First Friday Events

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

Signs, sculptures by Annie Duffy

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

Fairbanks sculptor Annie Duffy shows cast-paper and other mixed media sculptures and works. “The notion of traces, or the marks and impressions that are left behind when one passes through a space, is particularily compelling to me,” Duffy writes in her artist’s statement. “These incidental scratchings and impressions help to tell the stories of our lives and the arcs of others, both animate and inanimate. ‘Signs’ is an examination of this idea and the resulting pieces tell the tale of what I have seen during a small snapshot of my time in Alaska, on certain days, during certain moments.”


Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

Falling Through the Rabbit Hole, photographs by Christina Whiting

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Homer photographer and writer Christina Whiting spent three months living in New York City. During her time she wandered the streets, rode mass transit, walked the length of the city twice and explored bookstores, coffee shops and bakeries and met new people and characters. This exhibit is the result of that journey. “There are so many stereotypes about New Yorkers, including that they are as a whole, selfish, abrasive and rude, but I found the opposite to be true,” she writes in her artist’s statement. “I witnessed incredible acts of generosity, patience and kindness, so much so that this became the norm of what I expected from New Yorkers, and I was rarely disappointed.”


Homer Council on the Arts

344 W. Pioneer Ave.

Under Construction: Readings from New Plays, by playwrights Nancy Chastain, Mary Langham and Kate Rich. 

7 p.m., First Friday

Playwrights Nancy Chastain, Mary Langham and Kate Rich present readings from their new plays. Tickets are on sale at the door and are $5 youth, $10 HCOA members  and $15 general admission.
Kim McNett’s show of pen-and-ink illustrations, “Under Rock & Leaf,” continutes on exhibit through March.


Picture Alaska 

448 E. Pioneer Ave. 

Open house, with works by various artists

5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception 

Picture Alaska and The Upstairs Boutique hold an open host, including recent paintings by Lynda Reed.

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

Aurora photography
by Dave Parkhurst

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Anchorage photographer Dave Parkhurst’s show continues at Ptarmigan Arts with a reception for those unable to make the February First Friday show because of the storm. Ptarmigan Arts celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, with a customer appreciation drawing held each week starting Friday. People who attend First Friday can fill out an entry form, with a drawing held at
7 p.m. for a gift certificate.


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