Arts

  • Mountain Film on Tour returns to Homer for two nights of short documentary films. Shows are 7 p.m. Jan.23 and Jan. 25 at the Mariner Theatre. Different films are shown each night. Admission is $10 each show and benefits Homer Community Recreation. Mountain Film features films on wilderness and exoti...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:19pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts last week announced the recipients of its Annual Arts Awards. The awards will be presented at its annual meeting starting at 7 p.m. Friday at its offices on Pioneer Avenue. This year’s winners are: • Arts Leadership/Advocacy, Peter Swanson • Youth Artist ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:19pm
  • Homer artist Ronald Senungetuk will receive the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Arts and Humanities at an awards ceremony Jan. 30 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center. Also to receive the Governor’s Award for the Humanities is Homer poet Eva Saulitis....

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:19pm
  • Across the nation, mentoring is in the spotlight this month. The importance of mentors, need for more and how to be involved is what National Mentoring Month is all about. Local activities include:...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:18pm
  • The annual Homer Council on the Arts variety shows have mixed it up over the years. From simple talent shows they became “Out of the Woodwork,” the incarnation the last two years, where performers who might not have been on the stage were challenged to show their talent. This year, musician and ...

    Wed, 01/15/2014 - 3:18pm
  • The Bunnell Street Arts Center Alex Combs Award Committee has awarded Ketchikan sculptor Carmel Anderson $1,500 to support workshop fees and materials to study with artist Matthew West. The Alex Combs Award, funded by private donations and sales of the late Halibut Cove artist’s work, supports Ala...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:06pm
  • Former Homer News managing editor and reporter Chris Bernard, now living in Portland, Ore., has been nominated for the 2014 Oregon Book Award for his nonfiction book, “Chasing Alaska.” Published by Lyons Press, “Chasing Alaska” looks at Bernard’s Alaska experience in the context of a dista...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:05pm
  • In conjunction with the art exhibit, “Liberty and Justice (For All),” the Friends of the Homer Public Library holds several upcoming events. At 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the Fireplace Reading Lounge at the Library is an open discussion, “Human Rights, Individual Responsibilities.” Join panelists ...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:03pm
  • The Hungry Hat Circus of Anchorage visits Homer on Saturday at Bishop’s Beach Park for an afternoon of free circus-art skill sharing, an evening “pass the hat” performance and an open Fire Jam. Workshops run from noon to 3 p.m. and include hooping, juggling and poi, or fire spinning. The circu...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:03pm
  • Whether it’s looking at the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill, the impact of climate change or living with the tides, Homer artists have long used a variety of media to explore social and environmental issues. It’s no surprise then that when the Homer Prevention Project developed strategies to address unde...

    Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:02pm

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