Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, May 30, 2002

Spiritual poems sought

The Texas Poetry Alliance is offering a $1,000 grand prize in its annual spiritual poetry contest. There is no entry fee and everyone is invited to submit a poem. Over $4,500 in cash and prizes will be awarded.

To enter, send one poem 20 lines or less to: Free Poetry Contest, 3412 -A Moonlight Ave., El Paso, Texas, 79904. Or enter on-line at

The deadline for entering is June 30. A winner's list will be sent to all entrants. The editors reserve the right to publish the winning poems on-line or in print.

Children needed for patriotic musical

Children in grades one to six are needed for a Bel Canto Kids Community Choir directed by Erin Southwick, music director at Soldotna Elementary School. The choir will perform "Salute to America" at 6 p.m. June 30 at Kenai Central High School. An orientation will be held at 4 p.m. today. Practices are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in June at the Peninsula Christian Center, 161 Farnsworth Street in Soldotna. For more information, call 260-4686 or 262-7416.

Homer Summer Adventure Program offered

The Pratt Museum is accepting applications for its Summer Adventure Program. The eight-week program is designed exclusively for Homer-area middle school students, and is an unique experience that involves hands-on science projects, art activities and museum interpretation with the Pratt's Bird-cam. The program is offered at no cost to the participants. Visit the museum for more information or to get an application. Applications are due at 6 p.m. Monday.

Work accepted for sales gallery

The Kenai Fine Arts Center is accepting work for its Summer Arts Gallery held June through August. The gallery is at 810 Cook Ave. in old Kenai and is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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.

Drama summer camp announced

The Alaska Children's Institute for the Performing Arts, an area nonprofit organization, will hold its annual drama summer camp for children ages 8 through 14.

It will be held at Nikiski High School from 10 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday July 8-27. The cost of the camp will be $99 per student, payable on the first day of the class.

To participate, contact Joe Rizzo, camp director, at 283-6109.

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