Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 11:44 AM on Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Arts Briefs

HCOA presents youth, art workshops in July, August

The Homer Council on the Arts July featured gallery artist, Marali Sargeant-Smith, presents workshops for youth and adult artists. From 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, she teaches a workshop for young artists in grades 6-12. Using her semi-abstract show, Sargeant-Smith demonstrates how to encourage emotional expressionism through painting exercises. The fee is $5.

From 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 12, Sargeant-Smith teaches a workshop for teenagers and adults. Also using her show, the workshop creates an environment that encourages artistic experimentation and expression. To register, call 235-4288 or visit HCOA's offices on Pioneer Avenue or its website at www.homerart.org.


Photo by Michael Armstrong

The Greek Doo-Wop Chorus sings a number from "Little Shop of Horrors." From left to right are Carolyn Norton as Crystal, Mindy Parks as Chiffon, and Maria Fourier as Ronnette.

'Little Shop of Horrors' to play an extra night

An extra show has been added to the final week of "Little Shop of Horrors," playing at Pier One Theatre on the Homer Spit. The musical plays an extra night at 7:30 p.m. July 13. It also shows at 7:30 p.m. today, 8:15 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, 7:30 p.m. July 14 and 8:15 p.m. July 15 and 16.

Tickets are $15 general admission, $10 for Raven's Club and $5 for youth under age 21, available at the Homer Bookstore and Etude Music Studio. Call 235-7333 for reservations.

Emma Hill returns to Homer

Singer-songwriter Emma Hill returns to Homer after a performance last January, playing at 9 p.m. Saturday at the Down East Saloon. Born in Palmer and raised in Sleetmute, Hill attended the University of Alaska Anchorage on a music scholarship and recently graduated from Portland State University, Oregon, with a degree in literature and creative writing. Hill toured last winter with her band, The Gentlemen Callers, promoting her new CD, "Meet Me at the Moon." Hill also plays at 8 p.m. Friday at the Taproot in Anchorage and Sunday at the Funny River Bluegrass Festival.

Former Alaskan performs July 16

Former Alaskan Naomi Hooley tours Alaska with fellow Portland musician Rob Stroup and his band The Blame. Born and raised in Alaska, Hooley moved her piano and her dog to Portland, Ore., to establish her career. Stroup, owner and producer of 8ball Studio, helped Hooley record her new album "It Was a Great October." Hooley, Stroup and The Blame perform July 16 at Alice's Champagne Palace.