For Mary Epperson Day on this month’s First Friday, with a slew of art openings it will be hard to fit them all in before heading to the Homer Council on the Arts at 7 p.m. for its annual meeting and celebration of the life of Epperson, a music teacher and art advocate who died in 2016.
June shows include several exhibits by indigenous artists or artists from Alaska villages. Alutiiq/Sugpiaq artist Linda Infante Lyons and Sarah Beaty, of the Gwich’in village of Fort Yukon, show their work at Bunnell Street Arts Center. At The Shop, Mi’kmaq/Inuit artist Jonathan S. Green shows his prints in a show with ceramic artist Alanna DeRocchi.
Artist Lori Jenkins, known at the Homer Farmers Market for her Synergy Gardens and the Alaska Garlic Project, has a new show of en plein air paintings at Grace Ridge Brewery. Other Homer artists showing work include Karen Roush at HCOA and Ranja v Dean at the Dean Gallery.
It’s not quite the Musee d’Orsay, but for this month the Fireweed Gallery features artists working “In the Manner Of” artists that could be found in Paris. Local artists have creatively interpreted the works of Van Gogh, Klimt, Kahlo and others.
Other Alaska artists showing include Douglas Francois Girard at the Art Shop Gallery and his “Bird Block” bird paintings and Soldotna artist Abbey Ulen at Ptarmigan Arts.
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