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 […]

Filmgoers choose favorite docs from Homer festival

This year’s Homer Documentary Film Festival celebrated more than a decade of bringing the current year’s best documentaries from around the world to Homer’s Historic Homer Theatre. The full week of showing documentary films is now in its 12th year, and the 2015 version brought guest appearances by Iditarod competitors Shelley Gill and Libby Riddles, […]

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Bunnell brings ‘Animalia’ Bunnell Street Arts Center presents the fantastical wearable-arts performance, “Animalia” on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Mariner Theatre at Homer High School. The show features costumes, masks  and performances inspired by animals — real or imagined — made by local Homer artists and students from Homer High School, Homer Middle School and […]

What’s happening in Homer’s art community?

HCOA at a ‘Loss’ for community art The Homer Council on the Arts wants your art about “Loss.” Use sculpture, photography, painting, collage; it’s all good. Submit one piece or a small collection, and make it as serious or silly as you’d like. Submission forms and guidelines are available at Forms are due by […]

McNeil students make mosaics with Josh Nordstrom

Mosaics are everywhere at McNeil Canyon Elementary School. Every student from kindergarten through sixth grade  — a grand total of 120 kids — participated in the project led by visiting artist Josh Nordstrom. Each student picked a theme to work in, from landscapes to self-portraits to dragons, (the school mascot.) The students also used their […]

October First Friday offerings keep fall colors alive

As the Kenai Peninsula braces for yet another winter of rain, ice — and maybe even some snow — October First Friday hangs onto those last remaining colors of fall with a variety of artists around town. Batten down your hatches, throw on a little rain gear and brave the howling winds of Homer with […]

Welcome to a day in the life of Jordanians

The sun is setting. The call to prayer is sounding. A donkey brays in the distance. My heart pounds with nervous energy, pulse heavy in my ears as I sit next to this stranger in his car, this man named Rakan.
We pull up to a large, two-story house and a group of children spill out the front door, a wave of laughter washing over us as they run to hug his tall, lean frame. A young girls steps towards me, smiling. She takes my hand in hers.
“Marhaba,” she whispers. “

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