Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:43 PM on Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Applause for those who back the arts

Thank you, Homer. The audience was fabulous on Oct. 29 at the Mariner Theater for "Sweet Plantain," the string quartet from New York City. The band thought Homer was the best. They totally appreciated the audience engagement, appreciation, claps and hoots. Every band we bring wants to come back.

This band brought a fresh perspective on various music genres blending them with the roots of classical. There is so much hope and excitement when we can witness what is possible. Thank you, Sweet Plantain, for expanding our world.

And thank you to the Homer Council on the Arts board for your gracious hospitality; Ocean Shores Motel for your generosity and view; Era Alaska always; Western States Arts Federation for supporting this show with a grant; Homer Physical Therapy for your TLC; the Homer Bookstore for your ticket sales; KBBI, the Homer News and Homer Tribune for coverage; Homer Senior Center for your dining room, resident audience and a lunch to go; Homestead Restaurant for your two-for-one appetizers; and all of our volunteers: Christa Collier, Darlene Hilderbrand, Connie and Chuck Cordova, Kate Finn, Sue Walton, Carol Dee, Tim Quinn and Gene Scknipke. More shows are coming to feed our senses and inspire our artistic natures.

Gail Edgerly, executive director

Homer Council on the Arts