Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 6:25 PM on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Arts Briefs

Homer writer reads from new book at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Homer writer Tom Reed reads from and discusses his new book, "The Other Side," at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Based on the travels that also inspired Reed's previous book, "Granite Avatars of Patagonia," "The Other Side" is a 400-page paperback travel memoir of his explorations in southern Chile and Argentina. Copies of his book are available for sale and signing.

Musician holds concert for cello

Alaska Pacific University Noah Seitz leads a recital at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 at Bunnell Street Arts Center to raise funds for a new cello. An adjunct professor of music, Seitz coaches string quarters and performs with the APU orchestra. His wife Sara Greenleaf Seitz accompanies him on piano. Admission is a suggested $15 donation.

Artists offer art adventure

Photographer Linda Smogor and artist Kim Terpening offer a two-day art adventure, "Girls Night Out," from Aug. 18-19 at Hesketh Island in Kachemak Bay. For beginning to intermediate photographers wanting to improve their visual skills using a digital camera, participants will learn to work with available light in a natural setting. Transportation and lodging is $125 for Bunnell Street Arts Center members, $135 for nonmembers. The instructors' fee is by donation. Meet at 9 a.m. Aug. 18 and return at 1 p.m. Aug. 19. To register and for more information, email info@bunnellstreetgallery.org or call 235-2662.

Shorebird Festival seeking design for 20th anniversary

The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival invites artists to submit a design for its T-shirts, prints, mugs and promotional material for the 20th anniversary festival, to be held May 10-13, 2012. For more information and design specifications, contact Christina Whiting, festival coordinator, at shorebirdster@gmail.com.