Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, April 13, 2006

Section name change sought

The Peninsula Clarion is looking to rename its arts and entertainment section, and wants help from our readers. The name may be more than one word and should incorporate all aspects of the arts and entertainment, including painting, sculpting, crafts, music, acting, movies, television, books, video games and hobbies.

The winner will receive dinner for two.

The deadline for submissions is Friday at 6 p.m. Submissions must include your name, address and phone number and may be e-mailed to, faxed “attention newsroom” to (907) 283-3299, mailed to P.O. Box 3009, Kenai, AK 99611, or dropped off at the Clarion office between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday at 150 Trading Bay in Kenai. For more information, call 283-7551.

Homer Council seeks talent, submissions

Auditions for “Jubilee,” the Homer Council on the Arts spring youth variety show, will be held today at the council.

Submissions also are being accepted for the upcoming May gallery show, “Birds.” Arts from all mediums are accepted in the nonjuried show, provided the theme of the work is related to birds. Submissions must be presented by April 28.

The council is collaborating with South Peninsula Hospital on an exhibit titled “Healing Arts Loan Program.” Submissions of two-dimensional art will be accepted at the council between 9 and 11 a.m. May 2 for the juried show, which will be displayed at the hospital and rotated on a quarterly basis.

For more information on any of the programs, call the council at (907) 235-4288.

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.

Soldotna photos wanted

The Soldotna Chamber of Commerce is looking for photos for its upcoming Soldotna Relocation Guide. Photos may be delivered to the office at 44790 Sterling Highway in Soldotna or e-mailed to The deadline for submissions is Friday. For more information, call 262-9814.

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 Monday. For more information, call (907) 274-8668.

Gene tracers open classes

Totem Tracer Genealogical Society will present beginner’s classes at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays starting May 2. The classes will be held at Kenai Community Library. For more information or to sign up call Tracy Miller at 262-4897.

Fjords to feature kid’s art

Kenai Fjords National Park is sponsoring an art contest for students in grades kindergarten through 12th grade. Students can submit original works of two- or three-dimensional art. Entries will be judged by local artists, and prizes awarded in multiple age groups and categories. The show will open to the public at the Park Information Center in the Seward Small Boat Harbor on May 6.

The deadline for entries is May 5. For more information, call CJ Rea at (907) 224-2121 or park headquarters at (907) 224-7500.

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 the Kenai Fine Arts Center. The deadline for applications is May 6. For more information, call Debbie Harris at 283-7663.

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.

Anchorage symphony seeks vocalists

The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for vocalists in all voice ranges interested in classical or pop music at 2 p.m. April 23 in the Voth Hall of the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Vocalists should be prepared to sing two to four songs or arias. An accompanist will be provided All auditions are by appointment. To schedule an appointment, call (907) 274-8668.

LeeShore sponsoring 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.

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 may 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.

Poetry available online

To commemorate National Poetry Month, the Alaska State Council on the Arts is hosting a Calendar of Poems for April on its Web site at

Alaska’s Writer Laureate Jerah Chadwick, selected the 30 poems, which include works from Homer poets Wendy Erd, Peter Kaufmann, Cinthia Richie and Eva Saulitis.

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