Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 3:23 PM on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Arts in Brief

Marimba Madness returns to raise funds for arts council

Marimba Madness, a night of Zimbabwean African music and a fundraiser for the Homer Council on the Arts, returns this weekend, with three of Homer's marimba groups performing starting at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Homer Elks Lodge. Appearing are Shamwari, Zuva and Rufaro. The evening includes food, raffles, art auctions and dancing.

Tickets are $5 for youth 18 and younger, $10 for HCOA members and $15 general admission. Tickets are on sale at HCOA, homerart.org, the Homer Bookstore and at the door.

HCOA gallery concert features Cindy McKenna

Local musician Cindy McKenna performs in a gallery concert at 7 p.m. March 9 at the Homer Council on the Arts. McKenna recently recorded her first CD, "Joy of Life." Of McKenna's CD and work, Talkeetna singer-songwriter Esther Golton said, "There's a real energy in all the songs ... a woman unafraid to sing out loud."

Tickets are $5 for youth 18 and younger, $10 for HCOA members and $15 general admission, and on sale at HCOA, homerart.org and at the door.

Art-science group seeks artists

The Alaska-based artists/scientists consortium In a Time of Change seeks artists of all disciplines to help produce a creative project in 2012-13 that focuses on the dynamics of predator-prey interactions, entitled "In a Time of Change: Trophic Cascades." Trophic cascades are the indirect effects between parts of an ecological web. Applications are being accepted from artists of all disciplines and media. Selected artists will participate in a three-day field workshop in Denali National Park and Preserve from July 25-27. To apply, visit go.nps.gov/ITOCTrophicCascades.