Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2006

Wanted: 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.

Homer seeks fire dancers

Friends of the Homer Library is seeking performance dancers for a fundraising dinner and auction to be held May 13 at the Homestead Restaurant. The evening’s Pacific Rim and Ring of Fire theme could include representative dances from along the west coast of South, Central and North America, Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, Puerto Rico and along the western coast of the Pacific Basin, including New Zealand, the Philippines, Japan and Bali. For more information, e-mail Mary at

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.

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

Genealogy tracers open classes

Totem Tracer Genealogical Society will present beginners 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.

Kenai Fjords to feature kids 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.

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

River festival booths up for grabs

The Kenai Watershed Forum is accepting applications from area artists to reserve booth space at the Kenai River Festival, scheduled for June 10 and 11 in Kenai. The deadline for applications is May 31. For more information, call Josselyn Burke at 260-5449, or download an application from

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