First Friday Events

One of Michael Murray’s paintings of musicians performing.

One of Michael Murray’s paintings of musicians performing.

Alice’s Champagne Palace

195 E. Pioneer Ave.

First Friday Art Night with Patrick Bradley

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception
7 p.m., Music by Neck and Neck

Artist Patrick Bradley will have psychedelic coloring books to color and big paper and fresh Sharpies to draw with for an evening of collaborative art.

Art Shop Gallery

202 W. Pioneer Ave.

Scarves and glass ornaments by Nancy Wise

5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception

Homer artist Nancy Wise presents a whole new selection of handmade glass gifts and jewelry, including ornaments. She also shows her hand-painted silk scarves.

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

10×10 Members Show, works by various artists

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

Bunnell holds another opening reception for its 10×10 Members Show of art created by members, with the only limit that work could be no larger than 10-inches squared or 10-inches cubed for sculpture.

Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

Knob, Tube, Loop, ceramic vessels made by hand and wheel by Dave Kaufmann

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Fireweed Gallery features Homer potter Dave Kaufmann, who grew up in the hills of western Massachusetts. Kauffman said he feels his job is “to infuse everyday objects with human sensitivity.” Lately he has been making mugs with alternative styles of handles, thereby creating a slight change in an everyday experience, making items that are easy to live with and “exist in a way that winks subtly from life’s periphery, bringing those who drink and eat from them a pleasant moment’s pause,” he writes. Kaufmann shares a studio with Paul Dungan, teaches ceramics at Kenai Peninsula College and volunteers at the Homer High School studio.

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

Old Trucks, Cars, Guitars and Bars (and then some), paintings etc. by Michael E. Murray 

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Homer artist Michael Murray says that this show might be a transition for him. With all of Alaska’s beauty, why would he paint old cars and people performing music in bars? Part of the appeal with old cars and trucks is nostalgia, with perhaps the dream of restoring an old clunker. He said he sees musical events as community gatherings that also are small enough to allow interactions between the musicians and audience. 

Redfish Custom Framing

3430 Main Street, Suite 1, Old Town

Etchings, woodcuts and engravings, by Carolyn Seymour

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Redfish Custom Framing is the host for a show of limited-edition prints by artist Carolyn Seymour of her etchings, woodcuts and engravings. Most of this collection was produced while Seymour lived and studied in Paris and includes a special tribute to the resilience of the French people. Seymour also shows framed prints and embossed Christmas cards. After losing almost 80 percent of her vision, Seymour now lives near a blind center in Colorado where she still wins awards for her pastels. Seymour has been a member of Ptarmigan Arts Co-op for seven years where more of her work can be seen.

Nancy Wise’s “Moon Dish.”

Nancy Wise’s “Moon Dish.”

A print by Caroyln Seymour created while she lived and studied in Paris.

A print by Caroyln Seymour created while she lived and studied in Paris.

Abigail Kokai’s 10x10 work, “Sarah Frary.”

Abigail Kokai’s 10×10 work, “Sarah Frary.”

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