Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 2:23 PM on Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Arts in brief

Anchorage comedian performs tonight

Anchorage comedian and actor Kelly Lee Williams performs stand-up comedy at 8 p.m. today at Land's End Resort. Tickets are $20. An entertainer who has done everything from singing telegrams to announcing for the Rage City Rollergirl derby, Williams performed in the revival of Mr. Whitekey's Whale Fat Follies, where he impersonated both President Obama and Oprah. He was chosen Best Comic and Best Hottie by the Anchorage Press. Currently he's in "Superior Donuts" at the Cyrano Theater and had a speaking role in "Big Miracle" and was a stunt double for 50 Cent in "On Frozen Ground." Williams also teaches comedy. For more information, visit his website at www.kellyleewilliams.com.

'Get Lit' series continues

The Friends of the Homer Public Library's monthly Get Lit series returns with an evening dedicated to Fisher Poets and Poems of the Sea. The evening starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Homer Public Library. Similar to cowboy poetry of the American West, Fisher Poets combine the lore of commercial fishing and poetry. All are welcome to read their own poetry or those of others. Snacks are provided.

Video contest held

In preparation for the 2012 Summer@HPL reading program at the Homer Public Library, Friends of the Homer Library sponsors a video trailer contest. Filmmakers from ages 12 to 19 who live in the library service area south of Ninilchik are invited to create trailers 30 to 120 seconds long about the Summer@HPL program. The winning selection will be posted on the Homer Public Library's YouTube channel to advertise the all-ages reading program. The individual or team creating the winning video wins $200.

Summer@HPL starts in June and features free activities, events and prizes that offer readers of all ages to read, play and discover. Entries are due 5 p.m. April 7 at the library. There is no fee to enter. The videos will be evaluated by three judges, including staff from the Homer Theatre and Travis Lind, a Homer High graduate and filmmaker.

Contest rules and the required entry forms are available on the Homer Public Library's website www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library. Teens interested in participating should contact Claudia Haines at HPL so they can receive any contest updates and notices about upcoming video editing opportunities at the library. Claudia can be reached at 435-3176, chaines@cityofhomer-ak.gov or via the library's Facebook page Teens@HPL.

Author speaks at KBC

Ross Coen, president of the Alaska Historical Society and instructor of history at the University of Alaska Fairbanks presents a talk, "The Long View: Dispatches on Alaska History," based on essays on Alaska history recently collected from a column he wrote for The Ester Republic. Coen speaks at 7 p.m. March 29. He will have copies of "The Long View" as well as his previous book, "Breaking Ice: The Epic Voyage of the SS Manhattan Through the Northwest Passage." KBC history professor Michael Hawfield will facilitate the discussion.

1-percent for art project seeks artists

The Alaska State Council on the Arts Percent for Art Program requests qualifications from Alaska artists for interior public artwork to be commissioned for the DEC Seafood & Food Safety Lab, Anchorage; the Hoonah Ferry Terminal, and the Fairbanks Pioneer Home. The total budget is $12,785. The deadline is March 23. This RFQ is open to all professional artists residing in Alaska. The RFQ and application can be found online on CaFé (www.callforentry.org), in the Call Listings page under "Calls for Art, Alaska State Council on the Arts - Percent for Art: Anchorage, Fairbanks, Hoonah."