FIRST FRIDAYS ARE BACK!! JOIN US THE FIRST FRIDAY OF EVERY MONTH 6PM TO 9PM TO MEET THE FEATURED ARTIST AND ENJOY LIVE MUSIC!
Chad Kotter grew up among the Rockies in Utah and Idaho before the Air Force brought him to Alaska, fulfilling a long-term dream in 1998. Chad joined the Alaska Air National Guard in order to stay in his adopted home state, and retired in 2018 after spending the previous 20 years seeing the world, visiting over 30 countries, and deploying 6 times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He currently works for the Federal Aviation Administration as an Electronics Technician, focusing on maintaining navigation aids to ensure pilots find their way home safely.
When not behind his camera on cold winter nights, you can usually find him running sound for his wife’s band Zen Trembles, which he also manages and roadies for. Traveling the globe and living in such a unique corner of it, has inspired Chad to capture the beauty he sees, to share with others through his art
Amy Hunt has been creating in some form of art since childhood. she began dancing at five years old, becoming skilled in classical ballet, Latin, and tap dancing. her training in dancing progressed to competitive and professional international ballroom dancing and figure/freestyle skater. After years of dance she turned her attention to porcelain doll making and designing doll clothes. Graduating from Pacific University with a Bachelors degree in Occupational Science, she worked as an occupational therapist for twenty years. Amy owned and operated a business specializing in physical rehabilitation. After retirement, she studied jewelry design and rendering at the Gemological Institute of America and Revere Academy. She created a collection of jewelry called “The Love of Turquoise” in 2011. The same year she began painting with hot wax and continues presently.
Robert Bezek graduated from high school with an aptitude test suggesting that his highest calling was to be an architect. His interests were in landscape architecture but as the University of Minnesota did not have that program in 1962, he enrolled in a building architecture program instead. He graduated in 1967, during the Vietnam Era. He spent three years in the army, one year in Vietnam. After discharge from the service, he traveled to Alaska, where he opened the doors to his business, BDS Architecture, for 45 years. In his retirement, his wife Amy encouraged him to try encaustic art. He now gardens in the summer months and paints in the winter months.
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