The Arts in Brief

Authors read at KBC

Canadian writers Ann Eriksson and Gary Geddes read fiction and poetry at 6:30 p.m. today at Kachemak Bay Campus. As a novelist and biologist, Eriksson combines a background in ecology with her life experiences to create works of fiction grounded in nature. She wrote the novels “High Clear Bell of Morning” and most recently “In the Hands of Anubis.” Geddes has written and edited more than 40 books of poetry, fiction, nonfiction, drama, criticism, translation and anthologies, and won a dozen national and international literary awards. Red Hen Press published his most recent collection, “Selected Poems.” The couple live on Thetis Island, British Columbia.


Burning Basket build, 

burn is this week 

The 12th annual Homer Burning Basket, “Reach: A Basket of Remembrance and Unburdening,” is being built noon-9 p.m. today-Saturday at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. People are invited to help build the community-based, interactive, impermanent art experience lead by artist Mavis Muller. The project includes a giant sculpture of an intricately woven basket using locally gathered natural materials and a ground design of a labyrinth, a circular walking path of Muller’s original design, using rocks and found beach objects.


On Sunday at 1 p.m. the basket is presented to the community and at sundown the basket is burned. People are invited to collaborate and interact with both installations by adding personal creative touches to decorate and embellish. Notes of positive inspiration may be placed on the outside of the basket, and personal sentiments tucked inside.

“The basket will burn, releasing and dispersing all the collective inclusions in sparks and flames,” Muller said. “
The labyrinth will remain until seasonal storms wash it away.

Homer community drummers will perform, as well as a performance by fire-spinning artists.


Americalma concert set

for 7:30 p.m. Saturday

Americalma performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. With Andres Condon, Navino Condon, Marjolein Cardon and Astrid Brinck, the event also features Alaska images by photographers Mary Frische and Tom Collopy. Americalma describes its concert as “a musical experience of joy, poetry and beauty through various strings, voices, choirs, harmonies and other instruments from around the world.” Tickets are
$15 general admission and $10 youth.


Artist in residence visit

starts Sept. 15

Rasmuson Artist in Residence
 Amy Casey visits Bunnell Street Arts Center from Sept. 15-Nov. 15. A welcome potluck is at 6 p.m. Sept. 20 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.