Story last updated at 11:29 a.m. Friday, August 2, 2002

Arts News
Fruit served soon

The Australian acoustic pop band Fruit returns to the southern Kenai Peninsula the first week in August for shows in Seldovia and Homer. Fruit plays Thursday, Aug. 8, in Seldovia at 8 p.m. at the Seldovia Village Tribe Tent. Tickets are $15 at the door. Call 234-7614 for more info. On Friday, Aug. 9, the band plays at Alice's Champagne Palace at 9 p.m. Tickets are $21 in advance for nonmembers, $19 in advance for members. Call 235-7650 for more information.

Drama opens

Pier One Theatre's second full-scale theater production of the season, "The Laramie Project," opens Friday. The production is based on interviews with residents of Laramie, Wyo., after gay student Matthew Shepard was beaten to death in the town. Written by Moises Kaufman and the Tectonic Theater Project, the show received positive reviews from Time Magazine, The Associated Press and New York Magazine. Tickets are $12 with discounts and can be purchased at the Homer Bookstore and Etude Studios. The theater recommends that an adult accompany anyone under 17. For information or reservations, call 235-7333.

Potters slide show set

Though their ceramic workshop is full, Mary Barringer and Linda Christianson will present a slide show of and about their work on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the Bunnell Street Gallery. Christianson, a studio potter from Minnesota, is widely respected for her "gestural" wheel-thrown pots. Barringer, of Massachusetts, began on the wheel and later turned to hand-building inspired by ancient pottery. Both have exhibited internationally. Call 235-2662 for more info.

Sculpture workshop set

Shala Dobson and Jim Dault will present a Found Object Sculpture Workshop at the Across the Bay Tent and Breakfast Adventure Company outside Seldovia from Aug. 9-11. The price of the workshop is $265 and includes water taxi, meals and accommodations. Call 235-3633 for information and reservations.