Kenai Peninsula College will be having an upcoming exhibit specifically designed to show art from the art department faculty for their students. Taz Tally is an amazing photographer who specializes in black and white photography and is a new adjunct art professor for KPC. Tally has a doctorage in geology and has been a university professor teaching geology, geopgraphy, and environmental studies. Currently, Tally teaches photoshop classes at KPC and teaches creative digital photography at the Kachemak Bay campus. Tally is an avid hiker, biker, kayaker, and skier and his interest in science and passion for landscape photography led him to write the book “50 Hikes on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.”
Jean Steele is the other new adjunct art professor at KPC starting this fall. Steele, like Tally, lives in Homer and teaches at the Kachemak Bay campus as well. After learning how to shape clay on a potter’s wheel in high school, Steele moved to Oregon in 1976 and started selling her work at the markets in Portland. In 1990 she moved to Homer and opened up several art studios. Steele likes that pottery is not just a craft; you can learn to be very good at throwing, trimming and making nice functional pots. You can also use it as a way to express yourself artistically.
The opening reception featuring the art faculty’s work will be held Tuesday, Aug. 23, from 4:30 to 6 p.m in the Gary L. Freeburg Gallery at KPC. The show will run through Sept. 15, so whether you are going to be one of their students or you are just a fan of art, you should definitely go check it out!