Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, August 28, 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. today 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.

Community chorus looking for members

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra is accepting community members to join the community chorus that will perform Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" in April. Registration and rehearsals for the chorus start in January.

Singers in the central Kenai Peninsula can register for a community chorus class at Kenai Peninsula College so they can learn the music and rehearse locally until the rehearsals begin in Homer in January. The class meets Monday and Thursday nights in November and December at the college. The class can be taken for college credit or for no credit, though some fees apply either way. The class begins Nov. 4 but anyone interested in taking it needs to register at the college starting today.

Anyone interested in joining the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra can call Maria Allison at 283-3024. The orchestra rehearses in Ninilchik.

For more information, call Jean Brockel at 262-4084 or Maria Allison at 283-3024.

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.

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 or Pam Kocer at (907) 235-8635 or e-mail them at or

Clay show open for entry

The Kenai Peninsula Potters Guild is seeking entries for its Clay Art Show, to be held in November. It is an open show for Southcentral Alaska potters to exhibit their work. For entry forms and additional information, call Sue Akaran at 776-8443 or Carol Walkiewitz at 283-4337.

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