Arts

  • Retired Anchorage doctor Nancy Elliott Sydnam’s book “Sideways Rain” is fascinating in its telling of Sydnam’s 20 years providing medical care to Alaska’s farthest flung communities, villages on the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands.  Before getting into the details of the challenges she ...

    Wed, 05/29/2013 - 3:18pm
  • Now in its 41st season on the Homer Spit, Pier One Theatre announced its summer schedule this week. Shows open this weekend in collaboration with Bunnell Street Arts Center for “Niicugni.” Other shows are:•    May 31, June 1, 2, 7, 8, 9: “Up,” by Bridget Carpenter and direct...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:32pm
  • Kachemak Bay Campus is holding registration for the annual Young Writers Workshop, held as part of the 2013 Kachemak Bay Writers Conference. The workshop is 9 a.m. to noon June 14 at the campus. Visiting writer, novelist and teacher Nicole Stellon O’Donnell will conduct the workshop, “Writing To...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:31pm
  • ArtPlace America has awarded Bunnell Street Arts Center a $150,000 grant for Old Town AIR, an artist in residence program. Old Town AIR seeks to inspire and create artistic events in the Old Town area of Homer. The project will link the Old Town People’s Garden, Bishop’s Beach and the Alaska Isl...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:31pm
  • How do you find a home when you find yourself away from the land you’ve grown up in?For Native Alaskans who have left the village for the big city, for young Alaskans who have moved to the Lower 48 to find careers and for new Alaskans who have left homes Outside, that can be a common theme. It’s...

    Wed, 05/22/2013 - 4:29pm
  • Four Homer artists have received Rasmuson Foundation project grants or fellowships, the foundation announced on Wednesday. Awarded grants are: • George Overpeck, a wood artist, for a $7,500 project grant; • John Whittier, a media artist, for a $7,500 project grant. • Erin Coughlin Hollowell, a...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:28pm
  • ReGroup seeks artists to submit art made from trash for its  Salvage Art Exhibit at the Kenai River Festival June 7-9. ReGroup is a Kenai Peninsula nonprofit educational group of concerned people interested in developing public awareness of the benefits of waste reduction, reuse and recycling t...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:27pm
  • The Pratt Museum has issued a call for art for its annual Facing the Elements outdoor show. First started in 1994, the exhibit combines work by guest artists, community artists and local youth. It runs from June through September, with art installed on the forest trail behind the museum. As the Prat...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:26pm
  • A Homer 7th grader, Jimmy Gao, won first prize in the Intermediate II Division at the Alaska Piano Competition. At the competition on May 4 for young pianists through grade 12 and sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage, Gao performed works by Beethoven, Schumann and Bartok.  The judge ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:25pm
  • One of Homer’s more obscure art organizations doesn’t have an office, doesn’t have a gallery and only a staff of two. Thanks to a $265,000 Rasmuson Foundation Arts Acquisition grant, though, Homer-based Museums Alaska will make a big dent in sustaining working Alaska artists....

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:20pm

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