Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, February 02, 2006

Writers’ group to meet

The Central Peninsula Writers’ Group will meet at the Kenai Community Library at 6 p.m. today. Anyone wishing to share their work should bring extra hard copies besides the one they will read.

Stained glass classes offered

The Morning Star Studio in Homer is offering the following classes in February: introduction to flamework from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, mosaic trivet or small mirror from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, stained glass sunburst from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, beginning stained glass from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 9, beginning fusing from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 11 and 18, leaded method stained glass Feb. 11, 18 and 25, stained glass sunburst from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 15, and beginning bead making from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 15

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.

Contestants sought for Mrs. International

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

World Cafe seeks auditions

World Cafe, a public radio music performance program, will hold auditions for shows in Homer at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mariner Theater in Homer. There will be shows at 3 and 7 p.m. Feb. 25.

For more information, call (907) 235-4288.

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 wanted for 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 sought

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.

Fairbanks poetry contest submissions sought

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 on March 18. For more information, call (907) 456-6485, extension 227 or e-mail

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.

Arts educator grants offered

The Alaska State Council on the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation and Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation are offering arts educator grants designed to encourage the reconnection of art teachers to the practice of their art.

Four awards, each up to $3,000, are available for K-12 arts educators whose primary responsibility is art instruction, teaching a minimum of three years and permanently assigned full or part time in an Alaska school.

The application postmark deadline is March 1. For applications and guidelines, visit the Web site For more information, call (888) 278-7427.

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