The art of the small: Bunnell, HCOA shows explore tiny-format forms

In Douglas Adams’ “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” 42 is the answer to life, the universe and everything. That’s also another magic quantity: the… Continue reading

 

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‘Human Beatbox’ performs Saturday RupLoops, “The human beatbox,” performs 7 p.m. Saturday at the West Homer Multipurpose Room. On an Alaska tour that includes visits… Continue reading

 

KBC students explore color in Freeman painting class

In traditional college classes, students might quietly slip an assignment onto their professor’s desk — or, in the modern age, email it. In artist Asia… Continue reading

 

Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Arts briefs Storyknife applications open Applications have opened for the first full year of residencies at the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer. Construction started last… Continue reading

Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Britni Siekaniec’s painting of a fox is one of the paintings from a student art show opening on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Asia Freeman)

First Friday art exhibit openings

As Homer enters the season of coming darkness and more subtle daylight, it’s a time to celebrate the art of painting with light — photography.… Continue reading

Britni Siekaniec’s painting of a fox is one of the paintings from a student art show opening on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Asia Freeman)
Kathy Smith’s “Glacier Banner 3,” a painting in her exhibit, “Rivers of Ice,” showing at the Pratt Museum through Dec. 28. 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Rivers of Ice’ takes intimate and expansive look at glaciers

As part of the Pratt Museum’s mission to strengthen relationships between people and place, art exhibits there often make some connection to the land or… Continue reading

Kathy Smith’s “Glacier Banner 3,” a painting in her exhibit, “Rivers of Ice,” showing at the Pratt Museum through Dec. 28. 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Some of the fiber art works at the opening of the “Kuspuk/Qaspeq/Atikluk” show on Oct. 5, 2019, at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Bunnell starts ‘Indigenized Fall’ with kuspuk group show

A series of events Bunnell Street Arts Center calls “Indigenized Fall” started on Oct. 5 with the First Friday opening of “Qaspeq/Kuspuk/Atikluk,” a group show… Continue reading

Some of the fiber art works at the opening of the “Kuspuk/Qaspeq/Atikluk” show on Oct. 5, 2019, at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts in brief

In a press release on Oct. 7, Homer Theatre owners and Homer Documentary Film Festival organizers Lynette and Jamie Sutton announced the final results for… Continue reading

Maria Bernier poses by some of her paintings at her show at Kachemak Bay Campus that opened on First Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

New solo shows feature work by 2003 Homer High graduates

Two new shows that opened last Friday at local galleries feature work by two Homer artists who, by coincidence, graduated in 2003 from Homer High… Continue reading

Maria Bernier poses by some of her paintings at her show at Kachemak Bay Campus that opened on First Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Debi Poore poses by some of the paintings in her show opening at the Homer Council on the Arts on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Autumn brings new artists to First Friday scene — and some veteran artists, too

First Friday for October features works by new as well as established artists. Artists with their first solo shows include Holly Brennan at Grace Ridge… Continue reading

Debi Poore poses by some of the paintings in her show opening at the Homer Council on the Arts on Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

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Author reading next Thursday As part of Alaska Book Week, a statewide initiative to celebrate Alaska authors, local writer Cassondra Windwalker will read at 6… Continue reading

Poet and writer Diane Ackerman delivers the keynote address on June 14, 2019, at the opening of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference at Land’s End Resort, Homer, Alaska. Ackerman spoke about the historical background for her book, “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Dunleavy budget cuts prompt Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference to take 1-year hiatus

Editor’s note: This article has been changed to reflect that most of the people who routinely attend the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference were not students… Continue reading

Poet and writer Diane Ackerman delivers the keynote address on June 14, 2019, at the opening of the Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference at Land’s End Resort, Homer, Alaska. Ackerman spoke about the historical background for her book, “The Zookeeper’s Wife.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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‘Maiden’ wins Doc Fest Audience Award A film about the first all-women crew to sail the Whitbread Round the World Race took the Audience Award… Continue reading

“Radiate,” the 16th annual Burning Basket, catches fire Sunday night, Sept. 15, 2019, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Burning Basket makes ‘a brilliant, fiery exit’

Drenching rains on Sunday afternoon didn’t stop several hundred people from attending the 16th annual Burning Basket, “Radiate,” as the impermanent art was set on… Continue reading

“Radiate,” the 16th annual Burning Basket, catches fire Sunday night, Sept. 15, 2019, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

A conversation with Doc Fest co-founder Jamie Sutton

The 16th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival begins today, marking the 16th year Homer has been host to moving, educational films from all over the… Continue reading

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.

First Friday gallery openings kick off World Arts Festival

The Alaska World Arts Festival starts its two-week run with First Friday shows from 4-7 p.m. on Pioneer Avenue, Main Street and in Old Town.… Continue reading

The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.
Visitors interact with the 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, on Sept. 9, 2018, at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Burning basket build weeks starts Sunday

Build week for the 16th annual Burning Basket, “Radiate: A Basket of Remembrance & Unburdening,” starts at noon Sunday and runs noon-8 p.m. daily through… Continue reading

Visitors interact with the 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, on Sept. 9, 2018, at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.

It’s all arts, all the time for Alaska World Arts Fest

The idea for the Alaska World Arts Festival came about with a long jet-plane conversation, said organizer Sally Oberstein. “I was sitting next to a… Continue reading

The poster for the Alaska World Arts Festival.
Joolee Aurand, on bottom, demonstrates a yoga pose in this undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Ecstatic YogicStatica offers 12 hours, 12 teachers, 12 styles

On Saturday, Homer Council on the Arts will present a full day of community yoga instruction with a different teacher to share a unique yoga… Continue reading

Joolee Aurand, on bottom, demonstrates a yoga pose in this undated photo taken in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

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Bunnell holds mural reveal party Bunnell Street Arts Center holds a reveal party of a mural by Desiree Hagen being painted on the east side… Continue reading

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