Art Briefs

Posted: Thursday, December 21, 2006

Holiday class offered

Custom Stained Glass on Betty Lou Drive in Sterling is offering an hour and a half Christmas ornament class for the holidays through Saturday open to ages 10 and above.

For more information, call 262-4527 or visit the Web site at

Writers’ night needs authors

Submissions are being accepted for the 10th annual Central Kenai Peninsula Writers’ Night, put on by the Central Peninsula Writers Group, to be held March 10 at Triumvirate Theatre in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna. Submission forms and rules are available at Kenai Community Library, the Triumvirate Bookstore and online at Entries should be returned to the Kenai library or mailed to V. Walters at 214 Birch St., Kenai, AK 99611. The deadline is Jan. 26.

Authors are allowed to enter no more than two pieces each of fiction or nonfiction that can be read in 10 minutes or poetry not to exceed 100 lines. Each writer should submit three copies of their entries with an entry form. The author’s name should not appear on the entry.

Filmmaking workshop planned

There will be a workshop on making short films with Bob Curtis Johnson all day Jan. 6 at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center. The workshop will cover the technical basics of how to make a short film as well as taking a creative idea and turning it into a five-minute film. Participants are welcome to create their own film that will be screened at a public “Shorts Throwdown” on Feb. 3 at the center. The cost for the workshop is $50. The cost to participate in the screening is $35. Workshop participants aren’t required to participate in the screening.

For more information or to sign up, contact Natasha Ala at 283-1991 or e-mail her at

Kids’ reading program launched

Triumvirate Bookstore in the Peninsula Center Mall in Soldotna invites kids to join its Winter Frequent Reading Program.

When kids sign up at the bookstore, they can pick out one free book, a reading calendar and reading program rules. Kids are encouraged to read a book, bring their reading calendar to the bookstore, get it punched and pick up another free book.

Bookstore hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. For more information, call Rosie Reeder at 262-2908.

Art contest offers tech toys

A “Jobs are Alaska’s Future” art contest is being held with the theme “where the jobs are in Alaska in the future.” Guidelines are as follows: Posters must by 8 1/2 by 11 inches, created by hand (digital images may be applied but artwork must be done by hand) and created individually (no collaborative projects). Posters may be done in any medium and are due at the Peninsula Job Center in Kenai by Feb. 1.

Prizes will be awarded at the 2007 Job Fair on March 29. Prizes are an iPod for first place, thumb drive for second and Blockbuster gift card for third.

Carving classes offered

Alaska Decoy Co. is offering carving classes through the end of the year, including carving and painting a rainbow trout, mallard, loon, Canada goose, songbird, Christmas ornaments, a soapstone mask and a soapstone bear. For more information, call 398-8233 or 262-4248.

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