Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2006

Radio pledge drive for 1 day only

KDLL 91.9 FM “Pickle Hill Public Radio” will have its on-air pledge drive in one day, Friday. For more information, visit

Potters to be picked for show

Submissions to the 18th annual Kenai Clay Exhibition will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday at the Kenai Fire Arts Center in Old Town Kenai. The juror’s critique will be held Sunday and the show will be on display from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30. The juror will be Joe Brecha from Tacoma, Wash., part owner of the Clay Art Center.

It’s not too early for Christmas

The Kenai Senior Citizens Center will hold its 27th annual Christmas Boutique from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Native arts summit slated

An Alaska Native Arts Summit will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Egan Center in Anchorage to address issues affecting Alaska’s Native arts community.

For more information, visit

Annual pumpkin contest continues

Soldotna Public Library’s annual pumpkin carving or painting contest continues through Oct. 28. Judging and awards will be given Oct. 28. Entries should be of a fictional book character.

One prize will be awarded in each of the following categories: preschool, elementary, teens and family. One grand prize will be awarded for best in contest. Painted pumpkins may be dropped off through Oct. 28 and carved pumpkins may be dropped off Oct. 24 through 28.

Entries are required to be display-ready and include a 3-by-5 index card. On the front of the card should be the name of the character, title and author of the book it is from, and on the back of the card should be the participant’s name, mailing address, phone number and category the pumpkin is entered in.

For more information, call 262-4227.

Poetry Out Loud open to schools

The National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation present Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest, a program that encourages high school students to learn about poetry through memorization, performance and competition. From October through March, schools are invited to participate in classroom and schoolwide contests, advancing to a state competition on March 12.

State champions will advance to the national finals, to take place April 30-May 1 in Washington, DC. Winners receive scholarships and money for their school.

High schools that wish to be part of the Poetry Out Loud program should contact the Alaska State Council on the Arts. Home school students should coordinate with local high schools to participate.

Contact Susan Olson, Arts Education Director for the Alaska State Council on the Arts at (907) 269-6682, (888) 278-7424 or for more information.

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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