Arts

A still from “Casting Maya,” a film about Ascension Bay on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is seen in this screenshot. From Pure Films, the short will be one of nine shown at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival on Aug. 10 in Kenai, Alaska. (IF4/flyfilmfest.com)

Anglers’ night out

Annual International Fly Fishing Film Festival returns to Kenai

A still from “Casting Maya,” a film about Ascension Bay on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico is seen in this screenshot. From Pure Films, the short will be one of nine shown at the International Fly Fishing Film Festival on Aug. 10 in Kenai, Alaska. (IF4/flyfilmfest.com)
Triumvirate Theatre is seen on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Nikiski, Alaska. The building burned in a fire on Feb. 20 of that year. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai council gives Triumvirate more time to build theater

The Kenai City Council voted last summer to conditionally donate a 2-acre parcel of city land near Daubenspeck Park and the Kenai Walmart

Triumvirate Theatre is seen on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, in Nikiski, Alaska. The building burned in a fire on Feb. 20 of that year. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Viola Davis stars in “The Woman King.” (Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.)

On the screen: Women reign in latest action flick

‘The Woman King’ is a standout that breaks new ground

Viola Davis stars in “The Woman King.” (Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc.)
Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Auction, juried show to showcase local talent

Kenai Art Center will host its annual Harvest Auction this weekend, juried art show next month

Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
From left: Lacey Jane Brewster, Terri Zopf-Schoessler, Donna Shirnberg, Tracie Sanborn and Bill Taylor (center) rehearse “Menopause Made Me Do It” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Applause for menopause

Kenai Performers’ new play takes aim at ‘not the most glorious part of womanhood’

From left: Lacey Jane Brewster, Terri Zopf-Schoessler, Donna Shirnberg, Tracie Sanborn and Bill Taylor (center) rehearse “Menopause Made Me Do It” on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, in Soldotna, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A still from “Jazzfest.” (Photo provided)

DocFest could be the golden year of documentaries — again

Homer Documentary Film Festival returns for 18th year with solid mix

A still from “Jazzfest.” (Photo provided)
Festival producer Chris Miller on the site of Sacred Acre in Ninilchik. (Photo Courtesy David Stearns)

EDM festival debuts in Ninilchik this weekend

The Sacred Acre music festival will run Sept. 9-11 at the Kenai Peninsula Fairgrounds

Festival producer Chris Miller on the site of Sacred Acre in Ninilchik. (Photo Courtesy David Stearns)
A poster for “The Show Must Go On” is displayed at the Kenai Cinema on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

The show goes on-screen

A feature-length documentary on efforts to rebuild Triumvirate debuts this weekend

A poster for “The Show Must Go On” is displayed at the Kenai Cinema on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Soniyae Stephens Reid rehearses for "Dance Moves," one of the Alaska World Arts Festival events for the festival starting Friday. (Photo provided)

Alaska World Arts Festival back for 4th year

Festival includes a mix of live and virtual events

Soniyae Stephens Reid rehearses for "Dance Moves," one of the Alaska World Arts Festival events for the festival starting Friday. (Photo provided)
The Kenai Cinema on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Cheap movies at local theaters for National Cinema Day

Both local movie theaters will be participating in National Cinema Day on Saturday, offering admission at $3 to any and every showing, regardless of showtime… Continue reading

The Kenai Cinema on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
A copy of "Nobody Gets Out Alive" stands on a desk inside The Peninsula Clarion's offices on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: Struggles on the Last Frontier

A web of characters struggle against Alaska in a new collection of short stories from author Leigh Newman, who grew up partially in Anchorage. Across… Continue reading

A copy of "Nobody Gets Out Alive" stands on a desk inside The Peninsula Clarion's offices on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022 in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O'Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Art Center to debut Harvest Auction

The Kenai Art Center is debuting the exhibition for the monthlong Harvest Auction on Thursday. An opening reception will be held from 5 to 7… Continue reading

Artwork donated for the Harvest Auction hangs at the Kenai Art Center on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)
Recover, the 18th annual Burning Basket, starts to burn on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Burning Basket construction starts on Labor Day

The 19th annual Homer Burning Basket 2022 will be held Sept. 11 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. This year’s title is “BREATHE -… Continue reading

Recover, the 18th annual Burning Basket, starts to burn on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Homer artist Oceana Wills illustrated the cover of Scott Burbank's "Interior Waypoints: Sailing to Colombia."

Longtime tour operator Burbank publishes first book

‘Interior Waypoints’ came out of 6 years of tropical travel

Homer artist Oceana Wills illustrated the cover of Scott Burbank's "Interior Waypoints: Sailing to Colombia."
A sign at the Kenai Art Center is seen on Sunday, May 9, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)

Art center seeking pieces for upcoming auction

The deadline to donate is 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

A sign at the Kenai Art Center is seen on Sunday, May 9, 2021. (Camille Botello / Peninsula Clarion)
The Snow Child by Eowyn Ive. (Photo via Amazon.com)

Off the Shelf: A familiar folktale

“The Snow Child” tells a whimsical, yet supremely real tale of heartache on the Last Frontier

The Snow Child by Eowyn Ive. (Photo via Amazon.com)
The cast of “Tarzan” rides the Triumvirate Theatre float during the Independence Day parade in downtown Kenai, Alaska on Monday, July 4, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)

The show goes on as Triumvirate seeks funding for new theater

The troupe has staged shows and events and is looking to debut a documentary as it raise funds for new playhouse

The cast of “Tarzan” rides the Triumvirate Theatre float during the Independence Day parade in downtown Kenai, Alaska on Monday, July 4, 2022. (Camille Botello/Peninsula Clarion)
Kate Lochridge stands by one of her paintings for a pop-up show of her work on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by MIchael Armstrong/Homer News)

Pop-up exhibit shows culmination of art-science residency

The exhibit by Kate Lochridge came about after her internship this summer as a National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration Ernest S. Hollings Scholar and Artist in Residence

Kate Lochridge stands by one of her paintings for a pop-up show of her work on Friday, Aug. 5, 2022, at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by MIchael Armstrong/Homer News)
A copy of “Once Upon the Kenai: Stories from the People” rests against a desk inside the Peninsula Clarion’s offices on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: Hidden history

‘Once Upon the Kenai’ tells the story behind the peninsula’s landmarks and people

A copy of “Once Upon the Kenai: Stories from the People” rests against a desk inside the Peninsula Clarion’s offices on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)
Artwork by Graham Dale hangs at the Kenai Art Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. These pieces are part of the “Sites Unseen” exhibition. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)

Apart and together

‘Sites Unseen’ combines the work of husband and wife pair Graham Dane and Linda Infante Lyons

Artwork by Graham Dale hangs at the Kenai Art Center in Kenai, Alaska, on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2022. These pieces are part of the “Sites Unseen” exhibition. (Jake Dye/Peninsula Clarion)