Hallo Bay Camp featured in Disney production

A Disney Nature featurette and preview has been released of “Bears,” a movie filmed at Hallo Bay Bear Camp and in Katmai National Park. Disney… Continue reading

Youth Orchestra plays Sunday

The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club performs its annual spring concert at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Homer Council on the Arts. The concert is… Continue reading

Fiber arts festival coming up at Ninilchik fairgrounds

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair isn’t just about the annual three-day event that draws a crowd of thousands every August.  For instance, on March 29… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary School students work on their art. The school holds its annual Arts Extravaganza from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.-Photo provided

Youth art featured in show

With youth art shows at the Homer Council on the Arts, the Pratt Museum and Paul Banks Elementary School, April First Friday is all about… Continue reading

Paul Banks Elementary School students work on their art. The school holds its annual Arts Extravaganza from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday.-Photo provided
A batik painting by Janaan Kitchen.-Photo provided

First Friday Events

Alaska Intuitive Arts 158 W. Pioneer Ave. Spirit-ah-graphy by Joluna Love 11 a.m.-8 p.m., First Friday Opening Intuitive artist Joluna Love shows her digital photography… Continue reading

A batik painting by Janaan Kitchen.-Photo provided

State arts council seeks 1-percent art qualifications

The Alaska State Council on the Arts seeks 1-percent for art qualifications for two projects. One project is for exterior artwork to be commissioned for… Continue reading

Pier One holds auditions Saturday, Sunday

Pier One Theatre holds auditions for the play “Up” from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Mariner Theatre.… Continue reading

Esther L. Haakenson

Esther L. Haakenson

    Esther Lucille Haakenson, 92, passed away on March 12, 2013, at Main Street Assisted Living residence in Homer. A memorial service is 2… Continue reading

Esther L. Haakenson

49 Writers offers Tutka Bay writing retreat

Writer Ron Carlson leads a writers retreat Sept. 6 to 8 at Tutka Bay Lodge. Director of the graduate program in fiction at the University… Continue reading

Film shows for Sexual Assault Awareness month

As part of Sexual Assault Awareness month, South Peninsula Haven House sponsors a showing of “The Invisible War” at 6 p.m. April 11 at the… Continue reading

Jubilee events coming up

Jubilee, the Homer Council on the Arts annual celebration of youth art for grades kindergarten through 12, happens in April, with art exhibits and the… Continue reading

Eva Saulitis-Photo by Jon Leibling

Memoir follows loss, decline of orca group in Prince William Sound

For writers, books don’t appear whole out of thin air. Instead, like orca whales sliding underwater, they can be elusive, works in progress until some… Continue reading

Eva Saulitis-Photo by Jon Leibling

Writing project seeks submissions

The Pen the Kenai community writing project seeks submissions from Kenai Peninsula residents. Pen the Kenai is a companion to the Paint the Kenai community… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

‘Honk!’ plays April 5-7 The Youth/Teen Musical Theatre program of the Homer Council and the Arts and Pier One Theatre presents “Honk!,” a family musical… Continue reading

‘Being There’ at Down East

Just because the weather says it’s spring doesn’t mean ski movies should be taken off your Netflix queue. The Down East is making sure the… Continue reading

‘Grease’ goes back to the ’50s for spring musical

If you’ve been seeing boys walking around town in black-leather jackets and rolled up jeans and girls in poodle skirts and white ankle socks, no,… Continue reading

Arts Briefs

Heidijo films music video Homer musician Heidijo films a video from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday at AJ's OldTown Steakhouse. She will perform her song,… Continue reading

‘Rigeletto’ gets update

How do you take an opera written for the 16th century and turn it into a Las Vegas setting in the 1960s? How is Rigeletto… Continue reading

Dan Fischer, left, and Deb Lowney, right stand by one of their sculptures.

Artists combine talents in ‘Sticks and Stones’

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but when it comes to nature inspired art, they do something else: bring two artists together. The title… Continue reading

Dan Fischer, left, and Deb Lowney, right stand by one of their sculptures.
Singer-songwriter Emma Hill

Duo release album in Alaska tour

Singer-songwriter Emma Hill and longtime band mate Bryan Daste release their fourth full-length album, "The Black And Wretched Blue," this month in an Alaska tour.… Continue reading

Singer-songwriter Emma Hill
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