Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 3:26 PM on Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Arts in Brief




Homer artist wins Rasmuson grant

Homer artist David Gerard, a cabinetmaker, luthier and woodworking artist, received a $5,000 Rasmuson Foundation project grant on last week. Gerard, whose art was part of the Homer City Hall 1-percent for art selection, will use the grant to purchase power and hand tools to expand his work space. Gerard provides work space for students to make their own stringed instruments. He received the award in a ceremony in Anchorage.

Ester photographer Adam Ottavi Schiesl also received a project grant to create a traveling exhibit of glass-plate photographs of the Homer and Kachemak Bay area to show at the Bunnell Street Art Center.

The Rasmuson Foundation also honored artist Kes Woodward of Fairbanks with its $25,000 Distinguished Artist Award. Rasmuson awarded 26 $5,000 project grants and 10 $12,000 Artist Fellowships.

Washed Ashore workshop is Sunday

The Center for Alaskan Coastal studies holds a workshop for its Washed Ashore project from 1-5 p.m. Sunday at the project workshop at the corner of East End Road and Kachemak Drive. Learn about the art project that will create large sculptures out of marine debris. Refreshments are provided. For more information, visit www.akcoastalstudies.org or call 235-6667.

Artist starts residency across bay

California-based painter and book artist Andie Thrams does an artist residency at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Peterson Bay Field Station in June. Thrams offers two workshops. From 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, adults and youth ages 9 to 12 can take "Creative Forest Fun" at Bunnell. Work with ink, watercolor, brush, crayon and natural objects to create a painting to take home. The fee is $40 per adult-youth pair.

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. June 23, artists from age 13 up can paint in wild places at the Peterson Bay Field Station. Bring your own materials. The fee is $130 general admission and $120 for Bunnell and CACS members and includes a water taxi fee.

Artist offers encaustic demos

Homer artist Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt offers encaustic demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays through June at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Wimmerstedt's show of encaustic paintings using found objects like bones, coal and antlers is on exhibit at Bunnell this month.

All Alaska Juried Exhibition open

The Anchorage Museum's annual All Alaska Juried Exhibition XXXIV is open for entry through July 1. Only Alaska artists are eligible to enter. This year's juror is Susan Cross, a curator since 2006 at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. For information on entering online, visit www.anchoragemuseum.org.

The Anchorage Museum's annual All Alaska Juried Exhibition XXXIV is open for entry through July 1. Only Alaska artists are eligible to enter the show. This year's juror is Susan Cross, a curator since 2006 at Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams. The exhibit opens Oct. 5 and is on view through Jan. 6, 2013. The exhibition will then tour the state for one year. For more information, contact Julie Decker at jdecker@anchoragemuseum.org or (907) 929-9237. For information on entering online, visit www.anchoragemuseum.org.

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