Story last updated at 2:46 p.m. Thursday, September 12, 2002

Arts News
Fall pottery classes begin

Edith Parsons will begin her fall pottery classes starting this week on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1-3 p.m. as well as evenings from 6-8 p.m. A third class is offered Monday and Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Call 235-0660 for details.

Pianist coming

Scott Cossu, a nationally recognized pianist, will perform with flutist Ann Lindquist at the Bunnell Street Gallery on Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Cossu's recordings have varied from Latin-jazz style to more classical music. Lindquist has been playing bass, concert and alto flute for 30 years and has performed with Cossu for several years as well as on his recent recording. Tickets are $16 general admission, $14 for gallery members, $15 for seniors and students.For more information, call 235-2662.

Ballet auditions to be held

The Homer Council on the Arts announces the 2002 "Nutcracker Suite" ballet auditions on Tuesday at the Mariner Theatre. Audition schedule and applications will be available at the council, Community Schools and the Homer Public Library. Participants must bring a completed form and signed parental release to the audition. For more information, call 235-4288.

Council having party

Last month, the Homer Council on the Arts became the official owner of the Homer Center for the Arts building. As a community-wide thank you and to help celebrate this occasion, everyone is invited to a celebration party Sept. 20 from 3:30-7:30 p.m. There will be art-making activities for the whole family in the afternoon, a barbecue fish dinner and food for the kids. Anyone desiring to bring a dessert or salad to share is encouraged to do so. For more information, call 235-4288.

Raffle date extended

The Pratt Museum's Board of Directors is extending its cash raffle drawing so that it will coincide with the opening of the first "Festival of Gingerbread" on Dec. 6. This raffle is designed to help offset a decline in funding for general operating costs. Tickets for the raffle are $100 each and 350 tickets will be sold. The grand prize is $10,000. Three prizes of $500 will be drawn, and 10 prizes of $250 each will also be awarded. The drawing will be held live at a dessert potluck at the Pratt Museum at 7 p.m., but ticket-holders do not need to be present to win. All profits from the raffle will go to support the museum. Call 235-3268 for more information.

Body art show coming

This December, the Bunnell Street Gallery will host an artist members-only exhibition titled "The Body Adorned," curated by Gaye Wolfe. The exhibit is intended to explore the historic and current expressions of body decoration and embellishment and is intended to be an "anything goes" exhibition (keeping public safety and space constraints in mind). For those currently not members, a special "Starving Artist" membership level is available for $20, or free with eight hours of volunteering at the gallery.

Slides, photos or sketches of proposed work must be submitted for selection by Nov. 10. For more information, call 235-7696.

Life drawing begins

Life Drawing classes will begin on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. starting Oct. 15 or 29. Draw from a live, nude model at the gallery. Drawing horses provided. No instructor. Bring your own drawing materials. $5 drop-in fee per session. All are welcome. Anyone interested in modeling can call Gaye for more information at 235-7696.

Ruzicka to play

Starr Ruzicka will present a solo piano recital featuring works by Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Bartok with guest soloists Matt O'Connor on double bass and Brian Van Kirk on alto saxophone. The concert takes place Saturday at the Bunnell Street Gallery at 7:30 p.m. call 235-2662 for more information.