The Ptarmigan Arts Gallery is delighted to welcome back Kim Schuster for our first Pop-up Show on May 7th and 8th. A First Friday reception will not take place for the safety of our customers. However, Kim will be available personally for both days! First Friday hours are 10 am to 8 pm! This Pop-up Show is a combination of artwork and information about Alaskan organisms. Kim wants to highlight the beauty of species that are important to our way of life in Alaska as well as to share her love of the lesser known animals found in the world’s oceans.
Kim has been fascinated by the ocean as long as she can remember. Growing up on the East Coast sparked her enthusiasm, and she eventually earned a Bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz. Kim then earned a Master’s degree from UA Fairbanks (where she fell in love with Alaska) and moved to Homer after graduation. Kim works for AK Dept. of Fish and Game and also works as a guide in the Antarctic in the off season. Exploring polar regions has given her a rich array of experiences to draw inspiration from.
Woodworking has been Kim’s passion since discovering the art form in Middle school. Her favorite tool is a scroll saw, which she uses to cut a single piece of wood into many individual units, each of which are finely sanded and painted before being glued back together to create the final product. Kim learned to paint with watercolors as a way to create art while in the field.
Kim’s goal for her Pop-up Show is to share knowledge, awareness, and appreciation of less well-known organisms in Alaska and in our world’s oceans. All are welcome to enjoy Kim’s artwork along with a personal learning experience. You will not want to miss her unique Pop-up Show!