Arts Briefs – July 30

The 100 Stone Project

A movement called “100 Stone” seeks to transform local, regional and national attitudes toward mental illness and suicide by demarginalizing and legitimizing those who have been isolated by their struggle.  
In free workshops across Alaska, the project involves the creation of plaster and burlap casts that are created on the bodies of participants. The finished sculptures will be installed as public art in the tidal flats of Cook Inlet on Saturday, July 26, 12-5 p.m. 
There is no cost to participate. For more information, visit the project website or Facebook page. Or e-mail

Breezy brings dance festival

The first Homer Summer Dance Festival will take place in August and consist of a wide range of dance events for the Homer community.
The culmination of the festival will be “Nature’s Walk: An Evening of Dance and Multimedia Performance,” featuring new work by festival Artistic Director Breezy Berryman. The show will be at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 23 at Homer High School’s Mariner Theater.
Classes start Friday, Aug. 1, with Mariah Maloney’s class on, “Somatic Balance and Play with Movement.” Originally from Homer, Maloney is the artistic director of her own dance company in New York, as well as assistant professor and graduate program director at The College at Brockport SUNY.
The class will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the high school green room. It is open to dancers 14 and older and the cost is $20.
To sign up, call 299-4629, or email
Master Series upcoming classes:
“Yoga for Dancers” is Aug. 16, noon to 2 p.m., taught by Katherine Helen Fisher; “Modern Fusion” is Aug. 23, 10:30 a.m. to noon, taught by Stephanie Wonchala; “Contemporary Modern” is Aug. 23, 12:15 to 1:45 p.m. It is taught by Becky Kendall.

Johnny B closes Pier One season

After returning to Homer this summer following a tour across the U.S. with his piano in the back of his van, Johnny B (Bushell) will close his summer Pier One show, “Rhythm of the North.” on Tuesday, Aug. 5.
Bushell said he spent two weeks at a composers’ residency in Wyoming in April, and has started work on a major piece of music about the Alaska Range and Denali. He said he plans to finish the piece by April, 2015 and have it ready for next summer’s shows.

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