Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 6:08 PM on Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Arts in brief

'Wild Coast' film shows again today

"Journey on the Wild Coast," a documentary film about Erin McKittrick and Hig Higman's 4,000-mile, year-long trek from Seattle to the Aleutians, shows from 6-9 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre. Erin and Hig will be at the theater to take questions at the end. Advance tickets are available at the Homer Theatre and the Homer Bookstore for $5.

Devil Whale plays Alibi on Feb. 11

Salt Lake City band The Devil Whale plays at 10 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Alibi on Pioneer Avenue. The band previously toured Alaska under its former name of Palomino. Fronted by Brinton Jones on lead vocals, the band also includes Jake Fish, Cameron Runyan, Josh McCafferty and Jamie Timm. The Devil Whale plays tracks from their forthcoming album, "Teeth," to be released in May, and previous album "Young Wives."

Of "Young Wives," Ryan Hall of "In Your Speakers" magazine said "(It) roars out of the gates with something that is infinitely communicated: a general frustration and pointed angst towards the malaise of the American culture, political and religious landscape. ... Young Wives represents a lunar step forward in Jones' songwriting and the band's newfound openness to experimentation and instrumentation, while remaining grounded in classic rock sensibilities."

The Devil Whale also plays Feb. 10 at Humpy's, Feb. 12 at the Taproot, Feb. 16 at the Blue Fox, all in Anchorage; Feb. 18 at the Marlin in Fairbanks, Feb. 19 at the University of Alaska Fairbanks Pub, and Feb. 20 at the Fairview Inn in Talkeetna. For music previews and more information, visit www.thedevilwhale.com.

Puffin Bay shows Feb. 24

Brian Smith's Homer-made film, Puffin Bay, shows at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Feb. 24 at the Kachemak Bay Campus East. Admission is $8 and free to cast and crew. Smith calls his film a metaphysical-romance-drama. Filmed in the summer of 2010 around Homer, it features Lance Peterson, Jen Castellani, Dick Sanders, Ben Tillotson, Zoe Story and Delilah Harris. Copies of the film will be available for sale.

Alaska State Council on the Arts visits Homer in March

The Alaska State Council on the Arts starts its statewide Community Conversations about the value of arts and culture and visits numerous communities this spring to listen to citizens talk about the value of arts and culture in their lives. Individuals interested in the arts as artists, volunteers and community leaders are encouraged to attend. The Homer Strategic Community Conversation is 5:30-7 p.m. March 23 at the Homer Council on the Arts. Meetings also are scheduled in Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, Ketchikan, Kodiak, Nome, Palmer, Seward and Sitka.