Arts in Brief

Holy Santos Gang raising funds to record new album Local band Los Holy Santos Gang has launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the… Continue reading

Andrew Vait, center, with fellow Eternal Fair members Chris Jones, left, and Daniel Nash.-Photo by Jason Tang

Homer musician’s band ready to cut first album — in vinyl

When last we checked in with the musical career of Homer-grown musician Andrew Vait, Vait had these projects in mind: • Distinguish his solo career… Continue reading

Andrew Vait, center, with fellow Eternal Fair members Chris Jones, left, and Daniel Nash.-Photo by Jason Tang

Registration now open for writers’ conference

Registration has started for the 2013 Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, to be held June 14-18 at Land’s End Resort. Poet Naomi Shihab Nye is the… Continue reading

Bunnell presents live radio: “It’s a Wonderful Life’

Bunnell Street Arts Center presents a live-radio version of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28 and 29 and 3… Continue reading

A musician and dancer perform in a Quixotic Performance Ensemble piece. The Homer Council on the Arts received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to bring Quixotic to Homer. Mica Thomas, a 1997 Homer High graduate, is the co-director of Quixotic.

Bunnell, HCOA receive NEA grants

Bunnell Street Arts Center and the Homer Council on the Arts both have received National Endowment for the Arts grants. Two of 153 nonprofits nationally… Continue reading

A musician and dancer perform in a Quixotic Performance Ensemble piece. The Homer Council on the Arts received a National Endowment for the Arts grant to bring Quixotic to Homer. Mica Thomas, a 1997 Homer High graduate, is the co-director of Quixotic.
Time Bandit captain reveals other talents with kids’ book

Time Bandit captain reveals other talents with kids’ book

Aargh, matey, Captain Johnathan Hillstrand might be a rough, hard working Bering Sea crabber, but it turns out he’s got a heart of gold —… Continue reading

Time Bandit captain reveals other talents with kids’ book

Arts in Brief

Bait & Tassels performs at Alice’s Homer’s burlesque troupe, Bait & Tassels, presents “Under the Big Top” at Alice’s Champagne Palace at 8 p.m. Friday… Continue reading

“Electric Fetus” by Mary Frische and Tom Collopy

Artists look at northern lights with low-tech, modern cameras

A new multi-artist exhibit at Ptarmigan Arts, “Aurora Borealis,” not only offers some of the best northern lights photographers in Homer, it also shows that… Continue reading

“Electric Fetus” by Mary Frische and Tom Collopy
Nutcracker ballet a mix of old, new

Nutcracker ballet a mix of old, new

Now in its second year with the new generation of artistic directors, the Homer Nutcracker Ballet continues in the tradition of always bringing some fresh… Continue reading

Nutcracker ballet a mix of old, new
“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

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