Arts

  • Homer is a little off the Iditarod’s beaten path, but when you live in Nome, the end of the world-famous sled dog race, you’re in the thick of the action. That’s exactly where Nancy and Dan Levinson found themselves when they lived in that Bering Sea community. “We used to house the mushers,...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:39pm
  • Ten films, plus a short one that tells the story of the Russian Old Believers on the Kenai Peninsula, usher in the 10th Annual Homer International Documentary Film Festival at the historic Homer Theatre, the longest running movie house in Alaska. This year’s festival celebrates a full decade of do...

    Wed, 09/18/2013 - 3:35pm
  • The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, in partnership with the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Juneau Arts & Humanities Council, invite Alaska high schools and  students to enter Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation contest. During fall and winter 2...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:25am
  • Performing artist Martin Zeller holds an Improvisation Workshop from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at the Art Barn at 1060 East End Road. The 5-hour class introduces, explores and expands the skills of improv. Through exercises and games participants will learn the elements of long- and short-form im...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:24am
  • Build week for the 10th annual Burning Basket, “Enjoy,” continues from noon to 5 p.m. daily through Saturday at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. The interactive community art project includes an outdoor basket sculpture and labyrinth. The basket of remembrance and unburdening is offered to the co...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:24am
  • As summer slides into fall, Alaskans track the fading of the season by an iconic flower and plant: the persistent, sturdy fireweed. Weeks ago, fireweed lost its flowers and has now gone to fluff, its stems and leaves turning into red tinged with golden. Only summer-long visitors or residents can act...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:23am
  • The Pratt Museum seeks donations from artists and businesses for “Ritz at the Moulin Rouge,” its 2013 Ritz Art and Experience Auction. Donations are due 5 p.m. Sept. 20. The Ritz is Nov. 2 at Wasabi’s. This year’s event includes a live and silent auction, featuring artwork and other items do...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:22am
  • Artists and teachers who wish to join the roster to teach in Artist in School residencies should plan to attend the Teaching Artist Training Academy with keynote speaker and presenter, Alison Marshall, a Kennedy Scholar and dance educator. College credit is available. The training is Nov. 8-10 at th...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:21am
  • The Homer Council on the Arts invites new artists to submit work for its November Emerging Artists exhibit. Works submitted will not be selected by a jury, but will be reviewed by an exhibition committee. Work must be original and being presented to the public for the first time. All media are welco...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:20am
  • Halibut Cove artist Annette Bellamy has a show, “Floating,” opening Friday at the Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center. A First Friday reception is 7 to 9 p.m. at the museum. Bellamy’s work includes several large ceramic works as well as some works in fish skin. Her show is on exhibit throu...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:19am

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