Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 2:37 PM on Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Arts Briefs

Backcountry Film Fest shows

The Seventh Annual Backcountry Film Festival shows at 7 p.m. today at the Homer Theatre. Sponsored by the Kachemak Nordic Ski Club and the Alaska Quiet Rights Coalition, the evening includes a short film on biking, skiing and rafting the Denali Traverse.

Miami heat comes to Homer

Bunnell Street Arts Center and D Projects brings the heat of Miami to Alaska at 8 p.m. Feb. 24 and 25. In two solo shows, Teo Castellanos presents "NE 2nd Avenue," winner of the Fringe First Award at the 2003 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a journey through Miami's mix of cultures and influences. In "Insanity Isn't," Rudi Goblen looks at a nightmare of modern proportions. Tickets to the show are $25 or pay as you can, available in advance at Bunnell.

Two Homer groups get grants

The Rasmuson Foundation awarded grants to two Homer nonprofit organizations for its fourth quarter 2011 grant cycle. The Homer Council on the Arts received $1,850 from the foundation's organizational advancement fund to attend a booking conference in Eugene, Ore. The Pratt Museum and Homer Society of Natural History received a $25,000 grant for audience research, marketing analysis and program evaluation.