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Story last updated at 7:31 PM on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Art Briefs


Photo by Scott Dickerson

Dickerson, Jannetta exhibit opens at Pratt

Ceramic artist Maygen Jannetta and photographer Scott Dickerson present "Bristol Bay Sculptures and Photographs," an exhibit opening with a reception 5-7 p.m. Friday at the Pratt Museum. The collaboration explores the dynamic sentiments of Bristol Bay and explores the beauty and complexity of the region. The exhibit is on display through June 26.

Common Space video portrait shows today

Washington, D.C., visiting artist Hasan Elahi has been in Homer this week to facilitate a community video portrait for the exploration of "History as Common Space." Part of the Alaska Design Forum's Common Space project, Elahi's project is one of five going on in Alaska this month. From noon-7 p.m. today at Bunnell Street Arts Center, the community video project is shown. Elahi presents an artist's talk and discussion at 6 p.m.

The Homer Community Video Project captures shared community history as Common Space and presents the information in an art installation. Elahi produced the installation using videos filmed by community volunteers. The project documents generations, trades and professions, and areas of town.

Elahi is an interdisciplinary artist whose work examines issues of surveillance, simulated time, transport systems, borders and frontiers. His work is frequently in the media and has been covered by The New York Times, Forbes, Wired, CNN, ABC, CBS, NPR, Al Jazeera, Fox, and has appeared on The Colbert Report. He is currently Associate Professor of Art at University of Maryland.

Pier One holds auditions for summer musical

Pier One Theatre holds auditions 5:30-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Mariner Theatre for its summer musical, "Little Shop of Horrors." The rock, doo-wop and Mo Town musical set in the 1950s about an out-of-control mutant plant has parts for ages from mid-teens and up. Audition materials will be provided. The musical plays the first three weekends in July. Alternate audition times may be arranged by calling Julieann or Lance at 235-7333. For more information visit www.pieronetheatre.org.