Homer Features

  • The Bureau of Land Management is looking to host an artist for two weeks in the Yukon River community of Eagle as part of its new artist-in-residence program. The summer residence is open to emerging or established artists working in nearly any media, including painting, printmaking, photography, wr...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:21pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center has opened an endowment fund at the Homer Foundation. The Bunnell Street Arts Center Fund was established with an irrevocable gift to be managed in perpetuity by the Homer Foundation. A vessel is now in place to receive legacy gifts. For more information, call Bunnell at 2...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:20pm
  • Visiting artists Jimmy Riordan, Jesus Landin Torrez III and Michael Gerace start their “Searching for the Sublime” art project next week. From 6 to 8 p.m. May 14 at Bishop’s Beach, they hold a Sublime Supper Club, an informal community event with a discussion and potlatch. The three Old Town A...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:16pm
  • Pier One Theatre has announced its May and June play schedule. Showing starting in May are these performances and events:• May 23, 24, 25: “The Glow,” a one-person performance by Alaska’s Allison Warden;• May 30, 31, June 1; June 5, 6, 7, 8: “The Unpredictable Times,” a new play by Kev...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:11pm
  • Homer artist Peter A. Lind Jr.’s wood-and-bead work, “Spirit Loon,” has been accepted in the 2014 In the Spirit Contemporary Native Arts exhibition at the Washington State History Museum, Tacoma. Lind’s work was one of 44 submitted for consideration. The exhibit opens June 19 and runs throug...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:09pm
  • In presenting information in everything from data-filled reports to newspapers, the X-Y graph rules supreme. Flat, in two dimensions, information gets shown on two axes. On one side might be figures like unemployment rates and on the other side the years, so that the change over time appears as a ri...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:06pm
  • My mind is jam packed with worry about you new gardeners. You are at the forefront of my thought process. What to do about you? All of this mental agitation has been instigated by my neighbors who have moved one lot over into a new house with so very much gardening potential. They invited me over to...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:51pm
  • Warm weather, soft spring rains, trees turning green, thousands of shorebirds arriving and businesses opening on the Homer Spit. Can anyone doubt that spring has really, truly madly arrived? We’ll see the first wave of visitors this weekend with the 22nd annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival — ...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:39pm
  • Many Alaskans know the commercial seafood industry is an economic powerhouse, and the largest private employer in the state. But a new report from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration details how important the Alaska industry is to the nation, with each full-time fishing job in Alaska cre...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:57pm
  • Yes, indeed, there is a Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival (see related story, page 1). The arrival of winged visitors from the tip of South America, Central America and all along the Pacific Coast as they make their way to northern nesting grounds is cause for more than a festival, however. It marks a...

    Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:36am

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