Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs in December 2017 photo. (Photo provided)

Sax player for Rolling Stones brings ensemble band to Homer

With the Homer Winter King Tournament happening this weekend, Homer has another big draw sure to attract not just fishermen: the only Alaska performance of… Continue reading

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs in December 2017 photo. (Photo provided)
Karl Dennison performs in this undated photo. (Photo provided)

Arts briefs

Karl Denson performs March 22-23 at Alice’s Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe performs in two shows at 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, and Saturday, March 23… Continue reading

Karl Dennison performs in this undated photo. (Photo provided)
In this undated photo, Anna Pigdorna stands by her piece, “Through Closed Doors.” The arrangement of music on the door is designed so that musicians performing the piece must physically move around the door to act out dramatic dimensions of the piece. (Photo provided)

Visiting artist interprets place through sound

Bunnell Street Art Center’s latest Artist in Residence, Anna Pidgorna, presents a diverse array of interests and accomplishments as a composer, a musician, vocalist, and… Continue reading

In this undated photo, Anna Pigdorna stands by her piece, “Through Closed Doors.” The arrangement of music on the door is designed so that musicians performing the piece must physically move around the door to act out dramatic dimensions of the piece. (Photo provided)
The cover of Kate Mitchell’s “The Bag Lady at the End of the Road,” published in 2018 by Wizard Works. (Image provided)

‘Bag Lady’ tells story of Homer entrepreneur Kate Mitchell

Kate Mitchell’s 2018 memoir, “The Bag Lady at the End of the Road,” shares observations of what it was like to start and grow a… Continue reading

The cover of Kate Mitchell’s “The Bag Lady at the End of the Road,” published in 2018 by Wizard Works. (Image provided)
Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News
                                Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Anthony Doerr delivers the opening address at the start of the annual conference June 2018 at Land’s End Resort.

Poets & Writers list K-Bay writers conference a top retreat

Kachemak Bay Writers’ conference named a top retreat Poets & Writers Magazine has named the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference one of its 22 most inspiring… Continue reading

Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News
                                Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference keynote speaker Anthony Doerr delivers the opening address at the start of the annual conference June 2018 at Land’s End Resort.
Fused glass art by Nicole Cavalier on display at Ptarmigan Arts. (Photo provided)

Jubilee art featured for March

For First Friday this month, it’s all about the kids. At the Homer Council on the Arts, March celebrates student artists for its Jubilee art… Continue reading

Fused glass art by Nicole Cavalier on display at Ptarmigan Arts. (Photo provided)

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)

Arts Briefs

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)

Arts Briefs

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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