Arts Briefs

‘Little Women’ opens this weekend The stage adapation of Louis M. Alcott’s novel “Little Women” opens this weekend at Pier One Theatre. Written for the… Continue reading

The remodeled Pratt Museum, as seen on May 25, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The front entrance has been redone, adding some extra space and new steps. Handicap accessibility is to the right of the new entrance through the old porch. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pratt reopens with more accessibility

After a years-long effort to raise funds and design a new building, last fall the Pratt Museum board decided to set aside those plans and… Continue reading

The remodeled Pratt Museum, as seen on May 25, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. The front entrance has been redone, adding some extra space and new steps. Handicap accessibility is to the right of the new entrance through the old porch. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Norton, Judith Kramer, Adele Person, Mike Tupper, Aaron Walbrecher, Mary Fries and Ali Rambo. (Photo provided)

Pier One season opens with Wilde play

Along with king salmon fishing, the opening of shops on the Spit and school ending, add another sure sign of the start of summer: the… Continue reading

The cast of “An Ideal Husband” pose for a photo during a rehearsal on May 19, 2019, at Pier One Theatre in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Norton, Judith Kramer, Adele Person, Mike Tupper, Aaron Walbrecher, Mary Fries and Ali Rambo. (Photo provided)
Performers in “Kaleidoscope” rehearse on May 5, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Tia Pietsch)

Youth performers create ‘beautiful form’

With the cancellation this year of the annual Jubilee performing arts show in February, a new youth program came about to fill in the void.… Continue reading

Performers in “Kaleidoscope” rehearse on May 5, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Tia Pietsch)

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Quilt show winners announced About 350 people attended the two-day, 35th annual Kachemak Bay Quilters show at the Homer Elks Lodge. Attendees voted on winners… Continue reading

Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Ground broken for Storyknife Writers Retreat

Under sunny skies and in a crisp westerly breeze, supporters of the Storyknife Writers Retreat last Saturday attended groundbreaking ceremonies for a main house and… Continue reading

Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Gordon writes sprawling book of life in Alaska

In his 76 years of rough-and-tumble living, Halibut Cove writer Mike Gordon has come to be known as “Mountain Mike” for his alpine adventures. Another… Continue reading

Collaborative art from the 23rd annual Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society.

First Friday: Local artists featured

May kicks off Homer’s summer arts season with a wide variety of shows, including a pop-up by Flex School students to celebrate the end of… Continue reading

Collaborative art from the 23rd annual Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society.

KP Brass Band celebrates 1-year anniversary with May the Fourth Be With You gig

One of Homer’s newest musical groups, the KP (Kenai Peninsula) Brass Band, celebrates its first year of performance with a May the Fourth Be With… Continue reading

RJ Nelson’s work of art is part of the Choir for Peace show on display before the May 2 and 3, 2019 concerts in the Homer High School Commons in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

‘Choir for Peace’ will be community art, music event

In the spirit of Homer performances of Mozart’s “Requiem,” sung in 2001 and 2002 to honor the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks, a community… Continue reading

RJ Nelson’s work of art is part of the Choir for Peace show on display before the May 2 and 3, 2019 concerts in the Homer High School Commons in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Alicia Kelly in an undated photo. (Photo provided)

Visiting artist uses paper to find ‘the essence of Homer’

Alicia Kelly, a paper artist from Lawrence, Kansas, has spent the month of April in Homer as Bunnell Street Art Center’s Artist in Residence. During… Continue reading

Alicia Kelly in an undated photo. (Photo provided)
The cast of Star Truck rehearse the Spitlandia scene on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Lisa Linegar)

Locals shine in ‘Star Truck — The Musical’

“Star Truck—the Musical” is set to take off into a spacious, harmonious, homonym-laden comic atmosphere (throw some hominy into the story, too), with performances at… Continue reading

The cast of Star Truck rehearse the Spitlandia scene on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at the Mariner Theatre in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Lisa Linegar)
One of John Fenske’s paintings at the First Friday, April 5, 2019, opening for his retrospective showing at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’ exhibit honors art and life of John Fenske

Before former Homer City Council member — and, really, Renaissance man — John Fenske died Jan. 30, 2019, at the age of 77, he asked… Continue reading

One of John Fenske’s paintings at the First Friday, April 5, 2019, opening for his retrospective showing at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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Fireweed seeks art for June exhibit Fireweed Gallery has put out a call for entries for its June show, “In The Manner Of.” Open to… Continue reading

Retrospective shows feature Fenske, Timmreck

April’s First Friday exhibits feature two retrospective shows by artists who recently died. At the Homer Council on the arts is a show of art… Continue reading

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Salmonfest announces headliners The 2019 Salmonfest, to be held Aug. 2-4 in Ninilchik, announced its headliner acts on Monday. Grammy winners Jason Mraz and Ani… Continue reading

Homer-area residents pose in front of the “Still Fighting for Alaska” banner Homer artivist Mavis Muller made after the March 24, 1989, grounding of the Exxon Valdez, during a gathering on Sunday, March 24, 2019 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. A tear in the tanker’s hull allowed millions of gallons of Alaska crude to spill into Prince William Sound, fouling more than a thousand miles of Alaska’s coastline. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Mavis Muller: spinning art into action

“Artist activist” was how the late author and wilderness defender Edward Abbey once described Mavis Muller. It’s a fitting title for Muller, who believes that… Continue reading

Homer-area residents pose in front of the “Still Fighting for Alaska” banner Homer artivist Mavis Muller made after the March 24, 1989, grounding of the Exxon Valdez, during a gathering on Sunday, March 24, 2019 on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. A tear in the tanker’s hull allowed millions of gallons of Alaska crude to spill into Prince William Sound, fouling more than a thousand miles of Alaska’s coastline. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)
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)

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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)
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