Burning Basket will be virtual this year
Burning Basket will be virtual this year
September First Friday shows close the summer with mix of live, virtual events

September First Friday shows close the summer with mix of live, virtual events

September’s First Friday shows continue a mix of in-person and virtual art openings and events. Live opening receptions will be held for Liz Bowen’s work… Continue reading

September First Friday shows close the summer with mix of live, virtual events
Arts briefs

Arts Briefs

Pier One holds auditions Pier One Theatre will hold auditions for “Haunted Shakespeare: A Walk in the Woods with the Murdered, Ghosts, and Otherworldly Creatures.”… Continue reading

Arts briefs
Sign making looks at land acknowledgment

Sign making looks at land acknowledgment

‘Our work today is to reinvent this space’

Sign making looks at land acknowledgment
Young musicians release video of socially distanced project

Young musicians release video of socially distanced project

In a time of social distancing, restrictions on group gatherings and potential school closures, a group of young musicians, their parents and their teachers have… Continue reading

Young musicians release video of socially distanced project
"Radiate," the 16th annual Burning Basket, catches fire Sunday night, Sept. 15, 2019, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts briefs

Burning Basket is Sept. 13 “Reimagine: A Basket of Remembrance & Unburdening ” is the theme of this year’s burning basket, a community interactive, impermanent… Continue reading

"Radiate," the 16th annual Burning Basket, catches fire Sunday night, Sept. 15, 2019, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Pratt Museum unveils new ‘Entangled’ exhibit

Pratt Museum unveils new ‘Entangled’ exhibit

Last month, the Pratt Museum reopened on a scaled-back basis with its summer show, “Entangled: Exploring Natural History Collections from Kachemak Bay.” Put together by… Continue reading

Pratt Museum unveils new ‘Entangled’ exhibit
First Friday shows feature art inspired by the pandemic

First Friday shows feature art inspired by the pandemic

As the summer winds down, new exhibits feature traditional Alaska themes of landscapes and nature. Several exhibits are related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including a… Continue reading

First Friday shows feature art inspired by the pandemic
The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies headquarters on Lake Street, seen here on July 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska, will have live music and light refreshments during its telethon fundraiser from 3-7 p.m. July 26, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies to hold telethon

With the annual Spring Fling fundraiser canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the board of directors and staff of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies… Continue reading

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies headquarters on Lake Street, seen here on July 16, 2020, in Homer, Alaska, will have live music and light refreshments during its telethon fundraiser from 3-7 p.m. July 26, 2020. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Artist establishes roots in Homer

Artist establishes roots in Homer

Since moving to Homer in April 2018, artist David Pettibone has put down roots in the lower Kenai Peninsula art scene, much of it in… Continue reading

Artist establishes roots in Homer
Arts council announces peony poster contest winners

Arts council announces peony poster contest winners

As part of Homer’s innaugural Homer Peony Celebration taking place July 10-25, the Homer Council on the Arts sponsored a youth poster contest. Young artists… Continue reading

Arts council announces peony poster contest winners
Arts briefs

Arts briefs

Local artists win grants Three Homer artists have received Individual Artist or Project Award grants from the Rasmuson Foundation, according to a press release from… Continue reading

Arts briefs
More galleries hold First Friday receptions

More galleries hold First Friday receptions

Correction: A caption for Ingrid McKinstry’s painting was incorrectly labeled. Her show is at the Fireweed Gallery. As Alaska’s businesses continue under Gov. Mike Dunleavy’s… Continue reading

More galleries hold First Friday receptions
Haines author’s new book looks at small-town politics

Haines author’s new book looks at small-town politics

Heather Lende’s three previous books have been about life in her small town of Haines, Alaska. Her latest book, “Of Bears and Ballots,” goes on… Continue reading

Haines author’s new book looks at small-town politics
State announces artist grants

State announces artist grants

Alaska artists who have experienced financial difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic may be eligible for a $1,500 grant, according to a Thursday release from… Continue reading

State announces artist grants
New artist finds support, inspiration in Homer

New artist finds support, inspiration in Homer

New Homer artist Lydia Johnston’s entry into the local arts scene ticks off all the boxes: • Drawn to Alaska from the Lower 48 by… Continue reading

New artist finds support, inspiration in Homer
Arts council holds peony poster contest

Arts council holds peony poster contest

As part of the Homer Peony Festival to be held July 10-25, the Homer Council on the Arts sponsors a peony art contest for students… Continue reading

Arts council holds peony poster contest
Galleries open cautiously for June First Friday shows

Galleries open cautiously for June First Friday shows

As Alaska moves toward reopening businesses and nonprofit organizations, Homer’s local art venues have cautiously begun to open their own spaces. Although only Grace Ridge… Continue reading

Galleries open cautiously for June First Friday shows
Pratt Museum moves forward despite pandemic

Pratt Museum moves forward despite pandemic

One of the frequent signs placed on Homer’s annual Burning Basket reads “Prepare for opportunity disguised as loss.” As a closure of the Pratt Museum… Continue reading

Pratt Museum moves forward despite pandemic
Artist honors dead seabirds in Homer Spit project

Artist honors dead seabirds in Homer Spit project

When faced with honoring the dead killed by tragedy or violence, artists grapple with the enormity of the event. In documenting dead sea birds she… Continue reading

Artist honors dead seabirds in Homer Spit project
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