Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2001

Soldotna museum open for summer

Lorraine Larsen will teach fur skin sewing classes at the Soldotna Historical Society Homesteader Village and Museum every Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The museum is open through Sept. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. The museum is on Centennial Park Road in Soldotna. For more information, call 262-3832.

Seward gallery plans special July exhibit

During the month of July, the Resurrection Bay Galerie in Seward will present the exhibition "Over the Brooks Range and Down the North Slope."

Twenty Alaska and nationally known artists have sent paintings and sculptures depicting the mountainous Brooks Range and the North Slope. Not only scenery will be exhibited but the flora, fauna and people of the region will be portrayed.

Artists showing their work will be Deland Anderson, James Behlke, William Brody, Robert Grogan, Robert Kercher, Marvin Mangus, David Mollett, Hugh McPeck, Tom Missel, Sandy Stolle, Chris Wakefield, Diane Widom and Jon and Daniel Van Zyle. The inspiration for this show was paintings by Marvin Mangus, who was in on the beginning of exploration of the North Slope and his many paintings of those early days of exploration and discovery.

Soldotna library sponsors contest

The Soldotna Public Library will sponsor a summer writing contest for children in kindergarten through eighth grade. One prize will be awarded in each of three age categories: kindergarten through second grade, third through fifth grade and sixth through eighth grade. Entries must be turned into the library by 6 p.m. July 14. Winners will be announced on July 21.

Musicians sought for festival

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is looking for individuals or small groups of musicians who wish to be part of the Summer String Festival in Homer in August by performing in one of the free luncheon concerts during festival week.

The final rehearsal (before festival week) of the orchestra will be Saturday at the Ninilchik Fairgrounds. String rehearsal starts at 10 a.m. with the full orchestra gathering at 1 p.m. If you can't make this rehearsal but wish to play in the festival, contact Laura Norton at (907) 235-6318.



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