Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 23, 2001

Seldovia concert planned

Bryan Bowers will perform in Seldovia Aug. 31. Bowers is best known for his absolute mastery of the autoharp, which he combines with humor and a sense of stage presence. Stories of his youth and misadventures have folks from tot to teetotaler holding their bellies in laughter between songs.

Performing on virtuoso guitar in the same show will be Mike Morgan of Kasilof.

The show is sponsored by the Seldovia Arts Council. It will take place at Susan B. English School Commons at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. A family ticket can be purchased for $30. At the door the tickets will be $15 and $10. They may be purchased at Seldovia Rowing Club, Herring Bay Mercantile and from Seldovia Arts Council members. For more information, call Susan Mumma at 234-7614.

Art show scheduled

Planned Parenthood of Alaska announces the second annual Harvest Art Show Sept. 1-22 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. The show will showcase works of area artists in multimedia. There will be an open house Sept. 1 from 6 to 8 p.m. and the Gala Auction will be Sept. 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. For more information, contact Jackie or Jen at 262-2622.

Soup supper planned

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank will hold its annual Soup Supper and Auction from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Sept. 7. The event will take place at the Soldotna Sports Center. Each dinner ticket includes a meal, entertainment, auction and the diner's choice of a unique handcrafted bowl to take home. For more information, call 262-3111.

Oral histories now available

Transcripts of oral history interviews done in 1992 and 1993 with 17 of Alaska's early conservationists are now available at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art Archives for use by researchers, writers and historians. The transcripts were produce with funding from the Alaska Humanities Forum, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Alaska Conservation Foundation. Citations for the oral histories will be included on the Internet through the Museum Archives database.

For more information, call Jim Stratton at (907) 269-8700.

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.

Free poetry contest offered

Celestial Arts is sponsoring a free poetry contest with a $1,000 grand prize. Poems must be 21 lines or less and the writer's name and address need to be on the same page. The deadline for entering is Aug. 29. To enter, writers can send their poem to: Celestial Arts, P.O. Box 1140, Talent, OR 97540 or enter online at www.freecontest. com.

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