Homer Features

  • We silly humans think that just because we set a schedule the world will follow. Hah! You know how that studded tire deadline worked out. The snow was supposed to be gone by May 1, but that didn’t happen, so the deadline got extended to May 15. Even though we threw a big party for the shorebirds, ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:51pm
  • Four Homer artists have received Rasmuson Foundation project grants or fellowships, the foundation announced on Wednesday. Awarded grants are: • George Overpeck, a wood artist, for a $7,500 project grant; • John Whittier, a media artist, for a $7,500 project grant. • Erin Coughlin Hollowell, a...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:28pm
  • ReGroup seeks artists to submit art made from trash for its  Salvage Art Exhibit at the Kenai River Festival June 7-9. ReGroup is a Kenai Peninsula nonprofit educational group of concerned people interested in developing public awareness of the benefits of waste reduction, reuse and recycling t...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:27pm
  • The Pratt Museum has issued a call for art for its annual Facing the Elements outdoor show. First started in 1994, the exhibit combines work by guest artists, community artists and local youth. It runs from June through September, with art installed on the forest trail behind the museum. As the Prat...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:26pm
  • A Homer 7th grader, Jimmy Gao, won first prize in the Intermediate II Division at the Alaska Piano Competition. At the competition on May 4 for young pianists through grade 12 and sponsored by the University of Alaska Anchorage, Gao performed works by Beethoven, Schumann and Bartok.  The judge ...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:25pm
  • One of Homer’s more obscure art organizations doesn’t have an office, doesn’t have a gallery and only a staff of two. Thanks to a $265,000 Rasmuson Foundation Arts Acquisition grant, though, Homer-based Museums Alaska will make a big dent in sustaining working Alaska artists....

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:20pm
  • Have you ever wondered how Caesar and Cleopatra got hooked up? Find out in David McVicar’s production of Handel’s “Giulio Cesare,” the last opera of the Live at the Met in HD season. It shows at 6 p.m. May 23 at the Homer Theatre. Some romances are a bit rocky at the start. In this productio...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 5:16pm
  • If visitors to the 21st annual Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival thought they might have been skunked last Thursday with relatively few western sandpipers showing up, all they had to do was wait a day....

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 3:27pm
  • It is wonderful to be back in our home and Homer, surrounded by the life we’ve made here. I spent the winter in Juneau working for the Legislature. I missed the Other Fisherman, our black labs and all of you so much. In January I said so long to grilling on the party deck, skiing on the McNeil Can...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 2:11pm
  • Homer-based North Pacific Fisheries Association has received a $147,400 National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Fisheries Innovation Fund grant for a two-year project to use electronic monitoring in the pot and longline cod fisheries.  National Marine Fisheries Ser-vice is provid...

    Wed, 05/15/2013 - 10:46am

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