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Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, June 01, 2006

Pier One seeks thespians

Pier One Theatre in Homer will hold auditions for “When the Poppies Are in Bloom in the Hidden Hills,” a musical based on Shirley Timmreck’s play, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday in Homer High School’s Mariner Theatre. There are parts for eight women and six men. Auditioning actors will be asked to perform a song and a scene from the play, selected by the director. For more information, call Dave Webster at (907) 299-2269.

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 to 15 and for its youth workshop, to be held Monday through June 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 Friday and June 23; from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 10, 17 and 24. Tuition and fees for the class total $111. To register, visit kpc.alaska.edu or visit Campus Services. All students, regardless of residency, will be charged in-state tuition rates.

Drama camps to train future stars

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. The Soldotna camp is put on by the Alaska Children’s Institute of the Performing Arts.

The Nikiski Drama Camp will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 26 through July 1 at the Nikiski High School Auditorium. The camp will be instructed D. Wayne Mitchell of the TBA Theatre Company in Anchorage. The camp costs $125.

To register online for either drama camp, visit www.triumviratetheatre.org.



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