April 04, 2007
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
First City Players and ActOUT Youth Theatre Program invites you to join the Pevensie siblings - Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter- as they enter the mysterious and magical world of Narnia in the production of C.S. Lewis' timeless classic, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, adapted by Joseph Robinette. Tickets are available at the FCP office or call 225-4792, $15 ad, $10 srs, college, military, $5 st thru 12th gr.
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
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 email@example.com <mailto: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.
On Sale Now!
ActOUT Performance Company
presents The Lion,
the Witch and the Wardrobe on Friday and Saturday, April 6 &
7 at Kahyi, 7pm. Tickets are on sale now from FCP, 225-4792,
$15 Ad, $10 srs., college & military, $5 st. thru 12th grade,
Tickets on Sale for 5 Women Wearing the Same Dress First
City Players presents their spring show Fridays and Saturdays,
April 27 & 28 and May 4 & 5, 2007. Tickets on sale now
at FCP offices, 225-4792 or online at www.ketchikanarts.org/fcp
<http://www.ketchikanarts.org/fcp> . This show will be
held in the new black box theatre space in the Plaza.
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, 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
www.fineartscamp.org or call (907) 747-3085 for more information.
Bigfoot Pottery Studio is in the old Physical Graffiti building, downstairs. Classes and the studios are 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 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.
The Friends of the Ketchikan
Public Library will
have their annual meeting and "Evening of Chocolate"
beginning at 6:30pm on Tuesday, April 10. All are welcome to
attend. Call Judith Anglin at 225-3331 for more information.
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.
Call for Galleries for the Celebration of the Sea Art Walk. Galleries and art related businesses in downtown are invited to participate in this annual event on Friday, May 5. Please contact the Arts Council by April 20, call 225-2211 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Volunteers for the Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show. The SE Alaska Discovery Center is looking for volunteers to staff the Juried Art Show as well as sell art, and take down the show at the end. The opening is April 13 from 5-7pm, and the show will be open every day except Sunday for two weeks. Clean up will happen on Sunday, April 29 for a few hours. Call Leslie Swada at the Discovery Center, 228-6247 or the Arts Council, 225-2211, to sign up or for more info.
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 <mailto: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 <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.
FCP presents 5 Women Wearing
the Same Dress at the
new black box theatre space in the plaza. Author Alan Ball (American
Beauty) has created a masterful and hilarious comedy about five
bridesmaids hiding out from a snooty Knoxville wedding reception.
Playing Friday and Saturdays, April 27 & 28 and May 4 &
5, this play contains adult language and material, parental discretion
is advised. For ticket information call First City Players at
225-4792, or online at www.ketchikanarts.org/fcp .
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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