Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, May 28, 2009

Drama camp planned

The Triumvirate Theatre will hold its Soldotna Drama Camp June 15 through July 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday at the Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall.

This will be a 4-week camp for grades three and up. The children in the camp will put on a production of the fairy tale, Cinderella. Show dates will be July 10 and 11.

Late pick-ups and early drop-offs can be accommodated. The instructors will be Leora Olsen and Judy Shields. The producer will be Joe Rizzo. The cost is $390. (The group accepts vouchers from the Connections and Galena home-school programs.) For more information, call Joe at 776-1163 or visit

Solstice vendors sought

The Kenai Peninsula Bed and Breakfast Association Solstice Music Festival is accepting applications for vendor booths and musicians to perform. Booths can be food, arts and crafts, or carnival type games. Musicians who specialize in any type of music are also needed.

The event will take place at the Diamond M Ranch Resort on Kalifornsky Beach Road from noon to 8 p.m. June 21. To obtain an application or for more information, call JoAnne at 283-9330.

Registration begins for writers' conference

The Kachemak Bay Campus of the University of Alaska Anchorage's Kenai Peninsula College is accepting registration for the Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference slated for June 12 thorugh 16 at Lands End Resort in Homer. The keynote presenter will be poet and American Book Award recipient, Li-Young Lee.

The conference will feature 18 other award-winning, nationally-recognized authors, editors and agents who will conduct creative writing workshops, readings, craft talks and panel presentations in fiction, nonfiction, children's writing, poetry and the business of writing. Optional activities include manuscript reviews, editor-agent consultations, receptions, a boat cruise, and open "mic". The evening readings June 13-15 by visiting writers and conference registrants will be open to the general public at no charge.

Advanced registration is required. The early registration fee is $375 prior to June 11, space available.

For program and registration information, visit

Nikiski art classes available

The Nikiski Community Rec Center holds arts and crafts class from 4 to 5:15 p.m. Fridays at the center. Youth in grades one through six may participate. Preregistration is not required.

The cost is $3 a class. For more information, call 776-8800.

Youth art classes offered

The Kenai Fine Arts Center offers disciplined based art education classes for youth in grades kindergarten through sixth. Classes are two-week sessions and held Monday and Saturdays: classes will be Monday and June 6, 8 and 13 and June 15, 20, 22 and 27; and then July 6,11,13,18 and July 20,25,27 and Aug. 1.

For more information or to register, call Denniece Lofgren at 262-6312.

Art briefs run Thursdays in the Clarion's Pulse section. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. Monday. E-mail submissions to For more information, call 335-1241.

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