Museum plans plant sale
The Pratt Museum in Homer will have a plant and museum store sidewalk sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. The museum has 150 species of native plants that need thinning each year. Gardener Donna Bauer and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide gardening tips.
Outdoor art exhibition accepts entries
The Pratt Museum is planning its 10th annual outdoor art exhibition, "Facing the Elements," to be displayed June 18 through Sept. 30 at the museum's forest ecology trail. The exhibition is completely open to the elements and artwork must be removable, safe to visitors, stable and compatible with the environment.
No sharp or jagged objects are allowed. Poets, writers, musicians, dancers, actors and other performance artists are encouraged to participate along with visual artists. The theme this year is "movement."
Registration continues through June 18 at the administration desk. June 15 is the deadline for installing art and submitting artist biographies, statements, fees and contracts.
The exhibition opens June 18 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m.
For more information, contact Shannon Riley at (907) 235-8635, ext. 28, or firstname.lastname@example.org or Gale Parsons at (907) 235-8635, ext. 36, or email@example.com.
Alaska Arts Institute slated
The Alaska Alliance for Arts Education presents the seventh annual Alaska Arts Institute at Kenai Peninsula College from Monday to June 11.
Courses are designed for teachers, arts specialists, administrators and anyone interested in integrating arts education into instruction and achievement. Tuition is $134 per credit and up to three credits may be taken in the week. Classes include connecting literature and the visual arts; kinesthetics for the classroom; integrating arts into the classroom; digital video in the classroom; using arts education strategies to change labels; storytelling; watercolor; pictures and prose; teaching art in the classroom; music appreciation for everyone; connecting art and writing; arts, humanities and culture; and puppets. The keynote speaker will be Judith Conk of the Galef Institute, and the special guest will be photographer Phil Borges. For more information, contact Celia Anderson at 262-0361.
Logo design contest announced
The Performing Arts Society, an area nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing classical music and jazz concerts to the central Kenai Peninsula, is sponsoring a competition for an original logo design open to everyone, including students. The logo must include the words "Performing Arts Society."
Submissions should be made on white, unlined paper and artists should have the design available on disc, as well. Send submissions along with your name, address, e-mail address and phone number to Performing Arts Society, P.O. Box 308, Soldotna, AK 99669. The deadline for submission is June 15. The society's board of directors will decide the winning drawing. The winner will be awarded $500 and will be announced at the end of June. For more information, contact Jean Brockel at 262-4084.
Writers' conference coming up
The Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference is in Homer from June 18 to 22. It will feature award-winning author Maxine Hong Kingston as the keynote presenter, 20 other faculty members of University of Alaska Anchorage and out-of-state presenters including Robert Michael Pyle, Susan Power, John Keeble, Lee Gutkind, David Bradley and Arthur Sze. The conference will be held at Land's End Resort on the Homer Spit and will offer daily workshops, craft talks, manuscript reviews, publisher conferences, panel presentations and evening readings in fiction, nonfiction and poetry.
Advanced registration is required and is $275. One UAA academic credit is offered for an additional $102. For specific program and registration information, visit chinook.kpc.alaska. edu/ ~conference/ on the Web.
Watercolor workshop offered
The Peninsula Art Guild will present a five-day workshop for beginning to advanced watercolorists taught by Ken Hosmer from Aug. 2 to 6.
For more information on Hosmer, visit his Web site at www.watercolor-online/KenHosmer. For more information on the workshop, contact Pam Mersch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 262-6403.
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