Nancy Lord at the Reflections of Attu art show on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Islands and Oceans Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Jennifer Tarnacki)

‘Reflections of Attu’ exhibit looks at WWII battle through art

As part of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Attu, three artists visited Attu and Kiska Islands.

Nancy Lord at the Reflections of Attu art show on Friday, July 6, 2018 at Islands and Oceans Visitor Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Jennifer Tarnacki)

Arts Briefs

Barbara Lavallee visits Art Shop Gallery Longtime Alaskan artist Barbara Lavallee visits from 1-6 p.m. Saturday at the Art Shop Gallery. Lavalle shows her new… Continue reading

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                                One of Francois Girard’s “Bird Blocks,” on display at Art Shop Gallery.

High summer brings diversity to arts scene

At the peak of summer with long days, warm temperatures and sunny skies, First Friday in Homer bursts out with a diverse collection of art.… Continue reading

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                                One of Francois Girard’s “Bird Blocks,” on display at Art Shop Gallery.
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                                One of Francois Girard’s “Bird Blocks,” on display at Art Shop Gallery.

High summer brings diversity to arts scene

At the peak of summer with long days, warm temperatures and sunny skies, First Friday in Homer bursts out with a diverse collection of art.… Continue reading

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                                One of Francois Girard’s “Bird Blocks,” on display at Art Shop Gallery.
Jerrod Niemann. (Photo provided)

Backyard Country BBQ comes to the Kenai

Backyard Country BBQ Featuring music by Jerrod Niemann Trick Pony The Ken Peltier Band June 29: Soldotna Creek Park, Soldotna June 30: Outside Don Jose’s,… Continue reading

Jerrod Niemann. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

‘Spamalot’ opens Friday “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” Pier One Theatre’s big summer musical, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the little red theater on the Homer… Continue reading

Jerrod Niemann. (Photo provided)

Backyard Country BBQ comes to the Kenai

Backyard Country BBQ Featuring music by Jerrod Niemann Trick Pony The Ken Peltier Band June 29: Soldotna Creek Park, Soldotna June 30: Outside Don Jose’s,… Continue reading

Jerrod Niemann. (Photo provided)

Arts Briefs

‘Spamalot’ opens Friday “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” Pier One Theatre’s big summer musical, opens at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the little red theater on the Homer… Continue reading

Local author Richard Chiappone discusses the merits of writing in the first person point of view with attending members of the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference in his workshop, “I, Me, My: The Privileges and Responsibilities of the First Person Point of View Narrator”, on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Writers’ Conference another successful production

Since 2002, the nationally recognized Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference has aimed at bringing together people of similar talents in order to teach them, challenge them,… Continue reading

Local author Richard Chiappone discusses the merits of writing in the first person point of view with attending members of the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference in his workshop, “I, Me, My: The Privileges and Responsibilities of the First Person Point of View Narrator”, on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Local authors go on tour

A group of Alaska authors visits communities in Southcentral Alaska this summer to meet with readers, discuss the wide range of topics on which they’re… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival runs this weekend Now into its 19th year, the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival starts today and runs through Sunday.… Continue reading

Local author Richard Chiappone discusses the merits of writing in the first person point of view with attending members of the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference in his workshop, “I, Me, My: The Privileges and Responsibilities of the First Person Point of View Narrator”, on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Writers’ Conference another successful production

Since 2002, the nationally recognized Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference has aimed at bringing together people of similar talents in order to teach them, challenge them,… Continue reading

Local author Richard Chiappone discusses the merits of writing in the first person point of view with attending members of the 2018 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference in his workshop, “I, Me, My: The Privileges and Responsibilities of the First Person Point of View Narrator”, on Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Delcenia Cosman)

Local authors go on tour

A group of Alaska authors visits communities in Southcentral Alaska this summer to meet with readers, discuss the wide range of topics on which they’re… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival runs this weekend Now into its 19th year, the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival starts today and runs through Sunday.… Continue reading

Pulitzer Prize winner Anthony Doerr passes on lessons as Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote

The role of the keynote speaker at the annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference can range from Rotary Club toastmaster to Marine Boot Camp drill instructor… Continue reading

HCOA announces arts awards

The Homer Council on the Arts announced its annual arts awards at its annual meeting last Wednesday, June 6. In a press release on June… Continue reading

Reichman creates marine life at larger scale

At big minus tides when the sea retreats and intertidal life become visible, Kachemak Bay beaches turn into transient treasure chests. Heads down, clusters of… Continue reading

Festival of Literary Reading is this weekend

In conjunction with the 17th annual Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, visiting faculty present readings this weekend, June 9 to 11. Sixteen nationally-recognized visiting and Alaska… Continue reading

First Friday

Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. Original Collages by Linda Guitta Corey 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception Meet and greet Guitta Corey and see… Continue reading

Writers conference keynote speaker considers time, setting and the control of information

In his novels and short stories, Anthony Doerr, this year’s keynote speaker at the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference, sometimes takes an unusual approach to setting… Continue reading