Arts Briefs

Choir for Peace seeks art Choir for Peace, a collaboration between the Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus under the umbrella of Pier One Theatre and the… Continue reading

Homer artist Jan Peyton painted the cover of the Homer Garden Club’s “Kachemak Cultivating from Sea to Summit: A Guide to Successful Gardening on Alaska’s Southern Kenai Peninsula.” The book was published in late 2018 by the garden club in Homer, Alaska.

Garden Club publishes new guide

More than 10 years after its last edition, the Homer Garden Club in December released an updated and expanded book on gardening from Ninilchik south.… Continue reading

Homer artist Jan Peyton painted the cover of the Homer Garden Club’s “Kachemak Cultivating from Sea to Summit: A Guide to Successful Gardening on Alaska’s Southern Kenai Peninsula.” The book was published in late 2018 by the garden club in Homer, Alaska.
The Young Dubliners in an 2018 photo. (Photo provided)

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The Shop launches kids and teens program The Shop: Kachemak Bay Art Space will hold Kids Art Day with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new… Continue reading

The Young Dubliners in an 2018 photo. (Photo provided)

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Jubilee performance canceled Due to an unforeseen circumstance, the Homer Council on the Arts has canceled “Jubilee: A Brand New Day,” a planned student-led storytelling-focused… Continue reading

A close-up of Ruby Nofziger’s “On a Bookshelf” quilt, one of the works in the “9 Women / 9 Quilts” show that opened last Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Homer Council on the Arts, in Homer, Alaska. Each panel or row of books was done by a different quilter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Group quilt exhibit shows collaboration on every work

It’s not uncommon for Homer art galleries to feature group shows. It’s also not uncommon for shows to center on a particular theme. But in… Continue reading

A close-up of Ruby Nofziger’s “On a Bookshelf” quilt, one of the works in the “9 Women / 9 Quilts” show that opened last Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at the Homer Council on the Arts, in Homer, Alaska. Each panel or row of books was done by a different quilter. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Photographs by Dr. Edson Knapp on exhibit at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Galleries opening after winter hiatus

As galleries begin to open after a winter hiatus, February’s First Friday shows feature exhibits at South Peninsula Hospital and the Kachemak Bay Campus by… Continue reading

Photographs by Dr. Edson Knapp on exhibit at South Peninsula Hospital in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Arts in brief

Comedians to perform at Alice’s Power Plant Productions will present a night of stand-up comedy starting at 8 p.m. Friday at Alice’s Champagne Palace. The… Continue reading

A bronze statue near Anchorage’s Ship Creek represents Olga, an elder and matriarch for the Dena’ina people north of Anchorage. (Photo courtesy of Joel Isaak)

Soldotna artist honors Dena’ina heritage with Anchorage statue

Near Anchorage’s Ship Creek, a new bronze statue of an elder named Olga, a Dena’ina matriarch from the village of Eklutna, stands and overlooks land… Continue reading

A bronze statue near Anchorage’s Ship Creek represents Olga, an elder and matriarch for the Dena’ina people north of Anchorage. (Photo courtesy of Joel Isaak)
A line of protesters curves along Pioneer Avenue in the Homer March for Women on Saturday. About 700 people walked in the march along Pioneer Avenue on Jan. 20, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The group of marchers extended from Main Street to Kachemak Way. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
                                A line of protesters curves along Pioneer Avenue at the 2018 Homer March for Women. About 700 people walked in the march along Pioneer Avenue on Jan. 20, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The group of marchers extended from Main Street to Kachemak Way. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Best Bets

It may seem like we’re in the dog days of winter, folks, but the Betster is personally dizzy with the amount of events and outdoor… Continue reading

A line of protesters curves along Pioneer Avenue in the Homer March for Women on Saturday. About 700 people walked in the march along Pioneer Avenue on Jan. 20, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The group of marchers extended from Main Street to Kachemak Way. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
                                A line of protesters curves along Pioneer Avenue at the 2018 Homer March for Women. About 700 people walked in the march along Pioneer Avenue on Jan. 20, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. The group of marchers extended from Main Street to Kachemak Way. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Some of Hanna Young’s felted figures. (Photo provided)

Artist creates felted forest friends

Using the fiber technique of needle felting, artist Hanna Young creates bold, colorful sculptures and two-dimensional landscapes. While pleasing as visual art for all to… Continue reading

Some of Hanna Young’s felted figures. (Photo provided)
A display at the Homer Bookstore on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, shows its best selling books for 2018 at the independent bookstore in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Homestead Kitchen’ again tops Homer Bookstore best-seller list

For the third-year in a row, Eve and Eiven Kilcher’s “The Homestead Kitchen” tops the Homer Bookstore’s annual best seller list. Featured on the reality… Continue reading

A display at the Homer Bookstore on Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, shows its best selling books for 2018 at the independent bookstore in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
In this photo taken on Aug. 24, 2018, a pile of gravel behind the Homer Council on the Arts offices on Pioneer Avenue shows the general area planned for the Mary Epperson Performing Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. HCOA has put aside plans to build a large yurt for the PAC and instead will build a more permanent building. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Salon Series is part of Big Read The Homer Council on the Arts Salon Series this month is part of the Big Read book, “Can’t… Continue reading

In this photo taken on Aug. 24, 2018, a pile of gravel behind the Homer Council on the Arts offices on Pioneer Avenue shows the general area planned for the Mary Epperson Performing Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. HCOA has put aside plans to build a large yurt for the PAC and instead will build a more permanent building. (File photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Big Read kicks off Friday

Since the Kachemak Bay Campus brought Amy Tan to Homer for the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, Homer has held four National Endowment for the Arts… Continue reading

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Puccini Met opera is Jan. 17 Giacomo Puccini’s “La fanciulla del West (The Girl of the West )” is the next Metropolitan Opera showing at… Continue reading

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Bow Wow Film Fest shows tonight The fourth annual Bow Wow Film Festival will play at 6 p.m. tonight at the Homer Theatre. An innovative,… Continue reading

The Dean family’s Creative Fire studios on Waterman Road includes their gallery, as seen here on a garden tour in July 2018 near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

First Friday still features new shows despite January slump

Many galleries typically close for January or take a hiatus from exhibits, but that hasn’t stopped three art spaces from holding events for First Friday.… Continue reading

The Dean family’s Creative Fire studios on Waterman Road includes their gallery, as seen here on a garden tour in July 2018 near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Dana Stabenow stands in April 2013 on the future site of Storyknife, the writers retreat she and her foundation plan to build near Homer, Alaska. The retreat is on the Homer bluff with a view of lower Cook Inlet, including Iliamna and Redoubt Volcanoes. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Storyknife writers retreat gets major grant

A Homer author’s vision five years ago of a community for women literary artists got a major boost last week when the Rasmuson Foundation announced… Continue reading

Dana Stabenow stands in April 2013 on the future site of Storyknife, the writers retreat she and her foundation plan to build near Homer, Alaska. The retreat is on the Homer bluff with a view of lower Cook Inlet, including Iliamna and Redoubt Volcanoes. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Some of the works in Bunnell Street Arts Center’s 10x10 show in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

10 x 10 show encourages collecting, gifting

Like some other Homer galleries, Bunnell Street Arts Center periodically opens up its walls to community art. With its 10x10 Member’s Show, Bunnell does so… Continue reading

Some of the works in Bunnell Street Arts Center’s 10x10 show in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Artists speak at library tonight Deland Anderson, Argent Kvasnikoff, and Jane Regan all have art currently displayed at the library, and will give a collective… Continue reading