Arts

  • As Alaskans turn inward with the change of the season and the declining daylight hours, they sometimes ward off the darkness with two time tested hobbies: reading and art. Last winter, a group of central Kenai Peninsula artists came up with a twist on that plan. They would read for pleasure, discuss...

    Wed, 09/07/2016 - 2:01pm
  • Many Alaska artists seek and find inspiration in nature. That’s the case for several shows opening for First Friday, but for one show, artists find another source for creative ideas: books. In “Inspired by Books,” opening at the Homer Council on the Arts, artists Karen Fogarty, Lily Huebsch, M...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:20pm
  • Art Shop Gallery 202 W. Pioneer Ave. New work by photographer Laural Sabin 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Homer photographer Laural Sabin shows color landscape photos printed on metal. “The majority of my images convey a sense of serenity, rest and simplicity themes t...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 3:20pm
  • Writer reads at KBC Visiting writer Debra Magpie Earling holds a reading at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Kachemak Bay Campus. A 2007 Guggenheim Fellow, she is the author of “The Lost Journals of Sacajewea” and “Perma Red,” and recipient of the American Book Award and the Western Writers Association ...

    Wed, 08/31/2016 - 2:17pm
  • Fresh Produce performs benefits Fresh Produce 2.0, Homer’s improvisational comedy group, performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and next Thursday, Sept. 8, at The Art Barn, 1060 East End Road. Each performance benefits a local nonprofit, with the Friday show helping the Flex Healthy Food Progra...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:50pm
  • Seattle journalist Laura T. Coffey resisted when a reader suggested she write a story about a Los Angeles photographer who took pictures of older dogs in animal shelters in an effort to increase their chances of getting adopted. It was the summer of 2013 and Coffey’s mother had recently died. The ...

    Wed, 08/24/2016 - 1:35pm
  • Drumkeeper classes offered The Whirling Rainbow Foundation offers drumkeeper and songkeeper training starting this month. The drumkeepers training runs Aug. 22-28 and the songkeeper training runs Sept. 1-7....

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:26pm
  • Homer attracts tourists of varying interests, personalities and talents. While many of these visitors simply pass through leaving nothing of themselves behind, some, like musician Papa Crow of Marquette, Mich., enthusiastically share their gifts with the community. Papa Crow, otherwise known as Jeff...

    Wed, 08/17/2016 - 12:26pm
  • Ninilchik’s annual Salmonfest draws some unique characters from far and wide. This year was no exception when it came to a new performance group all the way from Missouri. Saturday’s headliner Trampled by Turtles was a lively crowd pleaser that kept people dancing well into the night, despite th...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:25pm
  • The Pier One Youth Theatre production of “Alice in Wonderland” opened Wednesday and continues at 7:30 p.m. today and Friday and Aug. 18, 19 and 20. “This is a great family show, another classic production going up on the Pier One Youth Theatre stage,” said Youth Theatre director Casey Parret...

    Wed, 08/10/2016 - 3:24pm

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