Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, December 13, 2007

Writers' group to meet

The Central Peninsula Writers' Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 20 in the Kenai Community Library's conference room. For more information, call 283-4378.

Funny River players to gather

The Funny River Community drama team for kids meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Community Center in Funny River. The program will run for the school year, and qualifies for a credit in the arts through the home school program. For more information, call Jill Tyler at 262-6148.

Collections for exhibit sought

Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center will hold an exhibit the month of February showcasing collections of local community members. It is seeking community members willing to share their collection of unique or eccentric objects. The deadline for applications is Dec. 21. For more information, call 283-1991.

Book club a real page turner

The Kenai Community Library's book club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27 in the conference room to discuss "City of Shadows." A novel of suspense by Ariana Franklin. For more information, call 283-4378.

T-200 poster contest begins

The Tustumena 200 Sled Dog Race Association is accepting art work from students in grades first through sixth for it annual poster contest. The winning posters will be used for its race advertisement, the race program cover and awards for the mushers.

Contest rules are: Entries should be in color; use crayon, markers or colored pencils; the picture should show friendly competition, humane care of sled dogs, or musher/dog team involvement in the Tustumena 200 Race (known as T-200); must be an original picture; no computers, copies or tracing; one entry per student.

On a plain piece of 8.5 by 11 white paper with the following information is required: name, address, city, state, zip, phone number, teacher's name, school and grade.

The deadline is Dec. 29. Send entries to one of listed addresses: Tustumena 200, PO Box 220, Kasilof, AK 99610; Evy Gebhardt, c/o Peninsula Clarion, 150 Trading Bay Road, Suite #1, Kenai, AK 99611; or Lonnie Kay Brooks, c/o State Farm Insurance, Inc., 10735 Kenai Spur Highway, Kenai, AK 99611.

Kenai Performers seek members

The Kenai Performers organization has openings on its board of directors. Board members need not be performers or directors, just people interested in supporting live theater and the arts in the central Kenai Peninsula.

Fundraising and grant writing expertise are especially sought. To apply, visit the Web site,, for the board member application; contact Chris Cook, board president, at; or watch a meeting at 6 p.m. the last Monday of the month in the Kenai Playhouse in Old Town Kenai.

Museum plans juried exhibit

The Anchorage Museum announces a call for entries for the All Alaska Juried Exhibition XXXII. This popular biennial juried art exhibition was established 32 years ago to encourage the creation of new works by Alaska artists in all media and will be on view at the Anchorage Museum April 20 through Sept. 28.

Deadline for first phase submissions of digital images is Jan. 1. The exhibition will be juried by Jari-Pekka Vanhala, curator of the Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art in Helsinki, Finland.

Interested artists may download the prospectus from the "Artists and Educators" section of the museum's Web site For more information, call Dave Nicholls at 343-6122.

Art donations sought

Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna is seeking art donations for its third annual dinner theatre and art auction. The production will be "Citizen King," a Kenai Peninsula spoof on the classic Orson Welles film, "Citizen Kane."

The auction is the largestfundraiser of the year. Deadline for donations is Jan. 26.

Donations may be dropped off at the theatre from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. To make arrangements for a pick-up, call Chris at 776-8669 or e-mail him at

Artists may recoup 25 percent of the auction price. To download a copy of the donation form visit

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