Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 13, 2006

Kids offered market space

In response to public requests, Kenai’s Saturday Market is offering space to school-age youths who would like to sell their own goods at the market, next to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.

To help teach kids about entrepreneurship, a small vendor fee — $10 or 10 percent of sales, whichever is less — will be charged, and youths need to comply with federal, state and market regulations. Space is limited and will be awarded on first come, first served basis.

Youths should determine which Saturday they would like to reserve before calling Harold Piland at 283-1991.

Flower boxes funds project

The Kenai Fine Arts Center has flower boxes for sale at at 816 Cook St. in Kenai. Funds raised from the project will go toward remodeling the front of the building. The boxes are $20 each.

For more information, call 283-7040 or 776-3723.

State fair offers discounts

The Kenai Peninsula State Fair will offer $1 off admission to the fair on Sunday to anyone who takes recyclables to the Soldotna or Homer Landfill on Saturday or July 22. The fair will be held Aug. 18-20 in Ninilchik.

Also, the fair’s exhibitor guides have been released. The guides are available for those wishing to exhibit arts, crafts, plants and livestock for competition at the fair.

Guides are available at the fair office, the Ninilchik Library, Ninilchik Senior Citizens Center, Ninilchik Traditional Council, Ninilchik General Store and Deep Creek Sport Shop in Ninilchik; Beemun’s, the Cooperative Extension Service office on Kalifornsky Beach Road, the Soldotna Public Library and the Soldotna Senior Citizens Center in Soldotna; Kenai Community Library, the Kenai Senior Citizens Center and Kenai Fabric Center in Kenai; Homer Soil and Water in Homer and the Nikiski Post Office.

For more information, call Lara at (907) 567-3670.

Stained glass classes shine

Sandy Stevens will offer the following stained glass classes through August at her studio in Sterling: beginning lead came or copper foil from 1 to 6 p.m. Fridays and Wednesdays; intermediate lead came or copper foil from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and beginning and intermediate lead came or copper foil from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The latter is a two-part class.

For more information, directions or to register, call Sandy at 262-4527.

Carving workshops slated

Alaska wildlife artist and sculptor Rick Scott teaches how to carve a soapstone bear in a series of one-day workshops designed for beginners from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays.

For more information on classes, call 398-8233 or visit

Kenai photos wanted

The Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for digital photos of the city of Kenai and surrounding area to be used in several projects.

Anyone interested may bring photos in digital format to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center for a preview.

If selected, usage rights and payment for use will be negotiated.

For more information, call Natasha at 283-1991.

Rasmuson expands funding

The Rasmuson Foundation has new guidelines and applications for the Harper Arts Touring Fund. The fund is available for rural and underserved communities in Alaska to engage in and experience art and cultural events.

The funding has been expanded to include traveling art and cultural exhibits. Eligible organizations are nonprofit organizations, governmental and tribal entities and educational institutions.

Applicants must be based in the community to which the performer or exhibit is traveling and must be the local presenter of the planned activity.

For guidelines, application forms, and more information, visit www.

July mosaic classes set

The Morning Star Studio in Homer will offer the following classes, beginning in July: Glass on Glass Mosaic from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday; Mosaic Trivet or Mini Mirror from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday; Traditional Glass Stains from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; Stained Glass sunburst from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday and Wednesday; Stepping Stone-Grouted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21; Mosaic Wall Mirror from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 25-26; and Fusing with Sifted Enamels from 1 to 4 p.m. July 27.

For more information, call the studio at (907) 235-2008.

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