Arts in brief
HPL Book Club reads Chiappone’s ‘Liar’s Code’
For October, the Homer Public Library Book Club reads Homer writer Rich Chiappone’s “Liar’s Code,” a collection of essays and stories about fishing.
The club meets from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 at the library. Chiappone will join the club to answer questions.
Proposals for Giving Salmon sculpture being sought
The Homer Foundation is requesting proposals from artists for a larger-than-life sized bronze salmon sculpture, The Giving Salmon. The Giving Salmon will be located on the grounds of the new Boat House Pavilion, a marine-inspired covered pavilion which will stand where the former Harbormaster’s office was located on the Homer Spit.
Interested artists should apply online at www.callforentry.org. The deadline to apply is Nov. 15.
The sculpture will commemorate the foundation’s 25th anniversary and will be a permanent gift to the community, a beautiful piece of public art that will help increase the foundation’s visibility, capture donations from visitors and build awareness of Homer’s nonprofit community that helps Homer flourish as a world-class location for both living and visiting.
All donations deposited into The Giving Salmon will be distributed through the foundation’s year-round grants program. Donors wishing to support the creation of The Giving Salmon will be recognized on a brass plaque adjacent to the sculpture.
For more information, call the Homer Foundation at 235-0541.
Alaska State Museum selects Bellamy for solo show
The Alaska State Museum, Juneau, has selected Halibut Cove sculptor Annette Bellamy to exhibit her work in a solo show at a date to be announced. Bellamy is one of eight Alaska artists from Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan and Skagway who will have solo shows from March 2017 to the spring of 2019. Bellamy frequently works in ceramics, and her sculptures explore the natural resources of Alaska, focusing on both traditional and nontraditional uses of those resources. Other artists are Sara Tabbert of Fairbanks, Linda Infante Lyons of Anchorage, Carmel Anderson of Ketchikan, Daniel Papke of Skagway, Amy Meissner of Anchorage, Charles Rohrbacher of Juneau, Bellamy, and Donald Varnell of Ketchikan.