First Friday Events

By coincidence, common themes sometimes happen at new shows opening at Homer galleries. This month, that theme is explorations in natural media like clay, wood… Continue reading

Project Jukebox makes historic Homer stories available online

It's been almost 17 years since lower Kenai Peninsula residents spoke in informal sessions for the Alaska Communities of Memory Project, but now those recorded… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Bunnell receives Allen Foundation grantFor the third year in a row, Bunnell Street Arts Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Washington-based Paul… Continue reading

U.S. Air Force Band performs in Homer

On a return visit to Homer, the U.S. Air Force Band of the Pacific's "Top Cover" is set to bring its upbeat rhythms to local… Continue reading

El Clemenza di Tito

Lions, tigers and horses? Oh my! Last month's opera, "Aida" is supposed to have animals from the region, elephants, giraffes, etc., in the Triumphful March.… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Bunnell receives Allen Foundation grantFor the third year in a row, Bunnell Street Arts Center has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Washington-based Paul… Continue reading

Homer authors publish new books

National publishers have recently published two new books by Homer authors. Beacon Press of Boston published last month scientist, poet and nonfiction writer Eva Saulitis’… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

HCOA holds Quixotic fundraiserThe Homer Council on the Arts holds a fundraiser at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre for its fall show, Quixotic… Continue reading

Museum gets up close with whales in new exhibit

The title of the Pratt Museum's new exhibit tells it all: "Encounters: Whales in Our Waters."And by "encounter," does the museum ever mean encounter.Not only… Continue reading

Winners, 21st annual Kenai Peninsula Writers’ contest

Kindergarten – 3rd grade$25 prize for all winnersPoetryJudge: Charlotte GloverWinner: Alexis Schneider, “Favorite Things About Me”Honorable mention: Serena John, “I Am From”FictionJudge: Charlotte GloverWinner: Clara… Continue reading

HCOA announces Writers’ Contest winners

Now in its 21st year, the Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest has been going on long enough that writers who might have first won the contest… Continue reading

Dance honors director’s father

In modern dance, as kinetic and fluid as the choreography can be, sometimes the dancers slow and pause, holding a moment so they appear as… Continue reading

HCOA announces Writers’ Contest winners

Now in its 21st year, the Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest has been going on long enough that writers who might have first won the contest… Continue reading

K-Bay Caffe Open Mic tonight

K-Bay Caffe on Pioneer Avenue holds an open mic at  7 p.m. today. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. Perform music, comedy and poetry. Open mics… Continue reading

Nominate poems celebrating parks

The Poems in Place Project seeks nominations for poetry to be placed at state parks in Ketchikan and near Fairbanks. Alaska State Parks, the Alaska… Continue reading

First Friday — low key but diverse

With several galleries closed for February, art openings for First Friday are scattered. What First Friday lacks in quantity it makes up for in diversity.… Continue reading

Homer Bookstore holds World Book Night

The Homer Bookstore participates in the second annual World Book Night on April 23, with the sign-up deadline extended to Jan. 25. Plans are already… Continue reading

Visiting writer speaks at KBC

Award winning fiction writer Alan Heathcock will read from his work and hold a craft talk at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday as part of Kachemak Bay… Continue reading

National Geographic holds casting call

The National Geographic Channel holds an open casting call for Russian Old Believer families working in the fishing and boat building industries interested in appearing… Continue reading

HCOA announces Art Awards

The Homer Council on the Arts announced the winners of the 2012 Art Awards. The awards are given annually for achievements in the arts. The… Continue reading

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