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Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2007

Gallery hosts summer artists

Fireweed Gallery is hosting meet-the-artist sessions this summer at its gallery in Homer. Artists will be available in July and August to exhibit and talk about their work. Demonstrations and workshops are scheduled, with demonstrations at the gallery and workshops at the Homer Council on the Arts. The sessions start Saturday with MaryBee Kaufman from 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., as she exhibits and discusses watercolor and mixed media. For a list of other artists scheduled, contact Fireweed Gallery at (907) 235-3411.

Writing workshop set

The Alaska Writers Guild will hold a writing workshop Aug. 10, 11 and 12 at the Loussac Library in Anchorage. It will feature full-time professionals in each of the required steps to become a published author. Presenters are James Alexander Thom and Dark Rain Thom, authors; Renni Browne, editor; Jeff Herman and Deborah Herman, agents; Rudy Shur, publisher; and John Kremer, marketing. For more information or to register, visit www.alaskawritersworkshop.com.

The next meeting of the Alaska Writers Guild will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the first-floor conference room at the library.

Performers winging it

The Kenai Performers will host an improvisational theater workshop for teens and adults July 17-23 taught by Sidecar, a professional improv troupe that performs in New York.

Cost and class times are being decided, but it could run around $10 per hour. For more information or to indicate interest in participating, call Carol Ford at 776-8308 or e-mail her at whoville@pobox.alaska.net.

Show seeks Alaskans

ABC TV's "Wife Swap," is casting families from Alaska to be a part of its fourth season.

All families featured on the show receive a $20,000 honorarium. Referrals for families are welcome. The show offers a $1,000 finder's fee to individuals recommending families who are featured on the show.

Potential families can live anywhere in Alaska and should consist of two parents who have at least one child, age 6 or older, living at home. The premise of "Wife Swap" is one parent from each household swaps places for a week to experience how another family lives.

Any family can apply. The show is especially looking for families with businesses (restaurants, hotels, touring businesses, fishing, etc.), Native families, families that have relocated or have unique lifestyles.

For more information or to apply, visit http://abc.go.com/primetime/wifeswap, contact Catherine.Pappas@rdfusa.com or call (646) 747-7962.

Council offers art fellowship

The Alaska State Council on the Arts is accepting applications for the 2007 Connie Boochever Fellowship in visual arts. The $2,500 fellowship is for emerging artists pursuing an art form on an ongoing basis. The deadline to apply is Aug. 31.

For more information on either opportunity, visit the council Web site at www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca, or call (888)278-7424.

Kids' reading program ongoing

Triumvirate Bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna is hosting the Frequent Reading Program. Kids may sign up at the bookstore, pick out one free book, a reading calendar and program rules. Kids are encouraged to read a book, bring their calendar to the bookstore, get it punched and pick up another free book. Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call Rosie Reeder at 262-2908.



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