Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2002

Recipe contest under way

The Cabin restaurant at the Timberwolf Lodge in Soldotna is sponsoring the Kenai River Cook-Off, a recipe and cooking contest that will celebrate the restaurant's grand opening June 1.

Original recipes for a main course dish, appetizer and dessert can be submitted on a typed or handwritten 3-by-5-inch index card for judging by mail at Recipes, 44485 Sterling Hwy., Soldotna, AK 99669, by fax at 260-7787 or by at e-mail at An entrant may submit one recipe for each category.

The top five finalists in each category will be notified by phone on or after May 11. All finalists must be willing to prepare their entry for final judging. Final judging will be conducted by selected community members.

The winning main course recipe will receive $250, the winning dessert recipe will receive $100 and the winning appetizer recipe will receive $150. The winners of each category will have their name and recipe presented on the menu at the grand opening of The Cabin restaurant.

Seating for the grand opening is limited, so reservations are recommended.

All finalists will receive a prize. All recipes will become property of The Cabin restaurant. For more information, call 260-5752.

Tickets available for Renaissance fair

There are still tickets available for May Faire, the fund-raising Renaissance fair presented by the Kenai River Council on the Arts on May 11 at Sackett's Roadhouse Grill in Sterling.

A ticket for this night of Renaissance fun is $75. With admission, participants receive all the roast pig and grog they want, musical and performance entertainment and a hand-thrown ceramic goblet. Participants are urged to dress in period costume.

For more information on where to get tickets, contact Marty Hapeman at 262-1777 or Allen Auxier at 283-8433.

Performers needed for May Faire

The Kenai River Council on the Arts needs two actors and one or two jugglers to perform at the Renaissance fair May 11. Performers will receive free dinner at the festival. Anyone interested can call Kim Lee at the Boys and Girls Club as soon as possible.

Vendor space still available for KDLL concert

Space is available for vendors who would like to sell their food or wares at the KDLL Art and Music Festival on June 22 at the Diamond-M Ranch on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Musical artists scheduled to appear include Bunny Swan Gease, the Spur Highway Spankers, Hobo Jim, the Mabrey Brothers, North Road Pounders, English Bay Band and many others.

To reserve a spot at this fund-raising musical event, contact Jay Barrett at 262-1991 or by e-mail at, or Allen Auxier at the KDLL Studio, at 283-8433 or at

KDLL festival in need of volunteers

KDLL Art and Music Festival organizers are looking for volunteers to help run this one-day festival scheduled for June 22 at the Diamond-M Ranch on Kalifornsky Beach Road.

Volunteers who sign up for a time shift will receive free, all-day admission to the festival. Volunteers who sign up for a security position will receive free admission for a guest as well.

To volunteer for a certain position, contact the name listed in each category. Most positions are three-hour shifts.

Security -- Norm Brennan, 283-7841, Hospitality tent -- Joan Merrick, 283-6030, Parking -- Sheryl Padilla, 283-8225, KDLL booth -- Phillipa Sonnichsen, 262-0434, Stage construction -- Roger Boyd, 283-9113, Gate -- Annie Moylan in Homer, 235-7721,

Visitors center galleries closed through next week

The art galleries at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will be closed until May 1 to set up for the "Spirit of Alaska: The Inner Landscape" art exhibition. The summer-long art show will open May 1 and run through Sept. 8.

Summer music festival announced

The Seldovia Arts Council announces the Seldovia Summer Solstice Folk Music Festival scheduled for June 21-22. Headlining this year's festival are Muriel Anderson, national acoustic finger-picking champion; and Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, members of the National Folk Alliance who will be opening for the Joan Baez 2002 concert tour.

Rounding out the festival program are performances by Alaska singer-songwriter-guitarists, Robin Hopper and Mike Campbell. The festival performances begin each evening at 7:30 p.m. During the day June 22, festival participants can enjoy dance and music workshops and a craft fair featuring local artists.

Tickets for the festival are $25 and will be available in advance from the Seldovia Arts Council and various area businesses. Tickets for individual events at non-package prices are also available at the door.

For more information on the festival or to inquire about performing, contact Susan Mumma at (907) 234-7614 or, or visit the Seldovia Arts Council Web site at

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