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  • In preparation for Wearable Arts, fiber artists Kari Multz, Lynn Burt and Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt offer Sew September sewing workshops every Sunday. Workshops for youth ages 7-14 are held 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and for adults are held noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 7, Sept. 14, Sept. 21 and Sept. 28 at Bunnell ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:05pm
  • Homer artist Rika Mouw has had a work of art selected for the U.S. Secretary of Interior’s office in Washington, D.C. The building also features murals from the Works Progress Administration era and art representing National Wildlife Refuges and National Parks. ...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 3:04pm
  • When it began, the Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival was timed to happen in May, the same time as the Shorebird Festival. Having grown into an event all its own, the 22nd annual Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Festival has its very own place on Homer’s busy calendar.  This year’s festival begins t...

    Wed, 09/03/2014 - 1:44pm
  • Shamwari Marimba Ensemble of Homer plays at the Colony Stage at the Alaska State Fair, Palmer, last Friday. From left to right are Jim Levine, Jenny Stroyeck, Julia Clymer, Michael Armstrong, Sue Post, Karl Stolzfus, Greg Fries, Jackie Forster and Stephanie Leib-Migdal. ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:17am
  • Build week for the 11th annual Burning Basket starts Sept. 7 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit and continues through Sept 13. Hours are noon-8 p.m. daily. This year’s basket, Grow, is presented to the community at 1 p.m. Sept. 14 with a potluck at 6 p.m. The basket is then burned at sundown. A com...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:14am
  • Homer’s improvisational theater group, Fresh Produce, returns in a new incarnation, Fresh Produce 2.0. The group includes Martin Zeller, Johnny Hamilton, Tara Schmidt and Peter Kaufmann. Fresh Produce 2.0 performs at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 and 6 at the Art Barn, behind 1060 East End Road. Admission is ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:13am
  • Poet, teacher and activist Carolyn Forché reads at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 4 at the Kachemak Bay Campus. Forché coined the term “poetry of witness,” and frequently writes about the most devastating events of the 20th century. She is the author of “Against Forgetting: Twentieth-Century Poetry of Witn...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:12am
  • A closing reception for “Ocean’s Lament” is 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts. Sponsored by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, the show invited artists to submit works made of marine debris. Meet some of the artists and learn about the upcoming CACS CoastWalk beach cleanups...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:11am
  • The Seldovia Craft Invitational Chainsaw Carving Competition starts at 8 a.m. Friday at the Gateway Pavilion near the small boat harbor. Chainsaw artists start preparing logs Thursday night, but the chips begin flying Friday morning. Artists have until 1 p.m. to create their works. A silent auction ...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10am
  • The Pratt Museum holds a closing celebration for “Dena’inaq’ Huch’ulyeshi: The Dena’ina Way of Living” on Friday. At 7 p.m., Lake Clark National Park cultural anthropologist Karen Evanoff presents “Ye’uh Qach’ Dalts’iyi: What We Live on from the Outdoors.” Evanoff, a Dena’ina...

    Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:09am

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