Arts

  • April is Jubilee month, the annual celebration of young Homer artists sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts. Upcoming events and deadlines are: • March 31: Application deadline for Youth Summer Fine Arts Scholarships for students currently in grades 6-11. Scholarship recipients will be announ...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:36pm
  • Falling in love, connecting communities and creating communities. That all sounds like serious stuff, until you get to the part about playing games — men vs. women — and, oh yeah, becoming a caribou. In Allison Warden’s “Come on Caribou!” workshops this week, and her performance, “Let Gl...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:36pm
  • Six Homer students won in the writing categories of F Magazine’s Alaska Statewide Youth Arts and Writing Contest. Homer High School junior Jonas Noomah also won a scholarship to the Sitka Fine Arts Camps for his Flash Fiction story, “January Creek.” Noomah also plays marimba in the youth-adult...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:36pm
  • National Endowment for the Arts Big Read visiting writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Luis Alberto Urrea visits April 5-6 for a series of workshops and talks. From 2-5 p.m. April 5-6 at the Kachemak Bay Campus he presents “The Theory and Practice of Trust,” a workshop in which students “explore...

    Wed, 03/19/2014 - 3:36pm
  • Registration has started for the Tutka Bay Writers Retreat, with a workshop by poet Carolyn Forché, “Writing On Tutka Bay: New Poems, New Passages.” Sponsored by 49 Writers, the workshop is Sept. 5-7 and costs $575 for members and $625 for nonmembers. The fee includes instruction, meals, lodgin...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:41am
  • The city of Homer has started work on its Parks, Arts, Recreation and Culture (PARC) needs assessment. Funded by a city appropriation and community donations, a citizen group meets weekly on the assessment. The next meeting is 5:30 p.m. March 20 in the Cowles Council Chambers, City Hall....

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:41am
  • Homer High School student John Sarmiento of Homer is the second runner-up in the Alaska State Poetry Out Loud competition. Sarmiento competed on Tuesday in the state finals in the 360 North Studio at the KTOO Building, Juneau. Winner Maeva Ordaz, West Anchorage High School, Anchorage, goes on to com...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:41am
  • Pieces of lace, yarn and fabrics of varying textures fill shelves and cover countertops. Light pouring in from above makes their colors stand out. Here, bright splashes; there, subtler shades. A collage of lace drapes across a mirror’s edge. A pinned-together creation awaits a finishing touch. Thr...

    Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:40am
  • Local high school students performed for Colors of Homer on Feb. 22....

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:59pm
  • Homer romance novelist Jennifer Bernard has had her fifth novel in the Bachelor Fireman series published. “Four Weddings and a Fireman” (Avon Books, paperback, $6.99) was released last month and is available at the Homer Bookstore and other bookstores.  In a review, Romance Times said, “B...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:57pm

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