Story last updated at 2:42 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2002

Arts News
'Nunsense' opening

July starts with the musical comedy, "Nunsense," a play about a fund-raiser like no other. A group of nuns must raise money to bury the remaining sisters of a group of 52 nuns who died in a freak food-poisoning episode. The hold-your-sides comedy, written by Dan Goggin, follows the nuns as they plan a fund-raising talent show featuring acts from their pre-nun lives while the remaining dead nuns rest in the freezer. The play opens Thursday and is directed by Arthur Griffith and musical director is JulieAnn Smith. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thurs. and Sun. and 8:15 p.m. Fri. and Sat. Tickets are $12 with discounts. Call 235-7333 for reservations and more information.

Painting workshops set

Mark Anderson has been a full-time practicing artist for more than two decades, specializing in both oil painting and photography. Anderson will present two three-day landscape painting workshops July 12-13 and 26-28. These workshops focus on a "direct approach" to painting. Participants will work from a chosen workshop subject, sketching and painting from life directly onto a canvas using only paint brushes. Participants will not work from photographs, sketches or other forms of pre-visualization, employing instead a "plein air" approach to painting. Each workshop costs $150. Call 235-2662 for more information.

'Invisible Ink' returns

Returning to the Pier One stage this year is "Invisible Ink," a forum for some of Homer's writers to read their works in a performance-like setting. The writers and poets will read entirely new works, and the performance, playing Monday and Tuesday, will be directed by Jan Needham. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m., and tickets are $9 with discounts. Call 235-7333 for reservations and information.

Wearable art meeting set

The Homer Fiber Arts Collection has its next meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the Fringe on Pioneer Avenue. The Wearable Art Show 2002 will be discussed. Call Lynne at 235-5380 for more information.