Acrylics workshop planned for Tuesday
Natasha Ala Johnson, artist in residence at Sears Elementary School, will present a hands-on workshop in acrylics on small canvases. Participants will pick a topic of interest and use painting and collage techniques to express what is unique about the topic.
The workshop is from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday in the art studio at Sears Elementary, 549 N. Forest Drive in Kenai. There is no charge for the workshop. Call 283-4826 for more information.
Oilers hold mascot naming contest
The Peninsula Oilers are asking fans to help them come up with a new mascot. Entries must include the mascot idea and name and the entrant's phone number, address and e-mail address. The winner will receive a prize package worth $500.
All entries can be mailed to Peninsula Oilers, P.O. Box 318, Kenai, AK 99611 or e-mailed to email@example.com. The deadline is Saturday. For more information, call 283-7133.
Photo contest announced
The Kachemak Bay Shorebird Amateur Photo Contest, part of the annual shorebird festival, is accepting entries. Three categories of Alaska photography are open for entry: Alaska wildlife, Alaska scenic and black and white. There will be prizes and gift certificates awarded in each category and a $300 grand prize for best of show.
Entries are due by 6 p.m. Monday. All entries will be displayed during the festival, May 6-9, and after the festival until May 23 at Nomar Canvas in Homer.
For contest rules and entry blanks, contact Nomar Canvas at (907) 235-8363 or Eagle Eye Photo at (907) 235-8525.
For more information about the festival, contact the Homer Chamber of Commerce at (907) 235-7740.
Artists in Schools program to be discussed
The Alaska State Council on the Arts' annual funding panel for the Artists in Schools Program will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 7 in the small conference room at the state of Alaska Talking Book Center, 344 W. 3rd Ave., in Anchorage. Applicants are welcome to attend panel meetings and observe; however, there will be no opportunities for public comment. For more information, call (888) 278-7424.
Art scholarships to be awarded
The Peninsula Art Guild is accepting applications for its annual scholarships for high school and college art students. Non-high school work is being accepted until the end of May. For more information, contact Debbie Harris at 283-7663 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Writers' conference coming up
The Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference is in Homer June 18 to 22. It will feature award-winning author Maxine Hong Kingston as the keynote presenter, 20 other faculty members of University of Alaska Anchorage and out-of-state presenters including Robert Michael Pyle, Susan Power, John Keeble, Lee Gutkind, David Bradley and Aurthur Sze. The conference will be held at Land's End Resort on the Homer Spit and will offer daily workshops, craft talks, manuscript reviews, publisher conferences, panel presentation and evening readings in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and more.
Advanced registration is required and is $225 before May 15 and $275 after that.
There is a reduced rate of $125 for UA-admitted, degree-seeking students before May 17. One UAA academic credit is offered for an additional $102. For specific program and registration information, visit chinook.kpc.alaska.edu/~conference/ on the Web.
Kids' summer theater camp slated
Kenai Performers is taking registrations for its Summer Theatre Camp 2004 and a summer musical. Session one is open to kids in first through sixth grade and runs for three weeks from June 28 to July 16.
Session two is open to grades 6 through 12 and runs for four weeks from July 19 through Aug. 13. Call Carol Ford at 776-8308 for more information or to register.
Logo design contest announced
The Performing Arts Society, an area nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing classical music and jazz concerts to the central Kenai Peninsula, is sponsoring a competition for an original logo design open to everyone, including students. The logo must include the words "Performing Arts Society."
Submissions should be made on white, unlined paper and artists should have the design available on disc, as well. Send submissions along with your name, address, e-mail address and phone number to Performing Arts Society, P.O. Box 308, Soldotna, AK 99669.
The deadline for submission is June 15. The society's board of directors will decide the winning drawing. The winner will be awarded $500 and will be announced at the end of June. For more information, contact Jean Brockel at 262-4084.
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