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Members Choice Exhibition

This month we are celebrating our wonderful members at the South Peninsula Hospital gallery wall! The works in this exhibition were chosen by the artists themselves as a favorite of theirs, making the show a beautiful combination of materials, subject matters, and sizes. Be sure to stop by and admire the multifaceted talents of the Kenai Peninsula art community.

On display through October 31st. 

Featuring Works By:

Susan Biggs · Leah Dunn · Edward Whetstone Hutchenson · Susan Johnson · Michael E Murray · Karen Nogle · Kathleen Schlabach · Andy Sonneborn · Linda Vizenor · Susan Watkins · J. Piotreck Pawlikowski · Dianne Spence-Chorman · Cindy Nelson · Darlene Wisecup · Jean M. Steele

These pieces are a perfect representation of my dreams for the incoming of summer and fall in Alaska. The colors that flow from one season to the next. Fields full of fireweed and mountain peaks alike with reds, yellows & golds.

– Kathleen Schlabach

Michael E. Murray came to Alaska in 1970 as a teacher and later school principal in rural settings. His background includes a BS degree and MSed with focus on Art and Art Education. Now retired from teaching and administration, Michael continues to practice his art interests. While primarily working in water-based media, he enjoys experimenting with found materials, carving, as well as photography. He has been a long-time signature member of the recently dissolved Alaska Watercolor Society and is a member of the Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society. Murray has continued to study with several artists to hone and expand his skills. He has been in solo as well as group shows and curated shows. He and his spouse Martha (also an artist and craftsperson) reside east of Homer and enjoy the many art opportunities and stimulation that Homer provides.

-Michael E. Murray

Bright colors seem to be the theme of my fall work. “Raven” found a geometric/abstract background that lifts the raven’s portrait to the foreground blazingly. The children dancing their “gypsy” move is embellished with bright clothes and impish smiles. In this time of chilly nights and darkening days, the colors bring a dimension of joy and light to the exhibit.

– Susan Biggs

I am Ed Hutchinson, an international artist well known for layering white oil paint on white canvas. This interaction with light creates shadows which define the image. I paint the painting and light from sun or artificial sources change the painting as the shadows change. The depth that causes dark lines in one setting will change with the angle of the light, causing a shifting dynamic.

– Edward Whetstone Hutchinson