March 20, 2007
Family Night for March: Is sold OUT!!! Tickets for each
month's event are available after the first of the month at the
library at 225-0370.
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 at McPherson Music, the Arts Council, from Chorus
members and at the door, call 247-2356 more information.
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 <mailto:email@example.com> .
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.
Back to the Beginning is a public slide show to feature vintage
photographs from Ketchikan's history and from the collections
of its residents. This show is in conjunction with Paulu Saari's
Back to the Fifties photography show. Free and open to the public,
Thursday, March 29th, 7pm at the Museum, call 225-5900 for more
ArtAbility: Unique Gifts,
Different Perspectives on display at the Mainstay
Gallery. This exhibit features art from artists with disabilities,
their families and caregivers, and others impacted by disability.
On display through March 30, featured artists are not only from
Ketchikan, but also POW, Juneau and beyond. The Mainstay Gallery
is sponsored by the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council,
call 225-2211 or visit www.ketchikanarts.org <http://www.ketchikanarts.org/>
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.
Story time at the Library
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
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.
Ketchikan General Hospital
Announces T-shirt contest.
Ketchikan is a great place to live and Ketchikan General Hospital
is an exceptional place to work. Help inspire traveling healthcare
professionals to think of Ketchikan as a future home. Design
a t-shirt to do just that and submit your one-color design to
the Human Resources department of the hospital by Saturday,
March 31, 2007. The chosen design will win the creator 2000
Alaska Airlines Miles. For more information contact Jessica
Clark, 225-5171 ext. 7887.
Call for artists for 1% for Art Project in Matanuska: The Mat-Su Borough School District, working with the Municipality of Anchorage is requesting concept proposals for artwork to be commissioned for the interior of the new Houston High School. The total budget is $125,000 and a full prospectus is available at the Arts Council office, or email Jocelyn Young, Curator of Public Art at firstname.lastname@example.org . Proposals must be received by 4pm, April 3, 2007 to the 1% for Art Program, Houston High School, c/o Municipality of Anchorage, 632 West 6th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501.
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, 5-7pm 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 <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto: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,
Booksigning during Celebration
of the Sea. Local Author Captain William B. Hopkins will
sign books from 5-7pm during the Celebration of the Sea Art walk
on Friday, May 4. He has a new book of sea stories hot off the
presses in time for the evening, in addition to his overview
of "Wrangell Narrows, Alaska." Call the Library for
more information, 225-3331.
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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