Many galleries typically close for January or take a hiatus from exhibits, but that hasn’t stopped three art spaces from holding events for First Friday.
Bunnell Street Arts Center has closed for remodeling, and Fireweed Gallery will close this Saturday for a month. The Homer Council on the Arts and Ptarmigan Arts also will not have shows.
The action this Friday is out east. At Creative Fire Studios on Waterman Road off East End Road, the Ranja, Jeff and M’fanwy Dean family again open up their studio for a show. Jeff Dean will give a glimpse at the sculpture process with a display of an 8-foot long steel sculpture in progress. The show runs from 5-9 p.m., giving plenty of time to browse.
Also out east, another late-night gallery, The Shop, will hold an exhibit by multiple artists, The Bag Show. To increase awareness of plastic pollution in oceans, the show features creative, reusable bags. It also shows Boomerang Bags, the bags made by Girls Scouts and others in cooperation with the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. The Shop is open 7-9 p.m.
Closer to town, Grace Ridge Brewery will feature felt art by Hanna Young. Her funky, creative fiber art is colorful, playful and sure to brighten the dark nights of winter.