July 18, 2007
Ketchikan, Alaska - Ketchikan's own melodrama, Fish Pirate's Daughter, will be held at the Ted Ferry Civic Center this year, including an all-you-can-eat crab feed and a no-host bar. Shows are July 20, 21, 27 & 28 with doors opening at 7pm, dinner beginning at 7:30pm and the play starting at 8pm. Call First City Players to make reservations at 247-4792 or purchase tickets online.
Calling all dancers and choreographers for the 10th Annual Gigglefeet Dance Festival:. The Gigglefeet Dance Festival will be held at the Kayhi Auditorium on August 3 & 5 at 7:30pm. Contact FCP, KTB or KAAHC for more information or go to www.ketchikanarts.org for registration forms and information. Rehearsal space is available through Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, call to schedule: 225-9311. Performance pieces must be registered by July 20th with Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, the Arts Council or First City Players.
Friday Family Film Series. Families can enjoy free popcorn and lemonade during the Library's Friday Family Film Series this summer beginning at 4:00pm on Fridays July 20, and 27. Films featured will include, Spy Kids, Harriet the Spy, Catch That Kid, Scooby-Doo and the Loch Ness Monster, Agent Cody Banks, and Get A Clue. Call the children's Library for more information 225-0370. This Friday's featured film is Scooby-Doo and The Lochness Monster.
Harry Potter Party at the Library. In celebration of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" the library will host a Harry Potter Party on July 21 at 11:00am. Join the librarians and other Harry Potter fans for games, treats, an excerpt from the new book and door prizes. There will be prizes for the best costumes of patrons dressed like Harry Potter characters. Call for more information, 225-0370.
Call for Bands!!! Calling all bands interested in the Blueberry Battle of the Bands competition and show on Saturday, August 4th during the Blueberry Arts Festival. Cash prizes are available for best performance and best original blueberry song. Call the Arts Council for more information, (907) 225-2211 or online at www.ketchikanarts.org <http://www.ketchikanarts.org/> and download the registration and festival information. Please register by July 25th, space is limited.
Joy Ride: Contemporary Northwest Coast works.
Throughout the month, the Mainstay Gallery will be hosting Joy
Ride, an exhibit of young Northwest Coast Native artists who
seek to unite tradition with the contemporary world. The participating
artists in the show are Stephen Jackson (Tlingit), Donny Varnell
(Haida), Sheldon Skillie (Haida/Lakota), and Fred Trout (Tlingit).
This exhibit is free and open to the public, open for viewing
Monday-Friday, 10am 6pm through July 27. Call 225-2211
for more information.
Art Potpourri at the Anchorage Museum. Celebrating Alaska artists demonstrating and selling their artwork in the Atrium at the Anchorage Museum June 15 August 15, 2007. Open 10am-6pm. Featuring contemporary and traditional visual and literary arts. Visit www.anchoragemuseum.org <http://www.anchoragemuseum.org/> or call 907-343-6163 for more information.
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 Squares and Contras, call 225-2211 for more info.
Jazz Jammin' at the Salmon, hosted by Austin Hays, come jam the night away at 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
Fish Pirate's Daughter Tickets Now Available! Ketchikan's own melodrama will be held at the Ted Ferry Civic Center this year, including an all-you-can-eat crab feed and a no-host bar. Shows are July 20, 21, 27 & 28 with doors opening at 7pm, dinner beginning at 7:30pm and the play starting at 8pm. Call First City Players to make reservations at 247-4792 or purchase tickets online at ketchikanarts.org/fcp.
2007 Blueberry Arts Festival
T-shirts are now available.
Give us a call or stop by 716 Totem Way to purchase your one-of-a-kind
Blueberry keepsake. This year's design is by Patricia and Chris
Rose, check it out at www.ketchikanarts.org <http://www.ketchikanarts.org/>
, go to Programs and Events.
Workshops & Classes:
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 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.
KVB Summer contest to bring visiting groups to Ketchikan. Submit your ideas of potential groups to bring to Ketchikan through August 31st, and if we succeed in booking your idea, you will be entered to win a pair of season tickets to the Arts Council's 2007-2008 Torch Nights Performing Arts Series. Call Anna Marie Mestas, KVB Events & Meetings Coordinator, at 225-6166 or firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com>
SParks of Inspiration, Celebrate Alaska State Parks in Ketchikan. This juried art show will take place at the Mainstay Gallery Oct. 5-26, 2007. Free for Arts Council members and students, or $25 for non-members. Works submitted for this exhibit must be inspired by the Alaska State Parks of Ketchikan. Visit www.ketchikanarts.org for more information, including guidelines. First Place Prize is $75 cash, and Second Place Prizes are by category and in the amount of $50 each. Call 225-2211 for more info.
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 <http://www.ketchikanarts.org/> .
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.
Harry Potter Party at the
Library. In celebration
of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" the library
will host a Harry Potter Party on July 21 at 11:00am. Join the
librarians and other Harry Potter fans for games, treats, an
excerpt from the new book and door prizes. There will be prizes
for the best costumes of patrons dressed like Harry Potter characters.
Call for more information, 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 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 in September 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.
Arts Council seeks Operations
Manager. The Operations
Manager coordinates administrative activities of the KAAHC, and
works with the ED and Board to maintain and increase the financial
strength and stability of the KAAHC. Specific responsibilities
include membership, advertising, bookkeeping, and grants management.
The Operations Manager also coordinates certain umbrella and
program activities of the KAAHC. These activities involve extensive
contact with the public. Strong interpersonal, computer, organizational,
problem-solving, and communication skills (written and verbal)
required. Positive attitude; commitment to the arts and community
access; and ability to juggle competing demands and meet deadlines
required. Bachelor's degree preferred. Submit cover letter, resume,
and application, including list of references, to: Ketchikan
Area Arts & Humanities Council, 716 Totem Way, Ketchikan,
AK 99901. Job description and application available at www.ketchikanarts.org
(job link on left). The position will remain posted until filled.
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