The Pratt Museum

Sound Collections: Episode 2 - Savanna Bradley

Aug 2, 2020
Pratt Museum

Born-and-raised Homerite and the Pratt Museum’s Curator Savanna Bradley shares stories about her favorite collected wonders.

Savanna became enamored with collecting at a young age; one of the earliest collections she remembers gathering was of mosquito specimens which she dutifully scotch-taped to her journal. Since then, Savanna has ventured into the world of professional museum collections and curation, but is still driven by the same curiosity and wonder that inspired her as a child.

Pratt Museum

SOUND COLLECTIONS is a mini-series that explores the wonders of the found items of Kachemak Bay. From bits of shells collected on the beach to seed pods found in the forest, Sound Collections believes that the things we collect can teach us a lot about the place we live.

You can tune in live to new episodes on KBBI every Sunday at 8:35 a.m.
 

KBBI

On the silhouette wall on Pioneer Avenue, there is a diminutive figure raising her hands to summon artists to action and excellence. That’s Mary Epperson: June 6, 1922 - April 11, 2016. Epperson moved to Alaska with her family in 1954. She was a homesteader, a music teacher, a founding citizen of the city of Homer, and an originator and organizer of the arts in Alaska. 

This past Saturday, June 6th, Homer Council on the Arts and organizations all over town celebrated Mary Epperson Day, established by the City of Homer in 2010.

Coffee Table - Homestead Kids Dec. 25, 2019

Dec 25, 2019
Walli Family

Laura Lofgren Barton and Steve Walli tell tales of homestead life in this hour-long program recorded live at the Kachemak Heritage Land Trust's annual meeting on December 12, 2019.
Homestead Kids: Tales from Stariski Creek and Diamond Ridge is a collaboration between the land trust and the Pratt Museum. It is hosted by Lynn Whitmore and recorded by KBBI's Nicole Arevalo.

Jennifer Gibbons takes the helm at the Pratt

Dec 23, 2019
Christina Whiting

The Pratt Museum's new Executive Director Jennifer Gibbins has been on the job for two weeks.

Gibbins moved to Alaska from Washington, DC in 2004 and has lived in Anchorage, Seward and Cordova. She arrived into Homer just a few days before beginning work at the museum and says that finding the opportunity to live and work in Homer has been a long time coming.

Miia Ranta CC BY-SA 2.0

To examine a culture, the first places to look are its food and music. The Pratt Museum in Homer is hosting a series of potlucks where people can share food, play music and tell stories…about local food and music. Scott Bartlett is Curator of Exhibits at the Pratt. Bartlett says they are collecting local food and music traditions.
"If you want to introduce your community to visitors and family and friends, that is what you share with them,” said Bartlett.

Bunnell Street Arts Center

Arts in Community is the topic
for this week's Coffee Table.
Our guests are Adele Person from Bunnell Street Arts Center, Susan Johnson from Homer Council on the Arts and Laurie Stuart from The Pratt Museum.