Story last updated at 3:51 p.m. Thursday, May 23, 2002

Arts News
Halibut Cove opening

Halibut Cove artists will open their doors Friday for the summer season with their annual reception at the Halibut Cove Experience art gallery. The Halibut Cove area is home to at least 13 artists, many of whom exhibit at the gallery. A reception will be held from 7-9 p.m. with transportation available by Central Charters (235-7847). For more information on the opening, call 296-2215.

Pier One cleanup

Anyone interested in helping extricate the cobwebs from Pier One Theatre's stage can assemble at the theater at 10 a.m. Saturday for the yearly cleanup party. For more information, call 235-7333.

'Elements' site selection set

The Pratt Museum's annual summer outdoor art exhibit, "Facing the Elements," is coming up in June, and a site selection meeting will be held Thursday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the exhibit site behind the museum. For more information, contact Gale Parsons at 235-8635 or Michael Armstrong at 235-7310.

Performance on the beach

Bishop's Beach will become the subject as well as the stage for a dance and performance art work, "Look Again," performed by dancer Brian Jeffrey of Chicago and University of Alaska dancers with program coordinator Jill Flanders Crosby on Saturday, June 1. The 2-4:30 p.m. dance will address the history and use of Bishop's Beach. The performance is sponsored by the Homer Council on the Arts and the Bunnell Street Gallery. The dancers will conduct workshops starting with salsa dance on Friday, May 31 at 7 p.m. at The Studio on Bunnell Avenue. A modern dance workshop will be 11 a.m. Sunday, June 2 at The Studio. To register for either class, call 235-4288. A reception and community "talk back" potluck will be at 7 p.m. following the Saturday show. 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, equipment options as well as hands-on exercises and critiques. For more information and reservations, call 235-3673 or 235-7934.

Fiddling for funds

Ken Waldman, Alaska's own fiddling poet, will perform to raise money for the purchase of property for the proposed Town Square area. The event will be 2 p.m. Sunday, June 2 at Alice's Champagne Palace. It is sponsored by the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust to raise funds for the purchase of Poopdeck Platt's property in the heart of Homer. The event includes music and a live auction. Admission is $10 for adults, $25 for families and tickets are available at Two Sisters, the Homer Bookstore and at the door. For more information, call 235-5263.

Auditioners wanted

Pier One Theatre will hold auditions for "The Laramie Project," by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project on Wednesday and Thursday, May 30 from 6-8 p.m. at the Mariner Theatre. Call 235-7333 for more information.

Folk musicians sought

The Seldovia Arts Council is looking for some homegrown talent to perform in Seldovia's second annual Summer Solstice Folk Music Festival. Performances will be June 21-22 at 7:30 p.m. Anyone interested can call Susan Mumma at 234-7614 or