‘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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 homerart.org. Forms are due by […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. “
Andres Condon and friends bring ‘Americalma’ In a concert of spiritual and transcendent music from around the world, Berlin-based Chilean musician Andres Condon and German singer Navino Condon join Chilean singer Astrid Brinck to present “Americalma” at Islands and Ocean Visitor Center on Sept. 12. Local guest artists — including Marjolein Cardon on bass — will […]
ire really hasn’t been much of anything to celebrate this summer — until now. With the onset of September’s cooler temperatures and amid a cacophony of colorful falling leaves, local artist Mavis Muller brings her annual “Burning Basket” to Homer’s Mariner Park. Muller — along with a bussell of helpers — uses a variety of natural materials to build a structure that she plans all summer, builds in the fall and then ceremoniously sets ablaze. It’s what Muller calls a “community-based, interactive, impermanent art experience.