January 22, 2008
"Internment Camp at Ward Lake," Friday Night Insight. During World War II the Japanese invaded the Aleutian chain and the American authorities decided to relocate residents of these islands to southeast Alaska. Over 150 of these displaced people were living at the internment camp at Ward Lake. Follow their historic journey on January 25th at 7:00 pm, as Dave Keiffer reveals their unfortunate plight. Friday Night Insight Programs are open to the public and are free of charge from 7:00-8:00 pm at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. Call 228-6220 for more info.
Opposites Attract: The 22nd Annual Wearable Art Show Call to Artists. THE FINAL DEADLINE APPROACHES! Applications for entries in this year's runway show are now available at the Arts Council. Completed applications for adult artists are due January 23rd, 2008 at 5:00 pm, and student artist entrees were due January 16th, 2008 at 5:00pm. Dress rehearsal attendance is required on Wednesday, January 30th- 5:30 pm for All Ages Performers, 6:30 pm for All Others. You don't have to be an artists or a model to help make this year's WAS happen. Volunteers are needed for many positions. For more information, call the Arts Council at 225-2211.
Kayhi's First Annual Gut Busters. Fill your gut and then bust it! Come to the Kayhi Commons & Auditorium for dinner and a hilarious comedy show. Come support Kayhi Drama and Debate students on Thursday, January 24th. Dinner is from 5:30 to 7:00 pm, Comedy Skits and Improv is from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door, and are $12 per person, $50 for a family of five.
Robert Burns Night. The Old Bar Harbor Caledonia Society is proud to announce Ketchikan's 9th Annual Robert Burns Night. This event is a tradition of Scots worldwide, a special supper and celebration is to be held in honor of Scotland's favorite son and poet. Come to Steamers Restaurant on the 25th of January, doors open at 5:30 pm, program is at 6:00 pm. The bill of fare includes: Baked Salmon Dinner and Dessert, Glorious Haggis presented in full dress, Live Local Loud! Bagpipe music, Stories & Poems & Toasts & Songs & Wonderful Highland Dancers. Everyone is welcome. Come in your plaids, full dress uniforms (military, public service organizations, or fraternal organizations) or your highest finery. Tickets can be purchased at Ketchikan Arts Council, and Steamers Restaurant. Don't delay, seating is limited. Adults $30, Children under 12 $15. Haggis eating contest is an additional $5. For more info, call 247-1979.
Curioser and Curioser! Come celebrate the unveiling of a new mural at UAS Ketchikan Technical Center, 600 Stedman, for the second year in a row. Under the direction of artist Mary Henrikson, students in the Mural Design and Painting class created an interesting and vivid three panel mural for UAS. The unveiling and refreshments will be on Friday, January 25th, at 5:00 pm.
Speakeasy: A Monthly Event at Parnassus Books. This is an opportunity to read aloud your own work, or a passage, poem or story written by your favorite author. This month's Speakeasy, on January 25th, will begin at 5:15 pm with the Rainy Day Recorders. Clare Bennett and Colin Patton will read from 6-7pm, refreshments will be served. Sponsored by University of Alaska Southeast and Parnassus Books. Contact Rod Landis at 228-4547 or Maggie Freitag at 225-7690 for more information.
Mardi Gras Masks for Big Brothers/Big Sisters. At 2:00 pm on Saturday, January 26th in the children's annex, Big Brothers and Big Sisters will be making Mardi Gras Masks. Call 225-0370.
January Yarn Bee. People who create with yarn are invited to a monthly "Yarn Bee" on Sunday, January 27th, in the adult library from 1-3 pm. Each session begins with a short presentation about new knitting, crochet and craft books at the library, then participants will be free to socialize and work on their projects. Refreshments served.
Storyhour at the Library
continues regularly throughout the year on 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. Different story themes each week! This program
is appropriate for infants through pre-school age children.
Please note that there will be no Storyhour on Tuesdays until
further notice. Call 225-0370 for more information.
Bluegrass Every Friday at the New York Café. Stop by for an evening of bluegrass jams every Friday of the winter months from 6pm to midnight. Light dinners and appetizers served from 5pm-9pm. Bring your instrument and join in the music making or just come to listen. For more info, call 225-0246.
Jazz Jammin' at the Salmon, hosted by Austin Hays, come jam the night away at thestARTled salmon Ketchikan Arts Hatchery, starting at 7pm every Friday night. Call the Arts Council for more info, 225-2211
Saturday is Open Mic Night at Wired Alaska Internet Café. From 7-10pm every Saturday, come out to the Internet Café between the Police Station and the tunnel on Grant. Call 225-6119 for more information.
Sweet Second Saturdays: Dances will be held every second Saturday of the month at 7pm in the Schoenbar Commons. Donations of $5 will be accepted for those 16 and older.
Monthly Grind at the Tribal House. The Monthly Grind provides a chance for us to enjoy local talent at a friendly venue every third Saturday at 7pm, September through May. Tickets are available at Soho Coho, McPherson Music and TBC. Bring a homemade dessert for a refund. Contact Tom LeCompte 617-0769 or Peggy Hovik 617-5081 for more info.
Workshops & Classes:
Homemaking Arts Classes available now. Sign up for two to three week sessions learning Calligraphy, Needlework, Sewing, and Quilting. Ages, dates, locations and times vary. Call Trudy at 225-0401 or 617-2748.
Bigfoot Pottery Studio is in the old Physical Graffiti building, downstairs. Classes and the studios are again available at various times. Call Erik at 617-2378 for more information and to register for classes.
Beading, Knitting, and other fabric art sessions are ongoing throughout the year at The Bead and Yarn Shoppe located in Salmon Landing Market. Call Cheri Pyles at 225-2858 for more information.
Sewing, Quilting and other fabric art sessions are available through Rainforest Crafts. For more info and to register call Rainforest Crafts at 247-2738.
The Silver Thimble Quilt Shop is hosting a variety of quilting
classes for the beginner to more experienced quilters, available
at varying times. Please call the Quilt Shop for more information
and registration at 225-5422.
Meetings and Gatherings:
Ketchikan Community Concert Band meets every Monday from 7-9pm at McPherson Music. Call 225-3650 to reserve your space or for more information. Winter rehearsals recommence January 21st.
Rainy Day Recorders meet every Tuesday at 4:30 pm. For information, contact MJ Turek at 225-2592.
Ketchikan Community Chorus meets every Tuesday from 7-9pm at the Presbyterian Church. Call 247-2356 for more information.
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. Next Meeting is our Annual meeting on February 15th!
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 the Presbyterian Church, 2711 2nd Ave (NEW LOCATION!!!). Come practice your public speaking, guests are welcome! Call 225-3519 for more info.
Yarn Bee. One Sunday each month in the adult library from 1-3 pm. (December 23rd). Each session will begin with a short presentation about new knitting, crochet and craft books at the library, then participants will be free to socialize and work on projects. Refreshments will be served. Call 225-0370 for more information.
Book Talk on KRBD Ketchikan each Thursday evening from 6:30-7pm at 105.3. Listen to news about the library, books, and book reviews.
Opposites Attract: the 22nd Annual Wearable Arts Show This Year's Extravaganza at the Ted Ferry Civic Center features three Gala Performances, and one All-ages Matinee. Gala performances are catered events, serving wine and beer as well as refreshments. Doors open at 7:00 pm and performances begin at 8:00 on Thursday January 31st, Friday January 1st, and Saturday January 2nd. The All-Ages Matinee, featuring work by young Ketchikan artists as well as several Gala Acts, is Saturday, January 2nd, doors open at 2:00 pm and performance begins at 3:00. For tickets and information, call the Arts Council at 225-2211. *Sorry, folks, the Friday and Saturday Gala performances are now SOLD OUT!*
Juneau's Wearable Art Extravaganza. Juneau hosts its own version of the WAS, with the theme: Mechanical Marvels. Shows are Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 8pm, and Sunday, February 10th, 2008 at 3pm. For more information, contact the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council at (907) 586-2148.
Seth Kantner! This Alaskan author of "Ordinary Wolves" will be reading and signing at the Ketchikan Public Library. The event will be held on February 16th at 6:30 pm. Books will be available courtesy of Parnassus Books.
Now Showing at the Mainstay
Gallery. A new show of work by Katie Leese, Andrea Hofeling,
and Taylor Taylor is on display for the month of January. These
emerging Ketchikan artists exhibit a tremendous range in style,
subject matter, and media. Come see what the next wave of Ketchikan
artists are up to! The Mainstay is located at 716 Totem Way,
call 225-2211 for more information. We're now open on Saturdays
too! Come see us Monday through Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.
SHOW CLOSES ON JANUARY 25TH!!!
Upcoming Opportunities: calls, auditions, contests, artist opportunities, etc:
Registration for the Sitka Fine Arts Camp is going on NOW. The Sitka Fine Arts Camp announces dates and registration information for its 33rd annual camp, to be held in June and July 2008. The camp features classes in music, theater, dance, writing, visual arts, and Alaskan Native Arts taught by 43 faculty members from all over the country. Students stay at Mt. Edgecumbe High School. Mini Camp for elementary students entering grades 1-6 in the fall will be held Monday, June 9th-Friday, June 13th. The Middle School Camp, for students entering grades 6-9, takes place Sunday, June 15th- Saturday, June 28th. The High School Camp, for students entering grades 9-12, takes place Sunday, June 29th- Sunday, July 13th. Registration for all three camp sessions opened on January 1st, and is on a first-come first-served basis. Online registration is available through the camp website at www.fineartscamp.org, along with a full listing of camp fees. Call (907) 747-3085 to reach the camp office. *Don't forget to apply for scholarships through the Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship!*
Calling All Divas!!! First City Players is currently recruiting Divas for their 2008 Fundraising extravaganza. If you are ready to commit we are ready to offer free enrollment for one Jazz Cabaret workshop or a free private lesson with Anne Phillips or Matt Perri. Limited Availability, CALL NOW! 225-4792
The 17th Annual Quilt Show. Rainy Day Quilters hosts "The Rain Quilt Show" at the Plaza on Saturday February 9th from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, and Sunday February 10th from 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public. The Call for Quilts is on- Pick up your entry form at the Silver Thimble or Rainforest Crafts. Entries are due on February 1st. For more information, Call Jill Bennett at 225-0934 or Dena Smith at 225-7358.
Contemporary Vests Class. Taught by Janice Jackson, classes are held Monday-Friday, from 6-9 pm, running from February 4-15th. Register Now! Class size is limited. UAS Credit is Available. Call 225-5900 for information.
Sam Pitcher Music Scholarship: "Providing opportunities for Ketchikan youth to attend summer music programs" This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Seming "Sam" Pitcher, a gifted young man who was active in the various music programs available in Ketchikan. Awards of up to $1,000 will be provided to a Ketchikan youths in grades 7-12 for use at a summer music program. Awards will be paid directly to the program in the name of the applicant, and are based on the applicant's musical ability, goals, motivation and to a lesser extent, financial need. It is the applicant's responsibility to research and provide requested information to the selection committee. Send in a completed application, a minimum of two reference forms (one completed by a music instructor!) to Sam Pitcher Music Scholarship c/o KAAHC, 716 Totem Way, due February 15th, 2008. Finalists must audition in February. Call 225-2211 for more information.
Mainstay Gallery Call to Artists and Curators for the 2008-2009 Season. Artists and curators of all media are invited to propose group or solo shows of work. The gallery review panel welcomes emerging and established local artists, group displays by students or by artists in the community, as well as curators who propose engaging and challenging exhibits. We can't wait to see what you can do! Proposal requirements and information are available at the Arts Council. The deadline for proposals is Friday, February 29th at 5:00 pm. For more information, call 225-2211.
Global Art Project for Peace, 8th Biennial Exchange. Create a work of art expressing your vision of global peace and goodwill to exchange with another person or group. Works are displayed in the hometown of each participant both before and after exchange. This is a great experience for classrooms as well as individuals. Registration deadline is February 29th, 2008, and the exchange lasts from March-April 2008. Call (520) 628-8353 or visit www.globalartproject.org for more information, or come pick up a brochure at the Arts Council
1st Ever Art to Wear Fashion Show: From Tip to Toe. Curators Jean Bartos and Jackie Keizer invite designers creating art to wear in any media to submit an application for participation. Art to wear entries may include garments, jewelry and accessories such as hats, scarves, shoes, belts, handbags, or other imaginative accents. Completed entry forms must be received at the Mainstay Gallery Friday March 14, 2008 by 5pm. The Fashion Show will take place at the Plaza Mall from 6-8pm, Saturday, April 26, 2008. Works from the Fashion Show will also be displayed at the Mainstay Gallery for the May exhibit. An opening reception will be held at the gallery from 5-8pm, Friday, May 2, 2008. More information to be posted soon at www.ketchikanarts.org . Call Jean Bartos 225-9296 or Jackie Keizer 225-8848 for more information.
Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show, Call for Artists. The Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau is seeking art submissions for a juried show of work inspired by migratory birds of Alaska. Artwork must be inspired by the Spring Migratory Bird List, original artwork cannot have been previously exhibited in Ketchikan, entries are open to all Alaskan artists working in any media, with a maximum of two entries per person. Deadline for entries is Friday, March 28, 2008 at 5pm at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, 131 Front Street. Entry forms are available through the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau and at the Arts Council. For more information and criteria, contact Leslie Swada at 228-6247 or email@example.com
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.
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