Story last updated at 3:04 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002

Arts News
Fiber art served up

A Homer Fiber Artists meeting will be held Sunday at 12:30 p.m. at the Fireweed Academy next to Paul Banks Elementary School on East End Road. There will be a potluck, films and a discussion of the fashion show, events, personal endeavors will be included. Call Lynne at 235-5380.

Performance on the beach

Bishop's Beach will become the subject as well as the setting for a dance and performance art work by nationally recognized dancer Brian Jeffery of Chicago and University of Alaska dance program coordinator Jill Flanders Crosby on Saturday, June 1. The site-specific dance will address the history and use of Bishop's Beach and will be performed from 2 to 4:30 p.m. The performance is free, open to all, and sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts and the Bunnell Street Gallery. While in town, the dancers will provide workshops. For more information, call 235-2662.

Watercolor workshop

Gael Murakami, an Alaska artist known for her watercolor landscapes, will present a workshop in Homer on May 31-June 2. The workshop, titled "Landscape Composition and Technique," will include a discussion of design principles and various "plein aire" equipment options as well as hands-on exercises and critiques. Murakami's class will be held from 7-9 p.m. the first day and 9:30-4:30 the following days. Cost is $135 and a 10 percent discount on tuition available for Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society members. For more information and reservations, call 235-3673 or 235-7934.

Pier One camp deadline

Deadline for applications for all sessions of Pier One Theatre Camp is Saturday, May 18. Applications are available at Homer Community Schools office at Homer High School, Etude Music Studio, the Homer Council on the Arts or by calling Pier One at 235-7333.

'Inspiration' fund-raiser

The annual fund-raiser "Grand Inspirations," is set for Sunday. The event includes a cruise to the Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge to have lunch, followed by an acoustic folk concert by Andy Baker, desserts, drinks and an art auction featuring get-away packages and locally produced art. The cruise starts at 11 a.m. when the Rainbow Connection departs from the Homer Harbor and concludes with the return trip arriving back around 6 p.m. Tickets are $100, everything included. Call 235-2662 for more information.

Kahumoku crosses Bay

In addition to last week's performance, George Kahumoku, Jr., will visit Seldovia this week. He will present a slack-key guitar workshop and Nancy Sweeney will teach a hula workshop on Friday from 4-6 p.m. at the Susan B. English School in Seldovia. Kahumoku will perform at 7:30 p.m. that night at the school. Tickets are $15 and anyone interested can check with Seldovia Arts Council members for pre-sale prices or call 234-7614 for more information.