Paintings by Austin Parkhill are on display at the Homer Council on the Arts

Paintings by Austin Parkhill are on display at the Homer Council on the Arts

First Friday

Art Shop Gallery

202 W. Pioneer Ave.

New work by Taz Talley

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

Homer photographer Taz Tally shows his new image of fireweed casting its seed, along with other black and white images printed on metal.

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

Encaustic painting by Antoinette Walker

Ceramic art by Annette Bellamy

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

Antoinette Walker is an contemporary Alaska artist capturing the marine and coastal life of her island home of Kodiak and Bristol Bay where she fishes for sockeye salmon. She has exhibited her art in solo and group art shows in Alaska and Arizona as well as museums and libraries. Walker has a piece in “Living Alaska, A Decade Of Collecting Contemporary Art In Alaska Museums,” now traveling the state this year, and a piece in the All Alaska Biennial Exhibition now on display in Anchorage.

Halibut Cover artist Annette Bellamy’s artwork reflects her work and lifestyle on Kachemak Bay. She commercially fished for 43 years, long lining for halibut and seining and gill netting for salmon. For many years, Bellamy shared a work space and kiln with the late Halibut Cove artist Alex Combs, firing both functional and sculptural objects. Bellamy’s work is in the permanent collections of the Pratt Museum, The Anchorage Museum and the Alaska State Museum.

Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

New Work by Michael Anderson

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Cordova clay artist Michael Anderson has done more than 25 public installations, including Homer’s Islands and Ocean Visitor Center, Kodiak’s Near Island Research facility and current ongoing installations at The River Walk in Boise, Idaho, and Dena’ina Elementary School. His playful, functional pottery is the focus of thise exhibit. Anderson grew up in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Clay didn’t take hold until college where he was significantly influenced by master teacher John Takahara. His work is bas-relief tile and functional pottery. He sculpts, inscribes and or slip paints to achieve his visual aesthetic.

Homer Council
on the Arts

344 W. Pioneer Ave.

Out of the Arctic, recent works by Austin Parkhill

Show Description: “Recent Works – Out of the Arctic”

Homer artist Austin Parkhill’s paintings have been inspired by his time living in the northernmost town in America, Barrow. He shows new paintings from his MEGAfauna series, which focuses on the unique challenges of coexisting with the natural Arctic ecosystem. Parkhill also exhibits pieces from his monochrome portrait series that detail moments of raw character, inspired by his friends from the far north. Sometimes described as a hyperrealist paint, Parkhill’s work has been shown from the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. to New York City. In 2015, Parkhill was awarded the Connie Boochever Artist Fellowship by the Alaska State Council on the Arts.

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

A fresh Edge, work by George Overpeck, Ted Heuer and Jerry Froeschle

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

“A Fresh Edge” features work by local wood turners George Overpeck, Ted Heuer and Jerry Froeschle. These turners have their own unique styles with a shared passion for the natural beauty and diversity of wood. The exhibit title refers to the extremely sharp edge on the gouges, scrapers and skews that turners use to create their work. Turners often stop turning to hone a fresh edge on their tools to prevent tearing the grain of the wood.

Overpeck works mostly in local birch. Many works display the outer limits of a transformative microbial process known as spalting. His usual practice is to create simple forms to display the wood, but he sometimes uses embellishments such as dyes or high voltage pyrography. Heuer specializes in functional art. He uses all types of hardwoods, both domestic and exotic, often combining several species of wood in one piece. He favors segmented turning, especially stave bowls and dizzy bowls. Froeschle is not only an excellent turner but also has an artist’s eye for form and composition. His turnings range in size from small to very large. He often incorporates elements of nature into his work.

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