Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, May 25, 2006

Peninsula players awarded

Oboe student Elyse Carter, piano student Jessica Shallock and cello student Reidun Todd, all of Homer, were winners in the Performing Arts Society’s Concerto Competition, held on May 6. Each of the 12 participants learned one movement of a standard concerto and performed it for three judges. The winners will perform with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra during a November concert. Participants in the competition will perform their pieces publicly on Friday and Saturday. For times and locations, see “What’s Happening” on page B-1.

Homer council events add up

The Homer Council on the Arts has kids’ art classes from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays for grades three through six and 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays for grades kindergarten through second.

Preregistration is suggested as space is limited. The classes cost $40 for council members and $55 for nonmembers.

The council also has sign-up sheets available for its Bearfoot Bluegrass Camp, which will take place from June 12-15 and for its youth workshop, to be held July 5-15. The Bearfoot Bluegrass workshop costs $200 for members and $215 for nonmembers and will teach the basics of banjo, guitar, bass and square dancing. The youth workshop will teach students to write and produce radio plays.

For more information or to register for any of these events, call (907) 235-4288.

KPC offers still cinema course

KPC’s Kenai River Campus is offering a still cinema multimedia workshop with by adjunct professor Spellman Evans Downer. Downer is the art department chair at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree, Calif.

Downer will lead students in creating sophisticated slide dissolve shows that include synchronized sound tracks. The course work will be especially valuable for digital photographers. Several software programs will be introduced.

Workshop hours are 7 to 9:30 p.m. on June 2 and 23; from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and from 7 to 9 p.m. June 3, 10, 17 and 24. Tuition and fees for the class total $111.

To register, visit or visit Campus Services. All students, regardless of residency, will be charged in-state tuition rates.

Drama camp deadline looms

The Soldotna Drama Camp will be held June 26 through July 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall. Children will put on the Broadway hit “Annie” July 20 22.

The camp, taught by Paul Morin and Stephanie Bouchard, costs $420. There is a $100 discount to those who register online at by Friday. The camp is put on by the Alaska Children’s Institute of the Performing Arts.

Art sought for Ketchikan school

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is accepting proposals for an art project at Fawn Mountain Elementary School in Ketchikan, the budget for which is $96,500. A walk through visit for artists is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon June 10 at the school.

The deadline for proposals is June 28. For more information, including a request for proposal and architectural drawings, visit The site will be updated regularly.

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