January 6th was the opening reception for “Quintessential Kenai”, a new show highlighting the artists of the upper Kenai Peninsula. I had the privilege of being invited to share the walls with 19 other Kenai artists. The work ranged from stone sculptures to fabric art to oil painting. Being new to the community it was a great chance to get to know other artists, and art patrons. Attached are four scans (I struggled with) from three different newspapers on the peninsula. My lovely wife made the front cover of the most prominent paper to our surprise. Even Justice gave his “Blue Steel” look in the Local Dispatch covering the opening reception. We don’t make the paper very often, so we were pretty excited and wanted to share the news with you (mind the pun).