The Kenai Fine Art Center Board of Directors made the difficult decision to close for the remainder of 2020, due to the Covid 19 virus. They considered the safety of the many volunteers, artists and gallery visitors and that summer tourism would be much slower. On the bright side, they are using this time to write grants, work on the website, paint walls, and make Art Show plans for 2021. Stay tuned for ARTIST IN FOCUS spotlighting area artist creative efforts.
The Kenai Fine Art Center will be open through Saturday March 28th, the last Sat in March. Please note, art work on display in the current Biannual Juried Art Show needs to be picked up by 5pm on Saturday the 28th.For other arrangements call Karen Fogarty at 283 7040.
The KPBSD student art show scheduled for April is currently postponed. The KFAC Gallery will also be closed for the month of April. No art show is scheduled in the Gallery for April. If you need further information, call 907 283 7040.
Juror: Graham Dane
UAA Adjunct Professor of Art
I was born just west of London and studied Art and Art History at Oxford Brookes University (1984-87), an Advanced Postgraduate Diploma in Painting and Printmaking there concurrent with evening life-drawing classes at St Martin’s School of Art, London (1990-91). In 2013 I was awarded a Masters in Art History from Birkbeck College
The works I make are found on the way to something else and are always unexpected. They’re informed by daily experience, by memories and certain aspects of the world including (but not limited to) virology, bacteria, meteorology, chaos theory, an interest in the notion of the sublime.
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.