Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, May 02, 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 celebrating 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.

Recipe cards are due Monday. 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 at Sackett's Roadhouse Grill in Sterling May 11.

A ticket is $75, with $45 being a tax-deductible donation to the Kenai River Council on the Arts. 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.

Tickets are available in Sterling at Sackett's Roadhouse Grill, in Kenai at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center and in Soldotna at Art Works and River City Books. For more information, contact Marty Hapeman at 262-1777 or Allen Auxier at 283-8433.

Vendor space still available for 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 event, contact Jay Barrett at 262-1991 or by e-mail at, or Allen Auxier at 283-8433 or

Festival organizers also are looking for volunteers to help with the one-day event. Volunteers who sign up for a time shift will receive free admission. Those 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,; and gate -- Annie Moylan in Homer, 235-7721,

Fireweed Art Gallery looking for volunteers

The Fireweed Art Gallery in Homer is organizing a Saturday art market. Artists, crafters and others interested in forming a grass-roots group to plan and develop the market and other marketing and educational opportunities are invited to contact Irene at the gallery at 235-3411 or

Pratt Museum seeking volunteers

The Pratt Museum is looking for volunteers interested in the history, natural history and arts of Kachemak Bay and the southern Kenai Peninsula to work in a variety of museum departments. Anyone interested in education, public information, retail, museum collections or general office tasks is encouraged to contact the museum for more information about volunteer opportunities this spring and summer. For more information, contact Michelle Bayes at 235-8635 ext. 25.

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