Story last updated at 1:59 p.m. Thursday, May 30, 2002

Arts News
Winning photos announced

The winners of the Shorebird Photo Contest sponsored by NOMAR and Eagle Eye Photo have been announced and Tom Collopy of Homer's Photo won best of show overall. The first- place scenic photo went to Phil Crowley, the first-place wildlife photo went to Jerry Breeze and the first-place black and white photo went to Amber Webb of Anchorage. John Whittier and visiting photographer Simya Taback judged the show. The photo contest runs each year during the Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival and is open to amateur photographers.

Fiddling fund-raiser Sunday

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

call 235-5263.

Outdoor art sites offered

The Pratt Museum's annual summer outdoor art exhibit, "Facing the Elements," will run in June and site selection for art will be 5:30 p.m. today at the exhibit site behind the museum. For more information, call Gale Parsons at 235-8635 or Michael Armstrong at 235-7310.

Raku workshop set

A raku workshop titled "Burning Ambitions" with potter Liz Olivella will be June 8-9 from 3-9 p.m. The workshop will include new techniques from Oaxaca, Mexico and tried and true techniques including metallic luster and resist. Class materials will be included and each participant may complete two pots using glazes, tools and two days of firing. Potters who have their own pots to include in the firings may bring them. The workshops will be held outside the Susan B. English School shop in Seldovia. The workshop fee is $100 and must be paid when signing up. Anyone interested can call 234-7454 between 8-9 p.m. or Susan Mumma at the Seldovia Arts Council at 234-7614.

Kids art classes offered

Renee Jahnke's summer session of art classes starts in June with classes on Mondays and Wednesdays for grades kindergarten through second grade and Tuesdays and Thursdays for grades three through six. The first session for the younger group runs June 3-12 from 1-2 p.m. The second session runs June 17-26. For the older group, the sessions run from June 4-13 and June 18-27 from 1-2 p.m. Sessions for both age levels cost $30 for Homer Council on the Arts members and $35 for nonmembers. Call 235-4288 to register.