Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 4:33 PM on Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Arts Briefs

Youth art, nature workshop set

The Homer Council on the Arts and the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies offer an Art and Nature Workshop for ages 10 to 14 to be held over spring break. Students combine outdoor expeditions with inside workshops to create mandala mosaics using collected items. The workshop is 1 to 4 p.m. daily March 12 to 16 at HCOA. To register, call 235-4288 or visit www.homerart.org.

'On the Ice' shows March 22, 24>

"On the Ice," the film made on location in Barrow by Alaska filmmaker Andrew Okpeaha, shows at 6 p.m. March 22 and 1 p.m. March 24 at the Homer Theatre. The feature film debut is about two teenage boys who have grown up together. While on a seal hunt with another boy, an argument turns into a tragic accident. Keeping their secret, the boys are forced to explore the limits of friendship and honor.

Also written by Okpeaha, the film stars Josiah Patkotak, Frank Qutuq Irelan, Teddy Kyle Smith, Adamina Kerr, John Miller, Rosabelle Kunnanna Rexford and Sierra Jade Sampson.

Stabenow book hits best seller lists

Homer mystery writer Dana Stabenow's latest Kate Shugak novel, "Restless in the Grave," made the New York Times hardcover fiction best seller list, reaching number 19 last week. It also is fourth on the Seattle Times' Pacific Northwest best seller list and fifth in the Denver Post best seller list.

Going is artist-in-residence in Italy

Homer artist Jo Going is an artist-in-residence from March through May at an art center in the hills of the Regional Park of Mount Subasio near Assisi, Italy. Going will create a series of paintings based on the theme of pilgrimage. Her art will be shown at the International Collective Exhibition at the prestigious Art Gallery Le Logge in Assisi.

Bait and Tassels return

Bait & Tassels, the neo-burlesque troupe that performed last December, returns with its second show, "Bottoms Up," at 9 p.m. today and Friday at Wasabi's Club Fusion. Tickets are on sale at Wasabi's and at The Fringe.

In the tradition of 20th century burlesque, but with a modern twist, Bait & Tassels plans to perform more shows this year to benefits and community groups.