A scene from Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera “Samson et Delia” from the Metropolitan Opera Live, which will be showing in HD at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Homer Theatre. (Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Met Opera Live returns for 10th season at Homer Theatre

Homer Theater’s 10th season of Metropolitan Opera Live in HD will start at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 with Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalila.” The classic… Continue reading

 

Ted Heuer’s spalted maple teleidoscope, on display for First Friday at Ptarmigan Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

First Friday expands out east with new venues

The First Friday scene expands out East End Road with shows at new venues The Shop: Kachemak Bay Art Space and Bear Creek Winery. Art… Continue reading

 

Members of BodyVox perform a piece in an undated photo. (Photo by Derrin Battles)

BodyVox brings new way of dance expression to Homer

If any artistic group survives for 21 years, it must be doing something right. Founded in 1997 and led by couple Jamie Hampton and Ashley… Continue reading

 

Arts briefs

‘RBG’ wins Homer DocFest Audience Award “RBG,” a documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, won the Audience Favorite Award at last month’s… Continue reading

Elissa and David Pettibone pose on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, by one of David Pettibone’s paintings at The Shop, an art space the Pettibones started in August 2018 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

The Shop creates instructional, creative art space

In Paris and other French cities, artists often show their works in ateliers, galleries that also include a studio. The word also refers to a… Continue reading

Elissa and David Pettibone pose on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, by one of David Pettibone’s paintings at The Shop, an art space the Pettibones started in August 2018 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts in brief

Artist, writer reads for Battle of Attu 75th As part of its series “Fact, Fable, and Natural History: Writing About the Aleutians,” and for the… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Library celebrates Alaska Book Week with reading Alaska Book Week celebrates Alaskan authors and books, and the Homer Public Library celebrates with a group reading… Continue reading

Keren Lowell’s “Work Dress,” right, at Bunnell Street Arts Center as seen at the First Friday, Oct. 6, 2018, opening in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Lowell expands boundaries of wearable art

Through its ongoing collaborations with the Homer Fiber Arts Collective, Bunnell Street Arts Center has pushed the boundaries of wearable art. This month’s exhibit by… Continue reading

Keren Lowell’s “Work Dress,” right, at Bunnell Street Arts Center as seen at the First Friday, Oct. 6, 2018, opening in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Art briefs

ALAXSXA | ALASKA opens Oct. 12 Bunnell Street Arts Center presents Ping Chong Theater + Company (PCC) from New York City in YC in ALAXSXA… Continue reading

A detail for Keren Lowell’s “Hunger Shirt.” (Photo provided)

Fall art scene is vibrant and alive

Though the hustle and bustle of summer has ended and Homer eases into fall, the art scene remains vibrant and alive. The local Homer Plein… Continue reading

A detail for Keren Lowell’s “Hunger Shirt.” (Photo provided)

Boomerang Bags aim to reduce plastic bags

Homer’s community of fiber artists — sewers, quilters and crafters who work in fabric and fiber — brought in some new talent over the past… 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)

Annual Homer Documentary Film Festival returns this week

Hold onto your popcorn, it’s time to talk docs. The Homer Documentary Film Festival is coming to a theater near you — well, the only… 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)

Arts Briefs

Wild Shore performs Friday Music group Wild Shore performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. The Alaska-grown, New York-based musicians return to… Continue reading

The 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, catches fire on Sept. 9, 2018 at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

An intimate view of the Burning Basket from formation to flames

The image came via text in early June: a lilac-painted 1972 Volkswagen van set against a picturesque backdrop of nettles and fireweed. Not a bad… Continue reading

The 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, catches fire on Sept. 9, 2018 at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Larry Yazzi performs a dance for a small crowd Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 in the Homer High School Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. Yazzi’s group, the Native Pride Dancers, traveled from Minnesota to performs in several schools and venues on the Kenai Peninsula. Their visit was made possible by the by the Native Youth Community Project. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Larry Yazzi performs a dance for a small crowd Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 in the Homer High School Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. Yazzi’s group, the Native Pride Dancers, traveled from Minnesota to performs in several schools and venues on the Kenai Peninsula. Their visit was made possible by the by the Native Youth Community Project. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

New Anchor Point writer publishes second novel

When a former journalist writes a novel with an unreliable narrator about the editor of a weekly newspaper going gonzo, the subject will come up.… Continue reading

David Pettibone’s “Year of the Tree” exhibit features a single tree painted at the Eagle River Nature Center painted over the span of a year. His show opens Sept. 7, 2018, at the Homer Council on the Arts, Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
                                David Pettibone’s “Year of the Tree” exhibit features a single tree painted at the Eagle River Nature Center painted over the span of a year. His show opens Sept. 7, 2018, at the Homer Council on the Arts, Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

First Friday

Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Aurora Fire Jewelry Trunk Show, handmade jewelry by Liz Bowen 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception Liz Bowen’s new… Continue reading

David Pettibone’s “Year of the Tree” exhibit features a single tree painted at the Eagle River Nature Center painted over the span of a year. His show opens Sept. 7, 2018, at the Homer Council on the Arts, Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
                                David Pettibone’s “Year of the Tree” exhibit features a single tree painted at the Eagle River Nature Center painted over the span of a year. His show opens Sept. 7, 2018, at the Homer Council on the Arts, Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Participants in a pre-performance silent estuary walk contemplate Wendy Erd’s poetry on Sept. 2, 2018 at the Beluga Slough in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)

Beluga Slough inspires a new creative collaboration

Ten minutes before the performance was set to start, an at-capacity audience at Bunnell Street Arts Center already sat in silence. They watched as dancer… Continue reading

Participants in a pre-performance silent estuary walk contemplate Wendy Erd’s poetry on Sept. 2, 2018 at the Beluga Slough in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Mira Klein)
Shine, the 2017 Burning Basket, burns on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Arts Briefs

The annual Burning Basket build week starts Sunday, Sept. 2 and runs noon to 8 p.m. daily through Sept. 8 at Mariner Park on the… Continue reading

Shine, the 2017 Burning Basket, burns on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News</span>
                                In this photo taken on Aug. 24, 2018, a pile of gravel behind the Homer Council on the Arts offices on Pioneer Avenue shows the general area planned for the Mary Epperson Performing Arts Center in Homer. HCOA has put aside plans to build a large yurt for the center and instead will build a more permanent building.

HCOA scraps yurt idea for Epperson PAC

Over the past few years, the Homer Council on the Arts has been exploring and raising money for a low-tech, seemingly simple way to fulfill… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News</span>
                                In this photo taken on Aug. 24, 2018, a pile of gravel behind the Homer Council on the Arts offices on Pioneer Avenue shows the general area planned for the Mary Epperson Performing Arts Center in Homer. HCOA has put aside plans to build a large yurt for the center and instead will build a more permanent building.