Web posted Thursday, April 4, 2002

Arts News

Plates fund-raiser set

The Bunnell Street Gallery's annual Plate Project fund-raiser will kick off today with a 6 p.m. plate selection event for "star supporters," those who became members of the gallery at the $100 level or higher. Members who become members at that level may select from dozens of one-of-a-kind plates made by Homer artists. Call 235-2662 for more information.

Watercolor demos

The Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society will be meeting Wednesday at the Homer Council on the Arts building on Pioneer Avenue. Join us for a special watercolor demonstration by local artist and educator, Paula Dickey, who will share techniques she learned at a recent Don Andrews workshop. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and a business meeting follows at 7 p.m. Programs start at 7:30 p.m.

Pottery classes to open

Ahna Iredale is starting a new round of potter classes in April with both a daytime and evening session available. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from either 2:30 -5:30 p.m. or 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Saturdays, students will have open studio time. The course costs $225, which includes 25 pounds of clay, glazes and firing. Classes will be held at the Rare Bird Pottery studio at 2015 Bayridge Road. Enrollment is limited. Call 235-7687 for more information.

Percussion workshop set

An introductory percussion workshop with Eddie Wood will be held Thursday from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Homer Council on the Arts building. A $5 donation will be accepted with all proceeds going to the council's fund-raising efforts. Bring your favorite percussion instrument and join a group of high school "mathmusicians" working with Wood. For more information, call 235-4288.

Square dance on tap

The Kachemak Bay Wooden Boat Society is celebrating its 10th year with a square dance featuring music by The Spit City Slickers. The dance will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Tolman Skiffs, one-quarter mile down Kachemak Drive from East End Road. Dancers are encouraged to bring sweet pies, meat pies and cakes for a pie walk fund-raiser. A $5 donation is suggested. Call 235-8571 for more information.

District band visiting

A 241-piece middle school band will perform in Homer on Tuesday. The Kenai Peninsula School District Middle School Band Festival includes middle school bands from Homer, Anchor Point, Seward, Nikiski, Kenai and Soldotna. Each band will perform and rehearse with guest director George Walters of Miami, Fla. The musicians will then combine their efforts for a 6 p.m. concert at the Homer High School gymnasium. The concert is free.

Jubilee auditions offered

Auditions for Jubilee 2002 will be held Wednesday, April 10 from 4-6 p.m. at the Homer High School Mariner Theatre. Pieces must be two to three minutes in length, performance ready and appropriate for a family audience. Accompanists must be present. All performers must attend rehearsals on April 17 and 18 and the performance will be held April 19. Call 235-4288 for more information.