March 14, 2007
Art of the Passion of Christ, a lecture narrated by local artist Mary Ida Henrikson will be featured on Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m at the Ketchikan Presbyterian Church. The presentation will feature slides of historical paintings featuring Lenten and Holy Week themes, including the last supper, arrest and trial, scourging, and crucifixion. Henrikson will narrate the presentation with information regarding each piece's uniqueness. Located at 2711 2nd Ave, the Presbyterian Church welcomes all to this special presentation. Please note the change of date from the 27th of Feb. Call the church at 225-3619 for more information.
March Monthly Grind has a St. Paddy's Day feel, on the night of March 17, 2007, and is sure to please. Local talent will perform at the Saxman Tribal House starting at 7pm. Adults $5, Children $1, buy a ticket, bring a homemade dessert and get a refund. Tickets available at TBC, Soho Coho and McPherson Music.
Spring Break Weaving and Carving classes for Youth March 18 23, 10 AM - 2:30 PM. Holly Churchill will be leading a weaving class for youth ages 10-18 years old at the Totem Heritage Center. Carving for Youth taught by Donald Varnell is available for youth ages 14-18 years old. Each class fee is $50.00 which includes materials. Don't let your Spring break pass you by without taking a hold of this opportunity. Call the Heritage Center today to register, 225-5900.
On Sale Now!
Steppin' Out '07 presented by the Ketchikan Community
Chorus will be sure to get your toes a-tappin'! Tickets are
now on sale, call 247-2356 for ticket outlet information, tickets
will also be available at the door!!!
Workshops & Classes:
Join Lorraine Torrence &
Rainy Day Quilters
for a trunk show of quilts and fashions on Thursday, March 22nd,
Holy Name Church Parish at 7pm. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Lorraine will be teaching classes featuring her techniques.
Sign-up at Silver Thimble and Rainforest Crafts, all are welcome,
225-5422 or 247-2738 for more info or to register.
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.
Bigfoot Pottery Studio has moved to the old Physical Graffiti building, downstairs. Classes and the studios are available again. 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 The Shoppe 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.
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.
Family Night for March: The Association for the Education
of Young Children- Southeast Alaska (AEYC), KTOO, and the Ketchikan
Public Library present "Family Night" at 5:30pm on
March 22. The theme this month is birds and Jerry Thompson will
bring birds that are being rehabilitated from injuries. There
is a 100 ticket limit for this event and free tickets
are available in advance from the children's library.
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.
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.
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
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/ <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 firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
Art Potpourri 2007 at the Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center happens June 15- August 15 and they are calling for artists to submit entries. Alaska artists, authors, craftspersons, illustrators and food vendors are all encouraged to apply by 6pm on Wed., April 4. Entries can be mailed to Anchorage Museum Shop, Attn: Georgia Blue, 121 West 7th Ave, Anchorage, AK 99501. More information is available from Georgia at (907)343-6195 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Call to Artists for Piñatas! PATCHWorks is calling artists working in all media to design and decorate piñatas for their Cinco de Mayo Fiesta and Fundraiser. The piñatas will be sold and/or auctioned to raise money for PATCHWorks. Piñatas are due on Friday, April 20th at 5256 N. Tongass Hwy. If you have questions or need help contact Karen Eakes at 225-4350 or Dawn Rauwolf at 247-6443 or paerluS@hotmail.com .
Cordova Historical Society and Museum put on Fish Follies, 2007. In celebration of Cordova's Fisheries Heritage, the Museum will host a juried national art show. Open to all artists 18+ working in all media, the show's theme is anything fishy; oceans, water, fishing or seafood related. Entries must be postmarked by April 25, First Class USPS only. For a full prospectus, stop by the Arts Council at 716 Totem Way, email the museum at email@example.com or call (907)424-6665.
Crafts Weekend 2007 at the Anchorage Museum at the Rasmuson Center will be held November 23, 24 & 25, 2007. This is a juried crafts show open to Alaskan artists, working in all forms of fine crafts. Submissions are now being accepted through May 31, 2007 by 6pm, this is not a postmark date. Full submission details are available at the Arts Council or call Georgia Blue at (907)343-6195. Mail completed entries to: Anchorage Museum Shop, attn: Georgia Blue, 121 West 7th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501.
Kayhi Music presents Two concerts for spring from the Kayhi
Music Department. On April 10, the jazz ensemble, jazz choir,
solo performers and small ensembles will be showcased on the
Kayhi Auditorium. April 17 is the next concert featuring the
music from the wind ensemble, symphonic band and the concert
choir. Come out to see these young artists perform. Call the
High School for more information, 225-9815.
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.
First City Toastmasters meet Thursdays at noon at 111 Stedman Suite 101.
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 105.3. Listen to news about the library, books, and book reviews.
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