The cover of the reprint of Tom Kizzia's "The Wake of the Unseen Object." (Photo courtesy of University of Alaska Press)

Local author’s ‘Wake of the Unseen Object’ back in print after 30 years

Literary travel book had roots in newspaper series about rural Alaska.

 

Nancy Johnson's "Fireweed," one of her paintings on exhibit at Grace Ridge Brewery in January 2021 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Nancy Johnson).

Johnson’s exhibit of dot paintings, rocks is at Grace Ridge Brewery

Johnson’s dot paintings start with central dot and expand out onto canvas.

 

"Tanner Crab with Barnacles" is one of the wood sculptural pieces in Kim Schuster’s exhibit, “Science Observed Through Art: Unsung Species,” as seen here on Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at Ptarmigan Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Artist and scientist seeks to make science accessible through sculptures, paintings

Homer artist wants to spotlight marine animals that aren’t well known or well understood.

 

An ink and watercolor painting by Homer High School student Anna Neland was one of the pieces created for the Homer Council on the Arts' "Art from the Heart" project. Student artists created art that was shared in November 2020 with local seniors in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Homer Council on the Arts)

Artists, musicians share art with seniors in ‘Art from the Heart’ program

Musicians and student artists shared their creations with local seniors recently in the Homer Council on the Arts’ “Art from the Heart” program, the arts… Continue reading

An ink and watercolor painting by Homer High School student Anna Neland was one of the pieces created for the Homer Council on the Arts' "Art from the Heart" project. Student artists created art that was shared in November 2020 with local seniors in isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Homer Council on the Arts)
Catie Busch's "Radio Group," a work in her exhibit, "Water Haul," opening Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Bunnell Street Arts Center)

First Friday: December shows feature art about fish and fishing

Most galleries won’t hold receptions, but new shows are open during regular hours

Catie Busch's "Radio Group," a work in her exhibit, "Water Haul," opening Friday, Dec. 4, 2020, at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Bunnell Street Arts Center)
The sign for the "Fun with 5x7" show at the Homer Council on the Arts, on display through Dec. 17, 2020, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Fun with 5×7’ show at Homer Council on the Arts inspires creators to think small

The Homer Council on the Arts’ annual “Fun with 5x7” show challenges artists to think small and create within the confined space of 5-inches by… Continue reading

The sign for the "Fun with 5x7" show at the Homer Council on the Arts, on display through Dec. 17, 2020, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Tracy Hansen's painting is part of an exhibit of her palette-knife works showing at the Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery from Friday, Nov. 27 to Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ptarmigan Arts)
Tracy Hansen's painting is part of an exhibit of her palette-knife works showing at the Ptarmigan Arts Back Room Gallery from Friday, Nov. 27 to Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Ptarmigan Arts)
Several pages from David Brame's "After the Rain," adapted from Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On the Road.” (Photo courtesy David Brame)

New Homer creator brings Afrofuturism to town

David Brame’s new graphic novel will be published in January

Several pages from David Brame's "After the Rain," adapted from Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On the Road.” (Photo courtesy David Brame)
A row of dyed silk wall hangings shows how common Alaska plants found on the lower Kenai Peninsula can be used to make organic dyes, as seen here on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. The hangings are included in Elissa Pettibone's exhibit, "Swatches," showing at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Swatches’ explores art of organic dyeing using native plants

Pettibone finds magic in fireweed, other common plants

A row of dyed silk wall hangings shows how common Alaska plants found on the lower Kenai Peninsula can be used to make organic dyes, as seen here on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. The hangings are included in Elissa Pettibone's exhibit, "Swatches," showing at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Diane Spence-Chorman's "Morning Light" is part of the 5x7 show opening Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)

New exhibits also include group 5×7 show at HCOA

Jewelry made from sand, silt; swatches made from Alaska plant dyes are some of the art shown.

Diane Spence-Chorman's "Morning Light" is part of the 5x7 show opening Friday, Nov. 6, 2020, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)
A poster for the Pratt Museum's "Greetings from the Past: History in Postcards" exhibit that opened Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Pratt Museum)
A poster for the Pratt Museum's "Greetings from the Past: History in Postcards" exhibit that opened Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Pratt Museum)
Some of the 45 art quilts featured in "Shifting Tides: Cloth in Convergence," on exhibit from Oct. 9 to Nov. 28, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Traveling show at Pratt features Alaska, Pacific Rim artists

‘Shifting Tides’ quilt show explores theme of Pacific Ocean connection

Some of the 45 art quilts featured in "Shifting Tides: Cloth in Convergence," on exhibit from Oct. 9 to Nov. 28, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Some props from "Haunted Shakespeare" in a photo taken Oct. 12, 2020, at the Pratt Museum forest trail in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Pier One Theatre)
Some props from "Haunted Shakespeare" in a photo taken Oct. 12, 2020, at the Pratt Museum forest trail in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Pier One Theatre)
Christina Whiting poses for a photo on Oct. 5, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Taz Tally)

Homer artist takes pandemic project on road

‘Behind the Mask - Our Stories’ invites people to share experiences

Christina Whiting poses for a photo on Oct. 5, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Taz Tally)
October First Friday shows feature several group exhibits

October First Friday shows feature several group exhibits

First Friday openings presente a diversity of artists and art

October First Friday shows feature several group exhibits
Arts briefs

Arts briefs

Arts council announces Community Arts Awards

Arts briefs
KBBI broadcasts new radio play on Friday

KBBI broadcasts new radio play on Friday

‘Knife Skills’ was written and directed by Homer playwright Lindsey Schneider

KBBI broadcasts new radio play on Friday
Alaska World Arts Festival returns

Alaska World Arts Festival returns

For 2020, most of the festival will be virtual

Alaska World Arts Festival returns
Arts in brief

Arts in brief

17th annual Burning Basket, ‘Reimagine,’ can be viewed Saturday and Sunday at WKFL Park

Arts in brief
Burning Basket will be virtual this year
Burning Basket will be virtual this year
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