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Pratt Museum Weekly News Release- June 18, 2013

SUMMER HOURS

Open daily 10 am to 6 pm

FACING THE ELEMENTS OPENING RECEPTION

Tonight from 5 to 6 pm!

Join us for cake and punch in the Forest Trail Outdoor Amphitheater to celebrate artwork that will be part of the forest landscape throughout the summer. The exhibition is completely open to the elements—sun, wind, rain, birds and other forest creatures large and small. See this evolving collection of art pieces at its beginning stage! Artwork remains on the trail through September.

CURRENT EXHIBITS

INSPIRED BY PLACE

Contemporary Art Gallery

Homer artist Ron Senungetuk is the guest curator and has selected works from the Museum’s permanent collection that reflect Homer and its environs, along with the culture and lifestyle of people in this region.

On display through December 2013

ENCOUNTERS:  WHALES IN OUR WATERS

Special Exhibits Gallery

This exhibit features a 38-foot-long gray whale skeleton salvaged from a whale found in Halibut Cove Lagoon in 1999. Through film, photos and recordings it explores the kinds of marine mammals found in Kachemak Bay and Lower Cook Inlet.

On display through July 21

UPCOMING EVENTS

WHALE TALES

Friday, June 28, from 5 to 7 pm

The fourth in our series, Insight Into the Social Life of Humpback Whales

Based out of a small wilderness camp in Prince William Sound, two local whale experts, Shelly Gill and Olga von Ziegesar, spend summers working on a humpback whale census study that has been ongoing for 32 years. Their research explores the social bonding of humpback whales.

CANINE FRIENDS VISIT THE FOREST TRAIL

Strut Your Mutt, an annual fundraising event sponsored by Homer Animal Friends, takes place on Saturday, June 29, from 10 am to 12 noon and the Pratt Museum Forest Trail is part of the route. Hikers should expect to share the trail with a large group of people and dogs (40-50) for about an hour,  from 10:30 to 11:30 am, on that day.

ONGOING

HISTORIC HARBOR TOURS

Every Friday and Saturday afternoon through August 17

Meet with a Museum docent at the Pratt Wheelhouse in front of the Salty Dawg Saloon on the Homer Spit at 3 pm. Walk along the historic Homer Harbor docks and learn about the boats, fishing and some of the characters that shaped Homer’s vibrant maritime industry! Tours go from 3 to 4:30 pm and the cost is $5.00 per person.

FISH FEEDINGS

Every Tuesday and Friday at 4 pm, Marine Gallery        

Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria. Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!

We are currently looking volunteers to help with fish feeding. If you want to help contact Ryjil at 435-3322.

2013 QUILT RAFFLE

Local quilters have pooled their talents to create a stunning new quilt titled Mammals of Alaska. It features eight colorful panels depicting the variety of mammals found in Alaska—bear, moose and even a sea otter. Patrons of the Pratt Society sponsor the annual Quilt Raffle and tickets are on sale at the Museum.

KACHEMAK BAY:

AN EXPLORATION OF PEOPLE AND PLACE

The Pratt Museum’s permanent exhibition features community-based videos, photo essays, and interactive computer displays that take visitors beyond the museum walls to learn about historic and contemporary life around Kachemak Bay.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out our

website for more details, www.prattmuseum.org and click on our calendar of events.

 

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