Story last updated at 1:26 p.m. Thursday, November 28, 2002

Arts News
Holiday art sale set

A Holiday Art Sale, featuring pottery, prints and sculpture, will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the studio of Annette Bellamy. Guest artists include Alex Combs, Cynthia Morelli and Lisa Wood. To get to the sale, turn onto East Hill Road and at the top of Skyline Drive, turn right. Travel 7/8 of a mile and turn right on Scenic Place. The home is the first right driveway. Call 235-6643 or 296-2226.

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. during the museum's Festival of Gingerbread, and proceeds will go to support the facility. For more information, call 235-8635.

Contributions wanted

The Kenai Peninsula College's literary and art magazine, "Driftwood," is soliciting memoirs, essays, stories, poetry, prose, poems, novel excerpts and artwork from Alaska authors and artists for the 2003 edition. Prose must be limited to 2,000 words, poems to two pages, typed, double-spaced. Multiple entries are accepted. Artwork and photography must be size appropriate for photocopying or scanning, and no pencil or charcoal drawings may be submitted. Send manuscripts to Barb Christian and artwork to Celia Anderson, both at 34820 College Road, Soldotna, AK 99669. For more information, call 262-0364 or 262-0361.

Mice and fairies set

It's that time of year when the stage of the Mariner Theatre floods with the sweetest sugar plum fairies and the meanest man-sized mice. The Nutcracker Ballet will be presented this year on Dec. 7 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. as well as Dec. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 14 at 3 p.m. This year's tickets go for $14 general admission, $12 for Homer Council on the Arts members and $8 for youth 18 and under. The Dec. 7 matinee performance tickets are $10 general admission, $5 youth. Tickets are on sale at the Homer Council on the Arts, the Homer Bookstore, Solstice Music and River City Books in Soldotna. To charge tickets by phone, call 235-4288.

'Body Adorned' coming

The Bunnell Street Gallery invites artist members in good standing to participate in "The Body Adorned," curated by Gaye Wolfe. The exhibition will explore the historic and current expressions of body decoration and embellishment. It is intended as a "no holds barred, anything goes" exhibition, keeping public safety and space constraints in mind. Works need to be delivered to the gallery before 5 p.m. Dec. 4 for inclusion in the exhibit. Nonmember artists can take advantage of the gallery's Starving Artist membership at $20. For more information, call 235-7696.

Gingerbread festival on tap

The Pratt Museum is hosting "Festival of Gingerbread" starting Dec. 6 and running through Dec. 20. The festival will include gingerbread creations sponsored by local businesses and produced by area food artists. The gingerbread creations include fantasy houses, historical buildings and well-known local businesses. While the sweet creations are for looking, not eating, the Bear Claw Bakery and Eagle Quality Center will provide gingerbread cookies at the Museum Gift Shop. Call 235-8635 for more info.

Vendors flocking to fair

One of Homer's premier holiday shopping opportunities, the Nutcracker Arts and Crafts Faire, will be held Dec. 7 and 8 at the Homer High School. This year's fair will feature almost 100 vendors. Fair hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Dec. 7 and noon-6 p.m. Dec. 8. For more information, call 235-4288.

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