The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Norton, Judith Kramer, Adele Person, Mike Tupper, Aaron Walbrecher, Mary Fries and Ali Rambo. (Photo provided)

Pier One Theatre postpones summer season due to coronavirus

Another part of Homer’s art scene has been forced to dramatically change its plans because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the Pier One… Continue reading


Arts Briefs

Bunnell starts Emergency Artist Fund Bunnell Street Arts Center has started an Emergency Artist Fund as well as a Postcard Project to thank those working… Continue reading


Salmon Sisters publish coloring pages for families to use during social distancing

A popular Alaska company with roots in Homer is lending a helping hand to families faced with unprecedented amounts of time at home and inside… Continue reading


April First Friday show go virtual

With new mandates stating that no more than 10 people can gather in one place as part of social distancing efforts to reduce the spread… Continue reading

Homer poet Hollowell hired to run Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

In a sign that Homer’s literary arts scene will bounce back after closures prompted by the spread of the novel coronavirus, a new director for… Continue reading

Ivers Alaska tour is cancelled

As an example of how fast the COVID-19 pandemic can upend plans, last Friday morning the musician Eileen Ivers had an interview scheduled with the… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Bunnell open, but events postponed During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bunnell Street Arts Center remains open, but all public events through April 15 have been postponed.… Continue reading

Artists look at disability in Homer Council on the Arts show

Over the years the Homer Council on the Arts has become known both for its encouragement of young and emerging artists and its willingness to… Continue reading

‘ReWilding Kernwood’ film premiers Thursday

A documentary film series that started in the 1992 with the building of a family’s wilderness retreat on the Chandalar River in the Brooks Range… Continue reading

Spring brings more First Friday shows

While it’s not yet March 21, despite the chilly and blustery days, the growing daylight hints at the equinox to come. If you’re looking for… Continue reading

In retirement, Deborah Poore returns to her art

As a girl growing up in Kenai, Deborah Poore saw herself as an artist and wanting to learn to paint. But a career as an… Continue reading

Wilson embraces the delightful and joyous in art

“Macaroni and Cheese,” Fairbanks artist Tamara Wilson’s art show and installation at Bunnell Street Arts Center, appears to be a room of domestic tranquility with… Continue reading

Pratt exhibit features art inspired by Denali music

A new exhibit at the Pratt Museum presents a collaboration between artists, composers and musicians. “Denali: Artists Respond to Music Inspired by Wilderness,” which opened… Continue reading

Wilderness inspires shows for First Friday

Wilderness serves as the inspiration for several shows opening this Friday in Homer. At Grace Ridge Brewery, Homer artist Deborah Poore displays paintings in her… Continue reading

Homer Native artist leaves state, national and international legacy

Hailed as one of the finest Alaska artists of his generation, Ron Senungetuk, 86, died last week on Jan. 21 at his Homer home with… Continue reading

Anchorage artist who has displayed art locally gets major grant

An Anchorage artist who has exhibited at Bunnell Street Arts Center and the Pratt Museum last week received a $100,000 award from a national arts… Continue reading

Art in brief

Homer author releases third book Homer Author Jeannette Aragones introduced her third book with a reading on Monday, Jan. 13, to Long Term Care residents… Continue reading

Art in brief

KBBI seeks mug design KBBI Public Radio seeks a design for its 2020 members mugs. Designs should be in a horizontal or landscape orientation no… Continue reading

The many paths of Kim McNett lead to fulfillment in process

Like a lot of Homer artists, Kim McNett has found the way to a career means many different paths — but she’s wandered places most… Continue reading

First Friday art exhibit openings provide holiday shopping opportunity

For January, many galleries and art venues close for the month while they remodel, paint and acquire new works for the upcoming spring season. Art… Continue reading