KBC students explore color in Freeman painting class

In traditional college classes, students might quietly slip an assignment onto their professor’s desk — or, in the modern age, email it. In artist Asia… Continue reading

 

Visitors walk toward the site of the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer, Alaska, last Saturday, May 4, 2019, at groundbreaking ceremonies for the main house and cabins that will house visiting women writers. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts briefs

Arts briefs Storyknife applications open Applications have opened for the first full year of residencies at the Storyknife Writers Retreat in Homer. Construction started last… Continue reading

 

Kachemak Gardener: Why wait for a crisis to help out in each other’s gardens?

So there is my friend Nancy and she has hit a bump in the road. That would be enough for me but she was concerned… Continue reading

 

(Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News) Veterans march down Main Street in a Veterans Day parade Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Veterans Day events start at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue. After a parade down Pioneer Avenue and ending on the Sterling Highway, a second ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

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You know how on your Spacebook feed (or whatever the kids call that social media thing) some photo will pop up of what you’re were… Continue reading

(Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News) Veterans march down Main Street in a Veterans Day parade Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. Veterans Day events start at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the memorial at the corner of Lake Street and Pioneer Avenue. After a parade down Pioneer Avenue and ending on the Sterling Highway, a second ceremony will be held at the Veterans Memorial at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center.

Years Ago

20 years ago Thursday noon lunches for teenagers at Homer United Methodist Church have increased in popularity over the past three years. Organized by nine… Continue reading

Britni Siekaniec’s painting of a fox is one of the paintings from a student art show opening on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Asia Freeman)

First Friday art exhibit openings

As Homer enters the season of coming darkness and more subtle daylight, it’s a time to celebrate the art of painting with light — photography.… Continue reading

Britni Siekaniec’s painting of a fox is one of the paintings from a student art show opening on Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided, Asia Freeman)
A little bit of pumpkin butter is the perfect complement to Teri Robl’s pumpkin bread, as in here in her kitchen on Oct. 29, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Cooking with pumpkin and squash is perfect for rainy fall days

The family and football game visit to the motherland of Wisconsin is now just a memory, one filled with plenty of things that portray Wisconsin.… Continue reading

A little bit of pumpkin butter is the perfect complement to Teri Robl’s pumpkin bread, as in here in her kitchen on Oct. 29, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Teri Robl)
A member of the Haunted Hickory prepares to scare guests on the deck of the US Coast Guard Cutter Hickory on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at the harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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Like several holiday traditions we Americans enjoy today — religious or otherwise — we once again have the Celts to thank. The ancient Celtic festival… Continue reading

A member of the Haunted Hickory prepares to scare guests on the deck of the US Coast Guard Cutter Hickory on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019 at the harbor in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago Homer City Manager Ron Drathman submitted a draft budget that would cut spending about 10% or more and begin restoring city reserves.… Continue reading

The Homer Theatre as seen here on Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)

Rocky Horror Picture Show comes to Homer as fundraiser for R.E.C. Room

Make sure your Time Warping shoes are tied nice and tight and ready your toast-throwing arm — Rocky Horror Picture Show is coming to Homer.… Continue reading

The Homer Theatre as seen here on Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Homer News file photo)
Dwarf Korean lilac, dwarf red twig dogwood, Miss Kim lilac, full size dogwood and a Shubert chokecerry fill out the space by the Kachemak Gardener’s balcony in this photo taken Oct. 12, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)

Kachemak Gardener: Your garden is for you, so take pleasure in it every day

For the past three years I have subscribed to “The English Garden.” Each and every issue is packed with dazzling photos of impeccably designed and… Continue reading

Dwarf Korean lilac, dwarf red twig dogwood, Miss Kim lilac, full size dogwood and a Shubert chokecerry fill out the space by the Kachemak Gardener’s balcony in this photo taken Oct. 12, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Rosemary Fitzpatrick)
Kathy Smith’s “Glacier Banner 3,” a painting in her exhibit, “Rivers of Ice,” showing at the Pratt Museum through Dec. 28. 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

‘Rivers of Ice’ takes intimate and expansive look at glaciers

As part of the Pratt Museum’s mission to strengthen relationships between people and place, art exhibits there often make some connection to the land or… Continue reading

Kathy Smith’s “Glacier Banner 3,” a painting in her exhibit, “Rivers of Ice,” showing at the Pratt Museum through Dec. 28. 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Fall colors shine as the morning light catches the hills above Homer on Oct. 21, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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The winds of change have been roaring through our little town by the bay — but yeah, that pretty much explains fall, aye? Boy howdy… Continue reading

Fall colors shine as the morning light catches the hills above Homer on Oct. 21, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Years Ago

20 years ago Heavy rains triggered a sand-and-clay landslide at South Peninsula Hospital, demolishing wood-and-steel forms built for the concrete foundation for the new West… Continue reading

Some of the fiber art works at the opening of the “Kuspuk/Qaspeq/Atikluk” show on Oct. 5, 2019, at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Bunnell starts ‘Indigenized Fall’ with kuspuk group show

A series of events Bunnell Street Arts Center calls “Indigenized Fall” started on Oct. 5 with the First Friday opening of “Qaspeq/Kuspuk/Atikluk,” a group show… Continue reading

Some of the fiber art works at the opening of the “Kuspuk/Qaspeq/Atikluk” show on Oct. 5, 2019, at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts in brief

In a press release on Oct. 7, Homer Theatre owners and Homer Documentary Film Festival organizers Lynette and Jamie Sutton announced the final results for… Continue reading

Dried corn also can be seen with pumpkins all over Wisconsin at roadside stands, as seen here in this photo taken on Oct. 14, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Kachemak Cuisine: Wisconsin visit inspires Dutch baby ham-and-cheese recipe

As you are enjoying this week’s edition of the Homer News, I am in Wisconsin surrounded by autumn’s foliage splendor in vibrant colors of red,… Continue reading

Dried corn also can be seen with pumpkins all over Wisconsin at roadside stands, as seen here in this photo taken on Oct. 14, 2019. (Photo by Teri Robl)

Best Bets

If all goes according to plan and Gov. Mike Dunleavy makes his plane to Homer, he should be dropping in today at about 2:15 p.m.… Continue reading

Years Ago

20 years ago A proposed logging operation near the Bridge Creek Reservoir watershed raised concerns at a Homer City Council meeting and prompted city officials… Continue reading

Maria Bernier poses by some of her paintings at her show at Kachemak Bay Campus that opened on First Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

New solo shows feature work by 2003 Homer High graduates

Two new shows that opened last Friday at local galleries feature work by two Homer artists who, by coincidence, graduated in 2003 from Homer High… Continue reading

Maria Bernier poses by some of her paintings at her show at Kachemak Bay Campus that opened on First Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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