Arts in Brief

Arts in Brief

Artists needed to decorate buoys

for Homer’s first halibut festival

The Alaska Marine Conservation Council is inviting artists of all makes and media to add their personal touch to the first Homer Halibut Festival.

Buoys will be distributed to individual artists throughout July. They will be collected by the Aug. 15 deadline, after which they will be featured at a First Friday event at Alice’s Champagne Palace, then displayed in various businesses around Homer leading up to the Sept. 19 festival. 

This is a donation project to help fund the 2015 festival and future years. Supplies, other than buoys, are not provided.

The Homer Halibut Festival will be a celebration of the halibut resource as well as the livelihoods and cultures that are built around them. It is designed to bolster the rich traditions of coastal fishing communities and foster responsible ocean stewardship for many generations to come.  

For more information on the festival or fundraiser, or to pick up a buoy, contact Hannah Heimbuch at 907-299-4018 or hannah@akmarine.org.

 

Bunnell hosts vocal workshop,

jazz concert this weekend

Bunnell Street Arts Center will present a vocal workshop with Peggy Stern from 2-6 p.m. Saturday. Cost is $35. 

This is a  one-of-a-kind vocal workshop — where Texas swing meets jazz — led by Stern, a pianist, composer, arranger and conductor. It will feature the music of Bob Wills, Cindy Walker, Ray Price and others. Stern graduated from the Eastman School of Music and New England Conservatory with two degrees in classical music. She switched from classical to jazz improvisation, via salsa and R&B.  

The Saturday workshop will be followed by a Sunday concert featuring the Homer Jazz Choir Concert with Peggy Stern on piano and Janie Cowan on acoustic bass.

The concert will be from 7:30-9 p.m. 

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