HCOA announces arts awards

The Homer Council on the Arts announced its annual arts awards at its annual meeting last Wednesday, June 6. In a press release on June… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News Melisse Reichman sits on her sculpture, “Pocket Pebble,” at the Friday, June 1 opening of her show at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Anchorage artist Graham Dane also shows his works.

Reichman creates marine life at larger scale

At big minus tides when the sea retreats and intertidal life become visible, Kachemak Bay beaches turn into transient treasure chests. Heads down, clusters of… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News Melisse Reichman sits on her sculpture, “Pocket Pebble,” at the Friday, June 1 opening of her show at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Anchorage artist Graham Dane also shows his works.

Festival of Literary Reading is this weekend

In conjunction with the 17th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, visiting faculty present readings this weekend, June 9 to 11. Sixteen nationally-recognized visiting and Alaska… Continue reading

First Friday

Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Original Collages by Linda Guitta Corey 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception Meet and greet Guitta Corey and see… Continue reading

Saint-Malo, France, in April 2018, as seen at low tide. The setting of Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See,” the town on the coast of Breton was heavily destroyed in the liberation of France in World War II. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Writers conference keynote speaker considers time, setting and the control of information

In his novels and short stories, Anthony Doerr, this year’s keynote speaker at the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, sometimes takes an unusual approach to setting… Continue reading

Saint-Malo, France, in April 2018, as seen at low tide. The setting of Anthony Doerr’s “All the Light We Cannot See,” the town on the coast of Breton was heavily destroyed in the liberation of France in World War II. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Peter Sheppard, left, and Matt Lees, right practice a scene from Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” Sheppard directs the play, opening at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, for the start of Pier One Theatre’s 2018 season. (Photo by Richard Rose)

Pier One opens season this weekend

Now in its second season after former Pier One artistic director Lance Petersen passed the torch to current artistic director Jennifer Norton, the little red… Continue reading

Peter Sheppard, left, and Matt Lees, right practice a scene from Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot.” Sheppard directs the play, opening at 7 p.m. Friday, May 25, for the start of Pier One Theatre’s 2018 season. (Photo by Richard Rose)

Art briefs

Registration ends June 6 for writers conference Registration for the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference closes June 6. The conference is held June 8 to 12… Continue reading

Erin Rae D’Eimon stands by one of her paintings at the First Friday opening for her show on May 4, 2018 at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Shorebird artist explores birding through sound

Featured artists for the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival sometimes tend toward the Roger Tory Peterson side of the field — nerdy naturalists who paint with… Continue reading

Erin Rae D’Eimon stands by one of her paintings at the First Friday opening for her show on May 4, 2018 at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The Kachemak Bay Quilt Show include challenge quilt blocks on the theme of “Space.” The quilt show was held last weekend at the Homer Elks Lodge. (Photo by Michael Armstrong / Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Pier One starts season with kick-off celebration Pier One Theatre on the Homer Spit starts its summer 2018 season with a kick-off celebration at 7:30… Continue reading

The Kachemak Bay Quilt Show include challenge quilt blocks on the theme of “Space.” The quilt show was held last weekend at the Homer Elks Lodge. (Photo by Michael Armstrong / Homer News)
Beth McKinney paints a plate for Bunnell Street Arts Center’s annual Plate Project. (Photo provided)

Plate Project celebrates 25 years of giving

What started as a way to reward members for supporting Bunnell Street Arts Center has grown into an annual event that brings together artists of… Continue reading

Beth McKinney paints a plate for Bunnell Street Arts Center’s annual Plate Project. (Photo provided)
First Friday

First Friday

Shorebirds, cranes and other spring birds also have begun to arrive. Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival featured artist Erin Rae shows her whimsical paintings and illustrations… Continue reading

First Friday

Bunnell announces co-leadership change

In a new shared leadership model, Bunnell Streets Arts Center founding artistic and executive director Asia Freeman will become artistic leader and assistant director Adele… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Arts Briefs

Roush offers cold-wax workshop Homer artist Karen Roush presents a workshop in cold-wax painting from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at the Homer Council… Continue reading

Arts Briefs
Arts briefs

Arts briefs

HCOA holds gala fundraiser The Homer Council on the Arts holds a gala fundraiser, “A Night With the Arts,” from 6:30-10:00 p.m. Friday, May 11,… Continue reading

Arts briefs
Photo by Linda Smogor Members of the Many Rivers community.

Many Rivers lead to the ocean: the art of meditation

Many people are familiar with the brain-drain effect: the scattered, glazed over numb feeling, the lack of focus and concentration. Ever wondered if there are… Continue reading

Photo by Linda Smogor Members of the Many Rivers community.
Michelle Morton, left, and Shawn Zuke, left, play harp and guitar at Bishop’s Beach, Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)

Sacred Sound as medicine

Play a familiar childhood song for Alzheimers patients who can’t remember their own daughters’ names, and they’ll light up and sing along to every word… Continue reading

Michelle Morton, left, and Shawn Zuke, left, play harp and guitar at Bishop’s Beach, Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Tim Steinberg)
Britni Siekaniec stands by one of her paintings at the First Friday opening of her show, “Salt,” at Grace Ridge Brewery on April 6, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Be like Britni: Siekaniec balances art, motherhood, business

How does a new artist emerge into the Homer creative community? How does that community shepherd the next generation of talent gently into a career?… Continue reading

Britni Siekaniec stands by one of her paintings at the First Friday opening of her show, “Salt,” at Grace Ridge Brewery on April 6, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Arts Briefs

‘Brouhaha’ opens April 20 What if all of Homer’s real City Council members and Mayor Zak all wound up on the Mariner Theater stage as… Continue reading

Art by Cynthia Morelli. (Photo provided)

First Friday events

As Homer art lovers know, April always brings a special treat: student art shows from kindergarten to high school at Paul Banks Elementary School and… Continue reading

Art by Cynthia Morelli. (Photo provided)
Wild kitchen: “The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook” highlights locally sourced food

Wild kitchen: “The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook” highlights locally sourced food

It’s a scenario that Alaskans know well. A recipe calls for a specific ingredient, maybe fresh chives, but the grocery store has little to offer… Continue reading

Wild kitchen: “The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook” highlights locally sourced food
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