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

 

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

 

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
September First Friday shows close the summer with mix of live, virtual events

September First Friday shows close the summer with mix of live, virtual events

September’s First Friday shows continue a mix of in-person and virtual art openings and events. Live opening receptions will be held for Liz Bowen’s work… Continue reading

September First Friday shows close the summer with mix of live, virtual events
Arts briefs

Arts Briefs

Pier One holds auditions Pier One Theatre will hold auditions for “Haunted Shakespeare: A Walk in the Woods with the Murdered, Ghosts, and Otherworldly Creatures.”… Continue reading

Arts briefs
Sign making looks at land acknowledgment

Sign making looks at land acknowledgment

‘Our work today is to reinvent this space’

Sign making looks at land acknowledgment
Young musicians release video of socially distanced project

Young musicians release video of socially distanced project

In a time of social distancing, restrictions on group gatherings and potential school closures, a group of young musicians, their parents and their teachers have… Continue reading

Young musicians release video of socially distanced project
"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)

Arts briefs

Burning Basket is Sept. 13 “Reimagine: A Basket of Remembrance & Unburdening ” is the theme of this year’s burning basket, a community interactive, impermanent… 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)
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