Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2005

Stained glass classes offered

The Morning Star Studio in Homer is offering the following classes in November: leaded glass series from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and beginning fusing from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.

The December schedule is as follows: three-sided lamp from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7, 8 and 9, intermediate fusing from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7, mosaic trivet or small mirror from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 8 and 9, mosaic cross candle holder from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 10, stained glass nightlight from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 14, beginning fusing from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14, glass on glass mosaic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 15, flamework ornaments with Steve Harrington from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17, mosaic picture frame from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 21, beginning fusing from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 21 and fused jewelry from 3 to 5 p.m. Dec. 22.

Class prices vary from $40 for beginning stained glass class to $195 for flameworking classes. Prices include all supplies. Preregistration is required. The studio is at 451 Sterling Highway Suite 4 in Homer. For more information, call (907) 234-2008.

Victorian carolers set to sing

Victorian carolers with traditional costumes can be booked to perform carols in a capella, four-part harmony starting Friday. To book a performance, call Crista at 262-2825.

Theater offering gallery space

Triumvirate Theatre, a branch of the Alaska Children’s Institute for the Performing Arts that staged “Little Nell,” “Wait Until Dark” and “The Nazi Chronicles,” is looking for artists interested in displaying their work for sale in its new space in the Peninsula Center Mall.

The theater has room for a used book store, a gallery and retail space in addition to the theater area. All terms are negotiable, including the amount of space, the rent and the number of hours artists would be expected to work the space.

For more information, call Joe Rizzo at 283-6109 or hereliesdrama@hotmail.com, or Chris Jenness at 776-8669 or jenness@gci.net. For more information about the organization, visit the Web site www.triumviratetheatre.org.

Storytellers wanted

Kenai Performers is looking for members for its storytelling troupe. Participants perform stories on predetermined themes. Performances are Sunday afternoons once a month, but members don’t have to participate that often.

Proposed themes are home and family stories for November, holiday stories from around the globe for December, fantasy or Alaska tales for January, Valentine stories for February, tropical tales for March and poetry for April. For more information, call Carol Ford at 776-8308.

Art show open for entry

The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Kenai Peninsula will hold its annual Fine Arts Exhibit in December. To be eligible to submit work, participants must be 6 to 18 years old and be a Club member in Nikiski, Soldotna, Kenai or the Kenai Teen Center prior to Sept. 15. All work must be completed entirely by the participant after Dec. 17, 2004.

Artwork must be received by the unit director by Dec. 3. Selected work will be screened at the regional level and a limited number will be sent to the national competition. For more information, call Kimberli Dent at 283-2682.

Arts educator grants offered

The Alaska State Council on the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation and Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation are offering arts educator grants.

Four awards, each up to $3,000, are available for K-12 arts educators whose primary responsibility is art instruction, teaching a minimum of three years and permanently assigned full or part time in an Alaska school.

Application postmark deadlines are Dec. 1 and March 1. For applications and guidelines, visit the Web site www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca. For more information, call (888) 278-7427.



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