the Arts in Brief

Telluride Mountainfilm next week

For the 16th year, Telluride Mountainfilm shows in Homer. Two evenings of films show at 7 p.m. Jan. 14 and 16 at the Mariner Theatre. A fundraiser for Community Recreation, tickets for each show are $10, on sale at the Homer Bookstore or at the Community Recreation office at Homer High School. 

Each night’s showing features a different roster of films. Selected from films shown at the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, Colo., films include everything from adrenaline-pumping outdoor adventures to explorations of cultures and landscapes. 

“The films tell us something about the world we live in and one we’d like to live in. Mountainfilm is about ideas,” said Community Recreation Director Mike Illg. “It is about environmental integrity and about a rich spirit of celebration.”


Artists can apply for SE residency

Alaska State Parks invites artists to apply for the summer 2016 Artist-In-Residence Program at the Ernest Gruening State Historical Park in Southeast Alaska. The program is open to emerging or established artists working in all types of media. Selected artists will spend up to two weeks at the scenic and historic Ernest Gruening Cabin from May through September. The cabin, nestled along the coastline of Amalga Harbor, was the territorial governor’s summer retreat and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The deadline to submit applications for the program is March 1. Artists who participate in the program will be asked to donate an original artwork inspired by their time at the cabin and to host a community outreach event, such as a workshop, talk or other presentation. Travel to Juneau and transportation to the cabin will be the artist’s responsibility. Artists must also provide their own food, supplies and art materials for their stay. Now in its second year, the purpose of the artist-in-residence program is to encourage artists to create work inspired by Alaska’s state parks. It also offers visitors and the general public an opportunity to see state parks through the eyes of contributing artists. 

For more information on this program or to download a copy of the application form, please visit or contact Ryan Thomas at Alaska State Parks, 907-269-8692 or

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