Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2003

Community choir begins rehearsals

The Kenai Peninsula College community choir class has begun rehearsals from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays in room 105 at KPC. The choir meets through Dec. 18. Singers must register for choir at the college, either for one credit or no credit.

The choir is rehearsing Carl Orff's cantata, "Carmina Burana," which it will perform in April with the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra and singers from the Homer area.

For more information, call Jean Brockel at 262-4084 or Maria Allison, 283-3024.

Painting group to meet

The Kenai Watercolor Group will have informal painting gatherings at 11 a.m. every other Saturday at the Kenai Fine Arts Center on Cook Avenue in Kenai. The next meeting date is Nov. 29. For more information, call Pam Mersch at 262-6403.

Community conversation slated

The Pratt Museum will have a community conversation about berries from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the museum, facilitated by Deland Anderson.

Poetry contests open for entry

The Bards of Burbank and Friendly Poets Society are sponsoring amateur poetry contests. Fifty prizes, with almost $5,000 in total cash, will be awarded in each contest. The Bards of Burbank contest is for poetry on any subject and the Friendly Poets Society contest is for spiritual poem.

The deadline for entering the Bards of Burbank contest is Saturday. The deadline for entering the Friendly Poets Society contest is Dec. 6.

To enter the Bards of Burbank contest, send send one poem of 21 lines or less to Bards of Burbank, 2219 W. Olive Ave., No. 250, Burbank, Calif. 91506, or enter online at To enter the Friendly Poets Society contest, send one poem of 21 lines or less to Free poetry Contest, 2255 N. university Pkwy. Ste. 15 No. 196, Provo, Utah 84604.

Table tennis players wanted

The Soldotna Table Tennis Association at the Soldotna Elks Lodge is looking for new players. All skill levels are welcome. Must be 21 or older to participate. Practice starts at 6 p.m. every Wednesday. For more information, call Ray at 262-7415, Dan at 262-4163 or Gary at 335-2847.

Artists wanted for shows

Ptarmigan Arts is soliciting artists for shows in the Back Room Gallery in Homer for 2004 and 2005. Interested artists should submit a proposal including a resume and references, a statement of intent for the show including a theme or name and their first three choices for a show date. Artists should include a minimum of 10 slides or photographs of at least five pieces representative of their work. The slides must be clearly labeled with your name, address, phone number and the slide's orientation. A written inventory of the slides or photos including medium, size and when the pieces were made also is needed.

Most shows will be approximately one month long and will usually open on the first Friday of each month and end on the Wednesday prior to the first Friday of the next month. All months in 2004 and 2005 are available for shows. Artists should include a self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of slides and resumes.

The submission deadline for proposals is 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Send proposals to Ptarmigan Arts, P.O. Box 608, Homer, AK 99603. The gallery retains 35 percent of all sales.

More more information, contact Jewels at (907) 235-5345, (907) 235-2876 or

Fund-raiser raffle tickets on sale

The Pratt Museum in Homer is holding its second cash jackpot raffle, which involves 15 cash prizes including a $10,000 prize for the last ticket drawn, a $1,000 prize for the second to last ticket drawn, $500 prizes for the 100th, 200th and 300th tickets drawn and $250 prizes for the first, 25th, 50th, 125th, 175th, 225th, 250th and 275th tickets drawn. Tickets are $100 and 350 will be sold. The drawing will be held at a dessert potluck at the museum at 7 p.m. Dec. 5. Winners need not be present. Proceeds go to support the museum. Tickets can be purchased at the museum store of by contacting any Pratt board member.

Student art contest announced

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Sport Fish is seeking student artwork for the covers of the Brisol Bay, Kodiak and Southcentral Alaska sportfishing regulation booklets. Students in grades kindergarten through sixth from those regions are invited to submit illustrations of a memorable sportfishing event. Illustrations must be on white, unlined paper. Bright colors are popular with judges, but text, logos and slogans are not. Students may use any artistic medium they wish in creating their illustration.

Each entry must have the student's name, school address, grade and teacher name written on the back. Entries can be mailed to Fritz Kraus, 333 Raspberry Road, Anchorage, AK, 99518 or can be dropped off at the Southcentral Region Fisheries information center at the Raspberry Road office.

Complete contest rules are posted online at www.sf. For more information, call Fritz Kraus at (907) 267-2265 or Tracy Smith at (907) 267-2896.

Photo contest held

Kenai kids under 14 are invited to enter a national photo contest. The competition was developed by landscape photographer Franklin B. Way to get kids into nature and away from the TV this winter. Kids can enter at Prizes include a FUJI FinPix camera, framed panoramic Franklin B. Way photographs and a Franklin B. Way poster. The deadline is Dec. 31. Photos must be color and the subject matter must be something made in nature. Three winners will be selected from each of two categories 8 and under and ages 9 to 13. For more information, contact Kelly Moore or Paul Nichols at Hanser & Associates at (800) 340-6434 or

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