May Fekete's portrait by Sarah Lewis is one of the photographs in the exhibit, "Pandemic Portraits," on display through Sept. 19, 2021, at Land's End Resort in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Sarah Lewis and Affinity Films)

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‘Pandemic Portraits’ is at Land’s End Resort An exhibit by 15 photographers of 16 cancer patients diagnosed during the COVID-19 pandemic is on display through… Continue reading

 

The poster for "Summer of Soul," showing at the 17th annual Homer Documentary Film Festival. (Photo provided)

Roll ‘em: DocFest returns for 17th year

Homer Documentary Film Festival returns with COVID-19 precautions and a solid line up of films.

 

A sign advertising the annual Homer Documentary Film Festival hangs on the side of the Homer Theatre Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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Alaska World Arts Festival starts Friday The Alaska World Arts Festival returns in a mixed live and virtual format starting Friday, Sept. 10 and running… Continue reading

 

Walls of the 18th annual Burning Basket, Recover, rest against the basket frame during construction on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Mavis Muller's property near Homer, Alaska. The basket is built in sections so it can be disassembled and transported to Mariner Park on the Homer Spit, where it will be burned at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)

‘Recover’ brings Burning Basket back to Spit

Basket in a time of pandemic will seek to rebuild community, organizer Muller says.

Walls of the 18th annual Burning Basket, Recover, rest against the basket frame during construction on Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Mavis Muller's property near Homer, Alaska. The basket is built in sections so it can be disassembled and transported to Mariner Park on the Homer Spit, where it will be burned at sundown on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)
"Tern Lake," a photo by Susan Johnson, is part of the members showcase exhibit opening Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)

Group shows featured in First Friday openings

Two large group shows opening this Friday offer chances to see the breadth and depth of Alaska art. At the Homer Council on the Arts,… Continue reading

"Tern Lake," a photo by Susan Johnson, is part of the members showcase exhibit opening Friday, Sept. 3, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Homer Council on the Arts)
The poster for the 2021 Burning Basket, Recover. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)

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Pride and Prejudice opens Pier One Theatre’s production of Pride and Prejudice opens this weekend. Adapted from the Jane Austen novel by Kate Hamill, it… Continue reading

The poster for the 2021 Burning Basket, Recover. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)
The cover to Dorothy Roberts Cline's book, "Fall to Flight: An Alaskan Eaglet's Story of Survival," uses a photo by the late Michael S. Cline. (Image courtesy of Dorothy Roberts Cline)

‘Fall to Flight’ tells story of eaglet’s survival

Fourth book by Homer author Dorothy S. Cline considers hard truth about nature.

The cover to Dorothy Roberts Cline's book, "Fall to Flight: An Alaskan Eaglet's Story of Survival," uses a photo by the late Michael S. Cline. (Image courtesy of Dorothy Roberts Cline)
Sheila Wyne's "Strata #3" is part of her show that opened Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at Bunnell Street Arts Center. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

In new show, Wyne looks at time through ‘Strata’

Spenard artist chops, shears and welds decommissioned road signs to make art.

Sheila Wyne's "Strata #3" is part of her show that opened Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at Bunnell Street Arts Center. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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HCOA holds one-day special event The Homer Council on the Arts will be presenting a special event exhibit and reception of Tim Troll’s “Waters of… Continue reading

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Tracy Hansen poses for a photo in front of her paintings at her Ocean Drive shop, 59 North, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Homer artist starts shop to sell art

59 North Creations features work by Tracy Hansen and other local artists.

Tracy Hansen poses for a photo in front of her paintings at her Ocean Drive shop, 59 North, on Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Anderson presents theater workshops In collaboration with the Homer Council on the Arts and Pier One Theatre, Homer grown artist Jim Anderson returns to town… Continue reading

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Spectators relax while listening to a musician at the Ocean Stage at Salmonfest on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Salmonfest returns — cautiously and in expanded space

10th festival will be more spread out and completely outdoors.

Spectators relax while listening to a musician at the Ocean Stage at Salmonfest on Friday, Aug. 2, 2019 in Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)
Brad Hughes' "Nautilus" is made from recycle plastic and other materials. It's part of his show opening Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

First Friday art exhibit openings

First Friday shows feature new paintings and photographs by Homer and Alaska artists.

Brad Hughes' "Nautilus" is made from recycle plastic and other materials. It's part of his show opening Friday, Aug. 6, 2021, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Mavis Muller, center, with bull horn, arranged Salmonfest attendees for an aerial art event in the rodeo arena at Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds near Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)

Aerial art circles back to its origins

Human mosiac art project happens Sunday at Bishop’s Beach.

Mavis Muller, center, with bull horn, arranged Salmonfest attendees for an aerial art event in the rodeo arena at Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds near Ninilchik, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Mavis Muller)
The cover of Doug Dodd's "Hero Unaware" features a photo of Walter Dodd in his U.S. Navy uniform at the start of World War II.

‘Hero Unaware’ based on author’s compilation of father’s war correspondence.

Letters home span the entire length of World War II from a Navy corpsman’s perspective.

The cover of Doug Dodd's "Hero Unaware" features a photo of Walter Dodd in his U.S. Navy uniform at the start of World War II.
A painting from Gerri Martin's exhibit, "Peonies: Alaska’s Floral Gems,” that opened Friday, July 2, 2021, at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Late blooming artist has peony show

Peony farm, art classes led Martin back to an interest in art.

A painting from Gerri Martin's exhibit, "Peonies: Alaska’s Floral Gems,” that opened Friday, July 2, 2021, at Fireweed Gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
Jessica Williams, left, as Patsy Cline, and Maggie Quarton, right, as Louise Seger rehearse for the upcoming Pier One Theatre production of "Always, Patsy Cline" in the Pratt Museum & Park. (Photo courtesy of Pier One Theatre_

Arts organizations return with live performances

Homer Council on the Arts, Pier One Theatre and Bunnell Street Arts Center offer live music and theater this month.

Jessica Williams, left, as Patsy Cline, and Maggie Quarton, right, as Louise Seger rehearse for the upcoming Pier One Theatre production of "Always, Patsy Cline" in the Pratt Museum & Park. (Photo courtesy of Pier One Theatre_
Tim Troll's painting, "Flat Island: Lake Iliamna," is part of his show at the Homer Council on the Arts opening Friday, July 2, 2021, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Peonies featured at new shows for First Friday

Fourth of July weekend opens with First Friday exhibits.

Tim Troll's painting, "Flat Island: Lake Iliamna," is part of his show at the Homer Council on the Arts opening Friday, July 2, 2021, at the gallery in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)
This photo illustration shows the design of Argent Kvasnikoff's "Tuyanitun Tuggeht" sculpture to be installed at Bishop's Beach in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Argent Kvasnikoff and Bunnell Street Arts Center)

New monumental sculpture shows Dena’ina wayfinding

Ninilchik artist Argent Kvasnikoff’s ‘Tuyanitun: Tuggeht’ will be installed at Tuggeht — Bishop’s Beach

This photo illustration shows the design of Argent Kvasnikoff's "Tuyanitun Tuggeht" sculpture to be installed at Bishop's Beach in Homer, Alaska. (Photo courtesy of Argent Kvasnikoff and Bunnell Street Arts Center)
Homer artist Jenna Gerrety straightens paintings currently being shown at Sustainable Wares. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)

Regeneration of art and man: Gerrety finds inspiration in nature

Put nature and man together and what do you get? For starters, a sky brilliantly colored by the sun with oranges and reds, mountains deep… Continue reading

Homer artist Jenna Gerrety straightens paintings currently being shown at Sustainable Wares. (Photo by McKibben Jackinsky)
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