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Story last updated at 6:34 PM on Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Arts in Brief

Wine, cheese tasting benefits Bunnell Street Arts Center

A wine and cheese fundraiser starts at 6 p.m. Friday at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Featuring artisan cheeses from Maura's Café paired with fine wines, tickets are $15 at Bunnell. Proceeds benefits arts center programs.

Out of the Woodwork performance reviews start Sunday

Musicians and performing artists age 18 and older interested in participating in the Homer Council on the Arts Out of the Woodwork show are invited to participate in one of four performance reviews. The first review is 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at HCOA on Pioneer Avenue.

The variety show is Feb. 18 at the Mariner Theatre and is an ensemble of emerging performers supported by professional and experienced performers. People interested in participating are asked to come to one of the reviews and bring ideas and talent samples. HCOA will help performers develop their work.

Other reviews are scheduled for 2 p.m. Nov. 26, 5 p.m. Jan. 6 and 2 p.m. Jan. 8. Group rehearsals will start at the end of January. If you have any questions, contact Victoria Winne at vicalaska1@gmail.com or 235–6029.

Ptarmigan Arts scholarship auction continues until Nov. 28

The Ptarmigan Arts Scholarship art and adventure silent auction continues through Nov. 28 at the Pioneer Avenue gallery. Featuring art and adventure packages, the show has more than 70 packages and items donated by local artists and businesses. Adventure deals include halibut and winter king salmon charters, bear viewing, boat tours and water taxi rides, kayak tours, and restaurant and hotel packages. Bids have been running below market values, such as a current bid of $135 for a $630 bear viewing tour with Bald Mountain Air or a high bid of $95 for a $470 winter king salmon charter with Captain Pete.

Proceeds benefit visual art scholarships for graduating high school students. To view art, visit Ptarmigan's website at www.ptarmigaarts.com. A holiday show with hot cider and cookies is Saturday, Nov. 26.

Theatre Shakes performs Twelfth Night on Saturday

A group of students meeting after school at Homer Council on the Arts for its Theatre Shakes program performs William Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" at 7 p.m. Saturday at HCOA. Admission is $5 adults, $3 youth at the door.

Nutcracker Ballet returns

The annual Homer Nutcracker Ballet returns with performances the first two weekends in December. All tickets are $10 and available at the Homer Bookstore, River City Books in Soldotna and at the Nutcracker Faire Dec. 3 and 4. Performances are 3 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3, 3 p.m. Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 and 3 p.m. Dec. 10.

Haven House seeks art donations

As part of its annual Women of Distinction Award and fundraiser, South Peninsula Haven House seeks donations of art for a show and auction. Haven House invites artists to submit works on the theme "Shelter from the Storm." Works will be displayed Jan. 20 to Feb. 27 at the Homer Council on the Arts and then auctioned at the Women of Distinction fundraiser in March. The entry deadline is Jan. 18. For more information, visit the HCOA website at www.homerart.org.

Life Drawing resumes

Life Drawing has resumed at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Held 6:30-9 p.m. Tuesdays, artists have the opportunity to create using live models. All are welcome. No instruction is provided and artists must bring own supplies. Drawing horses are provided.

The fee is $10 to cover the model's honorarium and utilities. People interested in modeling or with more questions can call Brianna Allen, Life Drawing coordinator, at 299-7403. Life Drawing continues every Tuesday until April 2012.