February 07, 2007
Sweet Second Saturdays dance and dessert will have a special
Valentine's Day twist on Saturday, February 10. Roger Nelson
will lead a special night of waltz, waltz, waltz for you and
that special someone. Also, calling all crooners to strut your
stuff that night. Love is in the air and those special songs
are wanted for this special dance. Sheet music and donations
are greatly appreciated. Sponsored by Squares and Contras, for
more info call the Arts Council at 225-2211.
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.
Call to artists for public art, "Urban Trees," for the Port of San Diego. The Public Art Program for the Port of San Diego is seeking artists to participate in its fourth "Urban Trees" temporary sculpture exhibit. The port will provide the chosen artists with a 6" diameter, 12-15 foot high steel or aluminum pole to serve as the "trunk" for the Urban Tree. Proposals with a 3-D model are due to the Port of San Diego by 5pm, February 8, 2007. Call (619)686-7246 or visit their website for a full prospectus.
Workshops & Classes:
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
Sitka Fine Arts Camp is
now Open for Registration!
Nationally recognized, multi-disciplinary Sitka Fine Arts Camp
provides excellence in arts education to Alaska's youth and is
now open for registration. Middle School Session for students
going into grades 6-9 is scheduled from June 17 through June
30. High School Session for students going into grades 10-12
is scheduled from July 1 to July 15. Last year over 400 students
from 30 communities throughout Alaska and beyond attended. Space
is limited! To preview the camp or to register online, visit:
or call (907) 747-3085 for more information.
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, .
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.
Biblical and Sacred Storyteller
Tim Coombs visits Ketchikan's
Presbyterian Church. He will be presenting the Gospel of Mark
on Friday, Feb. 16 from 7-9pm at the church, and will hold a
workshop "Storytelling 101" on Saturday, Feb. 17 from
9am-12pm. The Gospel of Mark is free and open to the public,
the workshop is $40. Watch stories come to life and learn how
to use this creative art-form for faith, oral history or community
storytelling. Call 225-3619 for more information and to register,
or visit the website www.ketchikanprebyterian.org
Presbyterian Church gallery features Alaskan Native Art. This month's art show at the Ketchikan Presbyterian Church features seven pieces of Alaskan Native art. It can be viewed at the Presbyterian Church, 2711 Second Avenue, between now and February 18. The show may be seen on Sunday mornings at the church, or on weekdays by calling for an appointment A public viewing of the show will be held at 5 p.m. on February 16, just prior to the church's presentation of The Gospel of Mark, an oral story presentation by Timothy Coombes which is part of The Festival of the North. For an appointment or more information call the church at 225-3619.
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.
Jam to Gospel/ Bluegrass music with Shannon Spring every Thursday night at 7pm at the stARTled Salmon Ketchikan Arts Hatchery in the Salmon Landing Market. Sponsored by Squared and Contras, call 225-2211 for more info.
Jazz Jammin' at the Salmon, hosted by Austin Hays, come jam the night away at the kiosk at Salmon landing, the stARTled salmon Ketchikan Arts Hatchery, starting at 7pm every Friday night. Call the Arts Council for more info, 225-2211.
Rehearsals 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.
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 Five Women Wearing the Same Dress will take place on February 20, 21 & 22, 2007 at 6:30pm the Plaza. This adult-themed comedy calls for five women and one man, aged 20 to mid-thirties. Directed by Sherri Henrickson and sponsored by First City Players, perusal scripts are available, 225-4792.
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.
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 call to artists and further information is available at the Arts Council office and at www.ketchikanarts.org.
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 email@example.com to arrange a time to discuss your proposal ideas and design.
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 and entries must be postmarked by March 31, 2007. Winners will be announced May Day, May 1, 2007
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/
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 <mailto:email@example.com> .
March 2nd is Read Across
American Day and the
library will celebrate the 50th Birthday of "The Cat in
the Hat" beginning at 10:30am. Enjoy guest readers,
crafts and cake. Learn more at www.seussville.com or call the
library at 225-0370.
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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