Save the date for Mary Epperson Day at HCOA!
A free community event celebrating a paragon of the Homer arts community with our Annual Meeting and the presentation of our annual Art Awards, this will be a fun and meaningful way to connect with other creatives and supporters of the arts!
Check back for more details soon… and submit your nominations for our Annual Awards here!
Enjoy tea and conversation surrounded by a potpourri of Shirley Timmreck’s artwork interspersed with readings from her plays by Pier One Theatre actors. Directed by Linda Ellsworth.
Free community event! No RSVP required!
March is the month to celebrate youth in the arts here at Homer Council on the Arts! Homer, our quaint little town by the sea, is filled with artist of many disciplines and levels of achievement. Consequently, our youth are surrounded by inspiration and creativity on a daily basis.
Suggested donation $20
March 11 - 14 from Noon to 4:00 PM at Homer Council on the Arts
Whether you’re 5 or 75 you’ll enjoy this creative art lab exploring one of our most ubiquitous resources: cardboard!
KP Brass Band will be rockin’ the Alibi tomorrow night to celebrate Mardi Gras from 9 PM to 1 AM. There is a suggested donation of $5 with all proceeds being donated to Homer Council on the Arts’ Kathy Pate Scholarship Fund. We look forward to seeing you there!
Up close and in person is a whole new experience for dance! Built with the intent to foster inventive dance, Tiny Dances turns traditional dance performance on its head. Dancers explore the possibilities of collapsing familiar vocabulary to fit onto a 4’ by 8’ stage.
This class combines urban dance moves with contemporary and modern movement technique. Students will move across the floor, as well as learn a choreographed routine that incorporates popping, isolations, and groove as well as oppositional pulls, falls, turns and leg extensions. Student will also learn to dance with passion, energy, and emotion.
This jazz class will focus on proper dance technique including isolations, performance quality, as well as musicality. Class will touch on many different styles of jazz including Broadway, lyrical,contemporary, and street styles. Class with include warm up, across the floor patterns, and a short combination.
A collection of themed quilts made by nine of Homer’s Kachemak Bay Quilters group will be featured at Homer Council on the Arts in February. The nine quilts each have nine rows, with one row added by each of the quilters in turn over an 18-month period.
Classes 10:00 am – 11:30 am, creative development 11:30 – 1:00
At the Homer High School Green Room
Starting on the floor and working our way to the vertical, this class will explore principles of modern dance like breath, suspension, weight, opposition, and spirals. Throughout, we will focus on finding a unique sense of mobility and openness in order to move in bigger and more interesting ways. Loosely based in technique, we'll work together to find distinct ways of moving and digesting phrase work that feel good in our own bodies. Come ready to move – we'll work the winter out of your bones and get your blood pumping!
Creative development time will take place directly after class. Studies will have the opportunity to be presented at Tiny Dances informal performance on February 22, 23 alongside MDC pieces.
This year HCOA is accepting applications in the visual arts only.
HCOA’s Scholarship Goal is to encourage youth to continue intensive artistic endeavors during the summer months. Scholarships are available to students currently enrolled in grades 6 through 11, who attend school in the Homer area, and who plan to return to school in the Homer area the following year. Scholarships will apply exclusively to visual arts lessons either at summer programs or through private lessons from local teachers. Applicants must complete their own application and submit it by February 15, 2020.
This class will encourage a sense of fun and creative risk taking that will encompass full body phrase- work, movements in and out of the floor, and musicality. Incorporating a free flowing movement vocabulary, basic ballet vernacular, and post modern dance concepts, the class encourages you to further the development of your physicality and artistry. Warm up will aim to both condition the body as well as build class cohesion and collaboration. The aim is to improve your understanding and execution of dance technique, encourage your own exploration of the art form and emphasize the strengthening your personal movement style in a safe, non judgmental environment.
This year’s kickoff event is presented in partnership with Hospice of Homer and the Friends of the Homer Library in conjunction with The Big Read. This year’s book, written by Roz Chast from the New Yorker, has inspired a wide range of performance ideas.
Bodyvox, based out of Portland Oregon, is presenting Urban Meadow, a collection of individual dances highlighting the best of the best of their original works. Bodyvox is described as “A kinetic storm of creativity, physicality and wit”. The evening includes dance combined with film, offering a wide range of dances that will entertain audience of all ages. Since its founding in 1997, BodyVox has garnered international acclaim for its ingenuity, creativity, and unique approach to theater that assimilates all possibilities for movement, endows it with breathtaking physicality, enriches it with striking imagery and embellishes it with humor, wit and whimsy to create refined dancing that knows no boundaries.
BodyVox blends bold athleticism and freewheeling imagination with dance, comical characters and energizing rhythms to explore the elements of dance. BodyVox dancers will lead a warm up to prepare participants for across the floor movement and phrase development.
Participation fee is $20 for a 90 min workshop.
6pm Friday – Nutcracker/Youth
10am Saturday – Adult (16+ or by special arrangement)90 min workshop
Friday, October 19
6:00 - 8:30 PM
Always wanted to be in a gallery exhibit but a bit intimidated by lack of experience? Now is your chance! Let’s have fun creating art for Homer Council on the Arts’ November Fun with 5 x 7 open community gallery exhibit. Sharlene Cline will lead Collaging Paper on a 5x7 Canvas. Bring something that will serve as the focal point and any additional items that resonate with your creative concept for the piece. HCOA will provide the canvas and some supplies from our back room. Feel free to bring your own supplies if you have them.
$25 supplies & participation fee.
Homer Council on the Arts’ Fun with 5x7 call for entry is now open!
This small works exhibition invites artists 16 and over, aspiring through accomplished, to submit work in any media. All entries must be of original design and personal execution within the last three years.
We are thrilled to welcome David Pettibone as our September gallery artist.
David received his BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and his MFA in Painting from the New York Academy of Art. He regularly exhibits his work on both coasts, including most recently the Anchorage Museum, and has taught painting and drawing at various schools and institutions in New York City.
A Tape Sculpture Workshops for artists from age 10 and up, August 28 & 30, from 3:30–5:30. Participants will make human-mold sculptures out of plastic wrap and packing tape.These sculptures are fun, easy to make, and can take on any pose. Let’s create
Rising by Brenda Dolma is a 45 minute one woman show.
A young scientist experiences first hand a rapidly shifting climate in a residential zone that wasn't supposed to flood.
Come to our free reading of the play, read by Chloë Pleznac, on July 18th, at 7pm.
Rising was selected at the 26th annual Valdez Last Frontier Theatre Conference Playlab for 2018.
Sharlene Cline inhales the complicated world around her and responds to it with her art. From distilling nature, like sparrows perched on fireweed, to it essence and Chi (breath of life), to conversing with world issues like tolerance and climate change, she achieves this through layers of Chinese brushwork, decorative paper, and acrylics.
“Our Playground” is Sharlene’s response to climate change deniers. It shows the effects of climate change on our earth’s water, with aerial views on a time spectrum. The title “Our Playground” refers to our view of our world that our planet is only here for our use, our fun, but our playground is beginning to crack.
July 6 1:00 - 2:30 PM Advanced Fiddle Master class
July 6 3:00 - 4:30 PM Intermediate Guitar in the DADGAD Tuning
The Alaska Literary Awards were established in 2014 by the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation, through a generous gift from Peggy Shumaker and Joe Usibelli.
The Alaska Literary Awards recognize and support writers of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, playwriting, screenwriting, and mixed genres. Any Alaska writer over the age of 18 who is not a full-time student is eligible to apply. Quality of the work submitted is the primary consideration in determining who receives the awards. There are no restrictions on the writer’s use of the award and no formal report is required.
A select number of $5,000 awards will be awarded annually.
Deadline is August 19th, 2018.