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Story last updated at 5:09 PM on Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Arts Briefs

Muller show opens Burning Basket project

Artist Mavis Muller's show, "Public Art as a Healing Force," kicks off the eighth annual Burning Basket project. Her show opens with a reception 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts, with an artist's talk at 7:30 p.m. Muller, the facilitator for Homer's Burning Basket, shows images, installations and art work for her Burning Basket projects. The exhibit runs through Aug. 30.

Basket construction runs noon-5 p.m. daily Sept. 11-17 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. Participate as much or as little as desired. An interactive, impermanent art experience, the art is offered as a basket of remembrance and unburdening. At 1 p.m. Sept. 18 the basket is offered to the community, followed by a potluck and artist's talk at 6 p.m. and the lighting of the basket at sundown. A fire spinning performance follows. This is a no-dogs, no-alcohol event. For more information, visit www.mavismullerart.com or call Muller at 299-1478.

Emma Hill returns

Singer-songwriter Emma Hill, who performed last January at Bunnell Street Arts Center and more recently at the Down East Saloon, plays again at 7:30 p.m. today at Bunnell. Admission is $10. 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." She also appears at 7 p.m. Friday at the Ninilchik Peddler.

Workshop set for Aug. 29

As part of the international public writing project, "One City, One Prompt," author and creative writing teacher Lauryn Axelrod presents a free 30-minute writing session on the prompt, or idea, of "community" at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at the Homer Council on the Arts. Homer joins writers in more than 70 other locations creating on the same theme. After the writing session, authors are invited to read their work aloud.

Axelrod is a published author, award-winning poet, playwright, journalist and editor, and teaches creative writing workshops in the United States and abroad. For more information, contact HCOA at 235-4288.

Youth art classes offered

Registration has started for after-school youth art and theater classes at the Homer Council on the Arts. ArtQuest runs 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and TheaterShakes runs 3:30-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. The fee is from $60 to $120 depending on class. Classes start in September. For more information, call HCOA at 235-4288.

Humor brings summer theater season to a close

Pier One Theatre's season comes to an end with "Moon Over Buffalo," a comedy by Ken Ludwig and directed by Joe Lawton. The play offers a glimpse into the life of an acting couple on tour in 1953 with a repertory consisting o Cyrano de Bergerac and Noel Coward's Private Lives. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Friday-Sunday. General admission is $12 with discounts. For information and reservations, call 235-7333; for details, see www.pieronetheatre.org.