Homer Alaska - Arts

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Arts in Brief


Photo by Jaime Clapp

Savanna Kinnard models a dress for Kari Multz's show, "Shiv.a.ree," opening Friday at Octopus Ink in Anchorage.

Multz' fashion design show opens in Anchorage

Fiber artist and fashion designer Kari Multz has a show of wedding designs and creations opening Friday at Octopus Ink on G Street in Anchorage between Fourth and Fifth Avenue. Owner of The Fringe and a frequent contributor to Wearable Arts, Multz's show, "shiv.a.ree: a noisy celebration for the newly married couple," features designs made from vintage and repurposed fabrics. Under Multz' No Apology label, the clothing uses fabrics from the early 20th century through the 1940s, including Japanese kimonos, European clothing and doilies. Many of the designs are reversible. The First Friday show is 6 to 9 p.m. with music by "The Belfry."

'Night of Iguana' opens Friday

Pier One Theatre's production of "Night of the Iguana" opens at 8:15 p.m. Friday, with additional shows at 8:15 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The play also shows July 12-15 and July 19-21. Thursday and Sunday shows are at 7:30 p.m. and Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30 p.m.

Directed by BobbieLee Briggs, "Night of the Iguana" is one of Tennessee Williams' later plays. In a review of a recent Dallas production, Liz Johnstone of "D" magazine calls the play, "a great, seething, if somewhat unbalanced thing. (Williams') ability to mix outright poetry with a macabre, almost crude sense of humor rescues the play from the flowery, inaccessible realm ... Though technically a comedy, and there are very funny moments, 'Iguana' fits an introspective, melancholy mood perfectly — perhaps because all the characters seem so desperate themselves, alternately straining for something and stuck."

Set in a steamy, Mexican jungle hotel, "Night of the Iguana" forces Lawrence Shannon, a disgraced Episcopal priest, to face his devils. Tickets are $12 general admission, with discounts available, at the Homer Bookstore and the door. For reservations, call 235-7333.

Wildlife artist offers free class

Wildlife artist Aurora Firth offers a free nature drawing class for families at 6 p.m. Friday at the Wynn Nature Center at Mile 1.5 East Skyline Drive. Firth, part of the Firth family of award-winning ice, chainsaw and watercolor artists, works in pastels, colored pencils and watercolors. The class is sponsored by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. For more information, call 235-5266.

Jazz duo performs at Bunnell

Jazz musicians Peggy Stern and Sweet Sue Terry return to Homer for a concert and workshops. They perform in concert at 7:30 p.m. Monday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Admission is $15 general, $12 Bunnell members and $10 students. From 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday they offer a vocal jazz workshop. Admission is $35. Register at Bunnell.