Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2003

Art guild announces scholarship recipients

The Peninsula Art Guild has awarded high school art scholarships to the following students: Rueben Floyd, Nikiski Middle-Senior High School; Dallas Baldwin, Kenai Central High School; Jerad Ison, Soldotna High School; Riley Kent, Soldotna; Deaglan Vann, Skyview High School; Mark Haro, Soldotna; and Natalia Taeschner, Skyview.

A $1,000 scholarship was awarded to Alaska Alliance for Arts Education Summer Teacher Institute. The Francis Meeks Memorial scholarship was awarded to Soldotna Community School kids art camp. Funds are provided through private donation and proceeds from the annual Arts and Crafts Fair at KCHS.

Carolers for hire

The Kenai Performers has Victorian caroling quartets for hire for holiday parties or other events. For more information or to book a quartet, call 262-5042.

Artists wanted

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula is looking for artistic people who can share their talents with club members at the Kenai, Soldotna and-or Nikiski clubhouses. Anyone interested should call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

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 Dec. 13. For more information, call Pam Mersch at 262-6403.

Auditions for musical scheduled

Kenai Performers will hold auditions for "My Favorite Year" at 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium at Kenai Central High School. Call-backs will be at 3 p.m. Sunday.

The show is set in the 1950s and centers around a dashing and alcoholic movie star and the young writer who is tasked with baby-sitting him to keep him from making a fool of himself before a big TV appearance.

There aren't any large roles for children, but men, women and teens are needed. The show will be performed Feb. 20, 21, 22, 26, 27, 28 and 29.

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. Friday. 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.

Boys and Girls Club exhibition slated

The Boys and Girls Club of the Kenai Peninsula will hold its annual Fine Arts Exhibit in mid December. All 2003 club members from the Kenai, Nikiski and Soldotna clubs who paid their dues before Sept. 15 are eligible to display their artwork at the exhibit.

The artwork must have been completed within the last calendar year and must not be larger than 30 inches by 40 inches, except for sculpture pieces.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday. For more information, call Kim Lee at 283-2682.

Table tennis players wanted

The Soldotna Table Tennis Association at the Soldotna Elks Lodge is looking for new players. All skill levels are welcome. Players 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.

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 kindergarten through sixth grade living in 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.

The postmark deadline is Dec. 19.

Complete contest rules are posted online at

For more information, call Fritz Kraus at (907) 267-2265 or Tracy Smith at (907) 267-2896.

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