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Get an early start on this First Friday!

Homer’s slate of first friday activities is stunning this month.
Get started by 3:30 pm to take it all in! 


Start at Picture Alaska, which is having a last First Friday event “Remembering Summer,” a series of Alaskan floral paintings rendered in traditional Chinese style. by Sharlene JP Cline. The show is Friday, November 7 & Saturday Nov. 8 only,  and then – after 24 years serving Homer – the gallery officially closes.
Across the street from Picture Alaska, Fireweed Gallery presents an encore presentation of Sterling artist Pati Deuter’s October show, “Day Dreams”.  Using oil pastels and colored pencils she explores Northern tribal customs and people.
Next door to Fireweed, Ptarmigan Arts raises funds for visual-arts scholarships with a Back Room Gallery show and sale in November. 100 percent of the proceeds of art sales from prominent local artists support a scholarship to assist high-school students pursue careers in visual arts.
Try to get to the Pratt Museum by 5 pm. Women who run with the Tides features new work by 29 women reflecting on the experience of becoming artists in this place dating back 25 years or more, and I’d add, very much sparking and shaping this place in the process! The show is up through December 31, with a talk at 5:30 on Friday.
After the Pratt, try to get to Bunnell Arts Center by 6pm. Rasmuson Artist in Residence, Elizabeth Emery will present a talk and tour of new prints created at Bunnell since mid-September. Learn about Emery’s non-traditional printing processes  and participate in a postcard exchange when you stop by Bunnell on friday evening.
Round out the evening with a wonderful gallery exhibition and concert at HCOA by Homer-grown artist and musician Gus Beck. Gus completely envelops the space with sculptures in wire. He’s a singer-songwriter too! His concert is 7:30 PM. You can get your tickets in advance at
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