Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, February 22, 2001

Arts center accepting entries

The Kenai Fine Arts Center is accepting entries Friday and Saturday for its Kenai Juried Exhibition 2001. All Kenai Peninsula Borough adult residents are eligible. Work must have completed within the past two years and include original prints, paintings, drawings, watercolors, sculpture, pottery, fiber, glass, mixed media and photographs.

For more information, call Marty at 262-1779 or 283-7040.

Singers wanted

The Soldotna Community Chorus is looking for members. The chorus meets Tuesdays in the Soldotna Middle School music room. The children's chorus meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. with adults meeting from 8 to 9 p.m. No experience is necessary, and beginners are welcome. For more information, call 262-6768.

Grant applications available

The Alaska State Council on the Arts, Native Arts Program is offering apprenticeship grants in traditional Native arts. Apprentices must be Alaska residents, 18 years or older and have prior experience. Applications must be postmarked by March 1. For more information, call (888) 278-7424.

Poems sought in free contest

If you're a poet, the Talent Literary Guild is offering a $1,000 grand prize in its free poetry contest. Also awarded during the year will be more than $50,000 in cash prizes.

To enter, send one entry of 21 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 1257 Siskiyou Blvd., PMB 4, Ashland, OR 97520.

The deadline for entering is March 1.

Juneau to host quilt exhibit

Alaska quilts will tell their stories in Quilts of Alaska: A textile album of the Last Frontier, an exhibition that opens May 13 at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau. The exhibit will feature 45 quilts and quilting items from Alaska.

The quilt exhibition, produced by the museum, is an outgrowth of a project called the Alaska Quilt Survey which was patterned after similar efforts in other states through the last three decades. The survey involved sending volunteers to communities all over Alaska to host Discovery Days -- days during which residents brought family quilts to a central location to be documented.

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