First Friday kicks off the Labor Day weekend with the last summer showing of art shows. At the Homer Council on the Arts, the show’s title, “From the Earth,” also will be reflected in a special event for a gallery show: a potluck reception with gifts from local harvests. Brian Grobleski’s photographs of food contrast with original earth art (as in made from) — ceramic art by David Kaufmann, Maygen Lotscher, Gundega Snepste and Jeff Szarzi. Grobleski’s photographs were featured in Eve and Eivin Kilcher’s cookbook, “Homestead Kitchen,” and he will be signing books at the show.
Also included are new solo exhibits by established Homer artists Deb Lowney and Jim Buncak. Lowney has been refining and developing her wood sculptures over the years and shows her latest work in “Going With the Flow” at Bunnell Street Arts Center. One of Homer’s most prestigious portrait and landscape painters, Buncak presents his new canvases in “From the Pallet” at Fireweed Gallery.
Elsewhere, Carrie Payne’s fabric art shows at Ptarmigan Arts, with quilts illustrating her own and folk tales. For people wanting art that can be worn and well as seen, Liz Bowen shows her Dichroic art glass and other jewelry at the Art Shop Gallery.