Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2001

Auditions for upcoming performance slated

Twin Cities Productions and Soldotna High School will hold auditions for Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" on Friday at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 4 p.m. Call backs will be Sunday at 4 p.m.

The musical will be directed by Gordon Griffin, choreographed by Holly Kiel, with music direction by Debbie Griffin.

'Fish Odyssey' exhibit planned for summer

Plans are under way between the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center and Kenai Peninsula College to organize and produce "2001: A Fish Odyssey," a summer exhibit of original artwork scheduled to open at the visitors center May 1. More than 95 artists have confirmed their participation, which will feature fish-related art in all mediums.

Arts meeting set for Jan. 18

Public discussion on the need for an arts-education center in the Kenai area will continue on Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The purpose of the meeting will be to discuss the reorganization and new focus of the Kenai Arts and Humanities Council and to seek qualified board members to get involved. For more information, call 283-1991.

Quilters sought for exhibit

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center is currently looking for peninsula quilters interested in participating in the second annual Quilt Originals on the Kenai exhibition to be held Feb. 1 through March 10.

Acceptable quilt formats will be original design work either in a wall hanging or wearable art form.

Quilters interested in the event should contact Ricky Gease at 283-1991 for more information.

Youth production tryouts planned

Central Kenai Peninsula youths are encouraged to sign up for the Boys and Girls Club Winter Youth Drama production of "Pinocchio and the Fire Eater" and folk and fairy tales from "In One Basket."

"Pinocchio and the Fire Eater" is open to youths ages 5 to 18 and includes a traveling carnival troupe, dancing puppet dolls, musicians, clowns, a peddler, audience children and the main characters.

"In One Basket" has parts for youths ages 12 to 18. The folk and fairy tales are told in theater fashion, where the actors play both narrator and character.

Reading for parts will be held at the club Feb. 5 and 6 at 7 p.m. Everyone who signs up will get a part. Rehearsals will be held three nights a week during February and March. The performance is scheduled for mid-April.

For more information, call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

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