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Alaska World Arts Festival

September 9-22, 2022

​Cultivating Global Connections through the Arts. This will be a special two-week collision of artists and audiences featuring music, dance, theater, film, visual arts, storytelling, literature, and comedy.

For more updates please visit alaskaworldarts.org.

Friday, September 9

Gala at the Chamber

2-4 pm LIVE EVENT 
Gala at the Chamber


Welcome to this gathering of art lovers celebrating the beginning of the two-week Alaska World Arts Festival. This social event is hosted by the Homer Chamber of Commerce.

WHERE IS THIS EVENT? 
Homer Chamber of Commerce, 201 Sterling Hwy, Homer, AK
FREE Event / No Registration Required

 

Friday, September 9

Nice Moves

6 & 8 pm LIVE EVENT 
NICE MOVES—Dances that Annoyed our Parents

This McKinney/Oberstein musical dance comedy recaps the past 100 years of dance featuring a fumbling Spirit of Dancing Past, four generations of delusional family members, and a timeless euphoric dance troupe. In this Oberstein directed Homer Nutcracker production, four generations in a family are at odds about each other’s dance styles when a clumsy Spirit of Dancing Past pops out of an exploding radio console to take them back in time. Through 100 years of dance history, the Spirit hopes to solve individual hardships, bring peace within the family, and earn her saintly spirit sisterhood status. ​

WHERE IS THIS EVENT?
The Mariner Theatre at Homer High School, Homer, AK
PURCHASE TICKET: 6 PM  $12 for Children / $18 for Adults
PURCHASE TICKET: 8 PM  $12 for Children / $18 for Adults
FREE WITH FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP
(Members: Please email info@alaskaworldarts.org for reservations and include the Event Title in the subject.)

Saturday, September 10

Fish Printmaking w/Lynn Marie Naden

9 am-12 pm LIVE EVENT
Fish Printmaking w/Lynn Marie Naden

Renowned local teaching artist Lynn Marie Naden will share her creative techniques for Japanese Gyotaku-style printmaking, with ink on rice paper and cloth. All materials are included in this class. All ages welcome (ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult). You're also welcome to bring your own t-shirt, apron, hat, or another item to print on and create your unique piece of art. Space is limited.

WHERE IS THIS EVENT?  
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 708 Smokey Bay Way, Homer, AK
PURCHASE TICKET: $55.00 (includes materials)
FREE WITH FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP (Members: Please email info@alaskaworldarts.org for reservations and include the Event Title in the subject.)

Saturday, September 10

Luna&Ursus

12 noon-1 pm LIVE EVENT 
Live-at-Lunch Concert featuring the LIVE music of Luna&Ursus

Sit back and enjoy this blend of rhythmic guitar and harp, enchanting melodies, thoughtful lyricism, and powerful vocals that create an organic and heartfelt original sound.

WHERE IS THIS EVENT?  
Land's End Resort, 4786 Homer Spit Rd, Homer, AK
FREE Event / No Registration Required

 

Saturday, September 10

Nice Moves

3 pm LIVE EVENT 
NICE MOVES—Dances that Annoyed our Parents

This McKinney/Oberstein musical dance comedy recaps the past 100 years of dance featuring a fumbling Spirit of Dancing Past, four generations of delusional family members, and a timeless euphoric dance troupe. In this Oberstein directed Homer Nutcracker production, four generations in a family are at odds about each other’s dance styles when a clumsy Spirit of Dancing Past pops out of an exploding radio console to take them back in time. Through 100 years of dance history, the Spirit hopes to solve individual hardships, bring peace within the family, and earn her saintly spirit sisterhood status. 

WHERE IS THIS EVENT?
The Mariner Theatre at Homer High School, Homer, AK
PURCHASE TICKET: 3 PM  $12 for children / $18 for Adults   ​
FREE WITH FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP ​
(Members: Please email info@alaskaworldarts.org for reservations and include the Event Title in the subject.)

Saturday, September 10

Fish Printmaking w/Lynn Marie Naden

9 am-12 pm LIVE EVENT
Fish Printmaking w/Lynn Marie Naden

Renowned local teaching artist Lynn Marie Naden will share her creative techniques for Japanese Gyotaku-style printmaking, with ink on rice paper and cloth. All materials are included in this class. All ages welcome (ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult). You're also welcome to bring your own t-shirt, apron, hat, or another item to print on and create your unique piece of art. Space is limited.

WHERE IS THIS EVENT?  
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 708 Smokey Bay Way, Homer, AK
PURCHASE TICKET: $55.00 (includes materials)
FREE WITH FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP (Members: Please email info@alaskaworldarts.org for reservations and include the Event Title in the subject.)

Saturday, September 10

Luna&Ursus

12 noon-1 pm LIVE EVENT 
Live-at-Lunch Concert featuring the LIVE music of Luna&Ursus

Sit back and enjoy this blend of rhythmic guitar and harp, enchanting melodies, thoughtful lyricism, and powerful vocals that create an organic and heartfelt original sound.

WHERE IS THIS EVENT?  
Land's End Resort, 4786 Homer Spit Rd, Homer, AK
FREE Event / No Registration Required

Saturday, September 10

Nice Moves

3 pm LIVE EVENT 
NICE MOVES—Dances that Annoyed our Parents

This McKinney/Oberstein musical dance comedy recaps the past 100 years of dance featuring a fumbling Spirit of Dancing Past, four generations of delusional family members, and a timeless euphoric dance troupe. In this Oberstein directed Homer Nutcracker production, four generations in a family are at odds about each other’s dance styles when a clumsy Spirit of Dancing Past pops out of an exploding radio console to take them back in time. Through 100 years of dance history, the Spirit hopes to solve individual hardships, bring peace within the family, and earn her saintly spirit sisterhood status. 

WHERE IS THIS EVENT?
The Mariner Theatre at Homer High School, Homer, AK
PURCHASE TICKET: 3 PM  $12 for children / $18 for Adults   ​
FREE WITH FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP ​
(Members: Please email info@alaskaworldarts.org for reservations and include the Event Title in the subject.)

Saturday, September 10

JAZZ-TAT-TAT at the PRATT

7 pm LIVE EVENT 
JAZZ-TAT-TAT at the PRATT

This intimate fundraiser is limited to 30 audience members. It includes the magical and seductive violin music of Italy's Luca Ciarla, coming to us in collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, and the vibrant quirky jazz piano melodies of New York-born Jeffrey Lee Mills (residing in Germany). A meet and greet with these talented performers is included as part of Jazz-a-Tat-Tat at the Pratt.

In addition to the extraordinary entertainment of the evening, this event will include hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and une variété de vin, and also an international art exhibit organized for the Pratt Museum by the Alaska World Arts Festival plus a 3-item auction of remarkable treasures.

WHERE IS THIS EVENT? 

The Pratt Museum, 3779 Bartlett St, Homer, AK
PURCHASE TICKET:  $125 (30 Tickets available for sale)
This is a fundraising event and NOT included in the Festival Membership

Sunday, September 11

Flora Printmaking

9 am-12 pm LIVE EVENT
Flora Printmaking with Lynn Marie Naden

Renowned local teaching artist Lynn Marie Naden will share her creative techniques for Japanese-style printmaking on leaves and other items in nature, with ink on rice paper and cloth. All materials are included in this class. All ages welcome (ages 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult). You're also welcome to bring your own t-shirt, apron, hat, or another item to print on and create your unique piece of art. Space is limited. 

WHERE IS THIS EVENT?  
Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies, 708 Smokey Bay Way, Homer, AK
PURCHASE TICKET: $55.00 (includes materials)
FREE WITH FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP (Members: Please email info@alaskaworldarts.org for reservations and include the Event Title in the subject.)

Sunday, September 11

Live-at-Lunch Jeffrey Lee Mills

12 noon-1 pm LIVE EVENT 
Live-at-Lunch Concert featuring LIVE Jazz with Jeffrey Lee Mills 


Enjoy a midday break at Land’s End Resort at the end of the Homer Spit with the LIVE entertaining music of visiting artists from New York and Germany. Their jazz, rock, and blues will energize you for the rest of your day!

WHERE IS THIS EVENT?  
Land's End Resort, 4786 Homer Spit Rd, Homer, AK
FREE Event / No Registration Required

 

Sunday, September 11

Story Through Character with Author, Playwright, Educator Gary Garrison

2-4 pm LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT
(1st of two sessions: September 11 & 18)
Story Through Character with Author, Playwright, Educator Gary Garrison

There are few absolutes in creative writing, but here’s one that’s probably close: “You will never write a story more interesting than the people that are in it. Why? Stories are finite in details; people are infinitely complex.”

This workshop will explore how we construct complicated characters – whether for short stories, novels, cinema, theatre or television – by building detailed behavior that is a generated by age, gender, health, politics, religion, education and so on. How to train our ear to hear how a seven year old speaks versus a seventy year old? And more importantly, how do we translate that onto the blank page? We’ll discover all of this in a four-hour workshop in which we’ll discover simple ways to creatively build character.

This writing workshop will address these two primary questions through writing exercises meant to develop the beginning of a monologue that can be appreciated in any performance medium. The monologue will be constructed as a stand-alone exercise or the beginning of a solo show.
​Limited to 12 students.

WHERE IS THIS EVENT?
ZOOM—You'll receive login info after you're registered.
PURCHASE TICKET: $40 (Tickets for both sessions)
FREE WITH FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP
(Members: email info@alaskaworldarts.org for reservations and include the Event Title in the subject.)

Sunday, September 11

FisherPoets Virtual Gathering

5 pm LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT on Zoom
FisherPoets Virtual Gathering 


Celebrate commercial fishing and its community through a series of brief LIVE stories, song, art, and poetry delivered by far-flung authentic, creative voices of deckhands, skippers, cannery workers, shipwrights, young greenhorns, old-timers, strong women, and good-looking men. 

WHERE IS THIS EVENT? URL will become LIVE at the start of the event.
ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84791146650
THIS IS A FREE EVENT 

Monday, September 12

Basketmaking Workshop w/Tadeusz Pieta from Poland

9 am-1 pm LIVE EVENT (Monday through Friday)
Wicker Design & Basketmaking Workshop with Tadeusz Pieta from Poland

Join an intimate group for this 5-day Willow Weaving Workshop with visiting instructor and Master Weaver Tadeusz Pieta from Poland. This workshop will cater to a range of skill levels, discussing tools of the trade, how to prepare your materials, traditional basketmaking techniques and their uses. This course welcomes intermediate and beginner weavers to be taught together, to learn from one another and to encourage a variety of creative projects for all skill level.
​Tadeusz's work will be exhibited at Homer Art & Frame during September.

​WHERE IS THIS EVENT? 
Homer Art & Frame, 4001 Lake Street #3, Homer, AK 
PURCHASE: $200 plus materials (8 Spaces available)
Email Homer Art & Frame for reservations and materials list.
This event is NOT included in the Festival Membership.

Monday, September 12

​Macramé Workshop w/Jolanta Surma from Poland

2 pm-6 pm LIVE EVENT
​Macramé Workshop with Jolanta Surma from Poland
(Monday through Friday)

Join this small group for a 5-day beginners Macramé Workshop with visiting instructor and Master Macramé artist Jolanta Surma from Poland for an incredible week learning knotting techniques for creating one-of-a-kind macramé flowers, angels, dream catchers and the like. Jolanta’s colorful flowers and wall-hangings are colorful and unique. Check out some of her work online at www.macrame-art.com
If you are looking for a creative outlet, trying out a new craft that will bring you joy and satisfaction, we invite you to be a part of this workshop. 
Jolanta's work will be exhibited at Homer Art & Frame during September.
 
​WHERE IS THIS EVENT? 
Homer Art & Frame, 4001 Lake Street #3, Homer, AK 
PURCHASE: $200 - materials included (8 Spaces available)
Email Homer Art & Frame for reservations.
This event is NOT included in the Festival Membership.

Monday, September 12

Groove It - Music Improv Workshop

6:30-9 pm LIVE EVENT
Groove It - Music Improv Workshop with visiting keyboard/composer Jeffrey Lee Mills

Explore and enhance your musical prowess with Jeffrey, from Germany. Free yourself creatively from written notes and connect with your musical inner voice. Surf on rock, jazz, blues, funk, reggae, or classic grooves. Basic music fundamentals on one’s instrument is required. All instruments welcome.

​WHERE IS THIS EVENT? 
Homer Council on the Arts, 355 W Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK
PURCHASE TICKET: $35 (Limit 12 students)
FREE WITH FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP
(Members: email info@alaskaworldarts.org to reserve your space.)

Tuesday, September 13

Monday, September 12 workshops are prerequisites for these two events.

9 am-1 pm LIVE EVENT (continued—Monday through Friday)
Wicker Design & Basketmaking Workshop with Tadeusz Pieta from Poland

2 pm-6 pm LIVE EVENT (continued—Monday through Friday)
​Macramé Workshop with Jolanta Surma from Poland

Tuesday, September 13

Boomers Oldies but Goodies

7-9 pm LIVE EVENT 
Boomers Oldies but Goodies Concert--music of a mature generation with Jeffrey Lee Mills 

Take a stroll down memory lane with 1960s music that has stood the test of time. You can expect a night of golden oldies greatest hits that will entice you to dance, sing or at the very least, tap your foot and hum along to these classic mod, rocker, folk, and pop tunes from the Beatles to Bobby Darin.

​WHERE IS THIS EVENT?
Alice’s Champagne Palace, 195 Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK
PURCHASE TICKET: $25 (Tickets in advance) $30 (At the door)
FREE WITH FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP
(Members: Please email info@alaskaworldarts.org for reservations and include the Event Title in the subject.)

Wednesday, September 14

Monday, September 12 workshops are prerequisites for these two events.

9 am-1 pm LIVE EVENT (continued)
Wicker Design & Basketmaking Workshop w/Tadeusz Pieta from Poland
(Monday through Friday)

2 pm-6 pm LIVE EVENT (continued)
​Macramé Workshop w/Jolanta Surma from Poland
(Monday through Friday)

Wednesday, September 14

Austentatious

7 - 8:30 pm LIVE AUDIENCE and on the BIG SCREEN
Austentatious—Comedy Improv from London

Enjoy a pre-recorded improvised riotously funny comedy performance in the style of Jane Austen. Performed in full Regency costume, with live musical accompaniment, Austentatious' past works include ‘Bath to the Future’‘Strictly Come Darcy’ and ‘Mansfield Shark’. ★★★★★ “A potboiler of a parody, joyously performed” – The Times (London)
All ages welcome.

​WHERE IS THIS EVENT?
Homer Theatre, 106 W Pioneer Ave, Homer, AK
PURCHASE TICKET: $10 (Tickets at the door)
FREE WITH FESTIVAL MEMBERSHIP

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