Arts

  • Five years ago when the Homer News checked in with Mica Thomas, the Homer-grown theater artist, he spoke of the work he’s been doing with Quixotic, a Kansas City, Mo., performance troupe. Thomas, the group’s associate artistic director, said Quixotic had been trying to build up its foundation so...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:21am
  • What began years ago as bedtime stories he made up for his two oldest children — Yarrow, now 36, and North, now 34 — have become the basis for what author Bumppo Bremicker is anticipating will be a six-part series, beginning with “Everlasting and The Great River — Adventures of an Alaskan De...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 11:28am
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center 106 W. Bunnell Ave. ARTrageous Gaye-la, paintings by Gaye Wolfe Installation by Melissa Daubert 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception; 6 p.m., Melissa Daubert artist talk 7-10 p.m. Saturday, ARTrageous Gaye-La celebration. Tickets are $45 at Bu...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 11:22am
  • Almost a year after she died, local galleries honor Gaye Wolfe, the woman who put the “art” in ARTrageous. An artist in Florida and Alaska, Wolfe died Oct. 14, 2012, after a short illness. For First Friday, Bunnell Street Arts Center holds a retrospective show of her work, including collages, bo...

    Thu, 10/03/2013 - 11:00am
  • Homer writer Jennifer Bernard’s first romance novel, “The Fireman Who Loved Me,” made the USA Today bestseller list for the week of Sept. 15, featured at number 128. First published in May 2012, “The Fireman Who Loved Me” is the first in Bernard’s “Bachelor Firemen” series. She has s...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:15pm
  • The Pratt Museum received the Excellence in the Museum Profession Award from Museums Alaska for its gray whale project. The award was presented last week at the Museums Alaska conference held Sept. 25-28 in Haines. The award honored the Pratt’s 14-year effort to salvage a gray whale carcass and sk...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:14pm
  • Registration has started for workshops run by Quixotic, a visiting performance arts troupe. Workshops will be held in dance, aerial silks and ballet on Oct. 14 and 15. Aerial silks involves moving while dangling from silk fabrics. The workshops include an introduction to aerial silks. The fee is $30...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:14pm
  • As part of the third annual Alaska Book Week, Oct. 5-12, the Homer Public Library holds “Alaska Read-out” at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the library. Homer authors Miranda Weiss, Rich Chiappone, Ann Dixon and Erin Coughlin Hollowell will read from their favorite Alaska books. The audience also is encourag...

    Wed, 10/02/2013 - 2:14pm
  • Homer Theatre’s 10th annual documentary film festival begins at 6 p.m. today with gala opening festivities, which include a 6 p.m. barbecue dinner, guest speakers and the international release of the documentary “Muscle Shoals.” Ten films are in the film festival’s ...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:18am
  • Karla Freeman is no stranger to the Homer arts community.   She lived in Homer for more than 40 years painting, teaching and caring for her family. Her husband, Carlos Freeman, designed and built their home 11 miles out East End Road where they raised three daughters in their “cabin in the wo...

    Thu, 09/26/2013 - 11:17am

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