First Friday tackles cabin fever

Winter Moon Metals Fireweed Gallery presents “Winter Moon Metals,” hand-wrought  jewelry by Homer’s Mary Huff of Salty Girls. Mary hammers and etches sterling silver and copper metals and combines them with the moody bluesy gemstones of labradorite, moonstone and aquamarine. She then takes it a step further and mixes in the natural materials of wood, bone, and shell, resulting in jewelry that is earthy and organic—uniquely Mary and entirely wearable.
The exhibit opens with a reception 4-7 p.m. Friday and will remain in the gallery through Feb. 29. For more information please call 235-3411 or visit us on the web at fireweedgallery.com. Fireweed Gallery, the Essence of Art in Homer, 475 E Pioneer Ave., art@fireweedgallery.com.

Out on a Limb
At Ptarmigan Art’s, the Back Room Gallery presents: “Out On A Limb” with a First Friday Opening 5-7 p.m. Friday. In this exhibit, 10 Ptarmigan Arts artists will present their solutions for cabin fever with their wild and whacky winter blues art work. In other words, some of the artists went “out on a limb” while others stayed traditional, but artists predict patrons will enjoy these new works and fun installations.
Participating artists are Kathi Drew, Jelena Fliehman, Deb Lowney, Gary Lyon, Cindy Nelson, Marali Sargeant-Smith, and Toby Tyler. Collaborating installation artists are Marilee Dupree and Linda Skelton, with installation by Jean Steele.

Native art at Bunnell
“Things are looking Native, Natives looking Whiter” is an installation by Nicholas Galanin, a Tlingit/Aleut/ Multi-Disciplinary Artist, at Bunnell Street Art Center. Galanin works with concepts of the “Indian Art World.” He says he had become impatient with the “institutional prescription and its monolithic attempt to define culture as it unfolds. The viewer, collector, or curators’ definition often conveys more about themselves than that of the Native Artist.” Bunnell Street Art Center presents an opening reception 5-7 p.m. Friday with an artist talk at 5 p.m.
The First IndigenAud Show follows at 9 p.m., featuring Nicholas Galanin aka Silver Jackson and Inupiaq rapper, Allison Warden aka AKU-MATUB.

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