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A copy of “Before the Coffee Gets Cold” stands on a desk in the Peninsula Clarion office on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Kenai, Alaska. (Ashlyn O’Hara/Peninsula Clarion)

Off the Shelf: Coffee shop time travelers leave reader cold

“Before the Coffee Gets Cold” is the debut novel of author and playwright Toshikazu Kawaguchi

 

As about 200 people watch, the 19th annual Burning Basket, "Breathe," catches fire on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2022, at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Just breathe

Annual Homer Burning Basket lights up the Spit on Sunday night

 

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)
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)
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)
"Protection: Adaptation and Resistance" includes these robes, "Kaxhatjaa X'óow: Herring Protectors," made by Káakaxaawulga/Jennifer Younger, K'asheechtlaa/Louise Brady and Carol Hughey. The show is on exhibit at the Pratt Museum & Park in Homer, Alaska, through Sept. 24, 2022. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Art of resistance

Pratt show features Native art of the pandemic and beyond

"Protection: Adaptation and Resistance" includes these robes, "Kaxhatjaa X'óow: Herring Protectors," made by Káakaxaawulga/Jennifer Younger, K'asheechtlaa/Louise Brady and Carol Hughey. The show is on exhibit at the Pratt Museum & Park in Homer, Alaska, through Sept. 24, 2022. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Peonies used at Alaska Perfect Peony Farm to create bouquets for the tour group on July 9, 2021. Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News

3rd annual Peony Celebration starts

Events in July include art, farm tours

Peonies used at Alaska Perfect Peony Farm to create bouquets for the tour group on July 9, 2021. Photo by Sarah Knapp/Homer News
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Music lovers dance to Nervis Rex at the KBBI Concert on the Lawn on July 28, 2012, at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer.

Concert on the Lawn returns

COTL line up includes The English Bay Band, a group that played in 1980

Michael Armstrong / Homer News 
Music lovers dance to Nervis Rex at the KBBI Concert on the Lawn on July 28, 2012, at Karen Hornaday Park in Homer.
The Western Flyers. (Photo provided)

Seldovia Solstice Fest features 4 days of music, art

The Seldovia Solstice Festival starts at 11 a.m. today, June 16, with a music jam on the Seldovia Bay Ferry

The Western Flyers. (Photo provided)
Tarryn Zerbinos shows one of her paintings to be displayed in June at Grace Ridge Breweing. (Photo provided)

Art, Alaska lure Zerbinos back to her roots

Zerbinos markets work through social media with novel products like stickers.

Tarryn Zerbinos shows one of her paintings to be displayed in June at Grace Ridge Breweing. (Photo provided)
Photos by Sean McDermott 
Artist Amber Webb starts works on a new drawing at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Her work will be on display at the gallery through the month of May.

Where the waters mixed

Artist uses art to explore the blurred boundaries between sorrow and celebration, hardship and healing

Photos by Sean McDermott 
Artist Amber Webb starts works on a new drawing at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Her work will be on display at the gallery through the month of May.
Nathan Hall (left) and Jesse Egner (right) play a duet Hall composed that was inspired by dried stalks of cow parsnips at Bunnell Streer Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Sean McDermott)

Screenwriting, cyanotypes and a sonic portrait

A trio of artists visit Bunnell Street Arts Center in April as Artists in residence

Nathan Hall (left) and Jesse Egner (right) play a duet Hall composed that was inspired by dried stalks of cow parsnips at Bunnell Streer Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Sean McDermott)
David Rosenthal describes work from his travels around the Arctic Ocean and through the Northwest Passage from his show, “Painting at the Edge of the Ice Age,” at the Pratt Museum & Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Sean McDermott)

A chronicle of vanishing ice

A chronicle of vanishing ice: A new exhibition at the Pratt Museum by painter David Rosenthal

David Rosenthal describes work from his travels around the Arctic Ocean and through the Northwest Passage from his show, “Painting at the Edge of the Ice Age,” at the Pratt Museum & Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Sean McDermott)
McNeil Canyon Elementary School student Cedar Galbraith's watercolor and ink painting. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Jubilee! art show highlights youth talent

Featuring art by youth in kindergarten through high school

McNeil Canyon Elementary School student Cedar Galbraith's watercolor and ink painting. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
Bunnell Street Arts Center visiting artist-in-residence Berith Stennabb poses next to one of her pieces, "Anomicholistic ar.35." (Photo by Sean McDermott)

Connected threads: A Swedish and Alaska artist exchange

Stennabb is in Homer as part of a two-month-long artist in residency exchange with the Konstmuseet, Skövde Kulturhus in Sweden

Bunnell Street Arts Center visiting artist-in-residence Berith Stennabb poses next to one of her pieces, "Anomicholistic ar.35." (Photo by Sean McDermott)
“Selected Works and Sketches by Gaye Wolfe,” showing at the Homer Council on the Arts through March, includes these two paintings by Wolfe: a painting of a wildfire, right, and then a self-portrait of Wolfe, left, creating the painting. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

Arts council shows eclectic collection of late artist

Gaye Wolfe estate donated vast collection of works to arts council.

“Selected Works and Sketches by Gaye Wolfe,” showing at the Homer Council on the Arts through March, includes these two paintings by Wolfe: a painting of a wildfire, right, and then a self-portrait of Wolfe, left, creating the painting. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
A photo by Lisa Williams of Peter Anahanok Sr., part of her show at the Pratt Museum & Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided/Pratt Museum & Park))

New photo exhibits at the Pratt celebrate community

Pratt Museum & Park photo exhibits feature works by three photographers

A photo by Lisa Williams of Peter Anahanok Sr., part of her show at the Pratt Museum & Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided/Pratt Museum & Park))
Visitors put on personal protective equipment before an artist talk by Dr. Sami Ali' at the Jan. 7, 2022, First Friday opening of her exhibit, "The Mind of a Healthcare Worker During the COVID-19 Pandemic," at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

ER doctor’s paintings follow passage of pandemic

Dr. Sami Ali made 2019 resolution to paint every day — and then the COVID-19 pandemic hit.

Visitors put on personal protective equipment before an artist talk by Dr. Sami Ali' at the Jan. 7, 2022, First Friday opening of her exhibit, "The Mind of a Healthcare Worker During the COVID-19 Pandemic," at the Homer Council on the Arts in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)
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Artist Asia Freeman, third from left, speaks to visitors on Nov. 1, 2019, at a First Friday art exhibit opening at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer.

Freeman wins Governor’s Arts Humanities Award

Bunnell Street Arts Center artistic director is one of nine honored.

Megan Pacer / Homer News
Artist Asia Freeman, third from left, speaks to visitors on Nov. 1, 2019, at a First Friday art exhibit opening at Kachemak Bay Campus in Homer.