January 19, 2007
Funday at the Museum arrives again with ocean-themed art
and science activities for kids of all ages. Happening Saturday,
January 20th 10:00 AM - Noon at the Tongass Historical Museum.
Call the Museum for more info, 225-5600.
Nutcrackers Display ends
soon. Enjoy a fabulous
display of dozens of nutcrackers from the collection of Bonnie
Jacksch's through mid- January in the children's library, 225-0370.
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.
Just for Kids!!! ActOut Winter Theatre classes begin February 10, 2007. Hey kids ages 5 and up, come play in theatrical ways with First City Players. Make all the world a stage with Creative Dramatics for ages 5-6, Beginning Drama for ages 7-8, Intermediate Drama for ages 9 and up, and the ActOut Performance Company for ages 10 and up. Auditions for the Performance Company will be held on Saturday, Feb 3 at 1pm & 3pm at the Plaza, all other classes are open enrollment, but class space is limited to sign up early!!! Call First City Players at 225-4792 for more information and to sign up.
The 23rd Annual Sitka Symposium is currently taking registrations for the June 21st -26th symposium "On the Edge: The Necessity of Beauty." The Sitka Symposium is a gathering that aims to put both written and oral traditions to the service of ideas. This year's symposium features faculty from all over the country including Tom Jay, Barbara Ras, Scott Russell Sanders and Rina Swentzell. Full registration before May 1, is $350, after May 1, $375. Other options are available for specific activities such as the Solstice Dinner Cruise and partial attendance. Book Early for this opportunity to come together to explore the complex ideas and questions of the theme. Register by mail or phone, (907) 747-3794, PO Box 2420, Sitka, AK 99835. Email with questions or concerns, firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
Bigfoot Pottery Studio is Moving to the old Physical Graffiti building, downstairs. Classes and the studios will be available again soon. 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.
Friday Night Insight Programs
at the Southeast Discovery Center every Friday night from 7-8pm.
Annual Robert Burns Night
the poetry and life of Scotland's foremost poet, and gather with
your Old Bar Harbor Caledonia Society friends on Jan. 26 at 6:00pm
at Steamer's Restaurant. The doors will open at 5:30 for cocktails
and haggis. Tickets are available now at Steamer's, the Arts
Council, and through members of OBHCS: $15 under 12 yrs., $30
Been There, Bought That:
art from off the rock
debuted at the Mainstay Gallery on Friday, Jan. 5. This fun exhibit
features works collected by Ketchikan patrons from destinations
outside of Ketchikan. Cultures and media will abound see
works from Bali to Boston complete with background tales of the
meaning of the piece or why it was purchased. Been There, Bought
That will be on display through Friday, January 26.
Read, Vote and Win! Readers in grades 4-12 can participate in the Young Reader's Choice Award contest by voting for their favorite books from the list of nominees over the holiday season and through to Spring. Everyone who votes will be eligible to win one of several Waldenbooks gift cards. Teens can also participate in the Teen Readers Sweepstakes until the end of February and win one of several iTunes gift cards and a chance at national prizes which include free books and author visits. Pick up official ballots and more information in the children's library, or call 225-0370.
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:
Auditions for ActOut Performance Company's The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Saturday, Feb. 3 at 1pm & 3pm at the Plaza. Open to students ages 10-16 years old. Rehearsals will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, Feb 10- April 7 in the afternoons. Class size is limited, call 225-4792 for more information and to sign up for audition times.
Rehearsals begin for The Ketchikan Community Chorus! They will be concurrently rehearsing for "Steppin' Out 2007" a March 24th concert featuring the pop-song medley "Made in The USA" and for Haydn's "Mass in D Minor" (Nelson Mass) scheduled for performance October 20/21. Singers of all experiences welcome. The chorus meets every Tuesday night from 7-9pm at the Presbyterian Church, "Made in the USA" from 7-8, Haydn from 8-9pm. For more information call the arts council 225-2211.
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 <http://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 <mailto:email@example.com> 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.
2007 State-Fish Art Contest
call for entries. Students
across the United States in grades 4-12 have the opportunity
to win recognition and prizes while learning about state-fish
species and aquatic habitats. The State-Fish Art Contest uses
art to spark the imagination of youth while providing lessons
about fisheries conservation. Among other prizes, one "gallery-quality"
winning entry will be used as the design for the 2007 Art of
Conservation Stamp. Proceeds from the sale of the State-Fish
Art conservation stamp are used to support fisheries conservation
and education projects nationwide. Detailed information is available
at www.statefishart.com <http://www.statefishart.com/>
and entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2007. Winners
will be announced May Day, May 1, 2007
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 starting January 9th from 7-9pm at the Presbyterian Church. Call 247-2356 for more information.
Ketchikan Community Concert Band meets every Monday starting January 29th 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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