Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, June 20, 2002

Summer interpretive program under way

Upcoming interpretive programs at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center include singer-songwriter Bunny Swan presenting "Ancient Voices, Future Vision" on Friday; Mike Fastabend, from the Kenai Peninsula Borough Spruce Bark Beetle Office, talking about spruce bark beetles and their impact on Monday; and artist Mark Anderson talking about the inspiration of the artist on Wednesday.

As in past summers, the interpretive programs will feature science on Mondays, art on Wednesdays and Alaska heritage on Fridays. The programs start at 3 p.m. and will be held in June, July and August. There is no charge for the programs.

Seldovia festival offers workshops

The Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival will host a series of workshops Saturday. Take a private guitar lesson with today's premier woman finger-style guitarist Muriel Anderson or learn to sing a duet with Dave Carter and Tracy Grammer, whose album "Tanglewood Tree" was the most played album on folk music radio for the year 2000. Join Annie Wenz as she shares stories and songs from her travels around the world, and children can come sing and dance with Alaska's own Robin Hopper. Each workshop is $5. For more information, call Susan Mumma at 234-7614 or or visit the Seldovia Arts Council Web site at

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 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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