Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 26, 2004

Open sew set

The Kenai Peninsula Quilt Guild will host an open sew from noon to 10 a.m. Thursday at Christ Lutheran Church near the "Y" in Soldotna. The public is invited. For more information, contact Jan at 262-5098.

Logo contest announced

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is looking for a new logo something simple, legible and eye-catching with a maximum of three colors that easily can be converted to black and white. The designer will receive free tickets to all 2005 KPO concerts. Send entries to KPO Logo Design Contest, 315 W. Pioneer Ave., Homer, AK 99603. Entries are due Tuesday.

Poetry contest being held

Celestial Arts is holding a poetry contest that's free and open to anyone to enter. The grand prize is $1,000. To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less to Celestial Arts, P.O. Box 1140, Talent, OR 97540, or by e-mail to by Tuesday.

Photo submissions wanted

The Alaska Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council is accepting submissions for its 2005 Discovery Vacation Guide. Photos should be submitted by Wednesday. Official rules can be downloaded at or obtained from any area visitors centers.

Prizes of $50, $75 and $100 will be awarded. All photos selected for use will receive a photo credit. To submit a photo and for more information, call 262-5229.

Poem suggestions wanted for project

The University of Alaska Anchorage is inviting all Alaskans to participate in a favorite poem project inspired by former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. Pinsky, a professor at Boston University and poetry editor of the online magazine Slate, will visit UAA for an Oct. 8 lecture and book signing to mark the grand opening of the new UAA-APU Consortium Library.

Pinsky is perhaps best known for a nationwide initiative inviting Americans to talk about their favorite poems. To celebrate his visit, UAA is organizing a similar project. To participate, type your favorite poem into an e-mail message and send it to by 5 p.m. Oct. 8. Submissions must include your name, age and occupation. They also must include the name of the poem, the name of the poet and a brief statement explaining why you chose that particular poem as your favorite.

Selected submissions will be posted on UAA's Web Site beginning Sept. 13. In addition, several submitters will be invited to read their favorite poems aloud at an Oct. 21 reading.

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