Sunday, July 13, 2008

Facing the elements in Homer, Alaska.

Friday, July 11, 2008. Writer Joanna Tornes telephoned her exclusive Homer, Alaska culture dispatch to the WCRX-LP, 102.1 FM studio for Friday afternoon broadcast.

She discussed cultural events in her Alaska community with WCRX-LP, 102.1 host and Bexley resident Lee Edmondson.

Tornes, former Bexley resident, reported on a natural materials art exhibition near the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. Artists have been assembling their works for the last several weeks along a trail in the area of the museum. The artists are using rocks, branches, twigs seaweed, moss and leaves as the material for their art pieces.

The art work is displayed under the titles “Reflections” and “Facing the Elements.”

The museum forest trail has number tags marking the art works. An exhibition brochure identifies the art works and lists the names of the artists. A separate printed guide describes the flora and other aspects of the natural area where the exhibit is located.

Some of the pieces of art are the work of area students. The material the students used included driftwood and smooth beach stones.

Artists in this year’s exhibition include, Marie Walls Alexson , Michael Armstrong, Katie Beasley, Ellen Chambers, Rika Mouw, Mavis Muller, Stuart Schmidt, Eric Van Oss, Susanne Ratcliffe Wilson and Dylan Wylde.

The WCRX-LP culture correspondent then reported on the local halibut fishing contest.

For this week, the first place one thousand dollar prize went to John Calvert of Stafford, Virginia. His winning catch weighed in at a 279.6 pound. Calvert was fishing from the F/V Ashtikan operated by Captan B’s “Alaska C Adventures.

Also, Edmondson and Tornes discussed Alaska population statistics briefly and Tornes told a joke making the rounds of Homer, Alaska nightspots.

Question: How do you tell the difference between a fisherman and a malamute puppy?

Answer: One of them stops whining after six weeks.

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