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  • 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
  • Have you ever wondered how Caesar and Cleopatra got hooked up? Find out in David McVicar’s production of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” the last opera of the Live at the Met in HD season. It shows at 6 p.m. May 23 at the Homer Theatre. Some romances are a bit rocky at the start. In this productio...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:16pm
  • For scientists to connect to citizens, it’s as easy as A-B-T. On April 17 at the Kenai Peninsula Fish Habitat Partnership’s Science Symposium, keynote speaker Randy Olson tossed out a new approach to scientists. Rather than just laying out the facts, scientists should inspire people with somethi...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 6:17pm
  • The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival featured artists have much in common in their choice of subject — shorebirds, of course — but Mary Bee Kaufman, this year’s featured artist, stands out among them in one way: She’s the only featured artist to have an Alaska peak named after her.  It...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 6:13pm
  • Connections grad holds recital...

    Wed, 05/08/2013 - 6:12pm

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