Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2003

Nominations sought for arts and humanities awards

The Alaska State Council on the Arts and the Alaska Humanities Forum are soliciting nominations for the 2003 Governor's Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The postmarked deadline for nominations is Friday and the awards will be presented Oct. 24 during a program in Anchorage.

Any individual, organization or institution that has made a significant contribution to the arts and humanities in Alaska is eligible for nomination. Exceptions are current Humanities Forum or State Arts Council board members or staff.

There are four humanities award categories and seven arts award categories. The humanities categories include Humanities Civic Advocate Award, Alaskan Muse Award, Distinguished Cultural Service Award and Humanities Lifetime Achievement Award. The arts categories are Arts Education Award, Arts Advocacy Award, Business Leadership Award, Individual Artist Award, Arts Organization Award, Native Arts Award and the Margaret Nick Cooke Award for Alaska Native Arts and Language.

Nomination forms with the criteria for each of the award categories can be downloaded from either the Humanities Forum or Council on the Arts Web sites. The Humanities Forum site is The Council on the Arts site is www.eed.state.ak. us/aksca/.

For more information, call Charlotte Fox at (907) 269-6610 regarding the arts awards or Joy Atrops-Kimura at (907) 272-5341 regarding the humanities awards.

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 Friday.

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.

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.

Vendors wanted for safety rodeo

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is seeking vendors interested in booth space at the Seafair Safety Rodeo in Homer. Seafair will be Sept. 1 starting at 1 p.m. in Homer. Fore more information, call the chamber at (907) 235-7740.

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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