Clay show entries sought
Kenai Potters Guild will host an open clay show for Alaska potters. Entries will be taken between noon and 4 p.m. Wednesday and Jan. 31.
Three entries per person at $7 per entry are permitted. There will be three Peoples Choice cash awards. For more information, call Donna Steele at 283-3183.
Kenai Performers seek members
The Kenai Performers organization has openings on its board of directors. Board members need not be performers or directors, just people interested in supporting live theater and the arts in the central Kenai Peninsula.
Fundraising and grant writing expertise are especially sought. To apply, visit www.kenaiperformers.org for the board member application; contact Chris Cook, board president, at email@example.com; or watch a meeting at 6 p.m. the last Monday of the month in the Kenai Playhouse in Old Town Kenai.
UA video contest opens
Up to five current or future students of the University of Alaska have the chance to win a free year's worth of tuition through a video contest sponsored by University of Alaska.
The deadline for entering is Wednesday. The contest is open to anyone ages 16 or older.
Entrants must complete a short video that depicts the numerous choices UA offers, from their own perspective and through their own use of video and words. A panel of judges will review the video contest entries and announce the winners in mid-February. Contest rules are at www.UAmyway.net.
Pratt seeks program proposals
The Pratt Museum Exhibits and Programs Committee invites artists, humanists, and scientists to submit exhibit and/or program proposals for the 2010 season. Proposals must include proposal statement, proposal form (available by e-mail from the address below) and 10 images either slide or digitally on disc of the work proposed or past work.
Deadline is Feb. 10. For more information, call Gale Parsons at (907) 235-8635, ext. 36 or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Art donations sought
Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna is seeking art donations for its third annual dinner theatre and art auction. The production will be "Citizen King," a Kenai Peninsula spoof on the classic Orson Welles film, "Citizen Kane."
The auction is the largestfundraiser of the year. Deadline for donations is Feb. 12.
Donations may be dropped off at the theatre from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. To make arrangements for a pick-up, call Chris at 776-8669 or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Artists may recoup 25 percent of the auction price. To download a copy of the donation form visit www.triumviratetheatre.org.
Writers' group seeks entries
The Central Peninsula Writers' Group is seeking submissions for its 11th annual writers presentation in March at Triumvirate theater in Soldotna.
Adult and high school aged writers from the central peninsula are eligible to enter. Entries are due Feb. 15 and must be accompanied by an entry form. Guideline and entry forms are available at the Kenai Community Library and online at kenailibrary.org, click on the Writer Group link.
Safety poster contest continues
The Soldotna Safety Day Committee is holding its annual poster contest for students in grades one through eight. Monetary awards will be given in several categories and the winning poster will be used as the official Soldotna Safety Day 2008 poster.
Students may pick up a copy of the rules from the city of Soldotna office, local schools or at the Soldotna State Farm office. Deadline is March 14. Entries must be mailed or hand delivered to Soldotna State Farm 35202 Kenai Spur Highway Suite 1, Soldotna AK 99669. For more information, call (907) 262-4440
Writers' conference set
The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College-University of Alaska Anchorage is taking registration for the its Kachemak Bay Writers Conference to be held June 6 through 10 at Lands End Resort in Homer. The keynote presenter will be Anne Lamott.
The conference will feature 20 award-winning, nationally-recognized authors, editors and agents who will conduct creative writing workshops, readings, craft talks and panel presentations in fiction, nonfiction, nature writing, poetry and the business of writing. Optional activities include manuscript reviews, editor-agent consultations, receptions, a boat cruise and open mic.
The evening readings will be held June 7 through 9 by visiting writers and conference registrants including Anne Lamott will be open to the general public at no charge.
Other faculty include David Gessner, Linda Hogan, Jeff Kleinman, Michael Steinberg, John Straley, Gayle Brandeis, Elizabeth Bradfield, David Crouse, Richard and Nora Dauenhauer, Joseph Enzweiler and others.
Advanced limited registration is required. The general conference fee, including luncheons, opening dinner presentation and workshops is $295 prior to May 9 and then $335 after that.
One UAA academic credit is optionally offered. For program and registration information visit http://writersconference.homer.alaska.edu.
Kids' reading program ongoing
Triumvirate Bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna is hosting a Frequent Reading Program.
Kids may sign up at the bookstore, pick out one free book, a reading calendar and program rules.
Kids are encouraged to read a book, bring their calendar to the bookstore, get it punched and pick up another free book.
Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.
For more information, call Rosie Reeder at 262-2908.
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