With local creators in mind, HCOA focuses on Homer, Kenai Peninsula, Alaskan Native, and Alaskan artists. From Emerging to Mid-Career, the Gallery Exhibit Program is committed to engaging and connecting the community through the arts.
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We feature local, Kenai Peninsula artists with a focus on emerging and mid-career. Homer Council on the Arts is proud to launch artists into satisfying and productive careers.
Art is the expression of human creativity and imagination. Through our unique lens, we see beauty in the world in many different forms. Whether it is a photograph, painting, sculpture, literature, or any other unique form of expression, we a proud to exhibit our local artist's work.
Community Art Calls
A couple of times a year, we put out a call to our local community to gather a broad perspective of art works based on a theme. Living in a community where art is often vocation and avocation gives HCOA opportunity to share a plethora of styles and mediums of our local talent.
Abstract work is about expressing feelings and emotions in a visual sense. The intent is for viewers to feel the work and come to their own personal interpretation based on forms, colors, shapes and textures.
With live music accompaniment, this class is designed for adults with mobility challenges to increase mobility, flexibility, stability, and to provide social opportunities.
Jubilee Youth Performing Arts Show - Tick Tock: An Evening Based in Time
Performance: 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at the Mariner Theatre
Jubilee Summer Fine Arts Scholarship Awards
Scholarship applications due by 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 12, 2018
Jubilee Youth Art Exhibit - Call for Art (K-12)
• Gallery exhibit at HCOA: March 2–27, 2018
Stepping Out: Moving Metaphors
7 p.m. Friday, March 2 and Saturday, March 3
$15 HCOA Members, $18 General, $5 Youth under 16
Aerial Yoga classes fuse yoga poses with aerial hammocks to allow for a full body stretch that increases flexibility beyond what traditional yoga provides. Creative sequences build strength, coordination and mental poise. Great for all levels - modifications will be given individually so that students can practice to their personal edge.
Learn the ancient art of scrimshaw with master artist Conrad Field.
May 5 from 9am to 4pm (with one hour for lunch!
Artists will be introduced to methods of working in oil and cold wax through an intuitive process utilizing various non-traditional mark making tools. Cold wax (a mix of beeswax, resin, and odorless mineral spirits ) is applied at room temperature and combined with oil paint to become a sensuous butter-cream texture—a lot of fun to work! Combining this mixture in many layers with marks, collage elements, pigments etc. produces results with texture and depth that cannot be duplicated in any other medium. This is a different process from encaustic and does not involve the use of heat.