First Friday offers art diversity

Ptarmigan Arts announces an art and adventure auction of epic proportions in the Back Room Gallery, opening First Friday. This show is also a silent auction, with proceeds going toward Ptarmigan’s student scholarship fund.
The show runs through November, so you will have multiple opportunities to bid and check your bid. The show will conclude Saturday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. with the “Bid Countdown Extravaganza.”
The event offers a great chance to enjoy work by local artists, get some fine Christmas presents and hang out with other art lovers.
To whet your appetite, check out some of the artists whose items will be auctioned: Toby Tyler, Cheri Greer, Robert Lyn Nelson, Byron Birdsall, Jan Peyton, Jacques and Mary Regat, Gary Lyon, Barbara Lavalee and Smokey Bay Air Flightseeing.
For more info., call Ptarmigan Arts at 235-5345.

“Quilts, Quilters and Their Stories,” opens 
5-7 Friday, in the Special Exhibits Gallery at the Pratt Museum. 
The exhibit is a non-juried show of contemporary quilts, with each piece reflecting the rich history of Kachemak Bay and its creator’s connection to the region.
Presenting a wide variety of quilting techniques and a diversity of artists, History in the Making reflects the eclectic community through this ever-evolving American art form. This exhibit opens with a reception on Friday, Nov. 9 from 5-7 p.m. and remains on display through Dec. 30.

Picture Alaska jumps into the First Friday foray with its presentation of “Northwest Goods,” a potpourri of fashion, art, jewelry and gifts created by hand in the Great Northwest.
The show will feature the pottery of Caralyn Kieckhaefer of “The Wildcat Lake Pottery” studio, a coastal collection of sterling jewelry by Catherine Stemper, glass platters by Tam Johannes, beaded earrings and necklaces by Jo Bird, ornaments by Chaum and April Spehar and much, much more.
Opening reception is 5 – 7 and, just for the fun of it, all purchases made store-wide during the reception will receive a 10 percent discount.

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