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  • The Homer Council on the Arts annual Nutcracker Faire runs 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday at Homer High School.  The Nutcracker Faire features more than 100 local artists and crafts people from the Kenai Peninsula, with an emphasis on hand crafted pottery, jewelry, woodwork, ...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:29am
  • The Fresh Sourdough Express holds an artist and writers reception from 3-5 p.m. Dec. 14. Amanda Brannon is the featured artist. She was last spring’s Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival featured artist and did the shorebird shirt design and logo. Brannon also has done designs for Sourdough Express.&nb...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:28am
  • BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG STAFF WRITER Although the focus of the art scene this weekend is the annual Homer Council on the Arts Nutcracker Faire, featuring original arts and crafts by dozens of Alaska artists, shows also open at two galleries for First Friday. ...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:26am
  • Art Shop Gallery  202 W. Pioneer Ave.  Laid Back, work by various artists 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception  For its holiday First Friday opening, the Art Shop Gallery holds drawings for such items as Libby Berezin pottery, a Taz Tally phot...

    Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:22am
  • The holiday season seems to mess up time. People used to celebrating holidays in chronological order — first Halloween, then Thanksgiving and then Christmas — can just forget about that. Starting in October, it’s like time has been put in a blender and pureed. Holy relativity! In that new scie...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 11:55am
  • The Homer Council on the Arts recently received a challenge gift of $2,500 for its 20|20 Vision project, its annual appeal to raise funds for HCOA programs. The anonymous donor will match up to $2,500 in donations to the 20|20 Vision project.  Through a previous matching donation challenge, HCO...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:17am
  • Homer filmmaker Bjørn Olson has started a Kickstarter project to raise funds for “Heart of Alaska,” a film about Seldovia adventurers Erin McKittrick and Hig Higman’s journey around Cook Inlet with their two children, Katmai, 4, and Lituya, 2, from March to July of 2013. ...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:15am
  • In the March 19, 2014, edition of the Homer News, a local woman submitted a couple of poems with the following words: “I am sharing in hopes of encouraging anyone who is suffering in silence to tell someone. With help you can find the light switch and even turn it on.”  That woman was ...

    Wed, 11/26/2014 - 9:14am
  • The other day the Betster searched fruitlessly in email for an important document. After about 20 minutes, the Betster smacked forehead into palm and realized, Oops, that document had been faxed. You know — it existed only in dead tree format. Weird....

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:35am
  • Five years since the premiere of “Puffin Bay,” Homer filmmaker Brian Smith is taking on a new feature film, “The Care and Feeding of Jack,” a fictional telling of the life of a small town animal shelter and the changes it experiences. “I’m excited about doing an animal shelter character ...

    Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:20am

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