First Friday events

Art Shop Gallery

202 W. Pioneer Ave.

Homer Remembrances by Lisa Carlon

5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception

Artist Lisa Carlon shows her 3D stained glass, including new designs of wildflowers, sandhill cranes and the Homer Spit. She also will have a selection of her suncatchers and other stained glass designs that reflect and capture Alaska wildlife.

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

Decolonizing Alaska by various artists

5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artists talk

As the world’s attention shifts to the shrinking polar ice cap and the future of our planet, Alaska’s place in the world has moved from the fringe to the center. The effects of colonization, from climate change to cultural survival, have pushed Alaska to the forefront of global conversations. Decolonizing Alaska is a multi-media visual art exhibit that explores how 30 diverse contemporary Alaska artists grapple with these issues and present new possibilities for cultural sustainability.

Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Cetacea: Charting Humanity, by Sonia Luokkala

New artist Sonia Luokkala’s series of contemporary paintings of whales seeks to dissolve the artificial boundaries between intelligence, culture and the natural world. A longtime social and environmental issues reporter with a passion for contemporary art, Luokkala moved to the U.S. four years ago from Finland and has lived in Homer with her family the past three years.

Grace Ridge Brewing

3388 B Street (corner of B Street and Ocean Drive)

5-8 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception

Every month there will be a different Homer artist displaying original art.

Pratt Museum

3779 Bartlett Street

Heartfelt and Handmade: From Creative Homesteading to the Fine Arts, by Jeffrey and Ranja Dean.

5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception

The Dean farmstead reflects “Life as Art” – from functional artworks including handmade tools and implements, aesthetically designed and crafted structures, furniture, and housewares, to representational and more abstract artworks inspired by nature and farm life. Heartfelt and Handmade shows not only Jeff and Ranja’s artistry, but also a glimpse inside their thoughtfully crafted and unique home.

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

New work by Ed Hutchinson

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Homer artist Ed Hutchinson paints in three genres: white paint on white canvas of Arctic wild life, whimsical paintings which poke fun at some of the foibles of human existence such as a surfer surfing on a halibut, and colorful landscapes, seascapes and skyscapes. His new work showcases Arctic animals that have to contend with global warming. For the first time, he merges his white-on-white style with his colorist style.

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