Arts

  • With Homer’s reputation as one of Alaska’s thriving arts communities, local art lovers can find creations worthy of sharing as gifts at shows opening Friday. First Friday exhibits won’t be the only place to find art. From 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Saturday at Homer High School...

    Wed, 12/04/2013 - 4:59pm
  • A show of student art opens at 5 p.m. Monday at the Kachemak Bay Campus Commons gallery. It features work from fall art classes taught by Asia Freeman and Michael Walsh....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:14pm
  • Artists who exhibit at the Octopus Garden, a gallery on the Homer Spit closed for the winter, show their work in a special show at gallery owner Lynn Naden’s studio from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday. ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:14pm
  • Visiting artist Jack Dalton presents a staged reading of his libretto, “Ada — An Opera of The Arctic,” at 8 p.m. Sunday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Donations are accepted as admission to the event. ...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:13pm
  • Retailers might worry that the traditional post-Thanksgiving holiday season will be crammed into just 26 shopping days, but that’s not a problem at one of Homer’s biggest events, the annual Nutcracker Faire. It’s always a little hectic at the two-day event, held the first weekend in December....

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:13pm
  • “As full of magic as the story it tells,” reviewer Jan O’Meara called the Homer Nutcracker Ballet in the Dec. 14, 1989, issue of the Homer News. “From start to finish it was completely enchanting.” That magic continues with the 25th production of the Homer Nutcracker Ballet, the homegrown,...

    Tue, 11/26/2013 - 6:09pm
  • Walking down a long hallway lined with teenagers at their lockers, Margret Maze’s body language shows that she’s not in a good way. Maze, played by Homer actor Sydney Paulino, clutches her notebook tightly. She seems oblivious to the stares of other students, but through the magic of film — an...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:56am
  • The Alaska Railroad seeks ideas for artwork that may become the basis of the railroad’s official 2015 commemorative art print and poster. The deadline for submissions is Feb. 21, 2014. Artwork must include an Alaska Railroad theme. Submissions should be mailed or delivered in person no later than ...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:50am
  • The National Atmospheric and Oceans Administration’s Marine Debris Program’s annual “Keep the Sea Free of Debris” Art Contest for grades K-8 is now open. Students can submit artwork through Dec. 19. The art contest challenges children to consider “How does marine debris effect the ocean en...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:45am
  • Homer writer Tom Kizzia’s book, “Pilgrim’s Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier” (Crown, July 2013) has been named one of Amazon’s editors top-20 books of the year, placing at number 5 in the list of fiction and nonfiction books. ...

    Thu, 11/21/2013 - 11:44am

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