October 18, 2006
Ketchikan, Alaska - This week in Ketchikan the Torch Nights Performing Arts Series presents Cheryl Wheeler in concert. Singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler graces the Kayhi stage in the first of many fine performances of the 2006-2007 Torch Nights season. A brilliant and hilarious storyteller, Wheeler invites the audience of all ages to find their own lives reflected in the sweet spaces of her songs. She will be performing Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 7:30pm in the Kayhi Auditorium. Call 225-2211 for more information and/or to purchase a season ticket. Tickets will be available in October at TBC, Soho Coho, Madison Hardware, McPherson music and the Arts Council. Visit Cheryl's website at www.cherylwheeler.com
The Monthly Grind brings live local talent to the stage again on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 7pm at the Saxman Tribal House. Coffee, dessert and fabulous entertainment all for just $5 for adults, and $1 for kids, buy a ticket, bring a homemade dessert and get a refund.
Friday Night Insight Programs at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center every Friday from 5-7pm. October 20: "American's Rain Forest: A distance Learning Adventure" Brooke Hunt and her former 6th grade students will put on an encore presentation from 2005.
Friends Craft Night: Help make quilted stars to benefit the new library building fund from 6:00-7:30pm, Tuesday, October 24. All supplies are provided and no experience is necessary. Call 225-3331 for more information.
Intergenerational Activities with the Pioneers Home and Boys and Girls Club. These monthly intergenerational activities take place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 1-3pm at the Pioneers Home. This month's theme is Harvest Month, and seniors and youth are invited to decorate bird houses and play bingo with Pioneer Home seniors and Boys and Girls Club youth on Saturday, October 21. All are welcome! Please call Gretchen at 617-4685 with questions.
Workshops & Classes:
Jewelry making workshop with Tina Mander! Local jewelry maker Tina Mander will hold a silver jewelry making workshop on Saturday, November 11 from 1:30pm - 3pm at Alaska Rose in the Plaza. She would love to share her passion for silver crafting with artists of all ages and abilities. To register call 247-4759, $25 fee includes all materials and supplies.
Bigfoot Pottery Studio is Moving to the old Physical Graffiti building, downstairs. Classes and the studios will be available again in November. Call Erik at 617-2378 for more information. Check here for class availability then, too.
Classes at the Totem Heritage Center: Register for fall classes at the Heritage Center online, by phone, mail or in person, Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm 225-5900, www.city.ketchikan.ak.us/departments/museums/totem_native.html .Classes offered - Fall: Cedar Bark Weaving Intermediate & Advanced with Diane Douglas-Willard, Carver's Toolmaking & NWC Project Design with Steve Brown, Beginning Cedar Bark Weaving with Holly Churchill, Drawing for Carvers with Donald Varnell. Spring: Mixed Level Ravens tail weaving with Evelyn Vanderhoop, Intro to NWC Carving with Fred Trout, Coiled Basketry with Carol Douglas, Mold Making for Carvers with Steven Jackson, Cedar Bark Weaving Intermediate & Advanced with Diane Douglas-Willard, Doll Making: NWC Form with Mary Anne Frank.
UAS Art Classes for Fall 2006: Register by phone at 228-4511 or 1-800-550-6177.
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.
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.
Friends Craft Night! Help make quilted stars to benefit the new library building fund on Tuesday, October 24 from 6:00-7:30pm. All supplies are provided and no experience is necessary.
Friday Night Insight Programs
at the Southeast Alaska Discovery Center every Friday from 5-7pm.
Something Interesting to Look At features the works of Joe Piston at the Mainstay Gallery at 716 Totem Way. Joe works with brightly colored acrylics on large canvasses that are sure to catch the eye of gallery patrons and his work will be on display through Friday, October 27, 2006. The Mainstay Gallery is sponsored by the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council, 225-2211.
Metlakatla: Vintage Photographs is on display now through November 19, 2006 at the Tongass Historical Museum, 629 Dock Street. This exhibit features more than 100 images detailing the history and peoples of Metlakatla from 1887 to the 1920s. The museum is open Wednesday - Friday from 1-5, on Saturdays from 10 - 5, and Sundays from 1 - 4. Call the Museum for more info at 225-5600.
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
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.
2006 Winter Arts Faire is just around the corner. Start the 2006 holiday shopping bonanza out right with the 2006 Winter Arts Faire, November 24 and 25 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. Open registration for booth space begins Wednesday, October 25 at 10am at 716 Totem Way. To register or for more information call the Arts council at 225-2211 or stop by the website, www.ketchikanarts.org.
Summit Supports Native Artists. An Alaska Native artists Summit will be held on October 25 2006 at the Egan Center in Anchorage from 8am - 3:30pm to address important issues affecting Alaska's Native Art community. It will be the first summit of this kind in the history of Alaska Federation of Natives Convention. Alaska State Council on the Arts and Alaska Native Heritage Center are Summit co-hosts. More information is available at www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca.
Calling Collectors for Been There, Bought That: a curated exhibit of art from off the rock. The Mainstay Gallery committee invited local collectors and arts aficionados to submit a maximum of two art or craft images for consideration in this January 2007 exhibit. Image submissions must be to the Arts Council by 5pm, Friday Oct. 27 - images may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, or mailed or dropped off as digital CDs or prints to 716 Totem Way, Ketchikan, AK 99901. Pieces must be by artists working outside of Ketchikan and may or may not be selected for display. More information is available at www.ketchikanarts.org or call 225-2211.
Proposals wanted for solo or collaborative art exhibits for Grant Hall & Carr Gottstein Galleries at Alaska Pacific University. Artists are asked to submit proposals with ten 35mm slides of current art work completed within the last three years, exhibit proposal, current resume and a SASE for return of slides. Mail packages to Jannah Atkins, Curator of Exhibits, Alaska Pacific University, President's Office, 4101 University Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508, postmarked by November 10, 2006.
ASCA Grant application due dates are ongoing, with many due on a quarterly basis. The next due date for the next round of arts education initiative, individual and organization grants is December 1st. All grant applications are available online at www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca.
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 640 Park Ave.
Ketchikan Community Chorus meets every Tuesday from 7-9pm at the Presbyterian Church. Call 247-2356 for more information.
Ketchikan Community Concert Band meets every Monday 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 105.9. Listen to news about the library, books, and book reviews.
On Sale Now!
Torch Nights 2006-2007 Season Ticket Subscriptions. Subscribe to a full season of seven wonderful events to reserve your seats at all Kayhi events and for the Wearable Art Show and save up to 35% with a current membership compared to single ticket purchases. Get a family or friends pack and save the most! Flex Pass subscriptions are also available. It is never too late to save with a Torch Nights Performing Arts Series Season ticket subscription! Call 225-2211 for more info or stop by our office at 716 Totem Way.
Play Time 2006-2007 Season Ticket Subscriptions are on sale now from First City Players. Five great shows are included with your season ticket as well as reserved seating at all Kayhi shows. Save up to 34% off with your current membership. Buy early to ensure the best seats. Call 225-4792 to purchase your ticket today!
Cheryl Wheeler in concert. Singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler graces the Kayhi stage in the first of many fine performances of the 2006-2007 Torch Nights season. A brilliant and hilarious storyteller, Wheeler invites the audience of all ages to find their own lives reflected in the sweet spaces of her songs. She will be performing Sunday, October 22, 2006 at 7:30pm in the Kayhi Auditorium. Call 225-2211 for more information and/or to purchase a season ticket. Tickets are available at Tongass Business Center, Soho Coho, Madison Hardware, McPherson music and the Arts Council for $15 adults, $10 students/seniors, $40 family pack, $50 friends pack- Arts Council members save 10% on tickets purchased at the Arts Council. Visit Cheryl's website at www.cherylwheeler.com
American Masterpieces: Art for Alaskans, opening reception Friday, Nov. 3 from 5 - 7 pm at the Mainstay Gallery, 716 Totem Way. This exciting state-touring exhibit features contemporary works by Alaskan artists, working in a variety of media, from the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank of the Alaska State Council on the Arts. This exhibit will be on display through Nov. 8. Sponsored by the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rasmuson Foundation.
KTB Presents the 2006 Nutcracker on the Kayhi Stage. Shows run Friday, December 1 and Saturday, December 2 at 7:30pm. Don't miss this holiday tradition with Clara, Nutcracker and the Sugar Plum Fairy. Call KTB at 225-9311 for more information and tickets.
2006 Winter Art Walk featuring downtown galleries with the works of local, regional and national artists on display. Spend the evening on Friday, December 1 from 5-8pm visiting, shopping and keeping out of the cold in Downtown Ketchikan. Refreshments will be served at most locations where holiday merchandise and cheer await you. For more information or to register your business to take part call 225-2211 or visit our website at www.ketchikanarts.org.
Christmas Invitational Concert
with the Ketchikan
Community Chorus will be on Sunday, December 17 at 7pm at the
Presbyterian Church. Tickets will be on sale at the Arts Council
and McPherson Music beginning December 1 for this holiday concert.
Call 247-2356 for more information.
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