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  • The Pratt Museum seeks donations from artists and businesses for “Ritz at the Moulin Rouge,” its 2013 Ritz Art and Experience Auction. Donations are due 5 p.m. Sept. 20. The Ritz is Nov. 2 at Wasabi’s. This year’s event includes a live and silent auction, featuring artwork and other items do...

    Thu, 09/12/2013 - 8:22am
  • Look at a dog face-to-face and what stands out? Its nose. Put a dog in a new environment and what does it do? Starts sniffing. Put two dogs together and what kicks in? Their sense of smell. If humans’ best friends are dogs, dogs’ best friends are their noses. That, in a nutshell, is what canine ...

    Wed, 09/11/2013 - 1:51pm
  • The other day the Betster and some friends debated whether or not it would rain on a holiday weekend. “It’s Alaska, in September,” the Betster said. “What do you think?” Anyone who has lived here long enough — say, two weeks — knows that Alaska weather can be pretty darn fickle. If you...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 9:02am
  • Artists and teachers who wish to join the roster to teach in Artist in School residencies should plan to attend the Teaching Artist Training Academy with keynote speaker and presenter, Alison Marshall, a Kennedy Scholar and dance educator. College credit is available. The training is Nov. 8-10 at th...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:21am
  • The Homer Council on the Arts invites new artists to submit work for its November Emerging Artists exhibit. Works submitted will not be selected by a jury, but will be reviewed by an exhibition committee. Work must be original and being presented to the public for the first time. All media are welco...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:20am
  • Halibut Cove artist Annette Bellamy has a show, “Floating,” opening Friday at the Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center. A First Friday reception is 7 to 9 p.m. at the museum. Bellamy’s work includes several large ceramic works as well as some works in fish skin. Her show is on exhibit throu...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:19am
  • Art Shop Gallery 207 W. Pioneer Ave. Time to Unlock the Treasure Corner by various artists 5-7:30 p.m., First Friday Reception The Art Shop Gallery features selections from the gallery at half price as well as original work this summer from its Summer Artist series.  ...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:18am
  • Art openings this month feature exhibits from two of Homer’s most distinguished artists, R.W. “Toby” Tyler, showing at Ptarmigan Arts, and Karla Freeman, showing at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Tyler and Freeman have art careers stretching back 50 years. Tyler first came to Alaska in 1953. Free...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:10am
  • Slugs? Slugs? What slugs? There aren’t any in this garden. They must be in yours. Or, better yet, the ice sheet of winter past got the best of them.  This is the first time at this site that my garden is not being devoured by these mollusks. I like it. Not only is the garden free of them, but...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 7:03am
  • Last Saturday for Tamamta Katurlluta, the gathering of Alaska Native traditions, a small fleet of skin-on-frame kayaks and one big umiak landed at the Pier One Theatre beach on the Homer Spit (see photo, page 1). Traditional Native boats return again this weekend for the 21st annual Kachemak Bay Woo...

    Thu, 09/05/2013 - 6:21am

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