the Arts in Brief

Nutcracker tickets now on sale at bookstore

Tickets have gone on sale for the annual Nutcracker Ballet. Shows are 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 5, 3 p.m. Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11 and 3 p.m. Dec. 12. All seats are $10. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore and will be on sale at the Nutcracker Faire on Dec. 5 and 6.

 

Artists, arts groups 

receive state grants

Several lower Kenai Peninsula artists and arts groups have received grants this year from the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Homer artist Marie Alexson also was added to the Statewide Teaching Artist roster. In reports released this week for the first and second quarters of 2015, about $540,000 in grants statewide, grants have been awarded to the following:

• Homer Council on the Arts, operating support, $11,050; Helen Walker arts grant, $500; Harper Arts touring grant, $10,270;

• Bunnell Street Arts Center, operating support, $8,525; workshop grant, $950; artist in schools grant, $13,174; Harper Arts touring grant, $1,500;

• Homer Society of Natural History-Pratt Museum, operating support, $21,000;

• Seldovia Arts Council, community arts development, $3,500; cultural collaborations grant, $1,630;

• McNeil Canyon Elementary School, artist in schools grant,  $1,826;

• Asia Freeman, career opportunity grant, $800; and

• John Bushell, career opportunity grant, $800.

 

Anchorage Symphony 

seeks Alaska photos

The Anchorage Symphony ends its 70th Anniversary season with “My Alaska: North of Ordinary,” a visual and musical feast of captivating images. The evening will open with images of Iceland by Nicholas Bardonnay of Westwater Arts choreographed to Hovhaness’ Mysterious Mountain and follow with images of Alaska choreographed to Copland’s Tender Land Suite and projected above the symphony during the performance. 

The symphony seeks photos for the performance that respond to these questions: What makes our beautiful home “North of Ordinary”? Is it spectacular panoramas? Abundant wildlife? Auroras? Darkness? Midnight sun? A land both beautiful and harsh? Soothing and dangerous? Is it our people? Are we independent? Rebels? Pioneers? Quirky? Friendly? Reclusive? Urban? Rural? Fun? Boring? Adventurous? Determined? Survivors? Adaptive? What compels us to be here?

Photographers are invited to submit images for the performance. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 1. More information, specs and submission instructions can be found at http://anchoragesymphony.instantencore.com/web/page.aspx?title=Your+Images.

Photos selected will be shown at the ASO April 2 and 3 season finale concerts. For more information, call the ASO office at 274-8668 or email ASO@YourASO.org.

More in Community

The Homer Police Station as seen Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Cops and Courts

Information about fire, police and troopers is taken from public records consisting… Continue reading

Arts briefs

‘Summer of Soul’ wins Audience Favorite for Homer DocFest The Homer Documentary… Continue reading

Nick Varney
Unhinged Alaska: Sometimes I wonder, who needs who

Dog whispers we are not. Suckers for unconditional love, you bet.

Willie (Photo courtesy of Alaska Mindful Paws)
Pet of the week: Willie

This big boy is full of love and spunk. Willie is a… Continue reading

Cabbage, potatoes, salmon and an assortment of pantry staples make for a culinary challenge. (Photo by Tressa Dale/Peninsula Clarion)
On the strawberry patch: Take a culinary pop quiz

Get creative with what’s in your pantry

Homer High School. (Homer News file photo)
School announcements

School district risk level update and upcoming events

For Carly Garay's "The Art of Ancestor Veneration," visitors are invited to include images, letters or prayers honoring ancestors at a central display. The exhibit shows through Oct. 30, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Garay lifts the veil between living and dead with “Art of Ancestor Veneration”

HCOA show invites people to submit own images of ancestors at central altar.

Sara and Ed Berg retracing their daughter’s, Anesha “Duffy” Murnane, last known steps before disappearing two years ago on Oct. 17. The memorial walk is a way for the parents to keep her with them. “We don’t have anything left. This is one of the few things we have,” Sara Berg said. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Homer’s Best Bets

If a sudden influx of visitors shows up this month, credit yet… Continue reading

Town Crier

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities holds a virtual open… Continue reading

Most Read