Homer Features

  • If you need an example of how the Homer Council on the Arts’ Emerging Artists show helps new artists, consider Jesse Smith. Smith, who also uses the name Moonkloud, came to the First Friday opening and saw on one of his paintings, “The Fire Within,” the little red dot that brings joy to artist...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:48pm
  • Unsure about reaching a goal? Add a coach and see the difference it makes. Add community support and it gets better. Believe in yourself and it’s the best. In a nutshell, that’s the idea behind Girls on the Run, a nationwide program for girls in third- through fifth-grade that was introduced in ...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 4:57pm
  • Jump into the Betster’s wayback machine and travel a year ago to the magical time of fall 2012. Remember that, Betsteroids? From Oct. 17-23, the average temperature was 29.93 degrees, with a low of 20. Oct. 23-30 the average temperature was 30 degrees, with a low of 19. From Oct. 31-Nov. 3, the av...

    Wed, 11/06/2013 - 3:45pm
  • Yes, I am still watering the window box. Yes, I regret pulling the tuber begonias out of said box weeks and weeks ago. They are now in forced retirement. Not a place they want to be.  They were thriving, blooming, happy as can be and what did I do? Consigned them to the basement, solitary confi...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:26am
  • Nominations are now open for the 2013 Governor’s Awards for the Arts in the following categories: Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Languages, Business Leadership, Arts Advocacy Award and Individual Artist. Eligibility is open to any individual, organization or institution that ...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:18am
  • Homer-based filmmakers Tehben and Jebarri Dean are one of five finalists in F Magazine’s F-Action music video contest. The Dean brothers produced and filmed a video for “Tiny Birch Basket,” a song by Michael Howard, and featured the puppetry of Buzz Schwall, the Alaska puppet maker who died th...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:17am
  • “Muscle Shoals,” a film about an Alabama music recording studio, won the Audience Award for the 10th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. Second place went to “Crash Reel,” about a snow boarder’s recovery from a devastating accident, while third place went to “Genetic Roulette,” abo...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:17am
  • TheatreShakes, the youth theater program of the Homer Council on the Arts and Pier One Theatre, presents William Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew” at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Homer Council on the Arts. Tickets are $5....

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:11am
  • The 2013-14 Metropolitan Opera Live in HD series opens 6 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Homer Theatre with Tchaikovsky’s “Eugene Onegin,” staring Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien. Step into the world of Imperial Russia and follow the love story of Tatiana and Onegin. Tickets are $15 general, $10 seniors...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:10am
  • Retired U.S. Army military journalist and Butte, Mont., novelist David Abrams reads from his work and holds a craft talk at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at Kachemak Bay Campus. Author of “Fobbit,” a novel about the Iraq War, Abrams’ book was named a New York Times Notable Book of 2012 and a Best Book of 2...

    Thu, 10/31/2013 - 11:09am

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