see in store for details).
*Finishers will be entered into a drawing for a grand prize lululemon gift basket. Two more tickets will also be drawn for additional lululemon prizes.
OPTIONAL winter twist for SKOGIS!
Complete the 21-Day Challenge AND ski all the trails in the 2019 Fairbanks North Star Borough Trail Challenge, and you will get FIVE extra tickets for the drawing, plus a Trax Skogi Beanie! (See store for trail list and more details. If you are in the Challenge, and don’t have skis, you can rent for FREE from Trax.).
Ring in the new year with this challenge that is rewarding for both body and mind.
Winter solstice marks the shortest day and ushers in the return of daylight. Cozy in for an evening of yin with Emily Winfield.
This sequence aims to provide internal balance while being uplifting and comforting. All props will be provided. Dress comfortable in layers and prepare to melt away your stress and tension.
Open to all levels, no experience required.
Join us for a festive art show December 7th, 5-8pm with live music by Arctic Tartan, HooDoo Kolsch on tap and delectable eats by Friar Tucks Hoagie House and Sweet Cheeks Bakery! December First Friday at TRAX will feature FOUR amazing artists that use techniques in metal works, copper art jewelry, acrylic paints, and fused glass.
Sayla McConnell was born and raised in Fairbanks. Her happy place is in her shop sipping on coffee in the early morning, listening to music and working on her next piece of garage art. Her inspiration comes from the beauty all around us, especially from nature and this beautiful state. Her passion is creating mosaics which she has been doing for over 15 years. She is particularly drawn to mirrors and loves the way they brighten a room. Recently she has been enjoying a journey with creating mirrors from pallets. She is often joined in her garage by her two little children that are also starting to explore with mosaics.
Riva Sazama has always worked both two and three dimensionally with a very intuitive and open approach to art making. She has a strong attachment to material and keeps a wide range of ingredients in her studio to choose from. Materials range from natural to the man-made, and she frequently combines both together within a single piece. Process is essential to her practice, as she’s drawn to methods of making art that are repetitive, additive, and time consuming. Riva specializes in hand built constructions where evidence of the artists hand is an integral part of the finished object.
Brandy Milles, born and raised in Fairbanks, Alaska is a self taught artist who began painting in high school and has been hooked ever since. Currently she has works in the Mayors office and West Valley high School. She paints with acrylics, however over the past few years has branched out to photography, pen and ink. Landscapes and animals are the main themes to her art.
John Stahl has lived in Alaska for the past 37 years, started drawing as a young kid and continued doing so into his early 20’s. After taking a break from art for a while, John worked in construction for the past 35 years and started doing some metal and copper work over the past 10 years but not seriously until 2013.
Most of his inspiration comes from seeing the large amount of junk coming out of mass produced computer generated pieces whether they be furniture or art and even sculptures. His ideas come mostly from seeing what is not out there on the market and then building it out of real metal. Whether it’s a a sculpture, table, gate or yard art, what comes from his workshop will usually be something unique and seldom seen anywhere else.
Everyone you see practicing in any yoga studio balancing on their hands or positioning themselves in the bendiest of shapes were at one time, a first time yogi. Many of them probably couldn’t touch their toes at first!
But something moved them to investigate yoga further – whether it was too much stress, needing to lose weight, mending a broken heart, perhaps seeking a new beginning. Or simply, curiosity about all the fuss surrounding this practice.
And that’s all it takes—a simple step to commit to just TRY it and see how it fits your body. Once you are done with this two hour intensive, we hope you feel more comfortable and confident on your mats and at Trax Yoga.
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Join Dee Gard on Thanksgiving Day for a yoga class that will create space for love, gratitude, and maybe even a extra slice of pecan pie!
Veterans Yoga Project Donation Class
Sunday, November 11, 2018
2 to 3pm
Suggested cash donation of $10
Sign up here!
Dee Gard is leading this cash-donation class to raise funds for the Veterans Yoga Project (VYP), an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well-being of military veterans.
VYP teaches over 100 free yoga classes each week for veterans and their families. By providing support to all veterans, whether they are currently struggling with severe symptoms, or they are focused on increasing resilience and giving back to others, Veterans Yoga Project is doing its part to serve those who have served.
All monies collected go directly to this valuable organization.
November First Friday at TRAX Outdoor Center will liven your senses and fill your stein! Art by the young, talented Samantha Miller and beautiful ceramic wares crafted by The Fairbanks Potter’s Guild will be exhibited in the TRAX studio from 5-8pm November 2nd. TRAX is proud to bring you live music by the Sourdough Rizers, great eats from Friar Tuck’s Hoagie House and Sweet Cheeks as well as HooDoo on tap!
Samantha Miller was born and raised in Fairbanks, delving into art a very young age and teaching herself how to draw and use a plethora of mediums including oils and watercolors. She enjoys working with wood cradled panels, sheet music and canvas as a backdrop. Inspired by her surroundings, as well as music books and interesting people, her original design ideas evolve over time to manifest in physical form.
The Fairbanks Potters Guild is a community organization formed in 1996 to promote the ceramic arts and support the work of potters in the Fairbanks, Alaska area. Artists such as Yoriko Freed, Doug Sims, Barbara Travis, Frances Schulz and ceramics from Morel Pottery will display their creative and functional wares.