Homer writer and photographer Christina Whiting captures a silhouette of a camel near the Dead Sea during a recent trip to Jordan. Whiting will share stories and photographs from that visit during a community slide show at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Homer Council on the Arts. Writes Whiting:“Beyond Petra and the Dead Sea, beyond the deserts, the camels, the hummus and the hijabs, Jordan is a country with a rich, ancient culture, breathtaking natural beauty, spectacular drives, fantastic food and much more, but what makes this country so incredible, so inviting and so captivating, is the people. Jordanian hospitality is like nothing I have ever experienced, and the openness, warmth and caring that was shown to me will remain with me always. During this presentation, I’ll share images and stories from my time falling in love with this country and its people.”-photo by Christina Whiting

Homer writer and photographer Christina Whiting captures a silhouette of a camel near the Dead Sea during a recent trip to Jordan. Whiting will share stories and photographs from that visit during a community slide show at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at the Homer Council on the Arts. Writes Whiting:“Beyond Petra and the Dead Sea, beyond the deserts, the camels, the hummus and the hijabs, Jordan is a country with a rich, ancient culture, breathtaking natural beauty, spectacular drives, fantastic food and much more, but what makes this country so incredible, so inviting and so captivating, is the people. Jordanian hospitality is like nothing I have ever experienced, and the openness, warmth and caring that was shown to me will remain with me always. During this presentation, I’ll share images and stories from my time falling in love with this country and its people.”-photo by Christina Whiting

Arts in Brief

Artist in residence visits 

through Nov. 15

Rasmuson Artist in Residence
 Amy Casey visits Bunnell Street Arts Center through Nov. 15. A welcome potluck is at 6 p.m. Sunday at Bunnell. From Cleveland, Ohio, Casey will do an art exchange during her residency. Sign up for the exchange and she will make a portrait of your house. In return, you make something for her. The art exchange is 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 26-Nov. 1.

 

Scholl exhibits works

at Fat Olives coffee shop

Artist Marjorie Scholl, whose mural is featured on the wall of Fat Olives, now exhibits her work in Fat Olives Coffee Shop at 276 Ohlson Lane. See her work from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. daily at the coffee shop.

 

Deadline approaches

for Artists in Residence

Bunnell Street Arts Center presents an Artist in Residence program for visiting artists to create and share artwork that activates the Arts Center’s space and surrounding community. The call for applications is open until Sept. 30. For more information, visit www.bunnellarts.org/artist-in-residence-call-for-2016-open.

 

Entries now being sought

for Wearable Arts Show 

The annual Wearable Arts Show seeks entries for this year’s show at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Mariner Theatre. This year’s theme is “Animalia,” for costumes, clothing, masks and performance inspired by animals real or imagined. 

Artwork is due 4-6 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Mariner Theatre set shop. Costume labs are held 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays and 1-3 p.m. Sundays Sept. 16-Oct. 2. As part of an Artist in the Schools residency at Homer High School, Ann Margaret Wimmerstedt will teaching Wearable Arts workshops during Focus On Learning periods at the high school.

Register by Oct. 1 by emailing info@bunnellarts.org. Participation in Animalia and the Costume Lab is free to and led by Bunnell Street Arts Center members.

Writer seeks update 

for hiking book

Homer writer and photographer Taz Tally is updating his book, “50 Hikes in Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula,” and he’s looking for community input. 

What are your favorite hikes, both those that are already in the book and any you’d like to see in the next edition? Share ideas with Tally by emailing him at taztally@me.com by Sept. 30. Put “MY FAVORITE HIKES” in the subject line.

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