The Arts in Brief

The Arts in Brief

Pier One holds auditions


Pier One Theatre holds auditions for two of its summer plays. Auditions are 5-7 p.m. Friday and 4-6 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre. The plays are “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”, directed by Peter Sheppard, with roles for two couples, and “Grace and Glory,” directed by Linda Ellsworth, with a role for an older woman and a younger woman. For more information, call 235-7333.


Youth orchestra performs Sunday; Daniel Perry selected as new conductor, director


The Homer Youth String Orchestra performs its spring concert at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Homer High School Commons. Admission is free and refreshments are provided.

Musician and teacher Daniel Perry will be the artistic director and conductor of the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club (HYSOC) next fall, taking over from longtime director and conductor Lisa Schallock, conductor since 2007. Schallock will continue teaching private lessons. Perry has performed with the Anchorage Symphony and the Devil’s Club Orchestra.

The mission of the Homer Youth String Orchestra Club is to foster the orchestral arts for Homer area youth. HYSOC was the brainchild of Sally Kabisch, an impassioned violin teacher who wanted a place for her students to play with their peers. It was founded by Lisa Whip in the fall of 2004 after Kabisch died in June 2004. Tia Pietsch was the first conductor.

HYSOC has 19 members ranging in age from 7-18 and includes students from McNeil Canyon, Fireweed, West Homer, Homer Middle and Homer High Schools as well as home school students.




David Bowie tribute show is April 29, 30


The band that performed the Beatles’ White Album returns with a tribute show to David Bowie. A rock band with a string section and horns, the 14 musicians play at 8:30 p.m. April 29 and 30 at Alice’s Champagne Palace. Tickets are $10 in advance at Alice’s or $15 at the door.


Pratt issues call for exhibit, project proposals


The Pratt Museum has issued a call for special exhibit and project proposals for 2017. The proposals can be for a solo, group or multimedia art installation, or take a scientific, historical or interdisciplinary look at the people and places of Kachemak Bay. Proposals should fit within the museum’s mission and values, and explore the culture, science and art of the Kachemak Bay region and its place in the world. To submit proposals, download and complete the application form by April 30. The Pratt exhibits committee will review proposals and make recommendations in May 2016. For additional information, including the Pratt Museum’s mission, programming, and past exhibits, please visit Proposal information can be found under the “Exhibits” tab.



Smith releases two new DVDs


Homer filmmaker Brian George Smith has released two new films in DVD format, “The Care & Feeding of Jack” and “Puffin Bay Revisited,” a special edition of his film, “Puffin Bay.” The DVDs are $20 each or $30 for both and $5 for shipping. Send orders to Brian G. Smith, P.O. Box 3541, Homer, AK 99603. For more information, email him at

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