Joanne Thordarson’s photograph of three birds is part of the “Between Heartbeats” show at Ptarmigan Arts. (Photo provided)

First Friday features photography

Two shows opening this Friday highlight a medium not often celebrated in Alaska art: photography. Longtime Homer photographer Taz Tally shows his new work, “Landscapes… Continue reading

Joanne Thordarson’s photograph of three birds is part of the “Between Heartbeats” show at Ptarmigan Arts. (Photo provided)

2017 Kenai Peninsula History Conference releases book with presentations, stories, pictures and more

Book recaps Kenai Peninsula historical conference Last spring, local historians organized a history conference to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the U.S. purchase of Alaska… Continue reading

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                                Stu Schmutzler dances at the River Stage during Rabbit Creek Ramblers’ set at the 2017 Salmonfest in Ninilchik, Alaska on Aug. 4, 2017.

Salmonfest: Get ready for three days of fish, love and musc

The organizers of Salmonfest are ready to bring the people of Alaska another three days of “fish, love and music” next month, with a cause… Continue reading

<span class="neFMT neFMT_PhotoCredit">Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion</span>
                                Stu Schmutzler dances at the River Stage during Rabbit Creek Ramblers’ set at the 2017 Salmonfest in Ninilchik, Alaska on Aug. 4, 2017.

Hobo Jim performs in benefit for AP Senior Center

Hobo Jim concert Hobo Jim performs in a benefit for the Anchor Point Senior Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 12, at Fireweed… Continue reading

‘Dirigibles of Denali’ adds a new layer of reality to Pratt show

Walk through the Pratt Museum’s summer art exhibit, “Dirigibles of Denali,” and the show looks like a normal installation. Large pixelated prints hang on walls.… Continue reading

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Atz Kilcher performs for folk school Singer-songwriter Atz Kilcher performs a fundraiser concert, “Songs of the Homestead,” for the Homer Folk School at 7 p.m.… Continue reading

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)

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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