Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 08, 2007

Ale needs logo

The Kenai River Brewing Co. is holding an artwork design contest for its Skilak Scottish Ale. The winning design will receive $200 and be credited for the design, which may be reproduced on T-shirts, hats, bottle labels, pins, coasters and-or posters. The winning entrant will work with Kenai River Brewing Co. to develop a finished design, which will be professionally printed.

The design must fit on an 8-by-11-inch sheet of paper, designs may be full color but should be easily modifiable to work in situations with limited color options. The design must say Skilak Scottish Ale, and suggested graphic elements include Skilak Lake, a river, a salmon, and-or a Scotsman.

The deadline is March 15. Drop off designs at Kenai River Brewing Co., 241 N. Aspen Drive behind Froso’s in Soldotna. Submissions become property of Kenai River Brewing Co., with credit given to the artist. For more information, call Amy at 262-2337 or e-mail kenairiverbrewingco@alaska.net.

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.

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 events@seward.net.

Artists wanted to bug out

The Pratt Museum in Homer is accepting entries for “Beauty and the Bug,” an art show that brings the worlds of art and science together. Visual artists and writers are invited to submit one piece for the exhibit. Performance artists and composers are asked to contact Ryjil Christianson. The exhibit will be installed April 3.

The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. April 6, and the exhibit will run through May 27. Artists interested in participating must notify Christianson of their intent and approximate size and media of work no later than March 20.

Art for exhibition must be delivered or shipped to the Pratt Museum, arriving by March 30, in containers suitable for return shipping. A loan form must accompany the work when it arrives at the Pratt. Art must be picked up by 6 p.m. May 29. Contact Christianson for more information at (907) 235-8635 or rchristianson@prattmuseum.org.

Kids’ reading program ongoing

Triumvirate Bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna invites kids to join its Winter Frequent Reading Program. When kids sign up at the bookstore, they can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules. Kids are encouraged to read a book, bring their reading 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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