March is the month to celebrate youth in the arts here at Homer Council on the Arts! Homer, our quaint little town by the sea, is filled with artist of many disciplines and levels of achievement. Consequently, our youth are surrounded by inspiration and creativity on a daily basis. Local art teachers have selected works for this exhibit that span a gamut of genres and forms. Submitted pieces will include paintings on canvas, several “tunnel books”; handmade books that create an illusion of depth and perception. Famous artists like Matisse, Van Gogh and Andy Warhol inspire several pieces from Fireweed Academy. Three-dimensional art will include ceramics and some cardboard sculptures, a preview of a community art call for April. One of the joys of this annual exhibit that brings community members back year after year is being able to see work from students from kindergarten through seniors in high school together in the same room, and be able to recognize the progress made as they develop their skills and perspective with each passing year.
Gallery opening is scheduled for Friday, March 1st from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at HCOA, 355 W. Pioneer. The exhibit will be up all month; gallery is open 1:00 – 5:00 PM Monday through Friday.