Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 01, 2007

Writers' group to meet

The Kenai Writers' Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. today in the conference room at Kenai Community Library.

Graphic novel, art workshops slated

Graphic novel and graphic art workshops for high school students will be held from 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Nov. 13. Mary Starrs-Armstrong will explore graphic novels as literature and read a variety of graphic novel genres.

Graphic artist Chris Jenness will lead a hands-on workshop in January (date to be announced). Use of line, color, shape and symbols in graphic novels will be discussed.

Art work created by students will be displayed at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. For more information, call 283-4378.

Lungs for hire

The Victorian Carolers are taking bookings for the upcoming holiday season. The group is available to perform for families, businesses and parties. Specialized performance requests considered. The cost is $175 for 1 hour or $100 for a half hour. Proceeds will benefit The Kenai Performers.

For more information, call Crista at 262-2825.

Holiday bazaars seek crafty people

Vendors are being sought for the following bazaars:

* Soldotna High School's annual arts and craft fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 11. For more information, call Anette at 260-7570, Karen at 262-2892 or either of them at 262-8885.

* The Sterling Senior Center will host its Christmas bazaar and bake sale Nov. 9 and 10. They are looking for local crafters to reserve table space for the event. A table space costs $25 for both days. They ask that items be handcrafted. For more information, call the center at 262-6808.

* The Sterling Elementary School PTA will hold its second annual craft fair at the school Dec. 1 and 2. The cost for a space is $50 for two days. Space is limited and there are only 15 spaces remaining. Deadline for reserving a space is Nov. 20 or until spaces are reserved. For more information, call Krissy Mahan at the school at 262-4944. After 5 p.m. call Judy Miller at 262-8545.

VFW essay scholarship entries due today

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Jerry V. Horn Post No. 10046 and the Ladies Auxiliary will sponsor the following scholarship opportunities:

* Voice of Democracy Students in grades nine through 12, including home-schooled students, have an opportunity to compete in the nationwide annual audio essay competition, win monetary awards at the local, state and national levels, as well as a trip to Washington, D.C. Students compete by writing and then recording a three-to-five minute audio essay on a standard cassette tape or CD expressing their views the theme "My Role in Honoring America's Veterans." State winners receive at least $1,000 national scholarship in addition to the other awards given at the preliminary levels of competition.

* Patriot's Pen Essay Competition Students in sixth through eighth grade, including home-schooled students, have the opportunity to earn monetary awards, U.S. Savings Bonds and a trip to the VFW and Ladies Auxiliary Community Service Conference in Washington, D.C., in March. Students should write and submitting an original 300 to 400 word essay on the theme "Why I Am An American Patriot."

Interested students and teachers should contact school counselors, call the Voice of Democracy Chairman Dave Carey, at 262-9107, 260-6413 or visit the VFW Web site at for entry forms and more information.

Entries must be submitted directly to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Jerry V. Horn Post No. 10046, 134 N. Birch Soldotna no later than today for both programs.

Artists in Schools seeks applicants

Grant applications are available for the Alaska State Council on the Arts' Artists in Schools Program (AIS).

The Artists in Schools Program makes opportunities possible for students and teachers to work with professional artists through a full-time residency in their school for a minimum of two weeks. Any school in Alaska is eligible to apply.

Applications and guidelines for Artists in Schools are available online only The deadline for applications is today.

For more information, call Susan Olson at (907) 269-6682 or toll free (888) 278-7424, or e-mail

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