Arts briefs

‘Summer of Soul’ wins Audience Favorite for Homer DocFest The Homer Documentary Film Festival announced its annual awards for films shown at the festival. Winning… Continue reading

 

For Carly Garay's "The Art of Ancestor Veneration," visitors are invited to include images, letters or prayers honoring ancestors at a central display. The exhibit shows through Oct. 30, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Garay lifts the veil between living and dead with “Art of Ancestor Veneration”

HCOA show invites people to submit own images of ancestors at central altar.

 

Photo courtesy of the Nikiski Senior Center
A wood-carved whale hangs in the Nikiski Senior Center on Sept. 23.

Whale of a job

Nikiski Senior Center gets addition to dining room.

 

Bar-tailed godwits feed on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Mud Bay near the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The birds were one of several species of shorebirds seen in Mud Bay over the weekend that included western sandpipers, dunlins, long-billed dowitchers and Pacific plovers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival seeks featured artist

The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival is seeking applicants for its 30th annual festival featured artist, according to a press release from the organization. The festival… Continue reading

Bar-tailed godwits feed on Saturday, May 1, 2021, at Mud Bay near the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. The birds were one of several species of shorebirds seen in Mud Bay over the weekend that included western sandpipers, dunlins, long-billed dowitchers and Pacific plovers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
James Varsos, also known as “Hobo Jim,” poses for a photo during the August, 2016, Funny River Festival in Funny River, Alaska, in August 2016. (Peninsula Clarion file)

Hobo Jim, beloved Alaska balladeer, dies after battle with cancer

Just over two weeks ago Varsos went public with his terminal cancer diagnosis.

James Varsos, also known as “Hobo Jim,” poses for a photo during the August, 2016, Funny River Festival in Funny River, Alaska, in August 2016. (Peninsula Clarion file)
The Cosmic Hamlet Entertainment film crew prepares for a new scene to roll on the set of "Bolt from the Blue" at the Kilcher Homestead on Sept. 28. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)

‘Bolt from the Blue’ film features Homer

“The Office” star Kate Flannery cast in feature film produced in Homer.

The Cosmic Hamlet Entertainment film crew prepares for a new scene to roll on the set of "Bolt from the Blue" at the Kilcher Homestead on Sept. 28. (Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News)
Bjørn Olson poses for a photo at the opening of the Homer Drawdown: Peatland exhibit on Friday, Setp. 17, 2021, at the Pratt Museum & Park. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Art briefs

Homer filmmakers receive Rasmuson grants Two Homer filmmakers have each received $7,500 project grants in the latest round of Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist awards, according… Continue reading

Bjørn Olson poses for a photo at the opening of the Homer Drawdown: Peatland exhibit on Friday, Setp. 17, 2021, at the Pratt Museum & Park. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A cyanotype by Kristin Link from a group exhibit, "Sound of Wind and Glass," with John Hagen and Michael Walsh showing for October at Bunnell Street Arts Center. (Photo provided)

October shows offer eclectic mix of media

Some galleries or venues won’t be holding First Friday receptions, while others, like Grace Ridge Brewing, are in the process of moving into their new… Continue reading

A cyanotype by Kristin Link from a group exhibit, "Sound of Wind and Glass," with John Hagen and Michael Walsh showing for October at Bunnell Street Arts Center. (Photo provided)
Kim Terpening's "Wetands Daydream" is part of the Homer Drawdown Peatland exhibit showing at the Pratt Museum & Park through Oct. 10, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Peatlands exhibit at Pratt merges art and conservation

In its exhibits, the Pratt Museum & Park has used artistic expression to explore scientific concepts like plankton, the tides or — in a current… Continue reading

Kim Terpening's "Wetands Daydream" is part of the Homer Drawdown Peatland exhibit showing at the Pratt Museum & Park through Oct. 10, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
May Fekete's portrait by Sarah Lewis is one of the photographs in the exhibit, "Pandemic Portraits," on display through Sept. 19, 2021, at Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Lewis and Affinity Films)

Art briefs

‘Pandemic Portraits’ is at Land’s End Resort An exhibit by 15 photographers of 16 cancer patients diagnosed during the COVID-19 pandemic is on display through… Continue reading

May Fekete's portrait by Sarah Lewis is one of the photographs in the exhibit, "Pandemic Portraits," on display through Sept. 19, 2021, at Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Lewis and Affinity Films)
The poster for "Summer of Soul," showing at the 17th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. (Photo provided)

Roll ‘em: DocFest returns for 17th year

Homer Documentary Film Festival returns with COVID-19 precautions and a solid line up of films.

The poster for "Summer of Soul," showing at the 17th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. (Photo provided)
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)

Arts Briefs

Alaska World Arts Festival starts Friday The Alaska World Arts Festival returns in a mixed live and virtual format starting Friday, Sept. 10 and running… 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)
Walls of the 18th annual Burning Basket, Recover, rest against the basket frame during construction on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Mavis Muller's property near Homer, Alaska. The basket is built in sections so it can be disassembled and transported to Mariner Park on the Homer Spit, where it will be burned at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)

‘Recover’ brings Burning Basket back to Spit

Basket in a time of pandemic will seek to rebuild community, organizer Muller says.

Walls of the 18th annual Burning Basket, Recover, rest against the basket frame during construction on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Mavis Muller's property near Homer, Alaska. The basket is built in sections so it can be disassembled and transported to Mariner Park on the Homer Spit, where it will be burned at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)
"Tern Lake," a photo by Susan Johnson, is part of the members showcase exhibit opening Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)

Group shows featured in First Friday openings

Two large group shows opening this Friday offer chances to see the breadth and depth of Alaska art. At the Homer Council on the Arts,… Continue reading

"Tern Lake," a photo by Susan Johnson, is part of the members showcase exhibit opening Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)
The poster for the 2021 Burning Basket, Recover. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)

Art briefs

Pride and Prejudice opens Pier One Theatre’s production of Pride and Prejudice opens this weekend. Adapted from the Jane Austen novel by Kate Hamill, it… Continue reading

The poster for the 2021 Burning Basket, Recover. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)
The cover to Dorothy Roberts Cline's book, "Fall to Flight: An Alaskan Eaglet's Story of Survival," uses a photo by the late Michael S. Cline. (Image courtesy of Dorothy Roberts Cline)

‘Fall to Flight’ tells story of eaglet’s survival

Fourth book by Homer author Dorothy S. Cline considers hard truth about nature.

The cover to Dorothy Roberts Cline's book, "Fall to Flight: An Alaskan Eaglet's Story of Survival," uses a photo by the late Michael S. Cline. (Image courtesy of Dorothy Roberts Cline)
Sheila Wyne's "Strata #3" is part of her show that opened Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at Bunnell Street Arts Center. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

In new show, Wyne looks at time through ‘Strata’

Spenard artist chops, shears and welds decommissioned road signs to make art.

Sheila Wyne's "Strata #3" is part of her show that opened Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at Bunnell Street Arts Center. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Arts briefs

Arts briefs

HCOA holds one-day special event The Homer Council on the Arts will be presenting a special event exhibit and reception of Tim Troll’s “Waters of… Continue reading

Arts briefs
Tracy Hansen poses for a photo in front of her paintings at her Ocean Drive shop, 59 North, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer artist starts shop to sell art

59 North Creations features work by Tracy Hansen and other local artists.

Tracy Hansen poses for a photo in front of her paintings at her Ocean Drive shop, 59 North, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Arts briefs

Arts briefs

Anderson presents theater workshops In collaboration with the Homer Council on the Arts and Pier One Theatre, Homer grown artist Jim Anderson returns to town… Continue reading

Arts briefs
[flipp]