Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 1:39 PM on Wednesday, November 30, 2011

First Friday events

First Friday openings start weekend of art, dance

As holiday festivities begin this season, a weekend of art and entertainment starts with First Friday openings on Pioneer Avenue and in Old Town. At Bunnell Street Arts Center, painter Gaye Wolfe shows work honoring arts leaders with a series of portraits. The exhibit ties in with a Homer Art History potluck party and open mic at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11. It will be a night of familiar faces, with painter Dan Coe showing his work at Fireweed Gallery and Jim Buncak showing at Picture Alaska Gallery. Both have had shows before. Dick Sanders shows his eclectic and whimsical work for another month at the Homer Council on the Arts. Catch up with other artists and craftspeople with the Homer Nutcracker Faire on Saturday and Sunday.

Art Shop Gallery

207 W. Pioneer Ave.

Vintage Alaska, by various artists

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

The Art Shop Gallery offers art and gifts by artists and craft workers long unavailable for purchase and located by the gallery. Customer appreciation week continues through Friday, with a drawing for free framing for three winners at 7:30 p.m.

Bunnell Street Arts Center

106 W. Bunnell Ave.

ARTrageous Homer: A Human Tapestry, paintings by Gaye Wolfe 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., artist talk

Homer Art History "Fill In the Blanks" Potluck Party and Open Mic 4:30 p.m., Dec. 11

Homer artist Gaye Wolfe presents portraits of local artists who have been leaders in Homer's creative community. Accompanying the show this month are presentations of local stories, community gatherings and performances.

Fireweed Gallery

475 E. Pioneer Ave.

Dan Coe 2011, paintings by Dan Coe 5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Homer artist Dan Coe has become known for his artistic business signs, as seen at places like Barb's Video and All Hopped Up Espresso. He also paints landscapes in acrylic on wood with rustic frames. This show features scenes from summer and fall inspired by Alaska's beauty. Other work includes handpainted furnishings. The show remains on display through Jan. 15.

Homer Council on the Arts

344 W. Pioneer Ave.

Full Catastrophe by Dick Sanders 5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

Known locally for his radio and theater work, Dick Sanders returns to his visual art roots with paintings, collages and sculptures using raw and found materials. The show opened last month, but continues in December with another artist's reception on Friday.

Picture Alaska

448 E. Pioneer Ave.

Painted from Scratch, paintings by James P. Buncak 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception

Local artist James P. Buncak shows new oil paintings, including small landscapes of local scenes and figurative paintings as well as larger paintings from his November show at the ConocoPhillips Gallery at Alaska Pacific University, Anchorage. Buncak studied art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago before moving to Homer in 1984. His work is featured in the December issue of American Art Collector magazine, available for the First Friday opening.

Ptarmigan Arts

471 E. Pioneer Ave.

Ptarmigan Artists group show, works by various artists

5-7 p.m., First Friday Reception

This month's show features work by various Ptarmigan Arts artists.