Arts

Tom Kizzia, author of “The Wake of the Unseen Object,” in a photo taken Aug. 10, 2012, near Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Don Pitcher; courtesy of Tom Kizzia)

Local author’s ‘Wake of the Unseen Object’ back in print after 30 years

Literary travel book had roots in newspaper series about rural Alaska.

 

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“Tanner Crab with Barnacles” is one of the wood sculptural pieces in Kim Schuster’s exhibit, “Science Observed Through Art: Unsung Species,” as seen on Friday at Ptarmigan Arts in Homer.

Artist and scientist seeks to make science accessible through sculptures, paintings

Homer artist wants to spotlight marine animals that aren’t well known or well understood.

 

Several pages from David Brame's "After the Rain," adapted from Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On the Road.” (Photo courtesy David Brame)

New Homer creator brings Afrofuturism to town

David Brame’s new graphic novel will be published in January

Several pages from David Brame's "After the Rain," adapted from Nnedi Okorafor’s short story “On the Road.” (Photo courtesy David Brame)
A row of dyed silk wall hangings shows how common Alaska plants found on the lower Kenai Peninsula can be used to make organic dyes, as seen here Tuesday. The hangings are included in Elissa Pettibone’s exhibit, “Swatches,” showing at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer.
Michael Armstrong / Homer News

‘Swatches’ explores art of organic dyeing using native plants

Pettibone finds magic in fireweed, other common plants

A row of dyed silk wall hangings shows how common Alaska plants found on the lower Kenai Peninsula can be used to make organic dyes, as seen here Tuesday. The hangings are included in Elissa Pettibone’s exhibit, “Swatches,” showing at Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer.
Michael Armstrong / Homer News
Some of the 45 art quilts featured in “Shifting Tides: Cloth in Convergence,” on exhibit from Oct. 9 to Nov. 28, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Traveling show at Pratt features Alaska, Pacific Rim artists

‘Shifting Tides’ traveling quilt show explores theme of Pacific Ocean connection

Some of the 45 art quilts featured in “Shifting Tides: Cloth in Convergence,” on exhibit from Oct. 9 to Nov. 28, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Christina Whiting poses for a photo on Oct. 5, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Taz Tally)

Homer artist takes pandemic project on road

‘Behind the Mask - Our Stories’ invites people to share experiences

Christina Whiting poses for a photo on Oct. 5, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Taz Tally)
The cast and crew of “Knife Skills” poses for a photo at Pier One Theatre during a recording session in August in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Sheppard, Theodore Castellani, Chloë Pleznac, Joshua Krohn (sitting, at sound board), Darrel Oliver, Helen-Thea Marcus and Ingrid Harrald. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Schneider)

KBBI broadcasts new radio play on Friday

‘Knife Skills’ was written and directed by Homer playwright Lindsey Schneider

The cast and crew of “Knife Skills” poses for a photo at Pier One Theatre during a recording session in August in Homer, Alaska. From left to right are Peter Sheppard, Theodore Castellani, Chloë Pleznac, Joshua Krohn (sitting, at sound board), Darrel Oliver, Helen-Thea Marcus and Ingrid Harrald. (Photo courtesy of Lindsey Schneider)
The Bayside Buskers perform from noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska, as part of the Alaska World Arts Festival. (Photo by Aaron Christ)

Alaska World Arts Festival returns

For 2020, most of the festival will be virtual — and sometimes live

The Bayside Buskers perform from noon-1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at Land’s End Resort in Homer, Alaska, as part of the Alaska World Arts Festival. (Photo by Aaron Christ)
Marion Nelson, vice president of the Peninsula Art Guild, explains some of the renovations that will be taking place at the Kenai Fine Art Center on Sept. 1, 2020 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Fine Art Center gets pandemic makeover

Shuttered due to pandemic, Kenai Fine Art Center gets makeover

Marion Nelson, vice president of the Peninsula Art Guild, explains some of the renovations that will be taking place at the Kenai Fine Art Center on Sept. 1, 2020 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Brian Mazurek/Peninsula Clarion)
Melissa Shaginoff, right, speaks with Rika Mouw, left, and Asia Freeman, center, at “Land Acknowledgement in Action: Sign Installation” last Saturday at the Bishop’s Beach pavillion — the area known by the Dena’ina people as “Tuggeht,” or “at the water’s edge.”                                Michael Armstrong / Homer News

Sign making looks at land acknowledgment

Artists made signs to recognize that Indigenous people have long been stewards of lands we call home

Melissa Shaginoff, right, speaks with Rika Mouw, left, and Asia Freeman, center, at “Land Acknowledgement in Action: Sign Installation” last Saturday at the Bishop’s Beach pavillion — the area known by the Dena’ina people as “Tuggeht,” or “at the water’s edge.”                                Michael Armstrong / Homer News
The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club performs in an edited sequence of recorded video performances. (Screenshot courtesy of Homer String Orchestra Club)

Young musicians release video of socially distanced music

The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club released a video showing them performing outdoors.

The Homer Youth String Orchestra Club performs in an edited sequence of recorded video performances. (Screenshot courtesy of Homer String Orchestra Club)
Pratt Museum Curator Savanna Bradley discusses “Entangled: Exploring Natural History Collections from Kachemak Bay,” on July 13, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pratt Museum unveils new ‘Entangled’ exhibit

Last month, the Pratt Museum reopened on a scaled-back basis with its summer show, “Entangled: Exploring Natural History Collections from Kachemak Bay.” Put together by… Continue reading

Pratt Museum Curator Savanna Bradley discusses “Entangled: Exploring Natural History Collections from Kachemak Bay,” on July 13, 2020, at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A mural by David Pettibone and Austin Parkhill is part of the 1% for art work on the new Homer Police Station, as seen here on June 25, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Artist establishes roots in Homer

The large figurative and landscape paintings are part of a narrative, “Eat, drink and be merry …”

A mural by David Pettibone and Austin Parkhill is part of the 1% for art work on the new Homer Police Station, as seen here on June 25, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Courtesy Photo | Sydney Akagi Photography for Lily Hope                                Elizabeth Hope holds up the Chilkat Protector Mask at a ceremony.

Weaver donates ‘Chilkat Protector Mask’

It will enter Sealaska Heritage Institute’s permanent collection.

Courtesy Photo | Sydney Akagi Photography for Lily Hope                                Elizabeth Hope holds up the Chilkat Protector Mask at a ceremony.
Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion                                 Forever Dance Alaska performs for the crowd during the 2019 Fourth of July parade in Kenai. The team will not be performing in the parade this year due to the new coronavirus pandemic. They will instead perform during an outside July 4 production hosted by Kenai Performers.

The show must go on

American icons to take stage in outdoor July 4 performance

Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion                                 Forever Dance Alaska performs for the crowd during the 2019 Fourth of July parade in Kenai. The team will not be performing in the parade this year due to the new coronavirus pandemic. They will instead perform during an outside July 4 production hosted by Kenai Performers.
Concert on Your Lawn revives spirit of KBBI festival

Concert on Your Lawn revives spirit of KBBI festival

The concert came about after the pandemic forced KBBI to cancel a planned Solstice weekend concert.

Concert on Your Lawn revives spirit of KBBI festival
Photos by Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion                                 “The Picker,” an oil painting by local artist Alex Rydinski, is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center in Kenai on Wednesday. Rydinski’s painting was selected as the Juror’s Choice for the center’s Biannual Juried Show.

Juror’s choice

Local artists meet a critical eye at Kenai Fine Art Center

Photos by Brian Mazurek / Peninsula Clarion                                 “The Picker,” an oil painting by local artist Alex Rydinski, is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center in Kenai on Wednesday. Rydinski’s painting was selected as the Juror’s Choice for the center’s Biannual Juried Show.
Cora Trowbridge stands by her art, “Behind the Mask,” on March 6, 2020, at the Disability Art Show at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Artists look at disability in Homer Council on the Arts show

Each artist includes a statement about their experience with disability.

Cora Trowbridge stands by her art, “Behind the Mask,” on March 6, 2020, at the Disability Art Show at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A collection of Deborah Poore’s paintings at Grace Ridge Brewery on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. “It’s an interesting hanging space there,” she said of the display area at the brewery. “You’re really presenting those pieces as a collage. You have to squish them together.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

In retirement, Deborah Poore returns to her art

“When I do my art, it’s a celebration of the things close to me that I love.”

A collection of Deborah Poore’s paintings at Grace Ridge Brewery on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, in Homer, Alaska. “It’s an interesting hanging space there,” she said of the display area at the brewery. “You’re really presenting those pieces as a collage. You have to squish them together.” (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)