These classes are designed for adults with mobility challenges and will improve confidence, grace, and fluidity while developing a supportive community. Join Dotti Harness-Foster and Lindianne Sarno (Body Moves only) will lead you through these dynamic and regenerative classes with movements that increase endurance, strength, balance, and stability. The Art of Falling and Rising will help you learn to maintain balance, land with softness, and rise comfortably in a variety of ways.
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.
Classes 10:00 am – 11:30 am, creative development 11:30 – 1:00
Members of Momentum Dance Collective, MDC, will teach classes in Homer to explore a variety of movement styles with the intention of expanding dance vocabulary and confidence. This project includes classes, creative development, and performance opportunities for dancers 14 and up. Dancers can participate in one or all aspects of the project. MDC’s core values are rooted in the collaborative approach. Through their work, they create opportunities for public ‘interventions’ of artistic expression; Tiny Dances will showcase the culmination of this project.
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 phrasework 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. Participants will work together exploring various phrases and structural development. Studies will have the opportunity to be presented at Tiny Dances informal performance on February 22, 23 alongside MDC pieces.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March, 2019 in the Mariner Auditorium, a cast of remarkable youth artists will embark on a journey unlike any we have ever seen. Utilizing spoken word as the through dialogue, “Jubilee: A Brand New Day” tells the story of our community. Through jubilant sights and sounds, non-traditional staging and bold new lighting displays, this production is bound to create a revitalization of spirit within us all.
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.
The circus is coming to town! Look for the big circus tent on the Homer Council on the Arts lawn!
The Great Benjamins are a family of 3rd generation Circus performers originating out of Mexico and the United States. Featuring Clowns, Juggling, acrobats, Daredevils, and much more! They pride themselves in bringing to you one of the oldest forms of live family entertainment.
Thursday, June 21 at 7pm
Friday, June 22 at 4:30pm & 7:00pm
Family pass General $55, Box $80, Adult $20, $28, Kids $14, 20
Friday, May 11, 2018
Hosted by Joslyn Peonies
65375 Diamond Ridge Rd.
Great Food. Great Art. Great Cause.
Immerse yourself with celebrity chef Kirsten Dixon, renowned musicians Mannfried Funk & Daniel Perry, combined with visual and functional art from beloved local artists. We look forward to sharing this special evening with you!
Opening reception is April 6, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
The equinox has passed and we are diving headlong into Spring! Come to Homer Council on the Arts to celebrate the rejuvination of color, light, and rebirth through the exhibit entitled “Petals”, by Linda Robinson. This fiber art exhibit includes all original wall hangings created by layering and embellishing hand dyed fabric. Applying techniques of embroidery and machine and hand quilting create vibrant works of art. These warm, tactile pieces transmit a sense of rejuvenation, reminding us that the beauty and delicacy of flowers is just around the corner.
Aerial Yoga classes fuse yoga poses with aerial hammocks to allow for a full body stretch that increases flexibility beyond what traditional yoga provides. Creative sequences build strength, coordination and mental poise. Great for all levels - modifications will be given individually so that students can practice to their personal edge.
(Anchorage, AK) – Emerging and established artists are invited to apply for Alaska State Parks’ third annual Artist-In-Residence Program. Alaska State Parks is excited to expand the program to Kachemak Bay and the Mat-Su this year.