Story last updated at 11:11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2002

Arts News
Improv workshop coming

Martin Zeller's annual improvisation workshop for theater, movement, play, writing and communication returns this year Friday and Saturday at the Art Barn on East End Road. Classes run from 7-9 p.m. Friday, and 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday. Class size is limited, and participants 12 to 112 are welcome. Cost is $75. For more information or to enroll, call 235-8086, or e-mail

Brunk reading on tap

Author Glendon Brunk will present a bookreading from his latest book, "Yearning Wild: Exploring the Last Frontier and the Landscape of the Heart," at the Homer Bookstore on Friday night starting at 7. Brunk, who first moved to Alaska in 1968, ran dogs, explored the Alaska National Wildlife Refuge and has since embraced environmentalism. In his book, he relates his experiences in Alaska as well as explores his belief in America's misguided tendency to destroy what we most desire. For more information, call the Homer Bookstore at 235-7496.

Photo, watercolor classes

From Friday through Sunday, Hal Gage presents a close-up photography workshop at the Across the Bay Tent and Breakfast Adventure Company outside Seldovia. Paula Dickey presents a waterfront watercolor workshop from July 19-21. The workshops cost $265 each, which includes water taxi, meals and accommodations. For more information, call 235-3633.

Harbor tours offered

The Pratt Museum offers a historic harbor walking tour throughout the summer featuring local history, a memorable array of local characters, boats of all types and fresh seafood products. Guides will meet participants at the Pratt Museum wheelhouse booth next to the Salty Dawg at 3 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The tour concludes at 4:30 p.m. at Coal Point Trading Company, where fresh seafood samples will be available. Tickets are $5 per person and are available at the museum or from your guide at the wheelhouse booth.