The Red Chair Cafe

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The Red Chair Cafe

A locally owned restaurant in downtown Anchorage, Alaska serving breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Sunday.

We also offer an extensive beer and wine menu

Closed Monday

7am - 3pm Tuesday-Sunday

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First Friday Featuring Rivka Zorea

  • The Red Chair Cafe 337 East 4th Avenue Anchorage, AK, 99501 United States (map)

Join The Red Chair Café for a First Friday Event Featuring the Paintings of Local Artist Rivka Zorea

Rivka Chana Zorea, a transplanted Californian has lived in Anchorage, Alaska with her husband and children for over 30 years.

Art, in one form or another has been a part of her life since she received her first set of oil paints and canvasses for her 10th birthday. A self taught artist in numerous mediums, she has always been curious and excited to learn about a new way of creating art. Oils, watercolor, encaustic, acrylic, art quilting and alcohol inks and digital art  are just some of the media she has tried and enjoyed, finally emphasizing and concentrating on mixed media and encaustic hot wax painting.

She received a Bachelors Degree in History and Political Science from The University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington and applied for her secondary Teaching certificate shortly afterward. 

Realizing, that teaching in the public school was not fulfilling her goals, she opened Guardian Angels Daycare from 1990 until retiring from teaching in 1998 to pursue art full time.

Her work has appeared in numerous First Friday shows and for several years she had her work at the Upstairs Studios where she had her own studio.  

She views her art as a form of language without written words. Her aim is to awaken in the viewer an emotional experience that she feels is like poetry. A good poem says so much more to the reader than words can describe painting a story and an experience. The rhythm of light and shadows, color and form create a symphony of poetic dance across the canvass. A painting, no matter the medium employed flows from the brush in an eternal song.