More galleries hold First Friday receptions

Correction: A caption for Ingrid McKinstry’s painting was incorrectly labeled. Her show is at the Fireweed Gallery. As Alaska’s businesses continue under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s… Continue reading

Haines author’s new book looks at small-town politics

Heather Lende’s three previous books have been about life in her small town of Haines, Alaska. Her latest book, “Of Bears and Ballots,” goes on… Continue reading

State announces artist grants

Alaska artists who have experienced financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a $1,500 grant, according to a Thursday release from… Continue reading

New artist finds support, inspiration in Homer

New Homer artist Lydia Johnston’s entry into the local arts scene ticks off all the boxes: • Drawn to Alaska from the Lower 48 by… Continue reading

Arts council holds peony poster contest

As part of the Homer Peony Festival to be held July 10-25, the Homer Council on the Arts sponsors a peony art contest for students… Continue reading

Galleries open cautiously for June First Friday shows

As Alaska moves toward reopening businesses and nonprofit organizations, Homer’s local art venues have cautiously begun to open their own spaces. Although only Grace Ridge… Continue reading

Pratt Museum moves forward despite pandemic

One of the frequent signs placed on Homer’s annual Burning Basket reads “Prepare for opportunity disguised as loss.” As a closure of the Pratt Museum… Continue reading

Artist honors dead seabirds in Homer Spit project

When faced with honoring the dead killed by tragedy or violence, artists grapple with the enormity of the event. In documenting dead sea birds she… Continue reading

Arts council announces poetry contest winners

Judges on Monday announced the winners in the Homer Council on the Arts pandemic poetry contest, “Fruits of Quarantine.” The winners are Sofia Loboy, seventh… Continue reading

Bartlett selected as new Homer Council on the Arts director

After eight months without an executive director, and in the midst of a pandemic that has thrown the arts world into uncharted territory, the Homer… Continue reading

First Friday in May happens virtually

Normally May would herald the reopening of galleries closed for the winter — but in the year of the COVID-19 pandemic, nothing is normal. For… Continue reading

Homer Council on the Arts adapts to art during pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept through Alaska and state mandates closed or limited businesses and organizations, art and cultural nonprofits have had to swiftly adapt.… Continue reading

The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Norton, Judith Kramer, Adele Person, Mike Tupper, Aaron Walbrecher, Mary Fries and Ali Rambo. (Photo provided)

Pier One Theatre postpones summer season due to coronavirus

Another part of Homer’s art scene has been forced to dramatically change its plans because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, the Pier One… Continue reading

The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Norton, Judith Kramer, Adele Person, Mike Tupper, Aaron Walbrecher, Mary Fries and Ali Rambo. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

Bunnell starts Emergency Artist Fund Bunnell Street Arts Center has started an Emergency Artist Fund as well as a Postcard Project to thank those working… Continue reading

Salmon Sisters publish coloring pages for families to use during social distancing

A popular Alaska company with roots in Homer is lending a helping hand to families faced with unprecedented amounts of time at home and inside… Continue reading

April First Friday show go virtual

With new mandates stating that no more than 10 people can gather in one place as part of social distancing efforts to reduce the spread… Continue reading

Homer poet Hollowell hired to run Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference

In a sign that Homer’s literary arts scene will bounce back after closures prompted by the spread of the novel coronavirus, a new director for… Continue reading

Ivers Alaska tour is cancelled

As an example of how fast the COVID-19 pandemic can upend plans, last Friday morning the musician Eileen Ivers had an interview scheduled with the… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Bunnell open, but events postponed During the COVID-19 pandemic, Bunnell Street Arts Center remains open, but all public events through April 15 have been postponed.… Continue reading

Artists look at disability in Homer Council on the Arts show

Over the years the Homer Council on the Arts has become known both for its encouragement of young and emerging artists and its willingness to… Continue reading

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