October 15, 2007
The October Monthly Grind
hosted by Dave Lieben.
This month's Monthly grind features Greg Thomas, Paddy's Leather
Britches, Sam Burrous, Badriyah Bhangra Troupe, and First City
Players-"Beauty and the Beast." Kim Blunt will do a
reading on The Theory of the Spoons. See you at the Tribal House
on the 20th!
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 Cheri Pyles 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 for the beginner to more
experienced quilters, available at varying times. Please call
the Quilt Shop for more information and registration at 225-5422.
Sitka Artisans Market 2007. Commercial booth space is available at Harrigan Centennial Hall for the 7th Annual Sitka Artisan's Market taking place Friday, December 7th through Sunday, September 9th. Rental spaces run from $165-$300 per booth, and deadline for applications is October 22nd. For more information contact Holly Keen at email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or call (907)-966-3066.
Speakeasy: A Monthly Event at Parnassus Books. This is an opportunity to read aloud your own work, or a passage, poem or story written by your favorite author. Join us at Parnassus the last Friday night of each month at 7pm for music by the Rainy Day Recorders. Readings will begin at 7:30pm, refreshments will be served. Sponsored by University of Alaska Southeast and Parnassus Books. Contact Rod Landis at 228-4547 or Maggie Freitag at 225-7690 for more information.
Ketchikan Opera Scholarship. Lessons a' Lallette presents the first annual Ketchikan Opera Scholarship. Male and female contestants, ages 13 to Adult are encouraged to apply for up to 6 months of free lessons. Awards may be split between two deserving contestants who are willing to commit to a practice regimen and weekly rehearsals with the Community Chorus to study the techniques needed for singing opera and other difficult repertoire. Send a short statement about your singing background and goals, a note from a local reference who can verify your need, and a recording of you singing your favorite patriotic tune to Singyourselfhappy@hotmail.com <mailto:Singyourselfhappy@hotmail.com> or Lallette Kistler, 637 Tower Rd, Ketchikan AK 99901. Applications are due October 31st. Contestants will be judged on enthusiasm, potential and financial need.
Perform at the 2008 Northwest Folklife Festival. Participate in the largest free community arts festival in the nation! Apply online to give a performance, teach a workshop, organize a panel or tell a story at the Seattle Center on May 23-26, 2008. Submit your application by visiting www.nwfolklife.org <http://www.nwfolklife.org/> . Click on the link "Performers: Apply On-Line" or submit a paper application by downloading and printing. All applications must be completed on-line or postmarked by November 1, 2007. Call (206) 684-7300 for information and mail application.
The Alaska State Museum seeks Solo Exhibition Submissions. The Alaska State Museum in Juneau is accepting applications from Alaskan artists for solo exhibitions. Artists must send in slides or a CD of images, an exhibit proposal, and a completed application form by November 30, 2007. This opportunity is open to all resident Alaska visual artists working in any media who have not had a solo exhibition at the Alaska State Museum in the past six years. Accepted shows will be announced on December 14, 2007. For applications or more information, visit www.museums.state.ak.us <http://www.museums.state.ak.us/>
Seeking Artists, Writers, and Poets for UAS's Tidal Echoes. UAS seeks submissions for a literary and arts journal published in April 2008. Submissions are open to all Southeast Alaska residents, and are due January 10th, 2008. This year's feature artist will be Ray Troll, and the featured writer is Nora Daunhauer. For submission guidelines, visit www.uas.alaska.edu/humanities <http://www.uas.alaska.edu/humanities> . For more information, contact Emily Wall at (907) 796-6113 or e-mail email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> .
Ketchikan Public Art Works. Submissions are now being accepted for public art works to be installed in three Ketchikan public locations. Deadline for Submission is Wednesday November 28th. Call or e-mail the Arts Council for requests for proposals and more information, 225-2211 email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> or visit www.ketchikanarts.org
Global Art Project for Peace, 8th Biennial Exchange. Create a work of art expressing your vision of global peace and goodwill to exchange with another person or group. Works are displayed in the hometown of each participant both before and after exchange. This is a great experience for classrooms as well as individuals. Registration deadline is February 29th, 2008, and the exchange lasts from March-April 2008. Call (520) 628-8353 or visit www.globalartproject.org <http://www.globalartproject.org/> for more information, or come pick up a brochure at the Arts Council.
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/> .
Rotary International Youth Exchange. Study overseas at a partner high school for one year as part of an international youth exchange. Open to students ages 14-16, all living expenses paid while you live in the home and experience the culture of a fellow participant from another country. For more info, call Marna at 225-7572 or Miquel at 225-3560.
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.
SParks of Inspiration, Celebrate Alaska State Parks in Ketchikan. This juried art show is now showing at the Mainstay Gallery Oct. 5-26, 2007. Works submitted for this exhibit are inspired by the Alaska State Parks of Ketchikan. Come see it at 716 Totem Way, open 10am-6 pm, Monday through Friday, and 10am-6pm the first 3 Saturdays each month. Call 225-2211 for more info.
Monthly Grind at the Tribal House. The Monthly Grind provides a chance for us to enjoy local talent at a friendly venue every third Saturday at 7pm, September through May. Tickets are available at Soho Coho, McPherson Music and TBC. Bring a homemade dessert for a refund. Contact Tom LeCompte 617-0769 or Peggy Hovik 617-5081 for more info.
Bluegrass Every Friday at the New York Café. Stop by for an evening of bluegrass jams every Friday of the winter months from 6-10pm. For more info, call 225-0246.
Sweet Second Saturdays: Dances will be held the every second Saturday of the month at 7pm in the Schoenbar Commons. Donations of $5 will be accepted for those 16 and older.
Jam to Gospel/ Bluegrass music 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.
Spend an Evening with Jim and Jean Strathdee. Jim and Jean are the writers of hundreds of songs and choral pieces, and have toured widely in the U.S., Canada, and Central America giving concerts and conducting choral workshops. They will be giving a concert at 6:30pm on Wednesday, Oct. 24th at First United Methodist Church to benefit Katrina Relief Projects. Tickets are $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for youth and seniors, and $25.00 for families. For more information, call Denita Nelson at 225-8931
Huun Huur Tu: the First Torch Nights Performance of the Season on October 25th. Huun Huur Tu is the foremost international representative of Tuva's musical culture, and transforms the sounds of the natural world into music. Expressed in throat-singing, whistling, or other types of vocal production paired with traditional instruments, Huun Huur Tu creates radically representational music that is both unfamiliar and accessible. Performing October 25th, at 7:30pm at Kayhi Auditorium. Tickets are $17.00 for Adults, $12.00 for Students and Seniors, and $45.00 for a Family Pack. Call the Arts Council at 225-2211 for more information.
Downtown Halloween Party! Bring the kids downtown on Friday night on October 26th for a spooky adventure through Ketchikan. Pick up a map of locations to follow at the Visitor's Borough and visit each one to receive a stamp and participate in a variety of fun Halloween activities at the Discovery Center, Public Library, Arts Council, Lumberjack Show, and the Coast Guard.
Beauty and the Beast. First City Players will perform the classic musical of the beautiful Belle and the enchanted Beast who must learn to love. Directed by Elizabeth Nelson and choreographed by Clare Bennett, with an incredible and talented cast. Shows are November 2-4th, and 9-11, 2007. Tickets are $24 for Adults, $20 for Seniors, and $5 for Students. For more info, call 225-4792, or visit email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
2007 Winter Arts Faire Booth Registration: Pre-registration for 2006 booth holders begins September 17th, while open registration begins Wednesday, October 17th. The final deadline for booth registration is Friday, November 16th. The Winter Arts Faire features local and regional quality, original hand-crafted items and delicious homemade foods. The Winter Arts Faire will take place at the Ted Ferry Civic Center Friday, Nov 23rd from 1 7pm and Saturday, Nov. 24th from 10am 1pm. Come on down to the Arts Council, 716 Totem Way to pick up a registration form. Call 225-2211 for more information.
On Sale Now!
2007-2008 Torch Nights
Performing Arts Series Season Tickets on Sale Now!!
Subscribe to the full season and you can save up to 35% (Arts
Council Members save the most!). This year's events include:
Huun Huur Tu (throat singers from Tuva), Bearfoot (Anchorage-based
bluegrass and acoustic music), Opposites Attract: 22nd
Annual Wearable Art Show, Turtle Island String Quartet (string
jazz quartet), John Gorka & Susan Werner (contemporary American
folk), Marionetas de la Esquina (Mexican puppet company), and
The 11th Annual Gigglefeet Dance Festival. Brochures are now
available at the Arts Council, 713 Totem Way. Deadline to
enter to win Torch Nights season refund with purchase
is Sept 28th at 5pm.
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 the Creekside Meeting Center, 640 Park Ave. Come practice your public speaking, guests are welcome!
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 September 17 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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