First Friday Events

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

ARTrageous Gaye-la, paintings by Gaye Wolfe
Installation by Melissa Daubert

5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., Melissa Daubert artist talk

7-10 p.m. Saturday, ARTrageous Gaye-La celebration. Tickets are $45 at Bunnell or the Homer Bookstore

For a celebration of the work of the late Gaye Wolfe, a showing of her work is on Friday, followed by a gala on Saturday with a silent auction of handmade books, collages and paintings from her collection donated by her step-son, Charlie Wolfe, and life partner, Sam Smith. An online auction at “buy it now” prices started Tuesday at The show also is a retrospective of Gaye Wolfe’s career from when she lived in Florida until her move to Homer. People are encouraged to dress their most “ART-rageous” on Saturday.

Melissa Daubert is Rasmuson Artist in Residence until mid November. From Cleveland, Daubert specializes in interactive sculpture and community engagement. She presents an artist talk on Friday and free community workshops 3:30-5:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 and noon-4 p.m. Oct. 19 for youth and adults. Help her create a collaborative kinetic sculpture, to be shown in Bunnell’s main exhibit space throughout her residency, with an opening reception 5-7 p.m. Nov. 1.


Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

Kelp Me, fiber art by Linda Weatherwax

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Linda Weatherwax presents “Kelp Me,” wearable and decorative fiber art inspired by the undulating forms of kelp as it moves in the water and as is found washed up on the beach. She uses the ancient art form of batik to create her works. The exhibit includes a variety of hand dyed clothing, table linens, banners and scarves.  


Picture Alaska 

448 E. Pioneer Ave. 

Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society Watercolor Workshop paintings

5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception 

This month’s exhibit features paintings by artists from the Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society annual watercolor workshop taught by Annella Campbell. Campbell is a member of the Red River Watercolor Society, and the Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild, and a former member of the Women Artists of the West and the National League of American Penwomen and past State President of that organization in North Dakota. Participants in the three-day workshop included Homer, Soldotna, Kenai and Anchorage watercolor artists.


Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

Illusions of Duality, paintings, collages and assemblages by Dick Harrison Sanders

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Homer artist Dick Harrison Sanders writes, “My art has always leaned toward the surreal, a transformation of the normal somewhere between waking and dreaming. The landscapes reflect this experiential and transformative sensibility. The collages and assemblages have a ‘found object’ nature in common. The separate parts seem to find their own new natural order to form their narrative. I try to let the imagery speak for itself though occasionally my editorials find their way into the mix.”


Pratt Museum

3779 Bartlett Street

Ritz at the Moulin Rouge, work by various artists

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Preview art donated by lower Kenai Peninsula, Alaska and Lower 48 artists for the Pratt Museum’s annual Ritz gala art and adventure auction. Donated pieces include works by Annette Bellamy, Marian Beck, Karla Freeman, Steven Godfrey, Fred Machetanz, Ron Senungetuk, Turid Senungetuk, and many generous and talented artists from around the state. Artist Rebecca Crowell also has donated a piece from her recent exhibit, “Beneath the Surface.”


South Peninsula Hospital 

4300 Bartlett Street

A Human Tapestry: Artrageous Homer, paintings by Gaye Wolfe

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Along with the Bunnell Street Arts Center exhibit of art by Gaye Wolfe, South Peninsula Hospital shows paintings from a previous Bunnell show by Wolfe, “A Human Tapestry: Artrageous Homer.” In that show, Wolfe painted portraits of Homer artists, musicians, actors, performing artists and art producers. “Gaye’s exhibit is a snapshot of community, and that speaks to what our hospital does every day: provides care for members of the community,” said hospital spokesperson Derotha Ferarro. “It’s an honor to display her work any time, but particularly this month, when the community celebrates her life and her contributions.”

Use the main or upper entrance to access the hospital gallery, in the hallway past the front desk.