Non-traditional movement ‘Quixotic’ coming to Homer

They performed in India last month. Last year, they performed in Bahrain. Soon, they’ll perform in China. But next week, they’re coming to Alaska.
They are Quixotic.

Alex Combs Artist Award applications due Oct. 31

The Alex Combs Artist Award is a designated fund administrated by Bunnell Street Arts Center for working artists to apply for up to $1,500 to explore new techniques and ideas through workshops and symposiums.

Ten documentaries at 10th-annual film festival

The Homer Theater announced its line-up for the 10th-annual Homer International Documentary Film Festival the week of Sept. 26 through Oct. 3. The festival celebrates a decade of bringing the best documentaries from around the world to Homer.

Salmonstock raises money to protect wild salmon habitat

A blend of salmon, music, food, art and beer spread three days over the weekend at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds, where the gray, threatening skies weren’t enough to dampen the vibrant mood of the third annual Salmonstock festival.

Kick up some grass at KBBI’s Concert on the Lawn

Blessed with so many outstanding musicians and performers, Homer residents and visitors have numerous opportunities to enjoy music and dance, topped by KBBI’s Concert on the Lawn this coming weekend.
Drawing mostly on local talent, KBBI public radio station stages one of the best-loved highlights of the summer. The 34th-annual concert will be staged at Karen Hornaday Park from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Songbirds collaborate in showcase

Five Homer recording artists whose CDs were recorded in Milo Matthews’ “LoveLifeMusic” Studio, will collaborate to produce a singer/songwriter showcase concert at the Down East Saloon tomorrow, July 18, from 8-11 p.m.
The concert will feature performances by local musical talents, Cindy McKenna, Lindianne Sarno, Sharon Friesen Schulz, Sunrise (Kilcher) Sjoeberg and Sally Wills.

Fun-d-raiser musical comedies invade Alice’s

Old Songs Productions is staging a series of musical comedy shows at Alice’s Champagne Palace this summer to raise money for several nonprofit organizations.
Called “Reruns,” the skits parody popular television programs and KBBI public radio.
Cast members and musicians include Darrell Oliver, Maura Jones, Alan Olson, Jess Williams, Michael McKinney, Sally Oberstein, Pat McNary, Shawnie Olson (on keyboard), Hal Spence, Dave Aplin, Suzanne Singer and special cameo appearances by other Homer residents. The cast is expected to change over the summer.

Art brifs – July 10

Register for Crowell painting workshop Registration is now open for an art workshop with noted, visiting artist and abstract painter, Rebecca Crowell to be held August 9-11 in Homer at the Kachemak Bay Campus. The workshop will focus on methods of building up abstract paintings in layers, using cold wax medium, tube paint, powdered pigments […]

Popular pianist brings fun to Pier One stage

Rhythm of the North, featuring Johnny B. on piano, is a multi-media event at Pier One Theatre beginning on Thursday.
Johnny Bushell’s performance will be accented with Alaska wildlife video images by Daniel Zatz, as well as still photos by Brad Lewis.
Bushell composed and orchestrated the music for one of Zatz’s award-winning videos some time ago. He will perform his original songs, many of which he wrote last winter, July 4 and 5, and then on Wednesday evenings, July 10, 24, 31 and Aug. 7.

Galleries offer wide array of wildlife art for First Friday

The June 7 First Friday shows at Homer galleries around town continue to offer compelling selections of art, including stunning portrait photography. All shops host artists’ receptions from 5-7 p.m., with refreshments for visitors. Some of the artists also choose to present their art and/or speak about their work.
Fireweed Gallery’s featured artist for June is local photographer Joshua Veldstra. Veldstra was born and raised in Homer and then traveled to Portland to study studio and photo processing with professional photographer and filmmaker Jelani Memory.

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