Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 21, 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. Aug. 28 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.

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.

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. For more information, call the chamber at (907) 235-7740.

Symphony holding auditions

The Anchorage Symphony is holding auditions from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 8 and 9 at the Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage. Auditions are by appointment only. All instruments are welcome to audition to be substitutes, however the orchestra has permanent openings for violin one and two, viola, cello and assistant principal string bass. For more information, call (907) 274-8668.

Guitar class offered

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula is offering beginning guitar class taught by Dustin Aaronson starting Sept. 22 at the Kenai club. The class will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays. Participants must be between the ages of 8 and 18. The cost is $50 for club members. Nonclub members also must pay $20 in membership dues.

The club has 12 acoustic guitars available for students during class sessions. Participants should request a guitar when they register, since they are available in order of who signs up first .

Registrations will be taken through Sept. 15 or until the 15-student limit is met. Registration can be done at the Kenai club office, by mail or by fax with a credit card payment. Forms are available at the Web site For more information, call 283-2682.

Museum seeks artwork

The Pratt Museum is seeking donated artwork for the Ritz 2003 Art Show, which will be on display from Oct. 1 through Nov. 6. Anchorage artist David Edlefsen will critique the artwork and select several pieces to be awarded prizes. There will be an artists' review and reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10. The Ritz 2003 gala and auction will be Nov. 8.

All pieces must be at the museum by Sept. 19. For more information, call Heidi Stage of Pam Kocer at (907) 235-8635 or e-mail them at or

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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