Homer Alaska - Announcements

Story last updated at 12:43 PM on Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Pratt Museum

The museum presents Marian Becks Merged Lifestyles of Kachemak Bay and Facing the Elements, an outdoor exhibit.

All day, every day this summer, in the Marine Gallery, the Seebird Cam, a live video broadcast of nesting seabirds from Gull Island in Kachemak Bay allows visitors to control the camera for close-ups of common murres, kittiwakes, puffins, cormorants, glaucous-winged gulls and their young.

Today, the Pratt Museum hosts two design receptions from 1-2:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. Join Pratt Museum staff and board, along with lead designer Joe Abegg from Livingston Slone Architects, to discuss the design for the new museum building.

Saturday, the Patrons of the Pratt Society sponsor a Discovery and Truths of Kachemak Bay Cruise Tour from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. It is led by speakers Taz Tally, geologist and author of 50 Hikes of the Kenai Peninsula; Priscilla Russel, ethnobotanist and author of Alutiiq Plantlore, An Ethnobotany of the Peoples of Nanwalek and Port Graham; Janet Klein, author of Archaeology of Kachemak Bay Alaska; Leslie Slater, wildlife biologist, and Kent Chapple, Center for Alaska Coastal Studies naturalist, Peterson Field Station. The tour includes cruising by Gull Island, a stop at Peterson Bay Field Station, a stop at the open house at Kasitsna Bay Lab and lunch at Tutka Bay Wilderness Lodge. Tickets are $100 each and available at Pratt Museum or the Homer Bookstore.

Thursday, Aug. 30, Shannon Daut, the director of the Alaska State Council on the Arts, speaks at the Pratt Museum about current trends in state and national arts and culture.

Pratt Museum holds a themed quilt show, History in the Making: Quilts, Quilters and their Stories, from Nov. 9Dec. 30. Quilters are invited to create works that reflect our rich, shared local history or their own personal connection to this place. Each quilter will be asked to include a brief statement about their personal quilting history and the story of their piece. Quilts or wall hangings can be hand quilted or machine quilted. All styles and techniques are welcome. Works must not exceed 72 inches in length or width. This is not a juried contest. Quilters should notify Bill Walker of their intent to participate no later than Sept. 1. Quilts need to be delivered for installation on Nov. 5, between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For more information, call 235-8635.

Check out the Pratts website for more details at www.prattmuseum.org and click on the calendar of events.