Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 3:36 PM on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Arts Briefs

Early registration for writers' conference ends soon

Early registration for the 2012 Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference ends May 4. The early registration fee is $350 and increases to $390, if space is available. To be held June 8-12 at Land's End Resort, the conference features keynote speaker Barry Lopez and 16 other nationally recognized authors, editors and agents. A special post-conference workshop also is offered at the Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge in China Poot Bay for conference attendees. Optional activities include manuscript reviews, editor-agent consultations, receptions, a boat cruise and an open mic. Readings June 9-12 by visiting writers and conference registrants will be open to the general public at no charge. Advanced registration is required. For program and registration information visit the web at writersconference.homer.alaska.edu.

KPO Ensemble performs Friday

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Ensemble performs a gallery concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts. Musicians Sue Briggs, Jack Will, Trina Uvaas and Aaron Lohmeyer present "Masters of Many Styles," a melding of musical genres including rock, blues, folk, classical, Irish, Scottish and Appalachian Old Time. Tickets are $5 youth, $10 HCOA members and $15 general admission, on sale at HCOA, www.homerart.org and the Homer Bookstore.


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Trina Uvaas, left, and Aaron Lohmeyer perform, part of an ensemble of artists for a gallery concert at the Homer Council on the Arts at 7 p.m. Friday.

Auditions open for one-act plays

Auditions for "3 Crazy One Acts," short plays directed by Nancy Chastain, are 5-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Mariner Theatre. Follow posted signs. For more information, call 235-7333.

'Voices Unite' fosters discussion

In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, South Peninsula Haven House and Bunnell Street Arts Center present "Voices Unite," an evening of live theater and discussion to foster strength, hope and healing for survivors of sexual assault, starting at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. The piece was written by survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence during a writers' workshop facilitated by Haven House.

The evening also includes a presentation by Homer playwright Sarah Jane Johnson of her solo show, "Devil in a Box," recently done in a workshop in New York and performed last year at Pier One Theatre. Admission is $15 or pay as you can.

Museum of North seeks artists

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 the evening of Oct. 12 with a ticketed reception and sale. It will continue Oct. 13 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.