Arts Briefs

Dan Bern plays Bunnell Street “With his acoustic guitar and a batch of witty and insightful songs, Dan Bern is rapidly becoming the voice of a new generation of folk music.” – NPR Dan Bern is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, novelist and painter. His music is often compared to that of Bob Dylan, Woody […]

Library provides patrons with more than just books 

Jennifer Roundstone sat at one of the 16 public computers at the Homer Public Library. Roundstone doesn’t have internet access at home and said she prefers it that way. For her, the library is a great reason to get out of the house and keep in touch with friends and family far away.
Sara, known to many as “Sara the Hitchhiker” said the library is all about the books for her. She’s read through many genres and authors and has just begun reading novels about war.
Walk through the library any day of the week, and you’ll find that, regardless of your needs, the library has it.

Arts Briefs

‘Come on upstairs and see me sometime’ Alice’s Champagne Palace will host, “It’s a Mave” on Friday, Nov. 13. The vaudeville celebration of Mavis’ lucky “Friday the 13th” birthday runs from 6-9 p.m. and stars “Mave West” and her accomplices. Come for dinner and stay for dancing with live music by Acoustic Oosik.

November First Friday full of philanthropy

• Pratt ‘fashionably late’ with Saturday’s 30th-annual Ritz If you’re looking to add to your art collection, now might be the very best time to do so. Ptarmigan Arts and the Pratt Museum are both looking to raise money for their respective causes with auctions chock full of art offerings — and much more. Plus, […]

Arts Briefs Nov. 4

Daniel Zatz/ Homer Maker Space It’s nautical November at the Homer Maker Space, where they are designing and 3D-printing boats, powered by rubber bands that will race at the end of the month. The Maker Space is open Monday and Tuesday from 3:30-5:30 p.m. for students in fourth through eighth grades. It’s free, and it’s […]

Bears, bears and more bears showcased at the Pratt

Staff report The Pratt Museum’s new Art & Science Collaborative comes to the dense woods in search of understanding bears.  In 2010 the museum lead a community conversation on “Living by the Tides,” in search of a multi-disciplinary ubermenschen of life by the seashore, a subject close to all residents. This time we are taken […]


Photos by Martin Renner Animalia: A Wearable Arts Show of costumes, clothing, masks and performance inspired by animals, real or imagined (SEE PHOTOS) delighted audiences at the Mariner Theatre Oct. 24. Born out of the wearable arts tradition, this year’s offering partnered with Artist in Schools units taught by Kiki Abrahamson at Big Fireweed. They […]

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Poety reading at K-bay Caffe Kane Smego will be giving a spoken word poetry performance this 5 p.m. Oct. 29 at K-Bay Caffe in Homer. Kane Smego is an international touring spoken word poet and hip hop artist, educator, cultural diplomat, National Poetry Slam finalist, and the co-founder and former Artistic Director of the award-winning youth […]

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‘Letters Aloud’ presents ‘Fame’ Turns out they’re not gonna live forever, after all Homer Council on the Arts brings a November collaboration with Hospice of Homer to include a main-stage performance of “Fame,” by Letters Aloud, as well as an intimate outreach activity and a gallery performance by the band, Work in Progress. “Fame, they’re […]

Animalia partners with Artist in the Schools

Staff report While  Animalia  came out of the wearable arts tradition, this year’s offering has an added twist. They are partnering with Artist in Schools units taught by Kiki Abrahamson at Big Fireweed,  explained organizer and Bunnell Marketing Director Kammi Matson.  They are merging art and science by integrating LED lights into costumes made by […]

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