Arts

  • White Eagle Medicine Woman conducts a Grandmother Drum “prayerformance” from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Homer United Methodist Church. The 7-foot, Alaska built, crystal inlaid drum is the centerpiece of an afternoon of song, dance, drum meditation, ceremony and community celebration. The prayerform...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:57pm
  • A colorful collection of local and international talent is flooding into Seldovia for the 14th annual Seldovia Arts Council’s Summer Solstice Music Festival, filling the small town with dance, music, workshops, art and performances.  The festivities start today, kicked off with the traditiona...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:52pm
  • For her keynote address at the start of this year’s Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference, writer Alice Sebold titled her talk, “Guts, Glory and Absolute Confusion: Embracing the Chaos of the Creative Process.” She just as easily could have called it, “Godzilla, Nerds and Trauma,” for that wa...

    Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:47pm
  • Poet, essayist and writing teacher Holly Hughes offers a workshop and writer’s retreat, “The Pen & The Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World” from June 26-29 at Stillpoint Lodge in Halibut Cove. Using the book she co-authored with Brenda Miller, “The Pen & The Bell,” Hughes will le...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:18pm
  • The Friends of the Homer Public Library has started its first Little Free Library at the Fritz Creek General Store. The library was designed and built by Flex School student Michael Peltier, with assistance from Flex teachers Chris Brown and Jeff Szarzi. The friends paid for materials and will keep ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:18pm
  • The 14th annual Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival is held June 19-22 in Seldovia. The four-day event starts with a musical jam on the M/V Tustumena. Headline acts include Okaidja & Shokoto, a dance and drumming ensemble from Ghana, and saxophone player Ashu. Also appearing are bands One Ta...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:17pm
  • Explore traditional and contemporary music styles, instruments, and fine arts in a fun environment for the Homer Council on the Arts HomerARTS Camp, to be held June 16-20 at West Homer Elementary School. Classes include bluegrass, folk, old-time, rock, pop, jazz and blues music plus improvisational ...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:16pm
  • Homer artist Peter Lind has been awarded a research grant to study Alaska Native art work at the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Art, Seattle. The grant pays for travel and hotel expense and allows Lind to visit Seattle and the museum for five days and examine its collection. Lind said h...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:16pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Writers’ Conference annual Festival of Readings, with readings by 15 poets, novelists and essayists, is June 14-16. Keynote speaker Alice Sebold reads at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Mariner Theatre....

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:14pm
  • No doubt, southern Kenai Peninsula writers have been hard at work. The list of recently published books includes everything from children’s books to biographies, inspiring to mysterious, new installations for familiar series to the launch of brand new series. Now all readers have to do is sit back...

    Wed, 06/11/2014 - 3:13pm

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