Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2003

Gallery soliciting bead works

The Fireweed Gallery in Homer is accepting submissions for the "We Bead VII" exhibition in April. The show is open to bead and fiber artists at all skill levels and has been expanded to include embellished fiber works. The entry deadline is March 24. To enter, call (907) 235-3411 or e-mail homerart@xyz.net. The gallery's winter hours are 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Poetry contest announced

The Bards of Burbank is offering a $1,000 grand prize in its poetry contest, free to everyone. The deadline for entering is Jan. 16.

To enter, send one, poem 21 lines or less, to Free Poetry Contest, PMB250, 2219 W. Olive Ave., Burbank, CA 91506 or enter online at www.free-contest.com.

Social dance workshops offered

The University of Alaska Anchorage Dance Club will present dance workshops on Fridays from Jan. 24 through Feb. 28 in the UAA dance studio, building K, room 162. From 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. will be beginning ballroom dance, from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. will be Latin dance basics, and from 8 to 9 p.m. will be salsa patterns and variations. The cost for taking all six sessions of any one class is $55 general admission or $45 for UAA students, faculty and staff. The cost for taking all six sessions of any two classes is $100 general admission or $80 for UAA students, faculty and staff. The cost for taking all six sessions of all three classes is $150 general admission or $120 for UAA students, faculty and staff. Attending a single session or a class (except salsa patterns and variations) is $10 general admission of $7 for UAA students, faculty and staff. To register or for more information, e-mail dancensemble-@uaa.-alaska.edu or call Katya Kuznetsova at (907) 786-1798.

UAA musical auditions to be held

The University of Alaska Anchorage's theater and dance department will hold auditions for "Into the Woods," by Stephen Sondheim, at 2 p.m. Jan. 25 at UAA's Mainstage Theatre in the arts building. There are roles for nine men and 13 women, though some double casting is likely.

Everyone auditioning needs to prepare two contrasting songs totaling not more than three minutes in length. The two songs should show off the acting skills as well as the vocal range. Call-backs will be at 5 p.m. Feb. 2 in UAA's Wendy Williamson Auditorium. The show will begin rehearsals the first week of march and the production will open April 11. For more information, call the office the UAA theater and dance office at (907) 786-1792.



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