Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, February 08, 2007

Beading classes offered

Beading classes are taught from 10 a.m. to noon Saturdays at the museum gallery at the end of Willow Street in Kenai. For more information, call Mary Kroll at 299-0534.

Young playwrights wanted

The second annual Triumvirate Theatre Children’s Short Play Contest will be held Feb. 24 at the theater in the Peninsula Center Mall. Groups will perform for an audience and judges, with awards given for best play as well as individual awards for actors. Plays should be 20 minutes or less in length. Directors must submit an intent to compete form before Friday in order to participate.

The entry fee is $25. For more information, contact Carla Jenness at 776-8669 or

Theater in need of art

Triumvirate Theatre is accepting donations for its annual art auction and dinner show. The production is “The Maltese Salmon,” a spoof of the 1940s Noir classic, Feb. 16 and 17 at The Crossing in Soldotna. Proceeds benefit the theater organization.

Donations can be dropped off at the Triumvirate Theatre and Bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall, open from noon to 6 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays art donations will be on display in the gallery until the evening of the show. The auction will be spread over the two nights of the show. Donations of art are preferred, but submissions of services or products also are accepted.

For more information, contact Chris Jenness at 776-8669, or

Seward hosts race to design

The Seward Chamber of Commerce is holding an artwork design contest for the 2007 Mount Marathon Race-Fourth of July festivities logo. The chosen design may be reproduced on T-shirts, hats, pin, patches and/or posters.

The design must fit on an 8-by-11 sheet of paper, preferably be round, have only four colors and must include the following: Mt. Marathon Race; July 4, 2007; 80th Running; Seward, Alaska; the words “finisher” or “survivor”; and a mountain theme.

The deadline is March 1. Artwork must be signed by the artist. All submissions become property of the Seward Chamber of Commerce, with credit given to the artist. For more information, call the chamber at 224-8051 or e-mail

Poetry Out Loud open to schools

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation present Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a program that encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization, performance and competition.

From October through March, schools are invited to participate in classroom and schoolwide contests, advancing to a state competition March 12. State champions will advance to the national finals, to take place April 30 and May 1 in Washington, D.C. Winners receive scholarships and money for their school.

High schools that wish to be part of the Poetry Out Loud program should contact the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Home-school students should coordinate with local high schools to participate.

Contact Susan Olson, arts education director for the Alaska State Council on the Arts, at (907) 269-6682, (888) 278-7424 or for more information.

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