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Story last updated at 3:50 PM on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Art Briefs

Bunnell Plate Project continues

Painting for THE Bunnell Street Arts Center Plate Project fundraiser continues through Saturday at the gallery. Artists are invited to stop by and paint blank plates during regular hours 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Artists are encouraged to create plates with bold graphic ideas that create dynamic excitement. Plates were made by ceramic artists Paul Dungan, Ahna Iredale, Cynthia Morelli, Ruby Haigh and Lisa Wood. Finished plates will be offered as premiums for Bunnell's annual membership drive.

Taj Mahal Trio tickets on sale

Tickets for the Taj Mahal Trio are on sale at the Homer Bookstore and at www.inticketing.com. Fronted by legendary musician Taj Mahal, the trio performs at 7 p.m. April 29 at the Mariner Theater. Tickets are $46. For more info on Taj Mahal, www.tajblues.com.

Writers' contest judge to read

Kenai Peninsula Writer's Contest judge and author Andromeda Romano-Lax reads from her new novel, "The Detour," at 5 p.m. April 28 at Bunnell Street Arts Center.

A former Homer News reporter, Romano-Lax also presents two, one-hour workshops at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. April 28 at the Homer Public Library. The workshops are "Memory as Muse," at 10 a.m., and "Reading Like a Writer," at 11 a.m., and are open to writers of all levels.

Romano-Lax's first novel, "The Spanish Bow," was a New York Times Editor's Choice and was published in 11 languages. She is also the author of a dozen nonfiction books, including a travel narrative and many guidebooks to the public lands of Alaska. Romano-Lax co-founded 49 Writers and the 49 Alaska Writing Center, where she now teaches and volunteers.

Museum of North seeks

artists for annual expo

The University of Alaska Museum of the North announces a call to artisans of the circumpolar north to apply for the 2012 Artisan Expo and Sale Oct. 12-13 at the museum. Artists of all mediums are invited to participate in this juried sale. The two-day event will begin Friday evening with a ticketed reception and sale. It will continue on Saturday with an artisan sale that's free and open to the public. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, June 1. For more information call 907-474-7505 or visit the museum online at museum.uaf.edu.