August 01, 2007
Annual Blueberry Dish Contest! Enter this annual culinary celebration
of all edible things blueberry. The Arts Council will begin accepting
dishes on Friday, August 3rd and the official deadline to submit
blueberry dishes is by 2pm, August 3rd at the Mainstay Gallery.
Call 225-2211 for more info.
The 10th Annual Gigglefeet Dance Festival. Celebrate the joy and diversity of community dance, performing for two nights at 7:30pm on Friday, Aug. 3 and Sunday, Aug. 5 in the Kayhi Auditorium. Featuring a variety of styles and genres ranging from traditional and classical forms to contemporary, belly-dancing to tap. Local and visiting choreographers will participate. Co-sponsored by the First City Players, Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, and the Arts Council, with the generous support of Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises. Tickets available now at Soho Coho, McPherson Music, Tongass Business Center, Madison Hardware, First City Players and the Arts Council call 225-2211 for tickets and information.
Calling all Poets, Writers and Storytellers for the 17th Annual Richard Brautigan & Dick Whittaker Memorial Trout Fishing in America Poetry Slam and "Ode to A (insert subject matter here) Contest". The contest will take place on Blueberry Arts Festival Sunday, August 5th, at 2pm at the New York Café, at the New York Hotel, hosted by Alaskan Writer Laureate, John Straley. First, second, and third place prizes will be given for readings of original works pertaining, or not pertaining, to this year's theme. Call 225-2211 for more information.
Rootbeer Float Party to end the Summer Reading Club!!!
Join the fun at the library this Friday, August 3rd at 4:30pm.
Call 225-0370 for more information.
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.
The 10th Annual Gigglefeet
Festival Tickets are
now available at The Arts Council, First City Players, Soho Coho,
Tongass Business Center, McPherson Music and Madison Lumber and
Hardware. The shows are at 7:30pm August 3 & 5 at the Kayhi
Auditorium. Call KAAHC for more information at 225-2211.
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.
Upcoming auditions, contests,
artist opportunities, etc:
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. Deadline to submit Friday, Sept. 28 by 5pm at the Arts Council. 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 .
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.
Summer Reading Club presented by the Library features "Get
A Clue At Your Library" and begins June 2 with signups for
children in pre-school through eighth grade and continues through
August 3rd. There are two reading clubs- one for pre-readers
called "Clue Crew Jr." and one for independent readers
called "Get A Clue At Your Library." Prizes are awarded
as readers keep track of book titles and reading time. There
will be a Root Beer Float party to end the Summer Reading Club
on August 3 at 4:30pm. Call for more info 225-0370.
Xaadas Tak'anlang Haida Descendant Dancers: Dances will be held on the second Friday of each month during the summer at the Totem Bight Clan House. Dancing will go from 6:30-7:30 on the following dates: August 10 and September 14. Co-sponsored by Alaska State Parks and Alaska Natural History Association. For more info call 247-8574.
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 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
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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