Homer's Pratt Museum News
Open Every Day 10am-6pm
Every Tuesday and Friday at 4pm in the Marine Room at Pratt Museum
Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria. Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!
HISTORIC HARBOR WALKING TOURS
Fridays and Saturdays, May 28 through August 28 at 3pm
Meet on the Spit at the Pratt Wheelhouse near the Salty Dawg, $5 per person
Join a Museum docent to walk the historic docks of the Homer Harbor while hearing stories of local history, a memorable array of local characters and boats of all types.
BOOK SIGNINGS BY LOCAL AUTHORS
Saturday, June 5 from 10am to 5pm
12 local authors will display and sign their works in the Pratt Museum’s Contemporary Art Gallery.
OVER THE RIVER AND ACROSS THE FLATS:
A RESEARCHER’S VIEW OF THE FOX RIVER ESTUARY
Thursday, June 10 at 12pm, bring your own lunch, Pratt Lower Level Gallery
This insightful presentation by Coowe Walker is a Pratt Museum “Living by the Tides” presentation.
NATURE ART SUMMER WORKSHOP
Monday, June 14 through Friday, June 18, 2pm to 5pm each day
This week long program is open to students in grades 6, 7 and 8. Pre-registration is required, as we are limited to 15 slots.
STORIES FOR CHILDREN AND CREATIVE CRAFTS
Mondays: June 21 & 28, July 12, 19 and 26 from 11am to noon
Marvelous Mondays, a children’s story and craft hour is a free summer program open to children of all ages. Books are especially intended for younger age children and their guardians and feature natural history and the cultures of Kachemak Bay as themes.
Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out our website for more details at www.prattmuseum.org and click on our calendar of events
UPCOMING EXHIBIT CALL FOR ENTRIES
FACING THE ELEMENTS 2010
Beginning June 18 on Pratt Forest Trail, see schedule below
The Pratt Museum seeks work for its outdoor art exhibit, Facing the Elements, located along the forest trail behind the Museum. This exhibition is completely open to the elements and offers artists the natural surroundings as a unique backdrop.
Facing the Elements Schedule of Events
Monday, June 7 through June 16 10 am - 5:45 pm
Registration at the Pratt Admission Desk ($10 fee), site selection and installation period.
Wednesday, June 16 by 5 pm
Deadline for installation of art, submission of brief artist statement, fee and signed loan agreement.
Friday, June 18 from 5-7 pm
SAILING FOR SALMON:
An Exhibit Celebrating 125 Years of Commercial Fishing in Bristol Bay
May 21 through August 1, 2010, Pratt Museum Special Exhibits Gallery
An exhibit celebrating 125 years of commercial fishing in Bristol Bay 1884-2009
Stop by the Museum this summer and watch Dave Seaman of the Wooden Boat Society as he restores a Bristol Bay Double Ender.
KACHEMAK BAY: AN EXPLORATION OF PEOPLE AND PLACE
Pratt Museum permanent exhibit
This innovative exhibit is a complete redesign of the Pratt's main galleries, with Phase I completed in 2004. Community-based videos, photo essays, computer interactives, and visitor-controlled remote video technology take visitors beyond the museum walls to historic and contemporary life around Kachemak Bay, providing an intimate means of understanding people and place.
Posted: June 7, 2010