One of Diane Spence Chorman’s paintings on display at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

First Friday events

Holiday shoppers looking to buy art for gifts will have a wide selection at December’s First Friday shows. Artist Emma Teal Laukitis, founder with her… Continue reading

One of Diane Spence Chorman’s paintings on display at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
An aerial photograph from “The Kenai River: An Aerial Perspective” by Homer photographer Ian Reid. Reid released the book, which is available on demand, in November. (Photo courtesy Ian Reid)

Bird’s eye view: Homer man releases Kenai River aerial photography book

From a Homer man’s passion for flying comes a book for those passionate about the Kenai River. Last weekend, Ian Reid of Eagle Eye Gallery… Continue reading

An aerial photograph from “The Kenai River: An Aerial Perspective” by Homer photographer Ian Reid. Reid released the book, which is available on demand, in November. (Photo courtesy Ian Reid)
Collin Trummel, the Nutcracker Prince, far left, rehearses the snow fairies scene from the Homer production of the Nutcracker Ballet on Nov. 25, 2018, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Nutcracker celebrates 30 years in Homer

If co-directors Breezy Berryman and Jen Norton made the Homer Nutcracker Ballet as a movie, this year’s 30th production would be the origin story. There… Continue reading

Collin Trummel, the Nutcracker Prince, far left, rehearses the snow fairies scene from the Homer production of the Nutcracker Ballet on Nov. 25, 2018, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Paul Pellegrini shows off one of his custom-made cutting boards at his Homer Woods booth at the Nutcracker Faire on Saturday, Dec. 3.

Arts in brief

Nutcracker Faire is this weekend The annual Nutcracker Faire runs from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Homer High School. Sponsored by… Continue reading

Paul Pellegrini shows off one of his custom-made cutting boards at his Homer Woods booth at the Nutcracker Faire on Saturday, Dec. 3.
Lucas Thoning models his “Anthronetic Technology” at the 2018 Wearable Arts on Nov. 17, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Time Traveling’ shows Wearable Arts of past, present and maybe future

The Homer Fiber Arts Collective and Bunnell Street Arts Center powered up its time machine last Saturday for the 2018 Wearable Arts show. Titled “Time… Continue reading

Lucas Thoning models his “Anthronetic Technology” at the 2018 Wearable Arts on Nov. 17, 2018, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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                                The Shook Twins, Katelyn, left, and Laurie Shook.

The Shook Twins to create perfect harmony at Alice’s Champagne Palace

Music has seen numerous family acts of sisters and brothers, but identical twins who perform together can be as rare as a tourist on the… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Jessie McCall</span>
                                The Shook Twins, Katelyn, left, and Laurie Shook.
A scene from Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera “Samson et Delia” from the Metropolitan Opera Live, which will be showing in HD at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Homer Theatre. (Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)

Met Opera Live returns for 10th season at Homer Theatre

Homer Theater’s 10th season of Metropolitan Opera Live in HD will start at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 with Camille Saint-Saëns’ “Samson et Dalila.” The classic… Continue reading

A scene from Camille Saint-Saëns’ opera “Samson et Delia” from the Metropolitan Opera Live, which will be showing in HD at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Homer Theatre. (Photo by Ken Howard/Metropolitan Opera)
Ted Heuer’s spalted maple teleidoscope, on display for First Friday at Ptarmigan Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

First Friday expands out east with new venues

The First Friday scene expands out East End Road with shows at new venues The Shop: Kachemak Bay Art Space and Bear Creek Winery. Art… Continue reading

Ted Heuer’s spalted maple teleidoscope, on display for First Friday at Ptarmigan Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Members of BodyVox perform a piece in an undated photo. (Photo by Derrin Battles)

BodyVox brings new way of dance expression to Homer

If any artistic group survives for 21 years, it must be doing something right. Founded in 1997 and led by couple Jamie Hampton and Ashley… Continue reading

Members of BodyVox perform a piece in an undated photo. (Photo by Derrin Battles)

Arts briefs

‘RBG’ wins Homer DocFest Audience Award “RBG,” a documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, won the Audience Favorite Award at last month’s… Continue reading

Elissa and David Pettibone pose on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, by one of David Pettibone’s paintings at The Shop, an art space the Pettibones started in August 2018 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

The Shop creates instructional, creative art space

In Paris and other French cities, artists often show their works in ateliers, galleries that also include a studio. The word also refers to a… Continue reading

Elissa and David Pettibone pose on Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, by one of David Pettibone’s paintings at The Shop, an art space the Pettibones started in August 2018 in Kachemak City, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts in brief

Artist, writer reads for Battle of Attu 75th As part of its series “Fact, Fable, and Natural History: Writing About the Aleutians,” and for the… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Library celebrates Alaska Book Week with reading Alaska Book Week celebrates Alaskan authors and books, and the Homer Public Library celebrates with a group reading… Continue reading

Keren Lowell’s “Work Dress,” right, at Bunnell Street Arts Center as seen at the First Friday, Oct. 6, 2018, opening in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Lowell expands boundaries of wearable art

Through its ongoing collaborations with the Homer Fiber Arts Collective, Bunnell Street Arts Center has pushed the boundaries of wearable art. This month’s exhibit by… Continue reading

Keren Lowell’s “Work Dress,” right, at Bunnell Street Arts Center as seen at the First Friday, Oct. 6, 2018, opening in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Art briefs

ALAXSXA | ALASKA opens Oct. 12 Bunnell Street Arts Center presents Ping Chong Theater + Company (PCC) from New York City in YC in ALAXSXA… Continue reading

A detail for Keren Lowell’s “Hunger Shirt.” (Photo provided)

Fall art scene is vibrant and alive

Though the hustle and bustle of summer has ended and Homer eases into fall, the art scene remains vibrant and alive. The local Homer Plein… Continue reading

A detail for Keren Lowell’s “Hunger Shirt.” (Photo provided)

Boomerang Bags aim to reduce plastic bags

Homer’s community of fiber artists — sewers, quilters and crafters who work in fabric and fiber — brought in some new talent over the past… Continue reading

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Annual Homer Documentary Film Festival returns this week

Hold onto your popcorn, it’s time to talk docs. The Homer Documentary Film Festival is coming to a theater near you — well, the only… Continue reading

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Arts Briefs

Wild Shore performs Friday Music group Wild Shore performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. The Alaska-grown, New York-based musicians return to… Continue reading

The 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, catches fire on Sept. 9, 2018 at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

An intimate view of the Burning Basket from formation to flames

The image came via text in early June: a lilac-painted 1972 Volkswagen van set against a picturesque backdrop of nettles and fireweed. Not a bad… Continue reading

The 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, catches fire on Sept. 9, 2018 at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)