Arts

  • National publishers have recently published two new books by Homer authors. Beacon Press of Boston published last month scientist, poet and nonfiction writer Eva Saulitis’ “Into Great Silence: A Memoir of Discovery and Loss Among Vanishing Orcas” (Beacon Press, Jan. 15, $26.95). A biologist wh...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 4:19pm
  • HCOA holds Quixotic fundraiserThe Homer Council on the Arts holds a fundraiser at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre for its fall show, Quixotic Fusion. Video selections of Quixotic performances will be shown. The fundraiser also includes live auction with items such as massages and meals at local re...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:33pm
  • The title of the Pratt Museum's new exhibit tells it all: "Encounters: Whales in Our Waters."And by "encounter," does the museum ever mean encounter.Not only does the exhibit include stories, trip logs and photographs of people's interactions with whales, it includes a 38-foot, fully articulated gra...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 3:32pm
  • Kindergarten – 3rd grade$25 prize for all winnersPoetryJudge: Charlotte GloverWinner: Alexis Schneider, “Favorite Things About Me”Honorable mention: Serena John, “I Am From”FictionJudge: Charlotte GloverWinner: Clara Stading, “My Near Death Experiences: The Hawaiian Disaster”Honorable ...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:49pm
  • Now in its 21st year, the Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest has been going on long enough that writers who might have first won the contest in elementary school are now winning as adults — like Hannah Heimbuch. Heimbuch, who won first prize in poetry for grade 6 and younger in 1996, won this year...

    Mon, 02/18/2013 - 2:48pm
  • In modern dance, as kinetic and fluid as the choreography can be, sometimes the dancers slow and pause, holding a moment so they appear as sculptures. Muscles tensing, costumes and hair rippling, for brief seconds they look like — well, like trees....

    Fri, 02/15/2013 - 3:48pm
  • Now in its 21st year, the Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Contest has been going on long enough that writers who might have first won the contest in elementary school are now winning as adults — like Hannah Heimbuch. Heimbuch, who won first prize in poetry for grade 6 and younger in 1996, won this year...

    Fri, 02/15/2013 - 3:45pm
  • K-Bay Caffe on Pioneer Avenue holds an open mic at  7 p.m. today. Sign up at 6:30 p.m. Perform music, comedy and poetry. Open mics also are held Feb. 7 and 14. At 7 p.m. on Saturday, K-Bay sponsors another performing arts opportunity, “Colors of Homer,” an opportunity for teenagers to expre...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:53pm
  • The Poems in Place Project seeks nominations for poetry to be placed at state parks in Ketchikan and near Fairbanks. Alaska State Parks, the Alaska Center for the Book and a steering committee of Alaska writers and poets are collaborating on the Poems in Place Project, a statewide ...

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:51pm
  • With several galleries closed for February, art openings for First Friday are scattered. What First Friday lacks in quantity it makes up for in diversity. Several venues fill in the gap with First Friday events a little beyond the usual....

    Mon, 02/04/2013 - 1:50pm

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