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The Arts This Week


January 11, 2006
Wednesday AM


This week in Ketchikan:

Lucy Kaplansky
Singer, songwriter

Singer, songwriter Lucy Kaplansky will bring her lovely and commanding vocal performance to the Kayhi Stage, Friday, January 13th at 7:30pm. Her unique blend of rock, folk, country and pop music will captivate audiences of all ages. Tickets on sale at TBC, Soho Coho, McPherson Music, Madison Hardware and the arts council or by phone at 225-2211.

Friday Night Insight Programs at the SE Alaska Discovery Center: Every Friday night, 7 - 8pm. January 13th Program: "Ketchikan Ladies Trails Association Adventure: Exploring the Stikine River and Beyond" presented by Sher Schwartz.

An Evening with Anne Philips and Matt Perri at The Other Place in the New York Hotel. Enjoy wine tasting, catered hors d'oeuvres and delightful music on Saturday, January 14th at 7:30pm. $25 per person, tickets available at First City Players, Bar Harbor Restaurant, and The Other Place. Seating is limited so don't wait to get your tickets and enjoy an intimate encounter with a charming pair of New York City cabaret performers.

Call for Artists for the 2005 Wearable Art Show! Amazingly enough it is time to start thinking about your wearable pieces and get ready to fill out that paper work. The next registration deadline is January 20th for artists under 18, and January 27th for regular registration. Call 225-2211 for more information or stop by 716 Totem Way to register.


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Sweet Second Saturdays
dance and dessert, Saturday, January 14th, at the Crow's Nest. $5 at the door, no experience necessary, live caller and instruction provided, music starts at 7pm.

Tickets on Sale Now!

Singer and songwriter Lucy Kaplansky tickets on sale at TBC, Soho Coho, Madison, McPherson Music, and the Arts Council, or by phone 225-2211.

8th Annual Evening of Jazz and Cabaret tickets on sale at First City Players or by phone at 225-4792.

The 20th Annual Wearable Art Show Flashback tickets now on sale at the Arts Council, or by phone at 225-2211. Starting Dec. 16th at TBC, Soho Coho, Madison, and McPherson Music. Get 'em while they last!

Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir will perform February 26th, and tickets for that performance are available at the Arts Council or by phone at 225-2211.
Workshops & Classes:

Beading, Knitting, and other fabric art workshops will be available this winter through The Bead and Yarn Shoppe located in Salmon Landing Market. Call The Shoppe at 225-2358 for registration and information.

Quilting classes: The Silver Thimble Quilt Shop is hosting a variety of quilting classes from the beginner to more experienced quilters, available at varying times. Please call the Quilt Shop for more information and registration at 225-5422.

Totem Heritage Center Native Arts Studies Program Spring Registration: Register for spring classes through the Heritage Center. Registration can be completed by phone (907-225-5900), online at, by fax (907-225-5901) or in person at 621 Deermount.

UAS Registration: Art classes offered at the University this spring semester include, Watercolor Basics and Watercolor Painting with Adell Bruns, stained glass with Rick Erdrich, drawing portraits with Dave Rubin, and Painting with Acrylics with MJ Turek. Projects from these classes will be a part of the May gallery show at the Mainstay Gallery. For more information contact UAS at 225-6177, or to register 225-4511.


Coming Soon:

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Kevin Locke
Photo courtesy IXTLAN Artists Group

An Evening of Jazz and Cabaret with Anne Phillips, Bob Kindred, and Matt Perri and your friends and neighbors on January 20th, and 21st, 2006 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center and Sunday, January 22nd at Kayhi. The performances are the culmination of two week long workshops with wonderful professional jazz musicians from New York City. Sponsored by First City Players 225-4792, call for more information or tickets by phone.

Kevin Locke Performance on Thursday, January 26th at 6:30 in the Kayhi Auditorium. The performance is free and a dessert reception with Kevin Locke will follow. Kevin Locke is a National Endowment for the Arts award recipient. His performance will include songs, storytelling, flute playing and hoop dancing. Sponsored by the Ketchikan Indian Community, the Arts Council, the Ketchikan School District and Cape Fox Heritage. Call 617-1852 for more info.

Monthly Grind, Saturday, January 28th, 7pm at the Saxman Tribal house. Live local talent, dessert and coffee, all for just $5 per adult, and $1 for kids. Buy a ticket, bring a homemade dessert and get a refund.

Mad Hatter Tea Party at the Ketchikan Public Library. January 28, at 3 PM downstairs in the Annex. Prepare for fun and zaniness for all!!!

Friday Night Insight Programs at the SE Alaska Discovery Center: Every Friday night, 7 - 8pm.

January 20: "Exploring the Big Island - Prince of Wales Island, AK" presented by Dennis Benson of the US Forest Service.

January 27: "Observations from Liberia's Rainforest" presented by Ken Pearson, Law Enforcement Officer with the US Forest Service.

The Bookstore will be open each night.

The 20th Annual Wearable Art Show Flashback will once again showcase wearable art pieces from artists both near and far. Showing on February 3rd, 4th and 5th, this Ketchikan success story is unforgettable and wild. Don't miss this opportunity to see these artists shine, and FLASH you with their ideas of grandeur. Tickets on sale now at TBC, Soho Coho, Madison Hardware, McPherson Music and the Arts Council or by phone at 225-2211. Don't wait, tickets go fast!

Ongoing attractions:

Story time at the Library continues regularly throughout the year on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 10:30am. After some playtime, the librarian reads stories, sings songs, does finger plays and shows a short film beginning around 10:40 am. This program is appropriate for infants through pre-school age children.

How the Ink Feels on display. This exhibit features a collection of letterpress broadsides illuminating poetry and prose by distinguished American writers, on display through January 25th. Featured at the Mainstay Gallery at 716 Totem Way. The Mainstay Gallery is sponsored by the Arts Council. For more information on this traveling exhibit, stop by or call 225-2211.

Raucous: Everything Raven by Evon Zerbetz will be on display at the Tongass Historical Museum, October through January 29, 2006. Call 225-5600 for more information. Winter Hours are Wednesday - Friday, 1:00 - 5:00 PM Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM.


Upcoming auditions, contests, artist opportunities, etc:

Opportunities to serve at the Arts Council! KAAHC Committees: The Wearable Art Show and Mainstay Gallery committees are looking for new members. Please contact the new Wearable Art Show Chair Karen Brand at 225-5681 or, or the new Mainstay Gallery Chair Marilyn Lee at 225-8156 or for more information on how to contribute to these great committees.

KAAHC Board of Directors: The Arts Council Annual Meeting is coming up shortly and the board of directors will be holding elections for board positions at that meeting. If you are interested in serving on this vibrant board, please turn in a letter of intent to run for the board to the arts council by December 6th. For more information about any of these groups call 225-2211.

Call for Quilts for Quilting in the Rain XV Quilt Show. Pick up an entry form at Silver Thimble or Rainforest Crafts. Entries due by Feb. 3rd, 2006 at Silver Thimble or Rainforest Crafts. No late entries accepted. Call either store for more information.

Calling all writers: interested in getting together to write and talk about your writing with others? Call Elizabeth Flom to get something started or get involved, 247-1313.

Call for Plays for 2006 Play Lab: The Last Frontier Theatre Conference Play Lab is looking for writers to submit plays to be presented in the Play Lab. Submissions must be received by February 1, 2006. For more information and submission requirements visit their website at or email the Conference Coordinator at

Artist in Residence: Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking applications from visual artists for the 2006 Artist-in-Residence Program. Entries will be accepted with postmarks dated November 15, 2005 through January 31, 2006. Application information is available on the park website at or by contacting the Murie Science and Learning Center at (907) 683-9532.

Alaska Positive 2006 celebrates 36 years with its 2006 show. The statewide juried photographic exhibition encourages the practice of photography as an art form in Alaska. Deadline for entries to the Alaska State Museum in Juneau is February 13th, 2006 at 3:30pm. For more information and registration forms, send and email to or call (907)465-2901.

ASCA Grant application Due dates are quarterly, the next being March 1st. All small grants applications are available online at

Solo Exhibitions for The Alaska State Museum are now being accepted from Alaska artists. Deadline for receipt of submissions is March 8, 2006. For more information and registration guidelines visit

Attention all Artists: Call for Public Art through the Anchorage Museum of history and art. All needed information for this and other opportunities can be found at


Meetings and Gatherings:

The Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council Board of Directors meets the third Tuesday of every month at 6pm at the Mainstay Gallery, 716 Totem Way.

Rainy Day Quilters meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 6:45pm, at Holy Name.


Coming attractions:

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Pam Houston

Author Pam Houston will have a presentation and book signing at the Ketchikan Public Library on Thursday February 9th at 7 p.m. Houston is the author of many books including "Cowboys Are My Weakness", "Sight Hound", and "Walking the Cat". This event is sponsored by the Library, with books provided by Parnassus Books. For more information contact the Library at 225-3331.

Rainy Day Quilter's presents Quilting In the Rain XV, February 11th from 10am - 8pm and 12th from 12pm - 4pm at the Plaza. Fee admission and a Quilt raffle. Call the Silver Thimble or Rainforest Crafts for more information.

Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council Annual Meeting: February 17th at the Pioneer Hall for new, current and renewing members of the Arts Council to gather and take care of business and celebrate the arts. Refreshments and music will begin at 6:30, with hors d'ouerves by Chef Tim. Call to order will be at 7pm. Awards will be given to the Volunteer of the year, the Arts Business of the Year, and the Business of the Year. Call the Arts council for more info, 225-2211.

Fundraising Auction sponsored by the Ketchikan Outdoor Recreation and Trails Coalition (Trails Coalition) and Leask Users Coalition will be held on Friday, February 17, 2006 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center at 6:00 pm. Local musicians, free drinks, hours devours and door prizes await you! To donate to or volunteer for the auction, contact Laura Baker at 617-4310.

Monthly Grind, Saturday, February 18th, 7pm at the Saxman Tribal house, special Valentine's Day Edition. Live local talent, dessert and coffee, all for just $5 per adult, and $1 for kids. Buy a ticket, bring a homemade dessert and get a refund.

Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir performs February 26th. This Grammy-nominated group will showcase African music as well as spirituals, gospel, soul, and contemporary pieces on the Kayhi Stage at 7:30pm. Tickets are now available at TBC, Soho Coho, Madison, McPherson Music, and at the Arts Council or by phone at 225-2211.



Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council


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