Film projector ‘transformed’ by Don Henry

A group from the Homer Garden Club  plants for the Peoples Garden at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center Saturday, after selling $3,000 in plants to the public. The money will go for bringing guest lecturers to Homer and the veggies will go to the Homer Food Pantry when harvested.

A group from the Homer Garden Club plants for the Peoples Garden at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center Saturday, after selling $3,000 in plants to the public. The money will go for bringing guest lecturers to Homer and the veggies will go to the Homer Food Pantry when harvested.

Film projector ‘transformed’ by Don Henry
When the Homer Theatre changed over to digital, the big question was what to do with the old film projector?
Manager Colleen Carroll called people, did a little checking around, and found the consensus was to sell it for scrap metal. However, Carroll and former manager Robin Daugherty were a bit too sentimental to do that.
“The film projection equipment sat in our booth for a couple months. Then, considering Homer is filled with talented artists of all genres, we figured that someone could reclaim parts and turn it into art,” Carroll said. “I contacted Don Henry and pitched the idea to him, and he enthusiastically embraced it, and hauled away the old projector — along with lots of other parts and equipment related to film that cluttered up the projection booth.” 
Henry’s artwork will be unveiled at Homer Theatre on June 14 at 6 p.m., and will be followed by a free showing of “Transformers” from 2007.
It took three months for Henry to create the piece, and Homer Theatre feels “blessed and proud to have such a unique work of art created from our beloved (but tired) ‘ol Ballantyne projector, circa 1983.” 

Author Stabenow hosts cruise fundraiser
Cruise to Seward June 15, when renowned writer Dana Stabenow of Homer joins the fundraising dinner cruise.
Guests on the four-hour cruise aboard the 126-foot Major Marine’s “Star of the Northwest” can plan on a gourmet prime rib and salmon dinner, cash bar, marine sea life viewing and an exciting silent auction. In addition to personally autographed books by Stabenow, cruise guests can also bid on an exclusive luncheon package with Stabenow the following day at Seward’s top seafood restaurant, Ray’s Waterfront.
The cruise is scheduled to leave Seward at 6 p.m. and return by 10 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the new Seward Community Library Museum, which is currently under construction and scheduled to open in December.

Time to plan for annual Street Faire
Vendor space is available for the Homer Council on the Arts Street Faire. The vibrant summer fair hosts artists, musicians, handmade goods, yummy food, street performers, demonstrations, kid’s activities and fun for all ages. The fair will be held Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Hazel Avenue, behind Safeway. Information and applications are available at HomerArt.org or at the Homer Council on the Arts office (355 W Pioneer Ave.)  

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