First Friday events

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

Artist in Residence work by Claudio Orso-Giacone

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

Rasmuson Artist in Residence Claudio Orso Giacone’s closing exhibit includes new works created during his residency at Bunnell. On Nov. 18 Bunnell opens its “10 x 10” annual members exhibit of works up to 10-inches square in any media.

Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

Old and New, by Michael Murray

5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening

Watercolor artist Michael Murray has been creating artwork since a child and has both informal and formal training, earning both a bachelor of science degree and a master of science with an art emphasis. A former teacher and principal, Murray has always advocated for art in education as a “basic part of one’s overall learning process,” he said. Murray also is a founding member of the Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society and a member of the Alaska Watercolor Society. His work is widely known on the Kenai Peninsula.

Homer Council
on the Arts

344 W. Pioneer Ave.

Windows, by Felicity Jones

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Homer Youth Artist of the Year Felicity Rae Jones shares her keen eye for detail through her two and three-dimensional art at her first gallery exhibit, “Windows.”

Kachemak Bay Campus

533 E. Pioneer Ave.,
Pioneer Hall Commons

New work by Joe Kashi

5-9 p.m., First Friday

Kenai artist Joe Kashi shows his new photographs.

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

Original pencil drawings, by Karol Kahn Miller

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Karol Kahn Miller was born in Alaska before statehood. While growing up, she lived in Chugiak, Cold Bay and Spenard when the only road from Anchorage to Willow was dirt. In 1984 she moved her family to Homer.

Wasabi’s

East End Road

Black and White Ritz Carnival Ball by various artists

5 p.m., First Friday art preview

6:30 p.m., Saturday, with music by Karen Strid and Friends

Preview art on First Friday to be auctioned off at the Pratt Museum’s Black and White Ritz Carnival Ball, to be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. See story, this page.

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