Faces featured in two exhibits

Art by Carolyn Seymour

Art by Carolyn Seymour

With some galleries on winter hiatus, only three of the regular art galleries have first Friday openings. Fireweed Gallery remains closed until Feb. 13, but a new venue picks up the slack: the Homer Public Library. In a reception, new Homer photographer Susan Johnson shows photographs from a residency she did on Cape Cod, Mass., with beach scenes similar to those here. As part of its Big Read for Ray Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451,” the Friends of the Homer Public Library and Pier One Theatre hold a staged reading of the play version at 6 p.m. Saturday.

Though they take different approaches, by one of those curious coincidences that happen in the Homer art scene, Bunnell Street Arts Center and Ptarmigan Arts both have shows that feature masks and faces. At Bunnell, Anchorage artist Michael Conti’s “On Hockey” looks at hockey’s symbolism and significance. His show features paintings and sculptures of Derek “The Boogeyman” Boogaard, the legendary Canadian hockey player voted the second-most intimidating player ever.

At Ptarmigan, member artists there explore human — and nonhuman — images in “Faces.” The show looks at adult faces, children’s faces, animal faces and even clock faces.

Also opening is Homer High School graduate Lukas Easton’s “Aesthetic Dichotomy.” Now a University of Alaska Anchorage art student, Easton’s work includes paintings and ceramic art.

Michael Armstrong can be reached at michael.armstrong@homernews.com.


Art by Debbie Fanatia

Art by Debbie Fanatia

More in Community

Town Crier

Are you an adult interested in learning how to play hockey in… Continue reading

Lione Rae Bell

Lione Rae Bell was born at 7:30 a.m. on Aug. 26, 2021,… Continue reading

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting… Continue reading

Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)
Pets of the week: Mama Mona, Lakshmi, Georgia and Lil’ Stripe

How is this possible, folks, that this sweet family of four is… Continue reading

Cooked by a combination of pan frying and steaming, delicate tofu and vegetable dumplings require a delicate hand and patience. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
On the strawberry patch: Chubby bites of goodness

Pan-fried and steamed tofu and vegetable dumplings take patience and practice.

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

Kim Terpening's "Wetands Daydream" is part of the Homer Drawdown Peatland exhibit showing at the Pratt Museum & Park through Oct. 10, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Peatlands exhibit at Pratt merges art and conservation

In its exhibits, the Pratt Museum & Park has used artistic expression… Continue reading

The Alaska Grown logo.
Homer Farmers Market: Winding down for the season

Vendors will continue through October, but market booth closes this Saturday.

The masthead for the Homer Weekly News.
Years Ago

Homer happenings from years past

Most Read