Arts

  • In Melissa Daubert’s art installation in progress, “String Calendar,” a cord circling the room around her small sculptures started out as the rope that bound bales of coir, coconut straw mats she uses to make her whimsical figures of birds, fish, rabbits and trucks. That cord also has another ...

    Thu, 10/24/2013 - 11:42am
  • Writers and poets have until Nov. 20 to enter the 22nd annual Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest, sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts. The entry fee is $3 per submission for students K-12 and $5 per submission for adults. The contest is open to residents of the Kenai Peninsula. For entry guideli...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:39am
  • Artists, teachers and administrators interested in learning or refreshing skills as a teaching artist can take the Teaching Artist Training Academy 7-8:30 p.m. Nov. 8, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 9 and 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at Kachemak Bay Campus. Dancer Alison Marshal, the lead presenter, gives a key...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:38am
  • The Homer Council on the Arts seeks new and established performing artists for its Stepping Out show, to be held in January. Interested participants are invited to a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the HCOA offices, 355 W. Pioneer Ave. Directed by Jessica Williams, Stepping Out will showcase actors,...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:36am
  • Melissa Daubert, Bunnell Street Arts Center’s artist in residence for October and November, holds a free public workshop from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Bunnell. Visiting Homer from Cleveland, Ohio, through the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program, Daubert specializes in interactive sculpt...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:34am
  • The chords, familiar to many in the bar, drifted out over the audience who sat laughing and talking to each other. Several lifted glasses to drink as Richard King leaned into the microphone and crooned out the words to a classic Mexican song. “Besame, Besame mucho. Como te ama (sic) esta noche la ...

    Thu, 10/17/2013 - 9:33am
  • Homer area artists can join the Homer Council on the Arts online Artist Registry. Artists can join the registry so the public can find their work. To register or view the registry, go to registry.homerart.org....

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:25am
  • Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge owner and author Michael McBride has written and had published “The Last Wilderness: Alaska’s Rugged Coast,” a memoir about living and raising a family at his lodge in China Poot Bay. With his wife, Diana McBride, he has lived at the lodge for almost 50 years. The...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:25am
  • Nina Faust, a retired Homer High School teacher, has published “Alpaca Relaxation Guide,” a book that offers advice for humans from the alpaca point of view. Faust started training and working with alpacas 10 years ago. The book includes 50 pages of color photos. She describes the book as offeri...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:23am
  • Five years ago when the Homer News checked in with Mica Thomas, the Homer-grown theater artist, he spoke of the work he’s been doing with Quixotic, a Kansas City, Mo., performance troupe. Thomas, the group’s associate artistic director, said Quixotic had been trying to build up its foundation so...

    Thu, 10/10/2013 - 9:21am

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