Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, May 09, 2002

Summer music festival announced

The Seldovia Arts Council will hold the Seldovia Summer Solstice Folk Music Festival scheduled June 21 and 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 open 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. 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 nonpackage prices also are available at the door. For more information on the festival or to inquire about performing, contact Susan Mumma at (907) 234-7614 or seldarts@yahoo. com, or visit the Seldovia Arts Council Web site at www.xyz.net/~seldarts.

Writers' conference scheduled

The Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College will present the statewide Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference June 23-27 at Land's End Resort in Homer. It will feature award-winning novelist Russell Banks as the keynote presenter, as well as more than 30 writers from the Northwest and Alaska.

The conference will offer more than 35 daily workshops, craft talks, panel presentations and evening readings, including fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Optional post-conference activities are available.

Advanced registration is required. The registration fee is $175 prior to May 15 and $225 after that. Registration is limited. One University of Alaska Anchorage academic credit is optionally offered for additional tuition of $90. For specific program and registration information, visit http://chinook.kpc.alaska.edu/~conference/.

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 homerart@xyz.net.



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