‘Capture the Kenai’ opening Friday, Sept. 20, and other art around town

Hanging Around Town

  • “Capture the Kenai,” reader photos recognized in Redoubt Reporter photography contests from 2011-2013, are on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center through the end of October. There’s a free opening reception from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. Call 283-1991 for regular business hours.
  • At 6 p.m. Friday, the Kenai Fine Arts Center is hosting an informal get-together for artists of two-dimensional media, including photographers, watercolorists and painters. It’s also free and open to the public. The center is at 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai.
  • The Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at Kenai Peninsula College hosts Richard Eissler’s traditional, film-based photography exhibit, “Thirteen + One,” with an artist’s reception at KPC from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 23. The gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.
  • As part of its “Every Friday” series of art and cultural programs, the Kenai Fine Arts Center’s Sept. 27 event features, “The Written Word” — creative writing by a variety of central peninsula authors. Good writing, particularly epigrams, haiku and other very short and incisive written works, are often an excellent complement to fine photos. All “Every Friday” events start at 6 p.m. at the center in Old Town Kenai.
  • Through the end of September, the Peninsula Photographers Guild monthly show can be viewed Monday to Friday during normal business hours on the second floor of the Cottonwood Clinic in Soldotna.
  • Finally, the public is invited to attend the Kenai Fine Arts Center’s annual “Harvest Art Auction” on Sept. 28, with music, refreshments and beverages. This event includes both outcry and silent auctions for donated art of all media by local artists, flight-seeing tours and other items. Advance ticket purchase is required. Donated art is already on display and available for silent auction bidding at the Kenai Fine Arts Center between noon and 5 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays. These are always fun events, even if you don’t take anything home. For more information, call 283-7040 during the center’s open hours or email Shauna Thornton at shaunat@gci.net.

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