Art by Tyler Schlieman on exhibit at Grace Ridge Brewery. (Photo courtesy Grace Ridge Brewery)

First Friday: Artists — near and far, new and seasoned — catch spring fever

During April, the artwork featured in local galleries has been created by Homer artists as young as pre-kindergarten and as old as, well, who knows.… Continue reading

Art by Tyler Schlieman on exhibit at Grace Ridge Brewery. (Photo courtesy Grace Ridge Brewery)
Nancy Lord in a 2017 photo. (Photo by Irene Owsley and courtesy of Pier One Theatre)

Lord’s ‘The Frederick Cook Interview’ looks at explorer’s perception of truth

‘The Frederick Cook Interview’ shows at 7 p.m. Friday on KBBI radio

Nancy Lord in a 2017 photo. (Photo by Irene Owsley and courtesy of Pier One Theatre)
Some of the works in Charles Aguilar's show opening Friday, March 5, 2021, at Grace Ridge Brewey in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Grace Ridge Brewery)

Collage, puppet artist looks for ‘magik’ in his creations

Charles Aguilar’s latest show is at Grace Ridge Brewery

Some of the works in Charles Aguilar's show opening Friday, March 5, 2021, at Grace Ridge Brewey in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Grace Ridge Brewery)
A collage of photographs surrounds the description of "Familiar Faces: Portrait of a Community," on exhibit through May 2021 at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

New exhibit looks at connections between objects and portraits

Pratt Museum show also includes new work by photographers, writer

A collage of photographs surrounds the description of "Familiar Faces: Portrait of a Community," on exhibit through May 2021 at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Mike Chihuly and Crosson on a snowshoe outing in a blizzard in Ninilchik. (Photo courtesy Mike Chihuly)

Ninilchik author explores bird dog hunting in latest work

The book features photos and recollections of more than 40 years hunting Alaska game birds with dogs.

Mike Chihuly and Crosson on a snowshoe outing in a blizzard in Ninilchik. (Photo courtesy Mike Chihuly)
"My Kachemak Homer" by Sadie Mae Millard is one of the works in the Homer Council on the Arts show, "The Art of Wellness: Stories of trauma, loss, and resilience," opening Friday, March 5, 2021, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Homer Council on the Arts)
"My Kachemak Homer" by Sadie Mae Millard is one of the works in the Homer Council on the Arts show, "The Art of Wellness: Stories of trauma, loss, and resilience," opening Friday, March 5, 2021, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy Homer Council on the Arts)

23rd annual Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest winners

Editor’s note: This list has been updated to note that judging for the contest was blind. Poetry Adult/Open First: Put a Face on It by… Continue reading

23rd Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest: Poetry winners

After a seven-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 23rd year. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was… Continue reading

23rd Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest: Adult fiction winner – Low Point

After a seven-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 23rd year. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was… Continue reading

23rd Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest: Grades K-12 nonfiction winners

After a seven-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 23rd year. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was… Continue reading

23rd Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest: Grades K-12 Fiction winners

After a seven-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 23rd year. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was… Continue reading

Adult nonfiction winner: ‘Spared’

After a seven-year hiatus, the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest returns for its 23rd year. Coordinated by the Homer Council on the Arts, the contest was… Continue reading

Bunnell Street Arts Center Artist in Residence Nina Elder's work is displayed on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, a the gallery in Homer, Alaska. At left are pieces from her series, "It Will Not Be the Same, But It Might Be Beautiful," drawings of puzzle stones collected in the area near McCarthy, Alaska. At right is a drawing of frayed rope, part of her focus during her residency. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Visiting artist acknowledges ‘the brokenness but not throwing it away when it’s broken’

For Bunnell residency, artist also will look at frayed, found objects like rope and nets

Bunnell Street Arts Center Artist in Residence Nina Elder's work is displayed on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, a the gallery in Homer, Alaska. At left are pieces from her series, "It Will Not Be the Same, But It Might Be Beautiful," drawings of puzzle stones collected in the area near McCarthy, Alaska. At right is a drawing of frayed rope, part of her focus during her residency. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A window display at a shop in Paris as seen on May 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts in brief

Adaptation and Innovation grants offered The Alaska State Council on the Arts in partnership with Rasmuson Foundation has developed the Adaptation and Innovation Grant. This… Continue reading

A window display at a shop in Paris as seen on May 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The winning design of this year's beer label contest for Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve by James Schloemer hangs on the wall of Grace Ridge Brewery during a First Friday art exhibit opening on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at the brewery in Homer, Alaska. The label is for the brewery's '64 Afterbock beer, and this year's contest theme was resiliency. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Beer label contest showcases local talent

Annual contests supports the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The winning design of this year's beer label contest for Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve by James Schloemer hangs on the wall of Grace Ridge Brewery during a First Friday art exhibit opening on Friday, Feb. 5, 2021 at the brewery in Homer, Alaska. The label is for the brewery's '64 Afterbock beer, and this year's contest theme was resiliency. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
A window display at a shop in Paris as seen on May 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts in brief

Wild Postcard Project seeks art entries The Wild Postcard Project and the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center present a nature-themed art competition for Alaska youth artists… Continue reading

A window display at a shop in Paris as seen on May 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Tracey Hansen's design for Grace Ridge Brewery's '64 Afterbock beer label contest to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR). The designs go on exhibit and the winning label will be revealed Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at the brewery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Grace Ridge Brewery)

First Friday openings are limited but lively

New exhibits include beer label art, portraits and Afro-futurist installation.

Tracey Hansen's design for Grace Ridge Brewery's '64 Afterbock beer label contest to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (KBNERR). The designs go on exhibit and the winning label will be revealed Friday, Feb. 5, 2021, at the brewery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Grace Ridge Brewery)
A window display at a shop in Paris as seen on May 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts in brief

Bunnell Artist in Residence starts next week Bunnell Street Arts Center’s next Artist in Residence is Nina Elder. Elder will hold a Second Friday artist… Continue reading

A window display at a shop in Paris as seen on May 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A window display at a shop in Paris as seen on May 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts in brief

Students can enter Fish Art contest Students in grades kindergarten through 12 can now enter the Wildlife Forever Fish Art contest. The contest inspires students… Continue reading

A window display at a shop in Paris as seen on May 3, 2016. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Pratt Museum officials pose for a photograph while practicing social distancing on the museum lawn on Friday, May 15, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Jennifer Gibbins, executive director; Savanna Bradley, curator, and Marilyn Sigman, naturalist in residence. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts and cultural organizations see gradual progress toward post-pandemic days

Signs of hope include more in-person workshops, writers residencies.

Pratt Museum officials pose for a photograph while practicing social distancing on the museum lawn on Friday, May 15, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Jennifer Gibbins, executive director; Savanna Bradley, curator, and Marilyn Sigman, naturalist in residence. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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