On Wednesday, Haines Arts Council will present “Spirit of the North,” a multimedia performance featuring live original piano compositions and storytelling against the backdrop of photography and cinematography to communicate the awe of life in Alaska. The show is set to begin 7p.m. at the Chilkat Center.

“It’s a celebration of the environment, it’s a celebration of where we live, and it’s a celebration of communities,” said composer and performer Johnny B.

Before moving to Homer, Johnny B. was classically trained as a child and influenced by the music of the ‘60s. He studied music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Johnny B. composes for the images. “It’s all about the music,” he says.

His music has been described as ranging from “rockin’ boogie woogie to introspective and peaceful,” by John Gans of National Outdoor Leadership School.

Johnny B. has performed this piece throughout the West, and said he is excited to bring it to the Haines community.

“We have so many similarities. We are a coastal town. We thrive on our fishing. We are environmentally aware and we’re surrounded by mountains. The Homer people just love my show because it puts where they live in the spotlight. And for a minute they get to sit back and say to themselves ‘damn we live in a beautiful place,’” said Johnny B.

Tickets are available at the door.

General $15

Members $12

Students $5