Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, September 21, 2006

Writers’ group to meet

The Central Peninsula Writers’ Group will met at Kenai Community Library at 6:30 p.m. today. Anyone wishing to share their work should bring at least one hard copy besides the one they will read.

Pratt looking for Ritzy art

Artwork donations are requested for the Pratt Museum’s Ritz 2006 Art and Adventure Auction, which will take place Nov. 4. Art will be previewed in the special exhibits gallery of the museum from Oct. 6 through Nov. 3.

The deadline to donate is 4 p.m. Friday. Only one work per artist will be accepted. For more information, call Jody Rose at 299-3345.

Photo printing in black and white

A workshop on making black and white ink jet prints is being offered by Barry McWayne at Kenai Peninsula College from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 6 to 9 p.m. Monday in the KPC computer lab room 119.

Seating is limited. Sign up at the front desk in student services. The fee is $35.

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 For more information, call 335-1241 or e-mail

Singers set for ‘Messiah’

Kenai Peninsula Community Chorus rehearsals will begin Thursday in Homer to start preparing for the April 2007 KPO/KPCC concert and the December 2007 performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” Rehearsals will run through April and resume in the fall. Soldotna Messiah rehearsals will begin in April.

Class fees will be charged for each session. Sign up in the Homer High School choir room at the first rehearsal. For schedule and fee details, contact Laura Norton at 299-2453.

Artist needed for installation

The Alaska State Council on the Arts announces a call for art for the Fairbanks Pioneer Home. The deadline is Sept. 29 and the art budget is $2,815.

For more information, visit the ASCA Web site at

Performers looking for performers

The Kenai Performers will hold auditions for Mike Druce’s latest murder-mystery farce “Murder Ahoy” at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 and 2 p.m. Oct. 8 at the Kenai Playhouse.

Ten adults and two teens will be cast. The auditions will be cold reads of the scripts so no prepared pieces will be necessary.

The show will be performed at Kenai Senior Citizens Center on Nov. 17 and 18. For more information, call 252-4942.

Homer seeks fiber art

The Fireweed Gallery in Homer is seeking submissions for its Alaska Bead and Fiber Arts annual exhibit in October.

To apply online, visit Applications also may be obtained by visiting the gallery or calling (907) 235-3411.

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

State seeks 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 Application forms also are available online at Applications are due by Nov. 1.

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