Arts Briefs

HCOA holds Salon Series The Homer Council on the Arts presents “Short Stories on Heated Moments,” at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Hannah Heimbuch has… Continue reading

Mountainfilm Fest returns

The Telluride Mountainfilm Festival is returning to Homer once again, for the 16th time, to share tales of adventure and activity. The annual film festival,… Continue reading

Gordon Tentrees (Photo provided)

Yukon musician returns to Homer with eclectic set

If you plugged in “Gordon Tentrees” to an online music radio program, it might start out with something from his last album, “Less is More.”… Continue reading

Gordon Tentrees (Photo provided)

Spotlight on the Library: Library rolls out 2018 Lit Lineup

“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to stay sharp.” —George R.R. Martin When the author Louise Erdrich visited… Continue reading

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Michael Franti and Spearhead is Salmonfest headliner Salmonfest on Monday announced its headline act for the annual festival to be held Aug. 3-5 in Ninilchik.… Continue reading

Mountainfilm fest returns for 16th year

The Telluride Mountainfilm Festival is returning to Homer once again, for the 16th time, to share tales of adventure and activity. The annual film festival,… Continue reading

Artist Julianne Tomich stands next to one of her bear paintings at the First Friday opening of her show at Grace Ridge Brewery. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

‘Bears in Flowers’ looks at the terror of our furry friends

In the Homer art scene, artist Julianne Tomich defies categorization. Comfortable in both 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional art, she’s as hard working as she is versatile… Continue reading

Artist Julianne Tomich stands next to one of her bear paintings at the First Friday opening of her show at Grace Ridge Brewery. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
The cover of “pH,” Homer writer Nancy Lord’s first novel. Published in September 2017, it is No. 2 on the 2017 Homer Bookstore best-seller list, and the top seller for a new book last year. (Image submitted).

Kilchers top Homer Bookstore best seller list for second year

For the second year in a row, Eve and Eivin Kilcher’s “Homestead Kitchen” topped the Homer Bookstore’s annual best seller list. The cookbook and memoir… Continue reading

The cover of “pH,” Homer writer Nancy Lord’s first novel. Published in September 2017, it is No. 2 on the 2017 Homer Bookstore best-seller list, and the top seller for a new book last year. (Image submitted).
The Moxie Strings: Diana Ladio, Fritz McGirr and Alison Lynn. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

‘Bears’ show opens at Grace Ridge Brewery Homer artist Julianne Tomich’s new show, “Bears in Flowers,” opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m.… Continue reading

The Moxie Strings: Diana Ladio, Fritz McGirr and Alison Lynn. (Photo provided)

New Year’s Eve weekend events

For New Year’s Eve in Homer, bars celebrate in two time zones: New York style at 8 p.m., with a live television broadcast of the… Continue reading

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Registration starts for 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers Conference Registration has started for the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, to held June 8-12 at Land’s End… Continue reading

Lynn Naden’s giant Root Ball in her Root shows. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

‘Root’ shows expand meaning of community, connection

The Pratt Museum’s Root shows invite lots of interpretations. Tree roots abound in both paper artist Lynn Marie Naden’s solo Root show, upstairs at the… Continue reading

Lynn Naden’s giant Root Ball in her Root shows. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
Amy Kruse poses for a photo at a First Friday reception on Dec. 1 2017 at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

New artist finds patterns for fashion

Web commerce and new media technology has created challenges for brick-and-mortar stores and traditional publications, but it also has spawned new opportunities for visual artists.… Continue reading

Amy Kruse poses for a photo at a First Friday reception on Dec. 1 2017 at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Registration starts for 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers Conference Registration has started for the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, to held June 8-12 at Land’s End… Continue reading

Sharlene Cline greets visitors at her First Friday opening on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at her show of collages using Chinese brush painting and other media at Ptarmingan Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Cline sees creative flowering in art

In the Homer art scene, artists sometimes have shows in the same year at different galleries. If they’re in group shows, it might even happen… Continue reading

Sharlene Cline greets visitors at her First Friday opening on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, at her show of collages using Chinese brush painting and other media at Ptarmingan Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
Cats Sophie Morin, left, and Llena Bice, right, perform in the Homer Nutcracker Ballet the weekend of Dec. 2-3, 2017 at Mariner Theater in Homer, Alaska. The play continues this weekend at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore and River City Books in Soldotna or at the door. (Photo by Andrea Van Dinther)

Nutcracker dazzles in opening weekend

Mice patrol Cats Sophie Morin, left, and Llena Bice, right, perform in the Homer Nutcracker Ballet last weekend at Mariner Theater. The play continues this… Continue reading

Cats Sophie Morin, left, and Llena Bice, right, perform in the Homer Nutcracker Ballet the weekend of Dec. 2-3, 2017 at Mariner Theater in Homer, Alaska. The play continues this weekend at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, and 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore and River City Books in Soldotna or at the door. (Photo by Andrea Van Dinther)
Hannah Heimbuch as Aunt Drosselmeyer, far right, rehearses a scene with Serena Funkhauser, left, Ava Halstead, center, and Lance Seneff, right, as the harlequin toys at the Mariner Theatre Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 in Homer, Alaska for the Nutcracker Ballet. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Nutcracker once again dazzles in Homer-grown production

When you get to the end of the road, sometimes stuff gets jumbled around. That might explain why in Homer Tchaikovsky’s traditional Nutcracker Ballet has… Continue reading

Hannah Heimbuch as Aunt Drosselmeyer, far right, rehearses a scene with Serena Funkhauser, left, Ava Halstead, center, and Lance Seneff, right, as the harlequin toys at the Mariner Theatre Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 in Homer, Alaska for the Nutcracker Ballet. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Nutcracker Faire shows Saturday, Sunday Homer Council on the Arts presents the annual Nutcracker Faire from 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday at… Continue reading

December First Friday features new work by Cline, others

December First Friday features new work by Cline, others

Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Holiday Fun with Barbara, by Barbara Lavallee 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Artist and children’s book author… Continue reading

December First Friday features new work by Cline, others
Tom Irons, left, and Jean Aspen, right, film in the summer of 2017 as part of their ongoing chronicle of life at their cabin, Kernwood, on the Chandalar River in the Brooks Range. (Photo provided by Jean Aspen and Tom Irons)

Homer filmmakers show new film at AIFF

For most of her adult life, writer and filmmaker Jean Aspen has been recording her experiences in remote Alaska as well as in the more… Continue reading

Tom Irons, left, and Jean Aspen, right, film in the summer of 2017 as part of their ongoing chronicle of life at their cabin, Kernwood, on the Chandalar River in the Brooks Range. (Photo provided by Jean Aspen and Tom Irons)
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