First Friday events

One of Dan Coe's paintings from his show, "Art Through the Back Door."

One of Dan Coe's paintings from his show, "Art Through the Back Door."

Art Shop Gallery 

202 W. Pioneer Ave. 

Laid Back, work by various artists

5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception 

For its holiday First Friday opening, the Art Shop Gallery holds drawings for such items as Libby Berezin pottery, a Taz Tally photograph or jewelry. The first 40 visitors also get to pick a Christmas gift ball.

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

10×10, paintings by various artists

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

Bunnell’s 10×10 show featuring the work of 64 artists continues. With more than 110 works, every piece is confined to a 10-inch-by-10-inch space, and includes paintings, mixed media and sculpture. Artists span a range of emerging to established artists and include many talents new to the Homer art scene.

Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

Art Through the Back Door, mixed media by Dan Coe

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Artist Dan Coe describes his career as “art through the back door.” Known in Homer for his custom outdoor signs, Coe also has created original art such as the fireweed mural on Bunnell Avenue at the Driftwood RV Park fence. Coe shows his wooden “plaks” and several custom, handpainted furniture pieces. 

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

Alaska Wax, encaustic paintings by various artists

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Encaustic is an ancient technique that uses pigments mixed with beeswax and resin. The media is kept molten on a heated palette and then painted on wood or other surfaces, and can be further modified with heat guns and torches. 

This show features art by 10 members of AlaskaWax, an Anchorage based group of encaustic artists.  The show includes individual works as well as a collaborative painting of XtraTuf boots. Participating artists are Amy Hunt, Aracelis Bell, Cheryl Lyons, Dot Tideman, Janaan Kitchen, Joyce Coolidge, Kathy Smith, Laurel Epps, Rivka Zorea and Therese Stokes Falldorf. Curators are Laurel Epps and Kathleen Drew.  

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