The Arts in brief

Writer reads at KBC

Visiting writer Debra Magpie Earling holds a reading at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Kachemak Bay Campus. A 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, she is the author of “The Lost Journals of Sacajewea” and “Perma Red,” and recipient of the American Book Award and the Western Writers Association Spur Award, among many others. Her stories have been published in Ploughshares, The Last Best Place and Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native American Short Stories.

 

Latvian artist presents Puzuri workshops

Latvian artist Gundega Snepste holds Puzuri workshops at the Homer Council on the Arts. Last winter, Snepste exhibited the traditional Latvian art form at HCOA. Puzuri uses straw, string and other natural objects to create beautiful hanging ornaments and sculptures.

In the four-week session, students will gather grasses, reeds and other natural items to create chandeliers, lanterns and other decorative items. The last class on Nov. 29 is family-oriented, and students will create flat stars, potato stars, birds and lanterns. Others will work on their individual projects for exhibition at the Nutcracker Faire.

Finished items will be displayed in the HCOA gallery during December and January. Classes are $15 each or $50 for the whole series, and held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Nov. 8, 15, 22 and 29. Material gathering sessions are held at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 and 10 a.m. Oct. 1.

To sign up or for more information, call 235-4288.

 

HCOA offers aerial silks classes beginning soon

The Homer Council on the Arts offers Aerial Silks classes starting next week. For ages 9 and older, three classes are offered: Aerial Arts: Beginning Silks, Intermediate Silks and Aerial Conditioning.

The classes are $180 for HCOA members and $210 for nonmembers. All classes are held Tuesdays and Thursdays Sept. 6 to Oct. 14 at the Little Fireweed Academy Yurt.

Beginning Silks is 3:30-4:45 p.m., Intermediate Silks is 5-6:15 p.m. and Aerial Conditioning is 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more information and to register, call 235-4288 or visit homerart.org.

 

Pratt seeks art for diary show; deadline is Nov. 1

The Pratt Museum has issued a call for entries for its upcoming show, “Inspired by Diaries.” The written word in diaries can often be insufficient or lead to a jumping-off point for more. For the show, the museum seeks art in any medium inspired by personal diaries or journals. The source can be personal writings, those of a friend or diaries at the Pratt.

To get ideas or view Pratt collection diaries, a discussion is held 5-6 p.m. Sept. 7 at the museum. Several diaries and journals from the collection can be perused then.

Art is due Nov. 1, with the show from Nov. 11-Dec. 31.

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