Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2000

Peninsula students competing in pageant

The Miss Alaska Scholarship Pageant will be held at the Fourth Avenue Theater in Anchorage today and Friday. Competing from the Kenai Peninsula are Starr Ruzicka of Anchor Point and Kenya Weston of Kenai.

Ruzicka is the daughter of Doug and Debbie Ruzicka. She is a sophomore at the University of Alaska Anchorage. She will perform a piano concerto.

Weston is the daughter of Jay and Sherry Weston and is a sophomore at Kenai Peninsula College. She will do a vocal performance.

There will be 17 contestants competing in the preliminary pageant today, followed by the Top 10 competition Friday.

For more information, call (907) 562-0265.

Auditions planned Wednesday

Auditions for "Jubilee 2000: The Performing Arts" will be held Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. in that Mariner Theatre. Audition forms may be picked up at the Homer Council on the Arts office ahead of time. For more information, call Diane Borgman at (907) 235-4288.

Writers workshop scheduled with author

Homer Council on the Arts will hold a two-day writers workshop April 24 and 25 with guest author Tom Miller. Participants must preregister and submit two to four pages of nonfiction writing. The cost is $40, with a $5 discount for council members.

Miller also will do a public reading April 22 at 7 p.m. at the homer Public Library. The event is free; refreshments will be served.

For more information on these events, call the council at (907) 235-4288.

Sunday Showcase features art celebration

Kenai Peninsula College's Sunday Showcase will hold a "Celebration of the Arts," featuring the artistry of Celia Anderson's classes, dance performances by Lane Means' classes, a student art show in the KPC Gallery and a recital by the KPC Community Chorus.

The celebration will be April 30 at 3 p.m. in the Brockel Building with a reception afterward.

Shorebird photo contest planned in May

The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Festival is May 4-7. In conjunction with that event, an amateur photo contest will be held. Categories include Alaska wildlife, outdoor sports, scenery and commercial fishing. Prizes will be awarded in each category, plus there will be a grand prize and best of show.

Entries are due May 1. They will be displayed May 4 through 14 at NOMAR.

For more information, rules and entry forms, call (907) 235-8363 or 235-8525.

Short story, poetry contest seeks entries

A total of $1,700 in prizes will be awarded to the winning short story and poetry entries by "Explorations 2000," the University of Alaska Southeast literary magazine. Submissions are due May 15.

Guidelines are available by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope to UAS Explorations, Editor Art Petersen, 11120 Glacier Highway, Juneau, AK 99801, calling (907) 465-6418 or e-mailing jfamp@uas.

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