Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2002

Bazaar, bake sale happens today

The Nikiski Senior Citizens Center is gearing up for its annual spring bazaar and bake sale today through Saturday. Those with crafts to display are encouraged to rent a table for $10. To reserve space, call Leigh or Sherry at 776-7654.

Music scholarship auditions to be held

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 Mary and Lucian Cassetta Memorial Scholarship competition is open to instrumentalists and vocalists. Applications must be postmarked by Tuesday. For more information, contact the Anchorage Symphony at 274-8668.

Visual arts scholarships offered

The Kenai Peninsula Art Guild is offering art scholarships to people 18 or older who are in college or show continual interest in visual arts. The scholarships may be used to defer educational costs or to provide assistance in a private setting. Applications are available at the art guild in Old Town Kenai. For more information, call 260-7652.

Beer poems sought for contest

The Alaska State Council on the Arts and Borealis Brewery are celebrating National Poetry Month in April by holding a contest for beer-related poems. Winning poems will be printed on Borealis Beer labels, and winning poets will receive a growler of Borealis Beer every month for a year. The entry deadline is April 15. Poems may be sent to the Borealis Brewery, 349 Ship Creek Ave., Anchorage, AK 99501. For more information, call Karen Compton at the Alaska State Council on the Arts at (907) 227-2527.

Poems sought from Kenai poets

The Texas Poetry Alliance is offering a $1,000 grand prize in its annual poetry contest. There is no entry fee and everyone is invited to submit a poem.

"Our goal is to encourage new talent," says Poetry Director Larrie Green. "In a world where poetry is the Cinderella of the arts, we are helping poets find their glass slipper. Poems may be written on any subject and using any style. I believe Kenai has some outstanding poets."

To enter, send one poem 20 lines or less to Free Poetry Contest, 3412-A Moonlight Ave., El Paso, Texas 79904. Or enter online at www.freecontest.com. The deadline for entering is April 26.

Pratt Museum seeking volunteers

The Pratt Museum is looking for volunteers interested in the history, natural history and arts of Kachemak Bay and the southern Kenai Peninsula to work in a variety of museum departments. Anyone interested in education, public information, retail, museum collections or general office tasks is encouraged to contact the museum for more information about volunteer opportunities this spring and summer. For more information, contact Michelle Bayes at 235-8635 ext. 25.

Writers conference planned

Registration is being held for the Kachemak Bay Writers Conference to be held June 23-27 at Land's End Resort in Homer. There will be more than 30 visiting writers and faculty attending with keynote presenter being novelist Russell Banks. For more information, call 235-7743.



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