First Friday events

Art Shop Gallery

202 W. Pioneer Ave.

New work by photographer Laural Sabin

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

Homer photographer Laural Sabin shows color landscape photos printed on metal. “The majority of my images convey a sense of serenity, rest and simplicity themes that have become anthems for my own life in recent years,” Sabin writes. “I shoot in all natural light. I love strong colors and natural patterns and textures.”

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

Equinox, Alaska by Kim Terpening

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

Artist and photographer Kim Terpening describes her exhibit, “Equinox, Alaska,” as “photographic interpretations of the light, mood and textures of Kachemak Bay’s plants, water and sky as captured with my digital camera around the autumnal equinox.”

In her artist’s statement, she writes, “The autumnal equinox in Kachemak Bay has always invigorated and inspired me artistically like no other time of year. The imposing and ubiquitous pushki plants, so common in our summer landscape, dry in the fall to become textured legions of tattered soldiers marching across the fields. The bay turns a seductive green as the light shifts at the autumnal equinox and the clouds scud and boil to a rhythm only felt at the time of year when the sun crosses the plane of the equator making day and night of equal length.”

Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

Artistic Inspiration, watercolor paints by Marlyn Kramer

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Originally from Pensacola, Fla., Marlyn Kramer arrived in the Kenai area in 1985. After taking a “Painting for Pleasure in Oils” class from Boyd Shaffer, she writes that she started taking art seriously. She progressed to a professional level and opened her business, Artistic Impulse. Since then, she’s spent time painting for enjoyment and sales, specializing in watercolors, oils and a line of greeting cards. Her exhibit features original watercolors painted “as an inspiration, just for fun,” she writes.

 

 

 

Homer Council on the Arts

344 W. Pioneer Ave.

Inspired by Books, by Karen Fogarty, Lily Huebsch, Marilyn Kay Johnson, Jane Marshall and Connie Tarbox

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Central Kenai Peninsula artists Karen Fogarty, Lily Huebsch, Marilyn Kay Johnson, Jane Marshall and Connie Tarbox have been meeting over the past year as a book and quilting club. Their reading inspired 15 individual art quilts in a wide variety of fiber techniques. The show features their quilts as well as displays describing the process.

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

Waxing Alaska, batiks and encaustics by Janaan Kitchen

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Anchorage artist Janaan Kitchen creates fine-art batiks on rice paper with melted-wax resist and dye. She also creates encaustics for which the melted wax is the color. On finished batiks, all the wax is removed and the colored dyes remain. Her favorite subjects are wildlife and birds. Janaan has done batiks since 1973, and she may be the only artist to work on paper rather than the traditional fabric. Kitchen said that recent health issues may require that she put away her batik tools, and that this could be her last show.

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