Story last updated at 2:29 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2002

Arts News
Watercolor meeting set

The Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society will meet Tuesday at the Homer Council on the Arts building. The business meeting will start at 7 p.m., with programs beginning at 7:30. Everyone is welcome. Mary Bee Kaufmman will share field sketching techniques and a perspective on art and the written word through journaling.

Salsa workshop on tap

A salsa workshop with Eddie Wood will be held Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at The Studio on Bunnell Avenue. Partners are not necessary. The class costs $20, and anyone interested can call 235-6160 for more information. Also on Saturday, a salsa social will be held at Captain's Coffee on Pioneer Avenue from 8-10 p.m. Workshop attendees get in free, and those who did not attend the workshop will pay a $3 fee.

Italian film to show

This week's Foreign Film Friday presentation by the Kachemak Bay Campus' student association is "The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie," an Italian movie made in 1972. The film, directed by Luis Bunuel, is an assault on bourgeois habits and rituals and is set at a dinner party. Films roll at 7 p.m., and donations are accepted. Next week, the Japanese comedy "Hidden Fortress" will be shown.

Peter Mulvey to play

Singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey will return to Homer this month with a show at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Mariner Theatre. Tickets for the Downward Dog Production will be on sale at Solstice Music and the Homer Bookstore, and prices are to be announced later. Call 235-1921 for more information.

Poetry reading coming

Local writer and poet Serge LaComte will read the works of French and Russian poets at a benefit reading at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Bunnell Street Gallery. The works will be read in their original language, and translated by LaComte and Denise Lassaw. Admission is $10, and will go to the Indian women and children's relief organization, ASHA. LaComte will also sell his book for $10, donating 50 percent of the proceeds to the organization. Call 235-2662.

Book-making class starts

Book-making classes with book artist Kim Terpening began this month and will continue every weekend until Christmas at the Coyote Bend Studio on Highland Drive. All classes run Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m., and the cost is $30 per class. Materials will be provided to embellish book papers and complete at least one book per session. All levels of experience will be addressed, with Saturdays geared more toward beginners and Sundays toward intermediate/advanced level students. Call 235-4083 or e-mail coyotebendbooks for more information.

Stranded artists sought

The Stranded Art Fund is offering a limited number of $2,000 individual artist grants to working artists, writers and performers in the Homer area. The grants are intended to supplement the incomes of sincere artists to allow them more time to focus on their creative works.

The deadline for applications this year is Nov. 19. To qualify for a grant, artists need only write a single-page statement describing their creative work and how the grant will further their artistic endeavors. Artists should not send portfolios, manuscripts, tapes or photographs. Grants will be based solely on the artists' personal statements about their work. Interested artists should send their single-page artistic statement to Stranded Art Fund, Box 1218, Homer, AK 99603. Awards will be announced Dec. 19 in the Homer News.

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