Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2000

Library will host new reading program

The Kenai Community Library presents the first Prime Time Family Reading Time, a nationwide program that brings families and storytellers together in libraries, beginning Sept. 25. The library will host the program every Monday night through Oct. 30. Area storyteller Carol Ford will be featured. For more information, call 262-6548.

KPC Showcase to open 16th season

The Kenai Peninsula College's Sunday Showcase Program begins its 16th season this fall. The 2000-01 season includes a voice and piano showcase with Judy Russell in October; a showcase of art and music with Gary Freeburg and Maria Allison in November; and a performance by the College Community Chorus class in December.

The showcases are free, and last about an hour on Sunday afternoons.

Performing Arts Society season opens soon

The Performing Arts Society will open its 2000-01 season with the chamber music quintet Arioso on Oct. 14. Arioso is comprised of five musicians from the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra.

Also this season will be a violin duet with Helena Emery and Loran Olsen in February and an electronic percussion performance by Dr. Scott Deal in April.

The performers also will offer master classes through the Performing Arts Society. For more information, call Maria Allison at 283-3024.

Ticket prices will remain $15 for this, the third season of providing classical and jazz concerts in the central Kenai Peninsula.

Entries wanted for exhibit

Alaska Positive 2000, a biennial exhibition of Alaska photography, is accepting entries through Saturday. World renowned-photograher Ralph Gibson will judge the entries. Gibson will give a public lecture at the Alaska State Museum, which sponsors the event, in Juneau at 7 p.m., Sept. 25. Admission is free. For more information, call (907) 465-2901.

Walela to headline Native concert

The Arctic Slope Regional Corporation announced that this year's headline act for the Native Voices Concert is the Native American trio Walela. A truly unique combination of Native American music, folk, gospel and pop influences. Walela's members include two-time Grammy winner Rita Coolidge, Priscilla Coolidge, and Priscilla's daughter, established singer and songwriter Laura Satterfield. Walela is consistently honored as one of the top Native American acts.

Opening the set for Walela is 2000 Native American Music Award Nominee for Best Pop Rock Artist, Anchorage's own Medicine Dream.

Walela is scheduled to perform at 7 p.m. on Oct. 17 in the Atwood Concert Hall at the Alaska Center for the Performing Arts. Ticket prices range from $18 to $35 and can be purchased through Carrs Tix at (907) 263-ARTS or outside of Anchorage at (800) GR8-SEAT. The concert begins

Proceeds from the concert will benefit the Arctic Education Foundation. The purpose of the AEF is to provide financial assistance and guidance to ASRC's Inupiat Eskimo shareholders pursuing a post-secondary education.

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