Homer artists join statewide ‘art intervention’ against governor’s vetoes

As part of statewide protests by an ad-hoc group of artists and arts supporters against a veto by Gov. Mike Dunleavy of $2.8 million to… Continue reading

Musician Matt Yaki plays his guitar in a 2019 photo. (Photo provided)

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Blues musicians play today The Homer blues trio, Bluebelly, opens for Nome and Nashville-based Arlo Hannigan with Jackie Rae Daniels and Lance “Sunny Jim” Highers.… Continue reading

Musician Matt Yaki plays his guitar in a 2019 photo. (Photo provided)
“Generations,” a sculpture from Beth Blankenship’s exhibit showing for the month of July 2019 at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Chris Arend)

Roaring into the Fourth with First Friday

First Friday for July starts out with a new twist on the usual gallery opening. At The Shop out East End Road, in collaboration with… Continue reading

“Generations,” a sculpture from Beth Blankenship’s exhibit showing for the month of July 2019 at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Chris Arend)
The New Old Time Chautauqua parades down the Homer Spit on its visit in August 2011 in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

‘Be Mary’ tour visits Homer next week

If you’ve ever had a hankering to run away with the circus, next week will be the perfect time to do so. From June 30… Continue reading

The New Old Time Chautauqua parades down the Homer Spit on its visit in August 2011 in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)
Kat Moore walks through the assembled crowd while she plays her set at the Seldovia Boardwalk Hotel on Friday, June 21, 2019 as part of a round of street performances during the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Photos: Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival

Emily Anderson performs in front of Thyme on the Boardwalk on Friday, June 21, 2019 as part of a round of street performances during the… Continue reading

Kat Moore walks through the assembled crowd while she plays her set at the Seldovia Boardwalk Hotel on Friday, June 21, 2019 as part of a round of street performances during the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival in Seldovia, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Actors rehearse a scene from William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” on June 24, 2019, at the Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are 4. Peter Sheppard as Dogberry, Lydia Thomas as Borachio, and Alison Rambo as Conrad. (Photo by Sue Briggs)

Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ opens at Pier One

Will Cupid’s arrows hit their marks? Or, as sometimes happens in a William Shakespeare play, will some manipulation and machination be required? Find out in… Continue reading

Actors rehearse a scene from William Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” on June 24, 2019, at the Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are 4. Peter Sheppard as Dogberry, Lydia Thomas as Borachio, and Alison Rambo as Conrad. (Photo by Sue Briggs)

Fritz Creek artist receives Rasmuson award — again

In 2016, artist Desiree Hagen of Fritz Creek received a grant from the Rasmuson Foundation for a project that used paper- and natural dye-making as… Continue reading

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Youth Theatre production opens this weekend The Pier One Youth Theatre production, “We Just Want to Be Ducks,” starts this weekend at 7 p.m. tonight… Continue reading

Sandy Mazen poses with a copy of his memoir, “Kiyonuk,” at his Homer, Alaska, home on April 22, 2019. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)

Mazen’s memoir tells story of Arctic, Alaska boyhood

Anyone pondering if it’s ever too late to write a book can look to Sylvester David Kiyonuk “Sandy” Mazen Jr. for inspiration — and an… Continue reading

Sandy Mazen poses with a copy of his memoir, “Kiyonuk,” at his Homer, Alaska, home on April 22, 2019. (Photo by Michael Armstrong)

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‘Little Women’ continues this weekend The stage adapation of Louis M. Alcott’s novel “Little Women” continues this weekend at Pier One Theatre. Written for the… Continue reading

First Friday features Mary Epperson Day celebration

For Mary Epperson Day on this month’s First Friday, with a slew of art openings it will be hard to fit them all in before… Continue reading

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‘Little Women’ opens this weekend The stage adapation of Louis M. Alcott’s novel “Little Women” opens this weekend at Pier One Theatre. Written for the… Continue reading

The remodeled Pratt Museum, as seen on May 25, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The front entrance has been redone, adding some extra space and new steps. Handicap accessibility is to the right of the new entrance through the old porch. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pratt reopens with more accessibility

After a years-long effort to raise funds and design a new building, last fall the Pratt Museum board decided to set aside those plans and… Continue reading

The remodeled Pratt Museum, as seen on May 25, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The front entrance has been redone, adding some extra space and new steps. Handicap accessibility is to the right of the new entrance through the old porch. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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 season opens with Wilde play

Along with king salmon fishing, the opening of shops on the Spit and school ending, add another sure sign of the start of summer: the… 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)
Performers in “Kaleidoscope” rehearse on May 5, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Tia Pietsch)

Youth performers create ‘beautiful form’

With the cancellation this year of the annual Jubilee performing arts show in February, a new youth program came about to fill in the void.… Continue reading

Performers in “Kaleidoscope” rehearse on May 5, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Tia Pietsch)

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Quilt show winners announced About 350 people attended the two-day, 35th annual Kachemak Bay Quilters show at the Homer Elks Lodge. Attendees voted on winners… Continue reading

Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Ground broken for Storyknife Writers Retreat

Under sunny skies and in a crisp westerly breeze, supporters of the Storyknife Writers Retreat last Saturday attended groundbreaking ceremonies for a main house and… Continue reading

Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Gordon writes sprawling book of life in Alaska

In his 76 years of rough-and-tumble living, Halibut Cove writer Mike Gordon has come to be known as “Mountain Mike” for his alpine adventures. Another… Continue reading

Collaborative art from the 23rd annual Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society.

First Friday: Local artists featured

May kicks off Homer’s summer arts season with a wide variety of shows, including a pop-up by Flex School students to celebrate the end of… Continue reading

Collaborative art from the 23rd annual Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society.

KP Brass Band celebrates 1-year anniversary with May the Fourth Be With You gig

One of Homer’s newest musical groups, the KP (Kenai Peninsula) Brass Band, celebrates its first year of performance with a May the Fourth Be With… Continue reading