“Sky Candy” by Mary Collopy and Tom Frische of Wild North Photography is one of the northern lights photos in “Aurora Borealis” at Ptarmigan Arts.

New venues join First Friday shows

The ever changing and evolving Homer First Friday circuit sees two new venues offering shows this week. With K-Bay Caffe's new location on Pioneer Avenue… Continue reading

“Sky Candy” by Mary Collopy and Tom Frische of Wild North Photography is one of the northern lights photos in “Aurora Borealis” at Ptarmigan Arts.
Young girls dance  during the party scene of the Nutcracker Ballet in the 2011 production.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News

Arts Briefs

Annual Nutcracker Ballet opens  The 24th annual production of Homer’s Nutcracker Ballet opens with a matinee performance at 3 p.m. Saturday in the Mariner Theatre,… Continue reading

Young girls dance  during the party scene of the Nutcracker Ballet in the 2011 production.-Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News
Pratt show looks at art, stories of quilts

Pratt show looks at art, stories of quilts

Homer’s fiber artists can be found all over, at shows like Wearable Arts, in galleries and even in small couture shops. If you want to… Continue reading

Pratt show looks at art, stories of quilts

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
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