Arts Briefs

Artists speak at library tonight

Deland Anderson, Argent Kvasnikoff, and Jane Regan all have art currently displayed at the library, and will give a collective Artist’s Talk at the library at 6 p.m. tonight, Thursday.

Anderson, who has lived and painted in Homer for 20 years, will discuss the paintings “Ilimana Incursion” and “Grewingk Gametes,” currently displayed in the Fireside Reading Room.

Argent Kvasnikoff was born in Homer, and currently lives in Ninilchik. He has donated a sculpture to the library, “Tuggeht Janju Tets’,” which now hangs above the reading bar. This piece is part of the larger Qena Sint’isis series, originally displayed at the Pratt Museum. Over a three-month period Kvasnikoff created an alphabet “to infuse aboriginal ideas and concepts into a new written form of the terminally waning Dena’ina language,” he writes.

Jane Regan will also be present to discuss her hand-quilted wall hanging, also on display in the Fireside Reading Room. Her piece is a variation of the traditional American pattern “Log Cabin.” It is unique because it is hand quilted, rather than machine quilted.

New Homer writer speaks Saturday

Writer Rebecca Snow, who recently moved to Homer from Seattle, will give a reading at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Homer Public Library Fireside Reading Room. Snow’s debut novel, “Glassmusic,” was released from Conundrum Press in 2014 and shortlisted for the 2015 International Rubery Book Award. Set in the Fjorlands of Norway, the novel centers around the character Ingrid, who is her family’s secret keeper, and who must learn when to stay quiet and when to speak out. She is currently writing a speculative novel set in the Pacific Northwest. Snow will be teaching Introduction to Creative Writing online this spring for the Kachemak Bay Campus. For more information, visit www.rebeccasnow.com.

Tally signs at Art Shop Gallery

Photographer and author Taz Tally will host a book signing from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Art Shop Gallery. Tally will be available to sing his books “Backroads and Byways of Alaska” and “50 hikes in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula.” His books provided all the information needed for hiking on the Kenai Peninsula or road trips through Alaska.

First Alaska World Arts Festival to be held next fall

The First Alaska World Arts Festival will be held in the fall of 2019, Sept. 6-19, in Homer. Fifty Homer venues will host more than 100 performances, presentations, activities and workshops during the two-week festival. Featured guests for the 2019 festival include American author, voice actor and radio host Tom Bodett; renowned Beatles tribute band Fab Four: the Ultimate Tribute; the performance art collective Quixotic, and an ever-growing list of comedians, musicians, writers, dancers, filmmakers, and visual artists from around the world. The festival is supported by KBBI Radio, the Homer Chamber of Commerce, Land’s End Resort, Pier One Theatre, Salmonfest, Homer Nutcracker Productions, the Homer Theater, Kenai Peninsula College-Kachemak Bay Campus, and a pool of others. For more information, visit www.alaskaworldarts.org.

Bunnell invites artists for Community Supported Art

Bunnell Street Arts Center invites lower Kenai Peninsula artists to apply for its second Community Supported Art, or CSA, art project. Its first CSA ran this year to connect emerging artists with a community of collectors. Each CSA “share” includes a collection of small works by various artists. A limited number of shares will go on sale June 1, annually. The deadline to submit artwork for consideration is Jan. 15.

Artists may propose paintings, cards, CDs, books, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, poems, music or other small works to be included in a 10-inch-by-10-inch-by-5-inch box. Bunnell specifically seeks a screenprinter, fiber artist or painter for the box top. For complete details and how to submit, visit https://www.bunnellarts.org/call-for-art-2019-csa. For additional questions, contact Brianna Allen at Brianna@bunnellarts.org or Asia at Asia@bunnellarts.org, or call 235 – 2662.

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