Homer High School students will exhibit artwork at K-Bay Caffe for the month of February.
An opening reception is planned to celebrate “Colors of Homer” from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at K-Bay, now located on Pioneer Avenue next to the Refuge Chapel.
Colors of Homer is an all-inclusive program, with an eclectic array of acrylic paintings, watercolor, charcoal drawings, photography and sculpture in a variety of styles. These styles include realism, abstract expressionism and minimalism. Students in grades 9-12 brought in their favorite works of art done in class or on their own time, said art teacher Alayne Tetor.
The students were encouraged to write artist’s bios and statements, which will be hung alongside their work. Students were also responsible for matting and framing their own work, measuring the gallery walls and hanging the show.
“This exhibit is not just a means to feature their work, but also to learn the process of preparing for a show,” Tetor said.
The student-led event will include original music performances, spoken word, drama, video and multi-media art, fine visual arts, interactive art and other media.
“The last time that we did a Colors of Homer was on Dec. 15 at the Homer Council on the Arts and over 100 enthusiastic people showed up,” Teton wrote to the Homer Tribune. “It was a huge success. I would love to show our community what a great job the teenagers are doing.”
GeoBee champs tend to possess a keen curiosity about the world around them, a willingness to study and prepare, and a true love of geography. That explains why seventh and eighth graders signed up for the 2013 Homer Middle School Geography Bee.
The bee was held after school on Friday, Jan. 11 in the Homer Middle School library. About 20 students representing both middle school grades participated in the bee, which consisted a variety of questions that focused on United States geography, continents, physical geography, and countries of the world.
Eighth grader Emily Coble was the bee champion and seventh grader Douglas Dean was the runner-up.
The BP Teachers of Excellence program is taking nominations of outstanding teachers who are making a difference for Alaska’s young people. The program is open to teachers statewide, and nominations will be accepted on-line at www.bpteachers.com until Feb. 15.
Each year, BP recognizes Teachers of Excellence with a $500 gift card for the teacher and a matching $500 to the teacher’s school. Last year, after expanding the program to school districts across Alaska, BP received more than 1,400 nominations.
For more information, call 1-888-530-8962 or 907-564-4001.
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