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Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 24, 2006

Play auditions set for stage

The Kenai Performers will kick of its season with “Sudden Theater,” an evening of 10-minute plays. Auditions will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today and Friday at the Kenai Playhouse in Old Town Kenai. Older teens and adults are encouraged to audition. For more information, call or e-mail Susan Shoemaker at 262-8502 or fourdancingshoemakers@att.net.

Teen writers sought

The Clarion is seeking students from the Nikiski, Kenai, Skyview and Soldotna high schools interested in writing for its Verbatim column. The column is designed to let teens voice their opinions on topics of interest to them — school, family life, dating, politics, etc.

Verbatim will be printed in the Wednesday’s Schools section. Students in grades nine through 12 are eligible to submit a writing sample. Column length is 500 words minimum, 700 maximum.

Send a writing sample to schools@peninsulaclarion.com. For more information, call 335-1241 or e-mail schools@peninsulaclarion.com.

Homer fiber art wanted

The Fireweed Gallery in Homer is seeking submissions for its Alaska Bead and Fiber Arts annual exhibit in October. To apply online, visit www.fireweedgallery.com. Applications also may be obtained by visiting the gallery or calling (907) 235-3411.

Fishy photos to become part of display

The Kenai Chamber of Commerce is seeking photos of dipnetters for display during the 2007 dipnet season. Drop photos by the chamber or send them to info@kenaichamber.org.

Elmendorf bazaar seeks Alaska art

The Elmendorf Officers’ Spouses’ organization bazaar committee is accepting applications from craft vendors for its bazaar scheduled from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 14. The event will feature “unique to Alaska” merchandise. Booth fees are $100, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be used for the organization’s charitable donations. For more information, call Sandra at (907) 694-1106 or visit www.elmendorfoso.com.

Wanted: Art pros

The Artists in Schools Program is looking for professional teaching artists in visual, literary, traditional Native and performing art forms. For more information or to request an application, call (907) 269-6682 or e-mail ais_aksca@ eed.state.ak.us. Application forms also are available online at www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca. Applications are due by Nov. 1.

Flower boxes fund museum remodel

The Kenai Fine Arts Center has flower boxes for sale at at 816 Cook St. in Kenai. Funds raised will go toward the remodeling of the building. The boxes are $20 each. For more information, call 283-7040 or 776-3723.

Stained glass classes planned

Sandy Stevens will offer the following stained glass classes through August at her studio in Sterling: beginning lead came or copper foil from 1 to 6 p.m. Fridays and Wednesdays; intermediate lead came or copper foil from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and beginning and intermediate lead came or copper foil from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The latter is a two-part class.

Each class costs $125, plus the cost of glass. For more information, directions or to register, call 262-4527.

Carving workshops slated

Alaska wildlife artist and sculptor Rick Scott teaches how to carve a soapstone bear in a series of one-day workshops designed for beginners from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. For more information on classes, call 398-8233 or visit www.alaskadecoycompany.com.

Kenai photos wanted

The Kenai Convention and Visitors Bureau is looking for digital photos of the city of Kenai and surrounding area to be used in several projects. Anyone interested may bring photos in digital format to the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center for a preview. If selected, usage rights and payment for use will be negotiated. For more information, call Natasha at 283-1991.

Rasmuson expands arts fund

The Rasmuson Foundation has new guidelines and applications for the Harper Arts Touring Fund. The fund is available for rural and underserved communities in Alaska to engage in and experience art and cultural events. The has been expanded to include traveling art and cultural exhibits. Eligible organizations are nonprofit organizations, governmental and tribal entities and educational institutions. Applicants must be based in the community to which the performer or exhibit is traveling and must be the local presenter of the planned activity. For guidelines, application forms and more information, visit www.rasmuson.org.



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