Homer Features

  • You know how in all the hip cities neighborhoods have cool names? There’s Soho in New York for “south of Houston” or SoMa in San Francisco for “South of Market.” Homer has Old Town, the area south of the Sterling Highway, and “The Views,” the area above Pioneer Avenue where all the nam...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:27am
  • Alaska Marketplace 1130 Ocean Drive New works by M. Marali Sargent-Smith 5-7 p.m., First Friday Opening Reception Formerly Homeric Traders, Alaska Marketplace features work by Homer artist M. Marali Sargent-Smith. A lifelong Alaskan, she grew up commercial ...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:08am
  • The Fourth of July weekend starts off with an affirmation of one of the basic rights of free people: to create art. As Homer hits the peak summer month, from Old Town to the Homer Spit galleries display exhibits. In her Homer debut at the Homer Council on the Arts, Homer-raised artist Hailey Smith p...

    Thu, 07/02/2015 - 9:05am
  • “Oldies” are a popular radio staple. But that’s for music, not for infrastructure. The southern Kenai Peninsula’s public radio station, KBBI, is scrambling to pay for two new audio consoles vital to its broadcasting system. If the old ones conk out before the money comes through, the station...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 10:11am
  • Lately it seems like Homer has had some really important people come to visit. Earlier this month King Harald V of Norway dropped in to chat about climate change. The Norwegian ambassador Kåre Aas also came with the king. This week Her Excellency Anne Anderson, Ambassador to the United States from ...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 9:18am
  • I met a soon-to-be retired couple this afternoon. They are moving to Homer from Anchorage and building a new house. And one of the big questions is “how much garden?” She has a practical nature and recognizes that regenerating the disturbed soil will be a challenge. The consideration of str...

    Thu, 06/25/2015 - 8:53am
  • The Ninilchik Chamber of Commerce is organizing its Inaugural Clam Scramble Mud Obstacle Run. This family-oriented event is set for Saturday. The chamber’s goal is to create an annual solstice event in a central location on the Kenai Peninsula for the whole family, according to a press release. Pr...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:26am
  • Shows in Pier One Theatre’s summer season continue through August. Auditons for “Treasure Island,” a youth production, are 4-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday. Now showing at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Pier One is “The Last Five Years,” featuring Katelyn Wythe and Nathan Lander. Tickets are ...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:22am
  • Artists and writers can apply starting July 1 for the Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program. The grant funds two-month residencies in the Lower 48. Previously, only artists who had received a Rasmuson Foundation Individual Artist Award could apply, but the eligibility requirements have been c...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:21am
  • Look closely at the textile art of Amy Meissner and signs of her evolving career emerge. The attention to detail and use of fine fabric show her background in the fashion field. Bold blocks of text reveal a writer’s sensibility. Children’s drawings done in stitching suggest she knows how to tell...

    Thu, 06/18/2015 - 9:12am

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