Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 6:02 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Arts in Brief

Homer film shows again

"Whiffle Knights" returns for a second showing after its premiere last month. The fantasy action thriller by local filmmakers Marc Oliver and Tehben Dean shows at 6 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre. Filmed entirely in Homer, it stars Alder Rye Fletcher, Bailey Richards, Emerson Quarton, Cheyenne Deloach and Peter Norton.

Iredale offers pottery classes

Homer artist Ahna Iredale offers a six-week series of pottery classes from Jan. 18 through Feb. 24 at her studio on Highland Drive. Students can take morning or afternoon classes meeting 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The fee is $285 for all classes, and includes 25 pounds of clay and firing and glazing. Iredale will focus on wheel throwing and hand building. Call 235-7687 for more information.

Homer work in Alaska Positive show

Homer photographer Linda Smogor's work has been accepted in "Alaska Positive," a juried show showcasing Alaska fine art photographers. The show opened last Friday at the Anchorage Museum and is on exhibit through Feb. 20. The exhibition was juried by Santa Barbara photographer Richard Ross, whose work has been featured in Time, Newsweek and Vogue. Ross selected 44 images by 36 artists for this exhibition. More than 250 works were submitted by Alaska photographers.

Casting call for new Homer film

Homer filmmaker Brian Smith has put out a casting call for actors in his new film, "Calling Fox," a low-budget feature film shooting next fall in the Homer area. Smith is looking for actors for the following ages and roles: men, age 35-55, two roles; women, ages 30-55, two roles; women, ages 18-26, one role; girls, ages 6-9, one role. All ethnicities are encouraged to apply. Prior video or theater experience is preferred but not essential. Please e-mail photos plus relevant resume and biography to Brian G. Smith, sojourn50@alaska.net.

Underground Cinema films shown

At 7:30 p.m. Jan. 20 at Bunnell Street Arts Center, Homer filmmaker Michael Walsh introduces and shows several short films from graduate students and faculty at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. The 1-hour program features documentary, narrative and experimental works. Donations to support Bunnell are accepted.

Filmmaker offers Film Boot Camp

Brian G. Smith, the filmmaker for "Puffin Bay," offers a two-day intensive filmmaking retreat from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 26 and 27. Learn all aspects of making a movie, including scripting, pre-production, editing, marketing and distributing. Students will produce a 5-10 minute short film over the weekend. The retreat is held at Smith's Homer home. The workshop is limited to 12 people. All tools and materials are provided. The cost is $265. For more information, e-mail Smith at sojourn50@alaska.net.