Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2002

Auditions for symphony today

The Anchorage Symphony Orchestra is holding auditions today for string players for the 2002-2003 concert season. There are permanent openings for violin one and two, viola, cello and assistant principle string bass players. Auditions are from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. at the Atwood Concert Hall in Anchorage.

Auditioning musicians should be ready to perform musical excerpts provided by the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra and an allegro movement from a concerto of their choice. Some sight reading may be required.

The orchestra will perform for the Anchorage Concert Association's production of "The Nutcracker," two Young People's Concerts and a Halloween Family Concert as well. All auditions are by appointment only. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call the symphony's office at (907) 274-8668.

Watercolor submissions wanted

The Kenai Fine Arts Center will host a juried open watercolor show during October. Artists can submit up to two paintings for a fee of $10 per entry. All Alaska artists are invited to participate.

Paintings should be original works that have been completed within the last two years. Paintings can be submitted by mail to Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave., Kenai, AK 99611 or delivered in person to the center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., today, Friday, Saturday and Monday. The deadline for submission is 4 p.m. Monday. The center is not responsible for damage or loss of submitted art, whatever the cause.

A reception and official opening of the show will be Oct. 4 at 7 p.m. The juror for the show will be Paula Dickey of Homer. Awards will be given for best in show and first through third place. For more information, call Dottie Sanders at 776-8683, Pam Mersch at 262-6403 or Rube Tikka at 283-3491.

PenDOG holding open house

The Peninsula Dog Obedience Group is having an open house from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday to celebrate National Dog Week. The event will be at the Richards Veterinary Clinic building, Mile 1 of the Kenai Spur Highway. There will be demonstrations on agility, tracking, obedience, conformation and clicker training. Speakers planned include Iditarod musher Jon Little of Kasilof and representatives from the 4-H guide dog program, Peninsula Retrievers Association and area animal shelters. There's also drawings and refreshments -- for people. If you'd like more information, call 262-6846 or 283-7515. No dogs, please.

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