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.
A collection of themed quilts made by nine of Homer’s Kachemak Bay Quilters group will be featured at Homer Council on the Arts in February. The nine quilts each have nine rows, with one row added by each of the quilters in turn over an 18-month period.
We are thrilled to welcome David Pettibone as our September gallery artist.
David received his BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art. He regularly exhibits his work on both coasts, including most recently the Anchorage Museum, and has taught painting and drawing at various schools and institutions in New York City.
Sharlene Cline inhales the complicated world around her and responds to it with her art. From distilling nature, like sparrows perched on fireweed, to it essence and Chi (breath of life), to conversing with world issues like tolerance and climate change, she achieves this through layers of Chinese brushwork, decorative paper, and acrylics.
“Our Playground” is Sharlene’s response to climate change deniers. It shows the effects of climate change on our earth’s water, with aerial views on a time spectrum. The title “Our Playground” refers to our view of our world that our planet is only here for our use, our fun, but our playground is beginning to crack.
Opening reception is April 6, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The equinox has passed and we are diving headlong into Spring! Come to Homer Council on the Arts to celebrate the rejuvination of color, light, and rebirth through the exhibit entitled “Petals”, by Linda Robinson. This fiber art exhibit includes all original wall hangings created by layering and embellishing hand dyed fabric. Applying techniques of embroidery and machine and hand quilting create vibrant works of art. These warm, tactile pieces transmit a sense of rejuvenation, reminding us that the beauty and delicacy of flowers is just around the corner.
Kachemak Bay Quilters: Service Quilts
First Friday Opening Reception: 5-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 3
Exhibit runs Nov. 3-Nov. 28, 2017
"We feel there is nothing better to let people know we care by giving them comfort and a big hug with a quilt in their time of need."
Homer Youth Artist of the Year, Felicity Rae Jones, will share her keen eye for detail through her two and three-dimensional art at her first gallery exhibit entitled “Windows”. At age seventeen, Felicity reveals a sense of insight and authenticity rare for such a young artist. Her innate aesthetic for design and flow are captured in everything she creates. Join us in celebrating this home grown emerging artist and hear her describe her work and process on Friday, October 7th at 5:30.