The annual Harvest Auction is a major fund raiser for the Kenai Fine Art Center and allows us to keep the doors open and the lights on. Kicking off our month-long event is the September 5 first Thursday opening for the Harvest Auction Show and your first opportunity to bid on silent auction items (including a “buy now” option). On September 28 is the main event with food, music, and end of the silent auction followed by the outcry auction. The Harvest Auction features eclectic multiple media original art works by a wide variety of artists. New this year we are also holding a raffle. All work displayed will be included in either the silent auction, outcry auction, or raffle. Tickets for September 28 are available at the Gallery. We look forward to seeing there!
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.
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.