Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Youth art show seeks entries

"The Little Kids Show" is to be hung at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in April, in conjunction with the annual Kenai Peninsula Borough High School students art show, "Visual Feast." Entrants must be ages 2- to 12-years-old. Homeschoolers are welcome. The cost is a single $2 entry fee per child and up to three entries permitted.

All entries must be original works of art, no tracing, no coloring books, and must be mounted on a background color, larger than the work of art, itself.

Parents must fill out parent and child information labels when dropping off art work at the center. Entries must be in to hang by March 31. There will be a joint reception. Recognition awards will be given to participants.

For more information, call 262-6312.

SeaLife Center to commission art

The Alaska SeaLife Center announced a Request for Proposals (RFP) from artists for outdoor public art pieces that will be installed in a new Waterfront Park in Seward. The RFP is open to all statewide and national artists, who can submit either existing pieces or ideas for new creations.

The total budget for art is $50,000 and submission deadline is May 3. Artists can view the RFP and apply at The goal is to have the artwork completed and installed by May 2011.

The ASLC seeks artists who have professional experience working with commissioned artwork. The Waterfront Art Committee is soliciting conceptual sketches or images of existing pieces. They must emphasize one or more themes while complementing the Waterfront Park's architecture. Artist teams, including artists and professionals from varied disciplines, are eligible to apply.

Basket weaving offered

Mary Kroll will hold basket weaving classes in the workrooms of the Kenai Fine Art Center. The classes are designed for beginners and can hold 4 to 5 people per class. The cost of the classes will be $50 for a two hour class. Kroll will furnish the supplies for the class but students will need to bring some of their own tools.

The dates and times for the classes will be announced after it is determined how many people are interested in taking the classes.

Call the Kenai Fine Art Centerto sign up for the class and find out what tools will be needed at 283-7040 or sign up at 816 Cook St. across from the Oilers/Bingo Hall.

Kids' reading program continues

Triumvirate Bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna is hosting a Frequent Reading Program. Kids may sign up at the bookstore, pick out one free book, a reading calendar and program rules.

Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call Rosie Reeder at 262-2908.

Senior center seeks art

The Soldotna Senior Citizens Center is seeking artists to display artwork at the center for a month at a time, beginning in 2010. Artists will be responsible for putting art up and taking it down.

For more information, call 262-2322.

Art briefs run Thursdays in the Clarion's Pulse section. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Monday. E-mail submissions to For more information, call 335-1241.

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