Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2001

Center presents art workshops

The Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center and the Kenai Rotary Club will present a summer art workshop for youths Aug. 11.

There will be a storytelling in art class for youths ages 5 to 9 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. A collage and sculpture class will be held for youth 10 to 18 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

The workshop will be led by art educator Debbie Harris. Class time will be spent discussing selected pieces of artwork from the "2001: A Fish Odyssey"show and creations of students' own work.

There is a $10 fee for materials for the class. The fee is payable on the day of the workshop at the center. Reservations can be made for the classes by calling the center at 283-1991.

Retreat planned for storytellers

Jack Dalton, Alaska Native Storyteller, author and teacher will host "Raven and the Ancient Island: A Storytelling Retreat" on Aug. 25 and 26 on Yukon Island in Kachemak Bay.

The retreat includes weekend access to a privately owned island, two storytelling workshops, a cultural history walk and talk, an Alaska Native botany hike and a fireside performance by Dalton. Participants can share accommodations or bring a tent.

The cost for the retreat is $175 and includes all activities, meals and shared accommodations on the island. The weekend is limited to 20 participants. Provided lines are $5 per set and campsites are available. A water taxi from Homer is $40 and will be scheduled for retreat guests.

To register, call (907) 333-7363 or e-mail The deadline for registration is Aug. 17.

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.

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, beginning Aug. 2, by performing in one of the free luncheon concerts during festival week. If you are interested, call Laura Norton at (907) 235-6318.

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