Arts

  • In Alaska art and culture, a spirit of irreverence often runs counter to serious or commercial images of Alaska. Done well, traditional Alaska art celebrates the state’s natural beauty and character of its people. When this celebration runs to excess — think painted gold pans or romanticized lan...

    Wed, 08/07/2013 - 7:03pm
  • Kachemak Heritage Land Trust offers a Wild Arts Workshop featuring Halibut Cove artists Marian Beck from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 11 in Halibut Cove. The workshop is $210 and includes transportation, art supplies (except brushes) and lunch. Proceeds benefit KHLT. To register or for more information, call ...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:46pm
  • Quilters can enter quilts, wall hangings and wearable art for the Kenai Peninsula State Fair in Ninilchik. Register entries from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Sewciable Quilts. For more information, call Margaret Lau of the Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild at  235-6973....

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:45pm
  • The Wild & Scenic Film Festival shows 7-9 p.m. Aug. 8 in Homer at the Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center. Sponsored by the Kenai Watershed Forum, the festival features films such as “The Dark Side of the Lens,” set in Ireland, “Chasing Water,” about the Colorado River watershed, and...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:44pm
  • Josh Hornaday, a writer with roots in Homer and the Kenai Peninsula, signs his science fiction and fantasy novel, “The Meth Conspiracy,” from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the Homer Bookstore. Writing as J.E. Horn, Hornaday explores the issue of methamphetamine abuse in a science fiction context where m...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:44pm
  • In years past, the late Gaye Wolfe inspired art supporters to make August an “artrageous” month of shows, workshops and musical events. Though Artrageous August is no more, the spirit of the idea lives on in shows opening this month. In technique, form and subject, shows this month are a little ...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:42pm
  • Salmonstock, the annual three-day music festival celebrating wild Alaska salmon, returns this weekend to the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds in Ninilchik. Today is the last day to buy tickets at the advance rate of $113 for Friday through Sunday or $95 for Friday-Saturday or Saturday-Sunday tickets. Aft...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:34pm
  • In spite of its name and leading character, there’s nothing slow-moving about “Slugs Forever!’...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 1:21pm
  • Whether you’re a wannabe gardener wondering where to start, a gardener with many years in the soil, a visitor wanting an informative, humorous, beautiful look at the northland from a gardener’s perspective or just someone in search of an entertaining read, “There’s a Moose in My Garden — D...

    Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:48pm
  • Warm weather brought out the shorts and sandals at the Homer Council on the Arts annual Street Faire on Saturday....

    Wed, 07/24/2013 - 1:48pm

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