Homer Features

  • A howling blizzard for First Friday in February knocked out power and put a damper on the monthly art openings. A few galleries held Second Friday shows after cancelling, but some of those shows continue if art lovers missed last month’s gallery visits. At Ptarmigan Arts, Anchorage photographer Da...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:53pm
  • Editor’s note: With 2014 marking the Homer News 50th anniversary, it’s the perfect time to look at Homer’s past. The Homer Theatre has been providing entertainment for area audiences for more than 57 years, but it wasn’t the first theater to show movies. ...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 4:41pm
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced plans to lower the bycatch limits for halibut in the Gulf of Alaska for the trawl and hook and line fisheries effective either immediately or phased in over the next three years. Hook and line catcher processors will see a 7 percent reduc...

    Wed, 03/05/2014 - 10:59am
  • Thanks to the web, you can now find not just winter jokes, but Alaska winter jokes. One of the Alaska winter jokes going around shows a pie chart of the months, with the line “How Alaskans perceive the calendar.” January and February get big chunks and the summer months little slivers of the cha...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:50pm
  • Bunnell Street Arts Center has received a $15,000 grant from the Paul Allen Family Foundation to support Bunnell’s visual arts exhibit program. The grant helps sustain Bunnell’s gallery program of presenting sold and group shows of Alaska artists....

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:45pm
  • At 6 p.m. Monday, the Homer Council on the Arts holds “Writers Refuge” with author Katey Schultz at the Homer Public Library. The author of the short story collection, “Flashes of War,” the 2013 Military Writers Society of America Book of the Year, Schultz presents a craft talk, “Where Res...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:44pm
  • At 6 p.m. March 6 at the Homer Public Library, Loretta Brown of the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies presents “Unsought Catch,” a discussion on marine debris and how natural disasters in the northwest Pacific Ocean, including the Tohoku tsunami debris and the Philippines typhoon, affect Alaska...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:44pm
  • ArtQuest with Katy Countiss, a 7-week series of classes for young artists, starts next week. Two-dimensional art meets 3:45-5:15 p.m. Mondays and starts next Monday, March 3, running each Monday through April 14. Three-dimensional art meets 3:45-5:15 p.m. Wednesdays and starts next Wednesday, March ...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:43pm
  • A performance of the Ying Yang Twins scheduled for Friday at the Alibi has been posptoned to a date to be announced. Award-winning hip-hop artists Kaine and D-Roc had been slated to play with DJ Nelton Palma and Fifth Corner Hip Hop from Anchorage.  The Ying Yang Twins are known for their club ...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:39pm
  • Old Town artist in residence Allison Warden arrives in Homer this Friday and will join Filmjam with multimedia artists Michael Walsh and Kayla Spaan. Described as “a bold and quirky cut-and-paste pastiche,” the event starts at 9 p.m. ...

    Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:39pm

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