Fireweed Gallery's reopening adds color to late winter shows

In another sign of winter fading to spring, Fireweed Gallery returns for First Friday after its winter hiatus. Fireweed feaures “Playing With Color,” a show by local acrylic artist Chelsea Horn. Color also abounds in “Complex Cloth,” textile art by Anchorage artist Diane Melms. Described as “bold, colorful and contemporary,” Melms works in hand dyed and printed fabrics.

At the Homer Council on the Arts, Seldovia sisters-in-law Erin McKittrick and Valisa Higman show art and text from their book, “My Coyote Nose and Ptarmigan Toes.” Inspired by wilderness adventures McKittrick did with her husband, Bretwood “Hig” Higman — Valisa’s brother — the book uses McKittrick’s unique cut-paper illustrations. Included are various elements of the book to show the creative process.

Also showing for another month is “Warp and Weft” at Ptarmigan Arts, a multimedia, multi-artist exhibit on the theme “warp and weft,” the term for the weaving process.

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