Homer-grown musician launches Kickstarter project for album

Eternal Fair, Homer-grown musician Andrew Vait’s group, has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its debut full-length album.  “The songs that we’re going… Continue reading

Surfing film to show again Dec. 1 at Homer Theatre

“Alaska Sessions,” a film about a month-long surfing trip from Sitka to Homer, shows again at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Homer Theatre. Admission… Continue reading

KBC Director Carol Swartz poses with Gov. Sean Parnell after being recognized as one of the recipients of the2012 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards were presented at an Oct. 18 dinner at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. -Photo provided

‘Distinguished Service to the Humanities’

For nearly a dozen years, writers have been gathering annually on the shores of Kachemak Bay, sharing their talents, insights and expertise, and celebrating their… Continue reading

KBC Director Carol Swartz poses with Gov. Sean Parnell after being recognized as one of the recipients of the2012 Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards were presented at an Oct. 18 dinner at the Hotel Captain Cook in Anchorage. -Photo provided

Octopus Garden holds holiday show

The Octopus Garden, a Homer Spit shop open in the summer,  holds a special winter show over the Thanksgiving weekend at owner Lynn Naden’s home… Continue reading

Writers Contest entries due Nov. 21

The deadline for the Homer Council on the Arts 21st annual Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest is fast approaching. Entries are due Nov. 21. Literary artists… Continue reading

Caressa, Dean win video contest

  Homer musician Caressa and video director Tehben Dean have won first place in F Magazine’s music video contest. The video features Caressa performing her… Continue reading

Photojournalist’s book documents Alaska career

Photojournalist’s book documents Alaska career

In the introduction to his book, “Snap Decisions,” photojournalist Jim Lavrakas calls himself “the last ambulance chaser.” A big hunk of the 152-page photo-filled memoir… Continue reading

Photojournalist’s book documents Alaska career

Arts Briefs

Ellis Paul and Radoslav Lorkovic play together in Homer on Friday  Longtime friends and internationally touring folk-blues musicians Ellis Paul and Radoslav Lorkovic perform for… Continue reading

First Friday Events

First Friday Events

If variety is the spice of life, then think of this week’s First Friday as a smorgasboard of tangy treats. No matter what your taste… Continue reading

First Friday Events
Tammy Vollom-Matturro, Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s artistic director and conductor, prepares McNeil Canyon Elementary Students for a concert at Mariner Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Carnegie Hall links orchestra with kids

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra, in conjunction with Carnegie Hall, will present two concerts that include area students this weekend. The first concert will be at… Continue reading

Tammy Vollom-Matturro, Kenai Peninsula Orchestra’s artistic director and conductor, prepares McNeil Canyon Elementary Students for a concert at Mariner Theatre at 2 p.m. Sunday.

Key figure in shaping state talks on Friday

The Kachemak Bay Campus’s history department invites the public to the book launch celebration for Vic Fischer’s new memoir, “To Russia With Love: An Alaskan’s… Continue reading

Point Hope Mask by Ron Senungetuk

Somewhere my love, it’s Ritz at the Winter Palace

Privet. Ya haschoo vebit vodka? Da?  Ochen horosho. Hello. Would you like to drink vodka? Yes? Very good. Dust off your old Russian primers, mangle… Continue reading

Point Hope Mask by Ron Senungetuk

Jo Ann & Monte to perform Nov. 2

Jo Ann and Monte Davis will perform at the Homer Council on the Arts, 355 W. Pioneer Ave., at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2. Tickets are… Continue reading

‘Calling All Polar Bears’ shows Friday, Saturday; tickets $15

Allison Atkootchkoot Warden, also known as Aku-Matu, presents a one-woman show, “Calling All Polar Bears,” at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 and 27 at the Alaska… Continue reading

A scene from “L’Elisir d’Amore,” showing at 6 p.m. Oct. 25.-Photo provided

Opera series opens

  Welcome to the Opera Season. We are looking forward to seeing our seasoned opera lovers and want to encourage those who are interested but… Continue reading

A scene from “L’Elisir d’Amore,” showing at 6 p.m. Oct. 25.-Photo provided

Arts in Brief

KBC Director Swartz receives governor’s award Kachemak Bay Campus Director Carol Swartz received the Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities for Distinguished Service to… Continue reading

Finding humor the Chiappone way

Finding humor the Chiappone way

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER A cat, a fly fisherman, a bear and a stinky dog walk into a college classroom, and the professor says,… Continue reading

Finding humor the Chiappone way

Artist wears her gallery around her neck

Previous Bunnell Street Arts Center artists-in-residence like Mike Houston and Jim Woodring have set up studios in the gallery space that sprawled across the rough… Continue reading

“Cold River Blues” is one of three paintings by Homer artist Asia Freemen selected for the All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition XXXIV.

Arts in Brief

Freeman receives award for All Alaska Juried Art work Homer artist Asia Freeman received a $250 award for her paintings selected for the All Alaska… Continue reading

“Cold River Blues” is one of three paintings by Homer artist Asia Freemen selected for the All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition XXXIV.
HCOA - A painting by Donna Ridener from her show.

First Friday shows highlight unusual media

For October's First Friday openings, artists show works in traditional media like oils and watercolors. See media a bit out of the ordinary at other… Continue reading

HCOA - A painting by Donna Ridener from her show.
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