Homer Alaska - Arts

Story last updated at 12:52 PM on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Arts in Brief


Photo by Michael Armstrong

Mavis Muller, center, directs volunteers at the Homer Burning Basket, "Together," earlier this week during construction at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit.

Homer Burning Basket is Sunday

Homer's annual impermanent art project, the eighth annual Burning Basket, is burned at sundown on Sunday. Construction of this year's basket, "Together," continues noon-5 p.m. daily through Saturday at the site at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. At 1 p.m. Sunday the basket is given to the community and the public is invited to visit and decorate the sculpture as well as walk a nearby labyrinth. At 6 p.m. is a potluck dinner followed by an artist's talk with facilitator Mavis Muller. At sundown the torch is lit and the basket set afire. A fire spinning performance follows. No dogs or alcohol, please.

To help with the project or learn more, visit www.mavismullerart.com or call Muller at 299-1478.

Register for Writer's Refuge

Friday is the last day to register for the Writer's Refuge Retreat at the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies Peterson Bay Field Station. Spend three days writing and in workshops. The fee is $275 and includes yurt rentals. For more information and registration visit www.homerart.org or call 235-4288.'

Alaska Teacher of the Year speaks Friday at HCOA

Alaska Teacher of the Year Lorrie Heagy is the keynote speaker for the Homer Teaching Artists Academy. She speaks on "Connecting Learning and the Arts" at 7 p.m. Friday at the Homer Council on the Arts. The talk is free and open to the public.

Eagle Lady memorial unveiled Saturday

An unveiling and dedication of the Jean Keene Eagle Lady Memorial is at 3 p.m. Saturday at Land's End Resort. Sculpted by Homer artist Brad Hughes, the memorial bench will be set on the beach. A mural depicts eagles that visited Keene's home on the Homer Spit. Keene's son, Lonnie Keene, said of the memorial, "In the end, we are very pleased with the results and think that it truly will be a lasting tribute to a wonderful and unique woman — someone who is missed and remembered by so many."