theArts InBrief

theArts InBrief

Nominations  now open
for 2016 HCOA awards

Nominations are open for the Homer Council on the Arts 2016 Annual Arts Awards. Awards are presented in the categories of Arts Leadership, Arts Education, Youth Artist of the year, Artist of the Year, Arts Lifetime Achievement, Business Arts Patron and Volunteer of the Year. 

The deadline for nominations is Jan. 11.

For more information, call 235-4288 or visit homerart.org.

 

Homer artist Michael Walsh

selected for All Alaska Biennial

Homer artist Michael Walsh has had a piece selected in the All Alaska Biennial Exhibition at the Anchorage Museum. The show will be up Feb. 5 through April 10. The show combines the biennial shows All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition and Earth, Fire & Fibre. The competitive show drew 594 submissions by 136 Alaska artists. Guest juror Jen Budney selected 41 artworks by 27 different artists for the exhibition.

“Many of these works are visually stunning and simply knocked my socks off,” said Budney. “Others I find compelling because of their inner mystery or profound exterior strangeness, and the clear belief the artists had in making them.”

Budney awarded the $1,000 Juror’s Choice Award to Toksook Bay artist John Kailukiak for his artwork titled Alakam Cikiutiik (Carrie’s Gifts). The $500 Merit Award was given to Amy Meissner of Anchorage. The $250 Merit Awards were given to Beth Blankenship, Anchorage; Matt Johnson, Anchorage; and Lily Weed, Anchorage.

 

Insightful Body Moves class starts in January

Dotti Harness-Foster, Feldenkrais practitioner, and Cathy Stingley, HANDLE practitioner, offers Insightful Body Moves classes 10:30-11:45 a.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. 20 at the Homer Council on the Arts. Want to move with greater ease and comfort? Giddy-up your step, find your hips, improve your posture, relieve pain and find balance and keep it? That’s the idea of their classes. The classes run every Wednesday through April 27. HCOA members can purchase an entire spring pass for $195. Drop-ins are also welcome. Drop-in rates are $17 for HCOA members and $22 for nonmembers. For more information, call HCOA at 235-4288 or visit www.insightfulbodymoves.com/

More in News

Christie Hill prepares to play “Taps” during the 9/11 memorial service on Saturday. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Homer honors lives lost during 9/11

The Homer-Kachemak Bay Rotary held a Sept. 11 memorial ceremony at the… Continue reading

Judith Eckert
COVID-19 patient says monoclonal antibody infusion saved her life

Antibody infusions highly effective in reducing risk of hospitalization, according to FDA trial ..

A sign flashing “Keep COVID down” also offers information on where to get testing and vaccines on Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
SPH holding steady in COVID-19 surge

Despite hospital crisis in Anchorage, Homer’s hospital not impacted, spokesperson tells Homer City Council.

Brie Drummond speaks in support of mask mandates on Monday, Sept. 13, for the Kenai Peninsula School Board meeting at Homer High School in Homer, Alaska. During a work session before the meeting, the district presented revisions to its COVID-19 mitigation protocols. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
School district revises COVID-19 mitigation plans

The revisions come as COVID-19 cases continue to surge in Alaska and on the Kenai Peninsula.

A protester stands outside the George A. Navarre Borough Admin building in Soldotna on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Parents square off over masks at school board meeting

Some parents said they will keep their kids home if masks are required, while others say they’ll keep their kids home if masks aren’t required.

.
Borough School Board election

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council,… Continue reading

.
Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly election

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council,… Continue reading

.
Homer City Council election

On Tuesday, Oct. 5, elections will be held for Homer City Council,… Continue reading

Janie Leask, a Homer resident, spoke in support of the new multi-use community center during Monday night’s city council meeting, stating the need for community recreation is vital.
Council moves forward with HERC plans

After years of discussions and planning, the Homer City Council is quickly… Continue reading

Most Read