The Kenai Fine Art Center’s show for August is Art Quilts Extraordinaire, a judged show with multiple Alaskan fiber artists. All are invited to the opening reception Thursday evening August 2nd, 5-7 pm. Live music, free and open to the public. Meet the many artists, see their work, and hear what they have to say about their medium and construction methods. Two area judges will also be available to award prizes and speak their thoughts on the exhibit entries as well.
Bridging The Gap-Connie Tarbox
I have been sculpting for 17 years, starting with my first sculpture class from Joy Falls at KPC. I was hooked from that initial experience. The big surprise was that sculpting is such an internal experience for me. Self-exploration and -expression were at the root of my continued study of three-dimensional art. I was able to earn a Bachelor Degree in Art with an Emphasis in Sculpture in 2004. I have participated in exhibits at KFAC (juried, experimental and group), Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center (juried and invitational), at Alaska Pacific University (solo and group,) the Pratt Museum in Homer (juried) and Anchorage Museum of Art and History (juried). I have been a PAG member and volunteer since 2005 and served on the Board of Directors for many of those years. Besides sculpting, I enjoy fiber work and am an obsessive doodler. Beyond art, I am an avid birdwatcher and reader. My husband and 3 daughters have been a huge support in all my creative endeavors.
Starting at the End-Carter Mahan
My name is Carter K Mahan, I am seventeen years old and I am a photographer. I first knew I wanted to go down this career path when I discovered a little photo studio during a vacation to Hawaii. The photos were amazing, and I caught the bug. I am willing to do anything to get a good shot which is a good way to get a good shot, but also a good way to get shot. I love the danger of it, I love the thrill of the hunt, I love the camera on my shoulder and I love having a skill to show off. It’s all very satisfying. Photography just clicks with me, pun intended.
The Beluga whales of Cook Inlet are being observed on a daily basis by Kim Ovitz of NOAA, near the Kenai Senior Housing bluff overlook of the Kenai River. She will give a presention on May 24th at 6pm regarding her observations along with a history of the whales in the Kenai River and Cook Inlet. She has gathered formal and personal observations from locals about the Cook Inlet Beluga.
The Kenai Watershed Forum Director Jack Sinclair will present additional whale and water information as well as offering Q & A time for public questions/input.
Free and Open to all, sponsored by NOAA, Kenai Watershed Forum and the Kenai Fine Art Center.
Thursday, May 24, 6pm.
Peninsula Art Guild/Kenai Fine Art Center is proud to present Wild Shore New Music playing at Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Wild Shore New Music presents adventurous new chamber music in south-central Alaska and explores how art engages the natural world in all its beauty and danger. Humans have always needed to use and understand the natural world in order to survive. Wild Shore stages this struggle, and invites audiences to reflect on it, through performances of instrumental music. Wild Shore fosters collaborations between living composers, the nation’s finest classically-trained musicians, and the extraordinarily creative artists and residents of Alaska. Wild Shore Festival for New Music is a non-profit organization fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), which supports artists who want to realize specific projects. NYFA’s mission is to empower artists at critical moments in their creative lives.