Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 10:19 PM on Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Arts Briefs

Writer reads for Mother's Day

Award winning Homer News columnist Andrea Van Dinther reads in celebration of Mother's Day at 5 p.m. Sunday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Refreshments will be served and donations accepted. Van Dinther writes a monthly column exploring her life in Homer as a mother of three. Her reading examines those themes further. Van Dinther won third place for the Alaska Press Club's Suzan Nightingale Award for best columnist. Susan Bennett, the judge for the contest, wrote of Van Dinther's columns: "Warm, down to earth, genuine, with startling flights of lyricism, Andrea's quicksilver reactions to her world find a resonance in each reader's heart."

Birders seek young artists

The Keen Eye Birders have put out a call for artists under age 18 to enter a children's art exhibit, "Birds of the Kenai Peninsula," to show May 19-22 at the Kenai National Wildlife Refuge, Soldotna, in conjunction with the 2011 Kenai Birding Festival. Entry forms and guidelines are available at the birding festival's website at www.kenaibirdfest.com. The entry deadline is May 14.


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