Nationally recognized metalsmith artist Susan Kingsley will conduct the workshop, "Postmodern Metalsmithing" Sept. 6-8 in Homer at the Kachemak Bay Campus of the Kenai Peninsula College. Through discussions, slides, writing and hands-on activities, participants will explore ways to conceptualize and make objects that connect them to their social, cultural, political and economic world. Areas of discussion will include nature, the body, fashion, fetishes, advertising and personal and cultural identity. Studio projects, including mixed media, will involve conceptualizing and making models of objects and the use of packaging, display and text to communicate ideas. Kingsley's work has been exhibited internationally at numerous art museums and galleries throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Deadline for registration is Friday. Cost for the workshop, a one-credit course, is $123.50. For more information, call 235-7743.
Kingsley to lecture
Metalsmith artist Susan Kingsley (see above) will present a lecture on her work at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at the Bunnell Street Gallery. The lecture will explore issues in fashion and fetish. A suggested donation of $6 general admission, $5 for gallery members will be accepted.
Tickets on sale
Tickets for two upcoming Downward Dog concerts are now on sale. Iris Dement is performing Oct. 11 at the Mariner Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $16 for Homer Council on the Arts members, $18 general admission in advance, $18 for members, $20 general admission at the door. John Prine will perform with his band at 8 p.m. Oct. 22-23 at the Mariner Theatre with prices $39 general admission, $36 for KBBI members. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Bookstore, Solstice Music, Two Sisters and other locations around town.
Guitar concert coming
Gordon Rowland and Mary Wright will visit Homer for a performance of acoustic guitar ranging from classical to flamenco to popular music at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 7 in the Mariner Theatre. Local guitarist Matt Yaki will join Rowland in the performance of jazz improvisations that will include Rowland's flamenco guitar technique. A Master Class for Yaki's students and performances at local schools are also being planned. Proceeds from the concert will benefit the center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, celebrating its 20th year. A reception will follow the concert. Tickets are on sale at local ticket outlets and the center's office on Lake Street at a cost of $15 for adults, $12 for center members, and $8 for students through college. Call 235-6667 for more information.
Dungan's shows public art
The public is invited to Paul Dungan's studio to view his new public art work for the Anchorage Municipal Cemetery. Dungan will have an open studio on Saturday from 4-6 p.m. All are welcome to view the work, which will adorn the Columbarium Wall, a repository for ashes of the deceased. This body of work includes six free-standing ceramic sculptures placed along the wall. Dungan's studio is located approximately 15 miles out East End Road. Turn left on the driveway immediately prior to Lowbrush. For more information, call 235-8557.