Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 04, 2004

Home-school art classes offered

Art classes for home-school students will be offered in November. A hand-built pottery class will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon beginning Tuesday and a foundations of art class will be offered from 1 to 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. For more information, call Stephanie at 260-7459 or visit the Web site at http://arts-express.tripod.com.

Poetry contest being held

Hollywood's Famous Poets Society is sponsoring a poetry contest, open to everyone. There is no entry fee and the grand prize is $1,000. To enter, send one poem of 21 lines or less: to Free Poetry Contest, 1626 N. Wilcox Ave. No. 126, Hollywood, CA 90028.

Or enter online at www.famouspoets.com. The deadline is Nov. 13. A winners' list will be sent to all entrants.

Editors reserve the right to publish winning poems online or in a pamphlet.

Logo contest announced

The Homer Chamber of Commerce is accepting submission for their Homer Halibut Derby logo contest. Artists may submit a design that depicts the derby and its 20th anniversary. The logo must include the year 2005 and be 8 1/12- by 11-inches up to 11- by 17-inches.

The winning logo will be used for the 2005 promotion of the derby.

The entry deadline is 5 p.m. Nov. 15. Entries must be turned in to the Homer chamber, 201 Sterling Highway. The winner will receive a fleece jacket with their logo on it. For more information, call (907) 235-7740.

Art proposals wanted for Kenai River Center

The Kenai River Center is seeking an artist or artist team to develop, design and implement a public art project or projects at the Kenai River Center as part of the One Percent for Art program.

Because the mission of the Kenai River Center involves the protection of aquatic resources, particularly the rivers and watersheds of the Kenai Peninsula, the center is looking for projects that relate to the relationship between these resources and humans, and-or the ecological functions of aquatic resources.

Proposals are due Nov. 19. To request a copy of the Request for Information, contact the Kenai River Center at 260-4882.

Contest for young writers announced

The Alaska Center for the Book and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress is holding a "Letters About Literature" contest.

To enter, students in grades four through 12 should write a letter to an author living or dead explaining how his or her work changed their view of the world or themselves.

The contest is broken into categories, grades four through six, seven and eight and nine through 12.

Each letter must be accompanied by an official entry coupon or copy of one. Entry coupons are available at participating libraries and online at www.loc.gov/loc/cfbook/letters.html. Guidelines and teaching supplements also are available at the site.

Alaska winners in each category will receive a $100 cash prize, plus a $50 Target gift card. They also advance to national competition. Six national winners will receive an expenses-paid trip to the Washington, D.C., to read their letters during the National Book Festival in the fall. In addition, they will receive a $500 Target gift card redeemable at any Target or at www.tar get.com. The contest deadline is Dec. 4.



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