The Kachemak Bay Quilters spend a lot of their time creating quilts for victims of house fires, like the ones shown here during a First Friday exhibit Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

In their first First Friday showcase, Kachemak Bay Quilters focus on giving back to others

Some people make art to have a creative outlet, something just for themselves. Others, like the Kachemak Bay Quilters, take a more altruistic approach. The… Continue reading

The Kachemak Bay Quilters spend a lot of their time creating quilts for victims of house fires, like the ones shown here during a First Friday exhibit Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Oceana Wills, a local artist and commercial fisherman, goes through some of her paintings Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at the cabin where she’s living for the winter in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Local fisherman enters Homer art scene

For someone who has lived in Homer since the day they were born, like Oceana Wills, there is rarely uncharted territory left to explore. But… Continue reading

Oceana Wills, a local artist and commercial fisherman, goes through some of her paintings Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 at the cabin where she’s living for the winter in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Arts briefs

Arts briefs

Tellabration! is Saturday Join the story circle from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at the Homer Public Library to participate in Homer’s second Tellabration! Homer… Continue reading

Arts briefs

Arts briefs

Beer and Cheese returns With the Homer Brewing Company and Anchorage’s Fromagio’s Artisan Cheese, Beer and Cheese returns at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18 at… Continue reading

Amy Kruse’s art. (Photo provided)

First Friday

Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Homer Guest Artist Nancy Wise, fused glass artist 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Fired Light: Come to… Continue reading

Amy Kruse’s art. (Photo provided)
Jonathan White, author of “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” (Photo provided)

Author looks at science and poetry of ‘Tides’

Anyone who doubts the power of the tides should never take an old beach truck out on the Kachemak Bay mud on a minus 5.5-foot… Continue reading

Jonathan White, author of “Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean” (Photo provided)
Cyndie Avery’s “Muertos Gothic.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Dia de los Muertos resurrected for second year

Following its inaugural last year of the Dia de los Muertos community art show, the Homer Council on the Arts for October has brought back… Continue reading

Cyndie Avery’s “Muertos Gothic.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
Participants assemble Wearable Arts pieces Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at a workshop with Sheila Wyne at the Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. Wyne is artist in residence at Bunnell at a residency sponsored by the Homer Fiber Arts Collective. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)

Wyne pumps new energy into Wearable Arts

Artist residencies at Bunnell Street Arts Center tend to go in two directions. Sometimes an artist works solo, setting up a studio in a gallery… Continue reading

Participants assemble Wearable Arts pieces Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at a workshop with Sheila Wyne at the Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. Wyne is artist in residence at Bunnell at a residency sponsored by the Homer Fiber Arts Collective. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)
Furthur guitarist plays at Alice’s

Furthur guitarist plays at Alice’s

Alice’s features big weekend of acts A guitarist with a Grateful Dead-inspired band leads off a weekend of big musical acts at Alice’s Champagne Palace.… Continue reading

Furthur guitarist plays at Alice’s
The Homer Youth String Orchestra performs at Grewingk Glacier in August as part of the filming of “Blue Ice.” (Photo submitted)

Young musicians record ‘Blue Ice’ at Grewingk Glacier

Among musicians, a corny old joke goes like this: “How do you get to Carnegie Hall?” “Practice, practice, practice.” This August, a group of young… Continue reading

The Homer Youth String Orchestra performs at Grewingk Glacier in August as part of the filming of “Blue Ice.” (Photo submitted)

‘Bending the Arc’ wins Doc Fest audience award

Following the close of the 14th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival, last month, Homer Theatre owner Jamie Sutton announced the winners of its annual Doc… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Friday is deadline for ‘Root’ mail-art show Submissions are due Friday for “Root,” a mail-art show opening Nov. 3 at the Pratt Museum. Mail submissions… Continue reading

Kyle Schneider, center, as Jesus, rehearses a scene from “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. The musical opens Friday, Oct. 6. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Pier One production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” takes gritty look at rock musical

Jesus dies in the end. OK, let’s get that spoiler out in the open. Just as in the Gospels that it’s based upon, in the… Continue reading

Kyle Schneider, center, as Jesus, rehearses a scene from “Jesus Christ Superstar” on Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. The musical opens Friday, Oct. 6. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

First Friday shows

Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. The Shadow Painter, by Edward Whetsone Hutchinson 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Of his work, Edward Whetstone… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Alaska Book Week features local readings Alaska Book Week, Alaska’s annual celebration of literary artists, features readings today-Saturday at the Homer Public Library. Reading are:… Continue reading

‘pH’ novel takes new tack to novel: fiction about science

‘pH’ novel takes new tack to novel: fiction about science

Science fiction as predictive literature has its limits, but the writer Frederik Pohl noted one value to the genre: it provides the emotional content of… Continue reading

‘pH’ novel takes new tack to novel: fiction about science

Arts Briefs

Kilchers to host benefit concert for John Colia Jr. The Kilcher family will play a preview concert in Homer of their upcoming national holiday concert… Continue reading

Dar Williams’ “What I Found in a Thousand Towns” (Basic Books, September 2017, $27)

‘Thousand Towns’ looks at what some cities do right

On her visits to Alaska over the past 20 years, like a lot of visitors to Homer, singer-songwriter Dar Williams said she came to really,… Continue reading

Dar Williams’ “What I Found in a Thousand Towns” (Basic Books, September 2017, $27)
Homer Theatre owner Jamie Sutton, wearing special glasses, introduces Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” the first digital 3-D film shown at the 55-year-old theater for the 2011 Homer Documentary Film Festival. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Homer Doc Fest returns with films that seek to enlighten

Next week, Homer film buffs will escape reality for an hour or two during the weeklong 14th annual Homer Documentary Festival, but organizer Jamie Sutton… Continue reading

Homer Theatre owner Jamie Sutton, wearing special glasses, introduces Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” the first digital 3-D film shown at the 55-year-old theater for the 2011 Homer Documentary Film Festival. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Lord debuts new novel Homer writer Nancy Lord launches her new novel, “pH,” at 6 p.m. Friday at the Homer Public Library, with a reading… Continue reading

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