“Women Who Run With the Tides,” opening at the Pratt Museum, features work by Charlotte Adamson. The show features art by 29 women artists who first came together as a group 25 to 30 years ago.-Photo provided

“Women Who Run With the Tides,” opening at the Pratt Museum, features work by Charlotte Adamson. The show features art by 29 women artists who first came together as a group 25 to 30 years ago.-Photo provided

First Friday Events

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

New Works, by Elizabeth Emery

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

Rasmuson Artist in Residency Elizabeth Emery has been visiting Homer since September, conducting printmaking workshops and working on her own art. From Cleveland, Ohio, Emery is part of a growing exchange of artists between Homer and Cleveland. As part of her residency, Emery printed postcards from Cleveland and Homer, and invited artists and residents from both cities to color postcards and share thoughts with each other.

 

Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

Day Dreams, watercolor and acrylic paintings by Pati Deuter

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Sterling artist Pati Deuter’s show, “Day Dreams,” remains on exhibit through Dec. 2. Fireweed holds an encore reception of the show. Deuter’s work reflects her outlook on art “as a journey about inner spirit, of exploring new places and cultures,” she writes. Deuter recently moved to Alaska from Los Alamos, N.M., a move that she said has given her the opportunity to listen, learn and translate the spiritual lives of the First People and their ancestors into her work. She defines her watercolors as “visionary art, with a whimsical disregard for what is expected.” Deuter uses cubism and realism to create her style.

 

Homer Council on the Arts

344 W. Pioneer Ave.

Wired, installation by Gus Beck

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception
7:30 p.m., Gallery performance; tickets
are $5 youth and seniors, $10 HCOA members and $15 general

During October, Gus Beck has been “unwinding the daily experience into a sequence of sculptural impressions in wire,” as he describes his project. On Friday, he shows his installation. Also a musician, Beck follows his reception with a gallery concert. Born and raised in Homer, Beck studied illustration, printmaking and sculpture at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, Ore., where he received a bachelor of fine arts in 2012. Since then, he has kept moving from Portland to Hawaii, Juneau to Burning Man, Boston to Girdwood, then back to Homer. He says, “Homer will always be a place I return to. There’s so much to see in a place that we are not just visiting.” Gus also is working on an album that he hopes to record this winter.

 

Kachemak Bay Campus 

533 E. Pioneer Ave. 

The Writer and Place, poetry reading and talk by John Morgan

7 p.m., First Friday 

Award winning poet John Morgan will read from his work and hold a talk, “The Writer and Place,” as part of KBC’s annual visiting writers’ series. Morgan discusses the importance of setting in a writer’s work. Slides will display areas of Alaska that have influenced his writing, including his experiences on a raft trip on the Copper River that resulted in his recently published book-length poem, “River of Light.” Morgan also does a two-day workshop on Saturday and Sunday, “Forms of Feeling: Poetry in Our Lives.” Morgan studied with Robert Lowell at Harvard University, where he won the Hatch Prize for Lyric Poetry. At the Iowa Writers Workshop, he earned a master of fine arts and was awarded the Academy of American Poets Prize. In 1976, Morgan moved to Fairbanks, where he taught for many years at the university and helped found the Midnight Sun Writers’ Conference. He has published five books of poetry, most recently “River of Light,” as well as a collection of essays. His poems have appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New Republic, The Paris Review, The Alaska Quarterly Review, and many other magazines. In 2009, he was selected to be the first writer-in-residence at Denali National Park.

 

Pratt Museum

3779 Bartlett Street

Women Who Run With the Tides, art by 29 artists

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

“Women Who Run With the Tides” brings together work by 29 women artists who first came together as a group in Kachemak Bay 25 to 30 years ago. The show came about in 2012 when several of that group reflected on their early days creating in the Kachemak Bay area. “We chatted about how our experiences then significantly impacted who we were becoming as young women and artists,” curators Kim Terpening and Nancy Wise write in their introduction to the show. “As we continued our discussion, we began to realize that those early and powerful Kachemak Bay experiences not only informed who we were becoming, but also how those memories continue to inform our artistic and personal lives — even today.”
The show brings together artists who have expanded their lives into other careers but whose aesthetic remains rooted in the natural beauty and culture of Kachemak Bay. Many have remained in the Homer area while others have moved to the lower 48.

 

Picture Alaska

448 E. Pioneer Ave.

Remembering Summer, by Sharlene Packer Cline

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

As it closes for business, Picture Alaska holds a two-day art show of Homer artist Sharlene Packer Cline’s “Remembering Summer.” The show is up for only Friday and Saturday, with an artist’s reception for First Friday. Born in Montreal and raised in Miami, Cline studied Chinese brush painting in Taiwan under internationally renowned flower and bird master Yang O-Shi. She has shown her paintings and mixed media works locally and nationally, and is represented in private collections.

 

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

Scholarship Fundraiser, art by various artists

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

The Ptarmigan Arts Scholarship Committee sponsors its annual Scholarship Fundraiser Silent Auction during November. Many artists have donated works, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to a scholarship fund that provides assistance to high-school students who want to pursue careers in visual arts. The show presents art from Toby Tyler, Gary Lyon, Paul Dungan, several accomplished photographers, jewelers, woodworkers, weavers and visual artists of all stripes.

“Women Who Run With the Tides,” opening at the Pratt Museum, features work by Marian Beck. The show features art by 29 women artists who first came together as a group 25 to 30 years ago.-Photo provided

“Women Who Run With the Tides,” opening at the Pratt Museum, features work by Marian Beck. The show features art by 29 women artists who first came together as a group 25 to 30 years ago.-Photo provided

“Women Who Run With the Tides,” opening at the Pratt Museum, features work by Adele Hiles. The show features art by 29 women artists who first came together as a group 25 to 30 years ago.-Photo Provided

“Women Who Run With the Tides,” opening at the Pratt Museum, features work by Adele Hiles. The show features art by 29 women artists who first came together as a group 25 to 30 years ago.-Photo Provided

“Women Who Run With the Tides,” opening at the Pratt Museum, features work by Barbara Wyatt. The show features art by 29 women artists who first came together as a group 25 to 30 years ago.-Photo provided

“Women Who Run With the Tides,” opening at the Pratt Museum, features work by Barbara Wyatt. The show features art by 29 women artists who first came together as a group 25 to 30 years ago.-Photo provided

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