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Arts Briefs


Marian Beck's "Behold."

Closing reception for Beck show is Friday at Pratt

A closing reception for Halibut Cove artist Marian Beck's show, "Merged Lifestyles of Kachemak Bay," is 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Pratt Museum. Food and wine will be served, and the artist will attend to meet visitors and discuss her work. Beck, a lifelong Kachemak Bay resident and the daughter of pioneer artist Diana Tillion, paints vivid, colorful paintings that show scenes and settings of her life growing up fishing, riding horses and living on the bay.

Homer writer publishes novel about the rapture, second coming

Xlibris Books has published "Discovery to Catastrophe!", a fictional novel about the second coming of Jesus by Homer writer Jerry Wood, a pastor and instructor at Alaska Bible Institute. Set in Alaska, the novel tells the story of a community leader preparing Bible study who discovers a view about the second coming different from his own pastor. "Discovery to Catastrophe!" explores the truths from Biblical scripture about the rapture and second coming, Xlibris said in a press release.

"Wood's desire is that readers will take this scriptural truth uncovered in 'Discovery to Catastrophe!' to heart, study and examine it carefully, and listen to the Holy Spirit as he uses this book to inform," the publisher said.

The 300-page book is $19.99 in trade paperback and $29.99 in hardcover and available on the web through www.xlibris.com or through special order at the Homer Bookstore.


Photo by Michael Armstrong

Brad Hughes sculpture is the last piece of four 1-percent for art works to be installed at the Kachemak Bay Campus.

College 1-percent art installed

A mural by Homer artist Brad Hughes is the last of four 1-percent for art works installed at the new Bayview Hall building of Kachemak Bay Campus, Kenai Peninsula College, University of Alaska Anchorage. Hughes' abstract image of the Kenai Mountains as reflected in Kachemak Bay hangs on the east wall of the new building.

Other art pieces are a metalwork project by Homer artist David Gerard of a trio of sandhill cranes, with the central crane serving as a weathervane on a compass-rose base, on the roof edge of Bayview Hall; a stained glass panel, designed and created by local artists Linda and Amy Jones in one of windows at the building's north entrance, and "Looking In," a mural in dye-painted silk by Olympia, Wash., artist Steve Scheibe, on the interior wall of Bayview Hall's lobby.

Matthews, Sky perform Oct. 5

Following the First Friday art openings, musicians Milo Matthews with special guest Justice Sky perform "Abstract expressions from a bass universe," at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 5 at the Homer Council on the Arts gallery. Tickets are $5 youth, $10 HCOA members and $15 general admission at the HCOA office, online at homerart.org and at the Homer Bookstore.