Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, July 31, 2003

Future of Pratt Museum to be discussed

The Pratt Museum in Homer will host a brown bag lunch from noon to 1 p.m. today in the museum's lower level to discuss the future plans for the museum and topics of interest to participants on the main exhibit gallery renovation and site plans.

Landscape painting workshops slated

The Fireweed Gallery in Homer will host landscape painting workshops taught by David Rosenthal from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. For more information or to register, call (907) 235-3411.

Art classes offered

The Peninsula Art Guild is offering workshops during the summer at the Kenai Fine Arts Center on Cook Street in Kenai. Anyone interested should contact the teachers to sign up for the classes. Stephanie Cox, at 260-7459, will teach an art class for kindergarten through eighth-grade students on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Aug. 15.

Shirley Lennox will teach a color mixing and brush techniques class for all ages if enough people express an interest in the class. She can be reached at Lou Heite, at 262-1777, will give a paper-making class Sept. 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Theater production needs donated dolls

Alaska Children's Institute for the Performing Arts is seeking donations of all kinds and sizes of porcelain dolls for a production it will stage in early August. To donate, call Joe Rizzo at 283-6109.

Poetry contest announced

The Friendly Poets Society is offering a $1,000 grand prize in its latest poetry competition, free to everyone. There are 50 prizes in all worth almost $5,000. The contest is seeking poems on any subject, using any style, with a life-affirming inspirational theme.

To enter, send one poem 21 lines or less to Lavender Augulis, Poetry Contest, 2255 N. University Parkway, Suite 15, No. 196, Provo, Utah 84604. Or go to and enter online. The deadline for entering is Aug. 23. A winner's list will be sent to all entrants. The editors reserve the right to publish the winning poems online or in a pamphlet.

Museum seeks volunteers

The Pratt Museum in Homer is in need of volunteer gallery hosts and tour docents for the summer. Flexible hours let volunteers suit busy schedules. For more information, call Pam Kocer or Virginia Marks at (907) 235-8635, ext. 26.

Artists in Schools solicits interest

The Artists in Schools program is accepting applications for professional performing artists to be an artist in residence for the program. The program is accepting applications from performing artists including actors, puppeteers, singers, dancers, mimes, musicians, circus artists as well as Alaska Native drummers, dancers and storytellers. Applications are due Nov. 1.

For more information or for an application, call (907) 269-6682, e-mail or write Artists in Schools, P.O. Box 113413, Anchorage, AK 99511.

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