Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 6:25 PM on Wednesday, June 1, 2011

First Friday Events

Art Shop Gallery

207 W. Pioneer Ave.

Landscapes, by Jim Buncak

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

10 a.m.-2 p.m., 4-6 p.m., Saturday

Longtime Homer resident Jim Buncak has shown his work in local galleries for 25 years. Buncak works mainly in oil and charcoal and paints his landscapes plein air. He also has taught life drawing and done portrait demonstrations. Buncak also visits the gallery on Saturday.

Brad Hughes Studio

Ocean Drive Loop

Current Home, monumental sculpture by Brad Hughes 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception

Homer artist Brad Hughes shows his monumental sculpture, "Current Home," at his studio before it is moved for installation at the Alaska SeaLife Center in Seward.

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

Take Me to the Water, sculpture by Nancy Munro 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artist talk

Anchorage and Halibut Cove artist Nancy Munro shows ceramic sculptures inspired by mythical and real marine life — "sirens calling sailors to the shore, wall pieces that are part sea creature, part shaman mask, forms that speak of the wonders of the sea," the gallery describes her work. Munro has studied art at the University of California - Berkeley, the Arts Students League in New York City and the University of Alaska Anchorage.

Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

Above, Below and All Around the Sea, metal sculptures by Don Henry and rug hookings by Ev Irvin. 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception

Homer artist Don Henry creates elaborate sculptures using found metal objects. In this exhibit, he creates visual voyages of discovery. Irvin shows her love of fiber and color through hook rugs and pillows that are beautiful, decorative and useful.

Homer Council on the Arts

344 W. Pioneer Ave.

re:Visions, photography by Homer Photo Fest artists 5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Photographers participating in the 2011 Homer Photo Fest show their work. Anchorage photographer, artist and curator Hal Gage also presents a talk.

Picture Alaska

448 E. Pioneer Ave.

Ghost Marker Studies, portraits by Jannah Sexton Atkins

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

Anchorage artist Jannah Sexton Atkins has been created an ongoing series of mixed media skeletal portraits. She writes that these works "record the remains of the diversity of life found on planet Earth. These 'Ghost Markers' mark the rapid environmental changes attributed to human intervention of the natural cycles of planet Earth and the inevitable outcome unveiling itself today."

Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

New Work, baskets by Atz Kilcher Sr.

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Musician, cowboy, rancher and homesteader Atz Kilcher Sr. shares his wild and wooly baskets made from the roots he loves to gather and sort from theFox River Valley at the head of Kachemak Bay. Roots of spruce, alder, cottonwood and willow aree featured as well as grass roots, beaver "clippings," embedded river rock roots, fancy driftwood and an old bird nest.