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Only one show scheduled for this week’s First Friday

With many galleries closing or on hiatus for January, one only gallery this month, Ptarmigan Arts, holds a First Friday show. Ptarmigan continues its December show of works by Sebastian Troy Pierre, a Homer artist who moved last year to Alaska from Florida. Fireweed Arts closes Saturday until Feb. 7. The Homer Council on the Arts has been closed for the holidays and reopens on Jan. 16. Bunnell Street Arts Center is open but won’t have a First Friday show as artist-in-residence Mandy Bernard prepares for her residency.

 

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

New work by Sebastian Troy Pierre

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Florida transplant Sebastian Troy Pierre moved to Homer nine months ago and has already left his mark on the art community. His work emits the energy inherent in nature, and his primary colors blend beautifully into the secondary colors. Most of his work also has intriguing backlighting. He teaches painting to budding artists at Homer Council on the Arts and believes that art is his raft upon which he floats through the world, projecting positive energy that he hopes the viewer receives.

A painting of puffins by Sebastian Troy Pierre shows how he uses backlighting.

Pierre’s backlighting technique also is shown in this painting of fireweed.

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