Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, January 08, 2004

Dance classes slated

North Star Dance Studio will offer ballroom dancing classes with Norm and Annie Berge starting today. Classes will be offered weekly for six weeks from 7:30 to 9 p.m. For more information, call 262-6133.

Submissions for artist roster wanted

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is accepting applications for inclusion on the council's 2004 performing artist roster. The roster will include performers from the following disciplines: theater, dance, opera-musical theater, performances for young audiences, literature readings, folk and traditional arts, media arts and music.

The goal of the roster is to increase opportunities for artists to obtain successful touring engagements.

In order to be included, artists or groups must be able to demonstrate their excellence and have the ability to tour. Anyone interested can download a copy of the application at For more information, e-mail Mike Hayes at Applications are due Friday.

Painting group to meet

The Kenai Watercolor Group will have informal painting gatherings at 11 a.m. every other Saturday at the Kenai Fine Arts Center on Cook Avenue in Kenai. The next meeting date is Saturday. For more information, call Pam Mersch at 262-6403.

Community choir holds rehearsals

The Kenai Peninsula College community choir will begin rehearsals again at 7 p.m. Monday at Christ Lutheran Church. The choir is rehearsing Carl Orff's cantata, "Carmina Burana," which it will perform in April with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and singers from the Homer area. Central Kenai Peninsula singers will meet Mondays at Christ Lutheran Church and southern peninsula singers will meet Thursdays in Homer. Singers who wish to join the group do not necessarily have to be able to read notes.

For more information, call Jean Brockel at 262-4084 or Maria Allison at 283-3024.

Pratt Museum closed for maintenance

The Pratt Museum is closed (except for WHIZ Kids programs) through Feb. 2 for yearly maintenance and repairs. The business office will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Ring the door bell for assistance.

The museum will reopen at noon Feb. 3. For more information, call (907) 235-8635.

Artists sought

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is looking for artistic people who can share their talents with club members at the Kenai, Soldotna and-or Nikiski clubhouses. Anyone interested should call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

Kids' art classes offered

Art and design classes for students in kindergarten through eighth grade will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Kenai Fine Arts Center beginning Tuesday. Classes for kindergarten through third-graders will be from 10 to 11 a.m. and classes for fourth- through eighth-graders will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The first four-week session of classes begins Tuesday. Another session begins Feb. 3.

For more information and to register, contact Stephanie Cox at 260-7459 or

Alaska photographers wanted for show

The Alaska State Museum in Juneau is seeking entries for "Alaska Positive 2004," a biennial juried exhibition of work by Alaska photographers.

The deadline for entries is 3:30 p.m. Jan 17. The juror, Michelle Dunn Marsh of Seattle, will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Jan. 23 at the museum. A prospectus for the exhibition is available from the museum at 394 Whittier St., Juneau, AK 99801, by calling (907) 465-2901, or by visiting the museum's Web site at

For more information, call Mark Daughhetee at (907) 465-2901.

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