Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 4:32 PM on Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Arts in Brief

Good Dog performs at HCOA Friday night

As part of the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival, Good Dog, an acoustic duo from Seward, performs at 7 p.m. Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts. A family friendly and fun educational concert, Good Dog celebrates Alaska's marine environment through music. They also perform songs from their CD, "Tunes From the Tide."

Admission is $5 youth and $15 general admission. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center.

Pam Houston to lead Tutka Bay writers' retreat

Award-winning author Pam Houston returns to Alaska Sept. 7-9 to lead the 49 Writers Retreat at Tutka Bay Lodge in Kachemak Bay.

Director of creative writing at the University of California Davis, Houston is the author of two collections of linked short stories, "Cowboys Are My Weakness" and "Waltzing the Cat," the novel "Sight Hound," a collection of essays called "A Little More About Me," and her new novel, "Contents May Have Shifted." Her stories have been selected for volumes of Best American Short Stories, The O. Henry Awards, The Pushcart Prize, and Best American Short Stories of the Century.

Space is limited and rates go up May 15. Before May 15, rates are $525, including water taxi, for 49 Writers members and $575 for nonmembers.

For more information, visit www.49writingcenter.org or email 49writers@gmail.com.

Artists invited for Alaska Watercolor Society show

Artists are invited to enter the 38th Annual Alaska Watercolor Society Juried Exhibition. The application deadline is June 6 for the show Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at Stephan Fine Arts in Anchorage. For more information and application forms, visit www.akws.org.

Rasmuson gives Pier One grant for roof repair

As part of its first quarter 2012 grant awards, the Rasmuson Foundation awarded $9,000 to Pier One Theatre for repair of its roof at its Homer Spit theater. The foundation made 29 awards totaling totaling $915,215 to Alaska nonprofits.