October 7-31, 2011 JUGGERNAUTS
The Fairbanks artist believes humans often view nature as a juggernaut, a destructive force to be controlled, when in actuality we are often the destroyers. She gives physical form to these dualities through sculptures of animals and animal/ human hybrids, often mounted to mimic hunters' trophies. She created From Here to There and There to Here, an installation in Ted Stevens International Airport depicting a dozen oversized Canada geese "flying" the length of Concourse B.
After the First Friday reception, at 8pm Homer's own Star-shiney CARESSA plays her original jazzy/folksy/finger-pickin' soulful songs of freedom and love.
Admission is "pay as you can," open to all and highly recommended for all self-described music-supporters who value spacious smoke-free venues and the noteworthy acoustics of Bunnell Street Art Center as much as the musicians who play here.
Cyrano's "Helen" revisits the legend of Helen of Troy while contemplating womanhood, war and our societies worship of beauty. "Great cast! Thought provoking play!" says Ruth, an Anchorage viewer, "There is enough humor to keep the serious nature of the subject matter balanced. The talent of the actors is astounding. What an amazing cast! Even if I hadn't liked the script (which I did) I would have wanted to see the cast in action. Wow!"