Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, March 30, 2006

Exhibit winners announced

The Alaska Fiber Festival of Anchorage has announced the winners for its 2006 Exhibition. First place, in the Art to Wear Challenge went to Gail Ramsay for “An Alaska Parka Redesigned, Again.” Second place went to Ann Lillian Schell. First place in the Art Quilt Challenge went to Linda Corbett; second place went to Cat Larrea; and Karin Franzen took home a Juror’s Choice Award for “Fireweed on the Pond.” Franzen won a Juror’s Choice Award for “Ladies Slippers,” Ree Nancarrow won a Juror’s Choice for “Floral Stripes Revised,” and Susan Christensen was awarded one for “Eve.”

Stained glass classes offered

The Morning Star Studio in Homer is offering the following class: mosaic trivet or small mirror from 10 a.m. to noon today.

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.

Kids’ art sought

The Kenai Art Guild is looking for entries for its annual kids art show. Those ages 2 to 12 are invited to bring their works to the Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave. in Kenai, by 4 p.m. Saturday. 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 may have a resident artist in the school for a minimum of two weeks during the 2006-07 school year. The Artists in Schools program provides matching grants for the resident artists.

The deadline for applications is Saturday. 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

Scholarship competition set

The Anchorage symphony is sponsoring a scholarship competition at 7 p.m. May 10 at the University of Alaska Anchorage Concert Hall. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a high school senior who displays musical talent, dedication and a desire to continue advanced music studies. The competition is open to instrumentalists and vocalists.

Applications must be postmarked by April 17. For more information, call (907) 274-8668.

Carving workshops slated

Alaska wildlife artist and sculptor Rick Scott 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. 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 sponsors 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 ~leeshore.

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