Story last updated at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, November 14, 2002

Arts News
Japanese comedy set

The college's Foreign Film Friday offering hails from Japan and is said to have been the main inspiration for the original Star Wars. "Hidden Fortress," directed by Kurosawa in 1958, is a period comedy that follows a princess and a general as they cross their homeland with a royal fortune. There is no admission charge, but donations to the Student Association of Kachemak Bay Campus are accepted. Films roll at 7 p.m. at the East Campus on Pioneer Avenue.

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 Alice's Champagne Palace. Tickets for the Downward Dog Production are $16 in advance, $18 at the door, and will be on sale at Solstice Music and the Homer Bookstore.

Juried art show up

The "All Alaska Juried Art Exhibition XXIX" is now on display at the Pratt Museum. The exhibit, which highlights some of the finest art in the state, includes paintings, sculpture and photography and was juried by Elizabeth Brown of the University of Washington. The exhibit runs through Dec. 30. For more information, call 235-8635.

LaVallee to visit

Alaska artist Barbara LaVallee will visit Homer on Saturday, bringing her new illustrated children's book, "All You Need For a Snowman," as well as new prints. She will be at the Art Shop Gallery from noon to 6 p.m.

'Vision 20/20' coming

The Alaska Humanities Forum's Eric Wohlforth and Ira Perman bring their special program "Alaska 20/20" to Homer at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 22 at the Pratt Museum. The keynote community conversation will provide residents an opportunity to speak out on their vision for Kachemak Bay and Alaska in the year 2020. The format of the 20/20 program highlights such matters as standard of living, quality of life, economic sustainability, quality of education, environmental conservation and more. For more information, call 235-8635.

Museum raffle on tap

The Pratt Museum continues to sell tickets for a fund-raising raffle with a grand prize of $10,000. Tickets are $100, and 350 tickets will be sold. In addition to the grand prize, a second-prize winner will receive $1,000, and three other ticket-holders will take home $500 each. Ten $250 prizes will be awarded. The drawing will be held Dec. 6 at 7 p.m.

Stranded deadline coming

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 Tuesday. 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. Grants will be based solely on the artists' personal statements about their work. Artists can support their own communities. Send your one-page artistic statement to Stranded Art Fund, Box 1218, Homer, AK 99603. Awards will be announced Dec. 19.