First Friday Events

Art Shop Gallery

207 W. Pioneer Ave.

New Work by Nancy Wise
5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

New to the Art Shop Gallery is glass artist Nancy Wise, who shows work she calls “fused recycled glass.” Her pieces combine recycled window and float glass with reactive dry enamels, aluminum, copper, mica and even Kachemak Bay sand.

Bunnell Street
Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

To crave what the light does crave, photographs by Adam Ottavi

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

Noon – 2 p.m. Saturday, demonstration and workshop

“Voices Unite” and
“Devil in a Box,”

play by Sarah Jane Johnson
5 p.m. Saturday,
6 p.m. Saturday,
$15 suggested donation

April artist-in-residence Adam Ottavi shows his fine-art portraits, still lives and landscapes photographed the past month. Using the 19th century collodion wet-plate process, Ottavi has been shooting images using a custom camera and 16-inch-by-20-inch glass plates. On Saturday, Ottavi also presents a free workshop on his technique.
To close out Sexual Assault Awareness Month, on Saturday Sarah Jane Johnson presents her play, “Devil in a Box.” Also shown is “Voices Unite,” a collection of performances from teen and adult survivor writing workshops done through South Peninsula Haven House. The show benefits Haven House. Tickets are on sale at Bunnell Street Art Center, the Homer Bookstore and Haven House.

Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

Peeps, Pilferers, Tattlers and
Banditry: The Art of Birds,
watercolor paintings by
MaryBee Kaufman
Annual Spring Show, watercolor paintings by Kachemak
Bay Watercolor Society artists

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

A naturalist-guide, artist, art instructor, photographer and writer, MaryBee Kaufman is this year’s Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival featured artist. Also showing is the annual Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society show, including its yearly collaborative painting. Arts sales benefit watercolor society workshops and programs.

Flex High School

4122 Ben Walters Lane

Third Annual Art Show,
works by student artists

5-7 p.m., Second Friday
Reception, May 10

Next weekend, Flex High School holds its annual student art show with student art in ceramics, photography, woodworking and other mediums of expression, including live performances and writing. 

Homer Council
on the Arts

344 W. Pioneer Ave.

Go Back in Time, music by
Sally O with Karen Strid and Michael McKinney

7:30 p.m., First Friday
gallery concert, $5 youth,
$10 member, $15 general

Sally Oberstein sings jazzy, torchy, snappy, dizzy, cool “Love Songs from the Heart” with Karen Strid-Chadwick on piano and Michael McKinney on bass.


Kachemak Kids –
Christian Church

3838 Bartlett Street

Children’s Art Competition,
works by various artists 

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

On the theme, “With Love to Mom,” young artists and performers were invited to enter works. The evening also includes music and skits. The show is sponsored by Kachemak Kids, Sprout and South Peninsula Haven House.

Picture Alaska 

448 E. Pioneer Ave. 

Plein Art Painters of Alaska,
paintings by various artists

5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception 

A group of artists from the Anchorage area show work painted “plein air,” or on location. The loose-knit group has done annual plein-air events to benefit Clare House in Anchorage.  

Ptarmigan Arts
Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

Feathers, Stones and Flowers,
art by Kristin Link

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

McCarthy and Girdwood artist, naturalist and science illustrator Kristin Link shows her paintings and field sketches about the natural history of Alaska.