January 02, 2007
Saturday night dance January 13th and concert Sunday, January 14th
Nathan Williams plays zydeco,
the fast and furious accordion-driven dance music of the Creole
people of South Louisiana, a relatively modern style that emerged
after the Second World War. With its trademark rubboard percussion,
electric guitars and R&B influences, zydeco is distinct from
the fiddle-driven music of neighboring Cajuns.
Zydeco Dance Workshops: Zydeco style dance workshops will be offered January 11 and 12 in preparation for the Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas Torch Nights performance on January 13 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. Beginning workshops will be at 6:00pm and 7:30pm on Thursday, Jan. 11 and again at 6:00pm on Friday, Jan. 12 for about an hour. An advanced workshop will be offered at 7:30pm on Friday, January 12. Space is limited and workshops are $10 each get 3 people signed up and the 4th person is free! Call the Arts Council at 225-2211 to sign up. Tickets for the Jan. 13 (Ted Ferry dance) and 14 (Kayhi concert) are on sale now.
Jazz & Cabaret vocal and instrumental workshops with Anne Phillips, Bob Kindred, Paul Meyers and Matt Perri begin January 15. Available workshops include Cabaret Vocals I, II and III, Jazz Instrumental Ensemble, Electric Blues Guitar, Jazz & Gospel Choir and Jazz 'n Salad. Register with First City Players now through January 12 at 716 Totem Way or call 225-4792.
Bigfoot Pottery Studio is Moving to the old Physical Graffiti building, upstairs. Classes and the studios will be available again this month. Call Erik at 617-2378 for more information. Check here for class availability then, too.
Classes at the Totem Heritage Center: Register for fall classes at the Heritage Center online, by phone, mail or in person, Monday Friday, 8am 5pm 225-5900, www.city.ketchikan.ak.us/departments/museums/totem_native.html
Beading, Knitting, and other fabric art sessions are ongoing throughout the year at The Bead and Yarn Shoppe located in Salmon Landing Market. Call The Shoppe at 225-2858 for more 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.
Nathan and the Zydeco Cha
Chas! Direct from Lafayette,
LA, get ready for a band that's hotter than Tabasco sauce on
a crawdad. The boys will be performing their raucous brand of
accordion driven Zydeco for two nights in Ketchikan. A dance
at Ted Ferry Civic Center will be on Sat., Jan. 13, including
dancing, and no-host bare and Creole cuisine care of Chef Tim,
beginning at 8pm with doors at 7pm. A second concert will be
at Kayhi on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 7:30pm with doors at 7pm. Tickets
are available at the Arts Council and at Soho Coho, McPherson
Music, Tongass Business Center, and Madison Hardware. Call 225-2211
for tickets and to sign up for Zydeco dance workshops.
Shaping Desire is on display now at the Tongass Historical
Museum. Ketchikan-raised ceramic artist Carla Potter returned
to her old hometown with a show featuring her latest work at
the museum. Potter's award-winning ceramics reflect themes drawn
from a lifetime spent near the tidal zone. Her show will be
on display through February 4, 2007. The museum is open from
1-5pm, Wed- Fri, 10am-4pm Sat and 1-4 pm on Sun. For more information
call the museum at 225-5900.
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.
Upcoming auditions, contests, artist opportunities, etc:
Venue for musicians at St. John's Episcopal Church: Members of St. John's are offering the use of the sanctuary for rehearsal and performance space during non service times. Please contact the church office for availability at 225-3680.
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.
Mainstay Gallery 2007- 2008 season Call to Artists. The Mainstay Gallery Committee invites artists and curators working in all media to submit exhibit proposals for the next gallery season. Proposals are due by 5pm, Friday, Feb. 23. A full Call to Artists including guidelines is available at the Arts Council office and online at www.ketchikanarts.org . If you would like assistance or input on your proposal, consultations are available. Call Lacey at 225-2211 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a time to discuss your proposal ideas and design.
ArtAbility Call to Artists. In cooperation with several community groups, the Mainstay Gallery invites artists working in all media to participate in an artful expression of living with disability or as someone who has had further experience with loved ones and friends with disabilities. ArtAbility: unique gifts, different perspectives will be on display throughout March 2007. Entries must be received and registered by Friday, Feb. 16 at the Mainstay Gallery. A full cal to artists and further information is available at the Arts Council office and at www.ketchikanarts.org.
Poster Designers needed for 33rd Annual Alaska Folk Festival. The Alaska Folk Festival Board of Directors is seeking a poster design for the 33rd Festival, held April 9-15, 2007 in Juneau, AK. Poster designs should reflect the spirit of the Festival, is easily reproduced, eye catching and camera ready. Please submit your entries to PO Box 91748, Juneau, AK 99802. Visit http://akfolkfest.org/ for more information.
Annual Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show calling for art for the April 13th opening reception at the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau. Work inspired by Spring migratory birds of SE Alaska is due by 5pm on April 4th at the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau, 131 Front Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901. Cash prizes will be awarded. A full list of eligible birds and guidelines is available by contacting Leslie Swada at 907-228-6247 or email@example.com.
Torch Nights presents Samarabalouf! in concert Saturday,
March 10 at 7:30pm in the Kayhi Auditorium. This delightfully
crazy music trio hails from France and plays original music in
the spirit of world famous Gypsy jazz star Django Reinhardt.
They combine diverse musical influences to deliver one-of-a-kind
dynamic live performances sprinkled with humor, fun for all ages.
Don't miss this event! Call the arts council for more information,
225-2211 or visit the Arts Council website www.ketchikanarts.org
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.
First City Toastmasters meet Thursdays at noon at 640 Park Ave.
Ketchikan Community Chorus meets every Tuesday from 7-9pm at the Presbyterian Church. Call 247-2356 for more information.
Ketchikan Community Concert Band meets every Monday from 7-9pm at McPherson Music. Call 225-3650 to reserve your space or for more information.
Book Talk on KRBD Ketchikan
each Thursday evening
from 6:30-7pm at 105.9. Listen to news about the library, books,
and book reviews.
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