Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 16, 2006

Stained glass classes offered

The Morning Star Studio in Homer is offering the following classes: glass on glass mosaic from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, beginning stained glass from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, mosaic candle holder from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, right angle weave stitch bracelet from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, beginning stained glass from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 25, fused cabachon with beaded border from 5:30 to 8 p.m. March 29 and mosaic trivet or small mirror from 10 a.m. to noon March 30.

Class prices vary from $50 for a 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.

Writers contest accepting submissions

Submissions to the Kenai Peninsula Writers Contest will be accepted until Friday. Send entries to the Homer Council on the Arts or the Homer News. For more information, call (907) 235-4288.

Winter drama camp announced

The Triumvirate Theatre in Soldotna is offering a winter drama camp Monday though April 1. The camp teaches stagecraft skills, including acting, set building, musical performance and stage movement. Space will be limited to 20 students. For more information or to register, call 283-6109 or visit The cost is $99 per student.

Young writers, performers get chance to play

Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna is sponsoring a short play contest for elementary and middle school-age children. Any group with an adult director is eligible: school groups, church groups, Boy or Girl Scout troops or any group of young people of any size up to 15 actors and four crew members. The play length may not exceed 20 minutes.

Groups will be scheduled on-stage rehearsal time before the contest and Triumvirate Theatre technicians will run lights and sound equipment for performances. A panel of judges will award first and second places to plays in middle and elementary school divisions, as well as individual awards including best actress and actor and best supporting actor and actress in both divisions. A sportsmanship award also will be given.

The deadline to return an intent to compete form and the $25 entry fee to the Triumvirate Theatre is Wednesday. A copy of the script is due March 27. Rehearsals in the theater are April 3, 4 and 5 and performances are April 6, 7 and 8 with the awards ceremony the evening of the April 8.

Kids’ art wanted

The Kenai Art Guild is looking for entries for its annual kids art show. Those 2 to 12 are invited to bring their works to the Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Kenai, by 4 p.m. March 25. There is a $2.50 entry fee per child and three entries are permitted. A reception will be held at 6 p.m. April 6. Questions may be directed to Debbie Harris at 283-7663.

Arts scholarships available

The Peninsula Art Guild is offering scholarships for high school seniors and college students pursuing or interested in pursuing visual arts studies.

Applications are available at all Kenai Peninsula high schools and at the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The deadline for applications is May 6. For more information, call Debbie Harris at 283-7663.

Arts grants offered

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is offering grants through its Artist in Schools program. Every school in Alaska can have a resident artist in the school for a minimum of 2 weeks during the 2006-07 school year. The Artists in Schools program provides matching grants for the resident artists.

The deadline for applications is April 1. For more information and to get an application, call Susan Olson at (907) 269-6682 or (888) 278-7424 or e-mail Grant applications can be downloaded at

Carving workshops slated

Alaska wildlife artist and sculptor Rick Scott teaches “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 teaches participants to sculpt in the round and how to carve realistic detail in their own fish sculptures. Workshops are designed for beginners and tools are provided. Workshops are limited to five people. Scott also teaches “How to Carve a Soapstone Bear” in a series of one-day workshops designed for beginners. The classes run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays through March 11.

For more information and a list of classes, call 398-8233 or visit

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 need to participate that often.

Proposed themes are poetry for April. For more information, call Carol Ford at 776-8308.

LeeShore Center sponsors design contest

The LeeShore Center is sponsoring a T-shirt design contest for area high school students. Parental permission and the completion of an official entry form are required to participate.

For more information, call Barbara at 283-9479. For an entry form, visit

Kenai photos wanted

The Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for digital photos of the city of Kenai and surrounding area to be used in several projects. Anyone interested can bring photos in digital format to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center for a preview. If selected, usage rights and payment for use will be negotiated. For more information, call Natasha at 283-1991.

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