Art exhibits at First Friday gallery openings seem bent on helping viewers if they have winter blues and long for spring to get here for more of an outdoor life.
The March show at Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery is titled Sticks and Stones and features nature inspired art from Ptarmigan artist Deb Lowney and Dan Fischer. This collaboration features media including: driftwood, beach stones, and pushki stalks. Many of the shows pieces are suitable for both indoor and outdoor display.
Fireweed Gallery presents “Being Here,” wood engravings by Sitka’s Rebecca Poulson. This series reflects Poulson’s interest in art, her appreciation of Alaska landscape, Alaska history and her own work experience.
For many years, Poulson was a shipwright repairing wooden fishing boats, and spent time crewing aboard different trollers and longliners. She was instructed in wood engraving by Dale DeArmond. All of these elements converge and are brought forth in the images presented.
Poulson’s exhibit opens this week with a First Friday event from 5-7 p.m. at Fireweed Gallery, 475 E. Pioneer. The showing continues through April 2. For more information, check out www.fireweedgallery.com.
A First Friday gallery concert at Homer Council on the Arts mixes in music and art as it features Dave Gerard and friends at 7:30 p.m. Gerard is a local musician who writes his own songs – and makes his own instruments. He titled his show, “Carve Away all Excess Wood that isn’t an Instrument.” Tickets are on sale at the door, 355 Pioneer Avenue in the bright yellow building.
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