Arts

  • 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 - 11:05am
  • 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 - 11:03am
  • 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 - 11:03am
  • 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 - 11:02am
  • The application period has opened for the Rasmuson Foundation’s annual Individual Artist Awards. Applications will be accepted as of Jan. 1. Grant awards go directly to artists to support the development of new work or for activities that advance creative development. Individual Artist Awards prov...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:10pm
  • In honor of the 100th birthday of poet William Stafford, Homer poets and writers hold a William Stafford Centennial Celebration at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 at K-Bay Caffe on Pioneer Avenue. Literary artists will read Stafford’s work. Born Jan. 18, 1914, Stafford died in 1993, but two decades after his death...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:08pm
  • The Hungry Hat Circus of Anchorage visits Homer on Jan. 11 at Bishop’s Beach Park for an afternoon of free circus-art skill sharing, an evening “past 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 circus...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:07pm
  • With some galleries closing for January as they do annual cleaning and reorganizing, it’s a good time for new artists to shine this month. Fortunately, young photographers have chosen this First Friday to show off what they learned in the 12-week PhotoVoice classes taught in Rand Paul’s Homer Mi...

    Tue, 12/31/2013 - 4:06pm
  • Homer-raised and now Seattle-based singer-songwriter Andrew Vait performs with a gallery concert at 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at the Homer Council on the Arts. With his group Eternal Fair, Vait has been building a career in the Seattle club and independent music scene....

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 1:50pm
  • The Homer Council on the Arts offers theater and art classes for youth starting in January. Starting Jan. 7 is its Youth-Teen Musical Theatre for ages 8 to 18. Explore the theater form of melodrama and learn how to be a playwright, a lyricist, a choreographer, a bad guy/girl, a good girl/guy, a bril...

    Thu, 12/26/2013 - 1:49pm

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