Pratt to close this winter for renovations

The Pratt Museum will close to the public for major renovations from Sept. 5, 2018, to May 4, 2019, museum director Laurie Stuart announced in… Continue reading

 

Trinity White, 10, and Alexa Richards, 12, chase pigs down the track during the pig races at the Kenai Peninsula Fair on Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 in Ninilchik, Alaska. Race organizers need volunteer chasers to keep the pigs going in the right direction. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Pigs, sword swallowers and magic, oh my: it’s fair time

Kenai Peninsula Fair The Kenai Peninsula Fair runs Friday through Sunday at the fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Events include up-and-coming country-western act 4th + Main, Dan… Continue reading

 

Arts Briefs

Chatfield plays Bunnell Scottish singer-songwriter Gwendolen Chatfield performs from 7:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Bunnell Street Arts Center. A previous Artist in Residence at… Continue reading

 

Indigo Sonnenborn, far right, rehearses a scene from “The Wind in the Willows.” Joining her are, from left to right, Thea Person, Esme Golden, Elsa Pietsch and Poppy Smith. The Pier One Youth Theatre play shows Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 9-12, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Youth Theatre show opens today Pier One Youth Theatre’s “The Wind in the Willows” opens at 7 p.m. Thursday, and continues at 7 p.m. Friday… Continue reading

Indigo Sonnenborn, far right, rehearses a scene from “The Wind in the Willows.” Joining her are, from left to right, Thea Person, Esme Golden, Elsa Pietsch and Poppy Smith. The Pier One Youth Theatre play shows Thursday through Sunday, Aug. 9-12, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Participants in an aeirial art installation march through the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, with a king salmon leading the way, at this year’s Salmonfest on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 in Ninilchik, Alaska. Homer artist Mavis Muller designs the art installation each year, with a message about salmon or water. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Salmonfest continues tradition of highlighting female artists while promoting salmon activism

Continuing a tradition of promoting female musicians, Salmonfest brought thousands of music lovers and a popular Washington national act to the Ocean Stage in Ninilchik… Continue reading

Participants in an aeirial art installation march through the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds, with a king salmon leading the way, at this year’s Salmonfest on Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018 in Ninilchik, Alaska. Homer artist Mavis Muller designs the art installation each year, with a message about salmon or water. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Joan Brown Dodd, left, and Doug Dodd pose for a photo at the Homer News on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Author couple publish new books

Homer has long been known for its support of new and established authors. Through college classes, readings, workshops and writers groups, local literary artists teach… Continue reading

Joan Brown Dodd, left, and Doug Dodd pose for a photo at the Homer News on Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Joanne Thordarson’s photograph of three birds is part of the “Between Heartbeats” show at Ptarmigan Arts. (Photo provided)

First Friday features photography

Two shows opening this Friday highlight a medium not often celebrated in Alaska art: photography. Longtime Homer photographer Taz Tally shows his new work, “Landscapes… Continue reading

Joanne Thordarson’s photograph of three birds is part of the “Between Heartbeats” show at Ptarmigan Arts. (Photo provided)

2017 Kenai Peninsula History Conference releases book with presentations, stories, pictures and more

Book recaps Kenai Peninsula historical conference Last spring, local historians organized a history conference to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. purchase of Alaska… Continue reading

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                                Stu Schmutzler dances at the River Stage during Rabbit Creek Ramblers’ set at the 2017 Salmonfest in Ninilchik, Alaska on Aug. 4, 2017.

Salmonfest: Get ready for three days of fish, love and musc

The organizers of Salmonfest are ready to bring the people of Alaska another three days of “fish, love and music” next month, with a cause… Continue reading

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                                Stu Schmutzler dances at the River Stage during Rabbit Creek Ramblers’ set at the 2017 Salmonfest in Ninilchik, Alaska on Aug. 4, 2017.

Hobo Jim performs in benefit for AP Senior Center

Hobo Jim concert Hobo Jim performs in a benefit for the Anchor Point Senior Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Fireweed… Continue reading

‘Dirigibles of Denali’ adds a new layer of reality to Pratt show

Walk through the Pratt Museum’s summer art exhibit, “Dirigibles of Denali,” and the show looks like a normal installation. Large pixelated prints hang on walls.… Continue reading

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Atz Kilcher performs for folk school Singer-songwriter Atz Kilcher performs a fundraiser concert, “Songs of the Homestead,” for the Homer Folk School at 7 p.m.… Continue reading

Nancy Lord at the Reflections of Attu art show on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Islands and Oceans Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Jennifer Tarnacki)

‘Reflections of Attu’ exhibit looks at WWII battle through art

As part of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu, three artists visited Attu and Kiska Islands.

Nancy Lord at the Reflections of Attu art show on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Islands and Oceans Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Jennifer Tarnacki)

Arts Briefs

Barbara Lavallee visits Art Shop Gallery Longtime Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee visits from 1-6 p.m. Saturday at the Art Shop Gallery. Lavalle shows her new… Continue reading

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                                One of Francois Girard’s “Bird Blocks,” on display at Art Shop Gallery.

High summer brings diversity to arts scene

At the peak of summer with long days, warm temperatures and sunny skies, First Friday in Homer bursts out with a diverse collection of art.… Continue reading

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                                One of Francois Girard’s “Bird Blocks,” on display at Art Shop Gallery.
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                                One of Francois Girard’s “Bird Blocks,” on display at Art Shop Gallery.

High summer brings diversity to arts scene

At the peak of summer with long days, warm temperatures and sunny skies, First Friday in Homer bursts out with a diverse collection of art.… Continue reading

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                                One of Francois Girard’s “Bird Blocks,” on display at Art Shop Gallery.
Jerrod Niemann. (Photo provided)

Backyard Country BBQ comes to the Kenai

Backyard Country BBQ Featuring music by Jerrod Niemann Trick Pony The Ken Peltier Band June 29: Soldotna Creek Park, Soldotna June 30: Outside Don Jose’s,… Continue reading

Jerrod Niemann. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

‘Spamalot’ opens Friday “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” Pier One Theatre’s big summer musical, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the little red theater on the Homer… Continue reading

Jerrod Niemann. (Photo provided)

Backyard Country BBQ comes to the Kenai

Backyard Country BBQ Featuring music by Jerrod Niemann Trick Pony The Ken Peltier Band June 29: Soldotna Creek Park, Soldotna June 30: Outside Don Jose’s,… Continue reading

Jerrod Niemann. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

‘Spamalot’ opens Friday “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” Pier One Theatre’s big summer musical, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the little red theater on the Homer… Continue reading