Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 12, 2001

Outdoor concert planned in Kasilof

An acoustic pop band from Australia, Fruit, will hold an outdoor concert at Mike Morgan's house in Kasilof Tuesday. The concert will be held rain or shine. Area talent will play from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and Kim Acuna, a singer-songwriter from Anchorage, will perform at 7 p.m. Fruit is slated to begin at 8.

Tickets can be purchased at the door. The cost is $20 for an adult, $10 for a child ages 10 to 17 accompanied by an adult, $50 for a family of two adults and one child, and children younger than 10 are free.

It is suggested the audience bring blankets or lawn chairs, and refreshments will be not available. However, people can bring coolers.

For more information on the concert, call Mike Morgan at 262-6548 or e-mail him at

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 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. Saturday. Winners will be announced on July 21. For more information, visit the library or call 262-4277.

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