Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2006

Stained glass classes offered

The Morning Star Studio in Homer is offering the following classes in January: copper overlay sun-catcher from noon to 4 p.m. today, six-panel lamp shade from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday; beginning stained glass from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday and glass on glass mosaic from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Class prices vary from $40 for beginning stained glass class to $195 for flame working classes. Prices include all supplies. Preregistration is required. The studio is at 451 Sterling Highway, Suite 4, in Homer. For more information, call (907) 235-2008.

Watercolor submission deadline nears

The Kenai Art Guild Water Color Group is hosting a juried watercolor show to be displayed in February. The show is open to artists age 18 and older, living in Alaska. Paintings must be water media on paper, matted, framed and ready to hang. The juror is Homer artist Elizabeth Peterson.

Each artist may submit three original paintings, completed within the last two years, not done under instruction. No slides, photos or digital work may be submitted. The cost for entering is $15 for three paintings. All entries must be dropped off at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Old Town Kenai on Saturday or Sunday between noon and 6 p.m. There will be a First Thursday opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 2.

Art sought for Ag Day poster contest

Alaska artists of all ages are invited to submit artwork for the Alaska Ag Day poster contest. The deadline for entries is Tuesday.

Sponsored by Alaska Agriculture in the Classroom, the Alaska Division of Agriculture, Alaska Grown Program and the Alaska Farm Bureau, the contest offers $100 cash prizes in each of three age categories: all ages to sixth grade, junior and senior high school, and adult. A $250 grand prize also will be awarded.

The poster design, which must be in color, should reflect Alaska agriculture’s past, present or future, or a combination of them.

Entries should be sent to Victoria Naegele, AITC c/o AACD, 1700 E. Bogard Road, Suite 203, Wasilla, AK 99654-6563. For more information, call Naegele at (907) 746-2172 or visit

Mrs. Alaska International contestants sought

Applications are now being accepted for the title of Mrs. Alaska International 2006, an official preliminary to the Mrs. International Pageant 2006.

The pageant accepts applications from married women between the ages of 21 and 56, originating from any part of the world and currently living in Alaska. The woman selected as Mrs. Alaska International 2006 will go on to compete in the Mrs. International Pageant in July in Chicago.

For more information, call (540) 989-5992 or visit

Carving workshops slated

Alaska wildlife artist and sculptor Rick Scott will teach “How to Carve a Rainbow Trout” from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays at Alaska Decoy Company Learning Center at 36380 Murray Lane off the Sterling Highway.

Scott will teach participants to sculpt in the round and how to carve realistic detail in their own fish sculptures. Workshops are designed for beginners and tools will be provided. Workshops will be limited to five people. For more information and a complete list of classes, call 398-8233 or visit

Art donations to be part of auction

Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna is requesting donations from area artists to be auctioned off at the end of an evening of dinner theater Feb. 25.

The production will be “Cast-A-Blanca,” a spoof of the classic film “Casablanca” set on the Kenai Peninsula. Funds raised will go to support future productions and projects benefiting kids, such as children’s theater, children’s art exhibits and drama camps.

Donated art will be on display in the Triumvirate Bookstore/Gallery until the auction. Artists may choose to receive 25 percent of the purchase price of the their art. Bring donations to the Triumvirate Theatre between noon and 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays before Feb. 20. For more information on the show, visit the Web site

Area writers’ work wanted

Laura Faeo is looking for work from area writers to read on a radio show at 10 p.m. Mondays on KDLL. Anyone wishing to have work read on the air with appropriate credit given can e-mail Faeo at, leave a copy of the work at the KDLL station or send it to P.O. Box 7573, Nikiski, AK, 99635.

Poetry sought for Fairbanks contest

The Fairbanks Arts Association’s Literary Arts Committee is now accepting entries for its statewide annual poetry contest. The judge for the competition is John Haines, the author of numerous books of poems, with his first “Winter News” published in 1966.

Winners of the contest will be celebrated at the Bear Gallery in Fairbanks March 18. For more information, call (907) 456-6485, extension 227 or e-mail fairbanksarts

Dance club seeks members

Twin Cities Dance Club offers country dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sundays at its club at the corner of the Kenai Spur Highway and Beaver Loop Road. Couple and line dancing is taught Tuesdays, couple dancing is taught Thursdays and swing dancing is taught Sundays.

Community dances are held every other Saturday. For more information, call Joe Soares at 398-8234.

Storytellers wanted

Kenai Performers is looking for members for its storytelling troupe. Participants perform stories on predetermined themes. Performances are Sunday afternoons once a month, but members don’t have to participate that often.

Proposed themes are Valentine stories for February, tropical tales for March and poetry for April.

For more information, call Carol Ford at 776-8308.

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