November 06, 2007
Beauty and the Beast. First City Players is performing the classic musical fairytale 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 and fabulous costumes. Shows are November 2-4, and 9-11, 2007 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $24 for Adults, $20 for Seniors, and $5 for Students, at First City Players at the Plaza. Get them now! For more info, call 225-4792, or visit email@example.com
Within the Ice Now
Showing. The Mainstay Gallery is hosting a new show of work
by Micheal Francis Kelly, an artist from Juneau who creates compelling
black and white photographs of ice formations. Come see prints
as well as books of other exhibitions, a really amazing body
of work! Show runs through the end of November. Call 225-2211
for more information.
First City, The Life and Times of Ketchikan is running through November 18th, 2007 at the Tongass Historical Museum, located at 629 Dock Street. Come see artifacts and learn history from our city's earliest days. For more information, call 225-5600.
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 6pm to midnight. Light dinners and appetizers served from 5pm-9pm. Bring your instrument and join in the music making or just come to listen. For more info, call 225-0246.
Sweet Second Saturdays: Dances will be held 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.
On Sale Now & Reservationa
2007 Winter Arts Faire Booth
begins Wednesday, October 17th. The final deadline for booth
registration is Friday, November 16th.
Upcoming Opportunities: calls, auditions, contests, artist opportunities, etc:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ketchikanarts.org <http://www.ketchikanarts.org/>
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. The October SpeakEasy at Parnassus will feature the works of MJ Turek: poems, narratives, stories. 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.
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/>
The Anchorage Museum seeks Submissions. The Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center seeks artist submissions for the All Alaska Juried Show XXXII. Prospectus available November 15th, Deadline for digital entries is January 1st, 2008, Notification will be on February 1st, 2008, and Deadline for submission of artwork is February 26th, 2008. Artwork will be juried February 27th, 2008. The exhibit opens with a public reception 1-3pm on Sunday, April 20th, 2008. For more information and applications, visit www.anchoragemuseum.org
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.
Opposites Attract: The 22nd Annual Wearable Art Show Call to Artists. Applications for entries in this year's runway show are now available at the Arts Council. Completed applications are due January 23rd, 2008 at 5:00pm for Adult artists, and January 16th, 2008 at 5:00pm for student artists. Grants are available for supplies and shipping, and are due Friday, December 7th, 2008 at 5:00pm. For more information, call the Arts Council at 225-2211.
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/> . Call Jean Bartos 225-9296 or Jackie Keizer 225-8848 for more information.
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.
Workshops & Classes:
Cedar Bark Hat Weaving Workshop. The Totem Heritage Center hosts Cedar Bark Hat Weaving, a workshop instructed by Holly Churchill from November 3-16th. For more information, call 225-5900, or stop by 601 Deermount Avenue.
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.
Meetings and Gatherings:
Friends of the Ketchikan Public Library will meet at 6:30pm on Tuesday, November 6th to discuss the results of the annual book sale and plans for their booth at the upcoming Winter Arts Faire. Refreshments will be served. Call 225-0370 for more information.
The Ketchikan Food Club will meet for ordering at 4:30 pm on Tuesday, November 13th at the Ketchikan Public LibraryOrders may be dropped off at the children's library in advance of the meeting. Call 225-0370 for more information.
The Ketchikan Garden Club will meet at 6:30 pm on Monday, November 19th at the Ketchikan Public Library to plan and prepare Christmas decorations for the Library/Museum Christmas Tree. Call 225-0370 for more information.
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. NO MEETING THIS OCTOBER. Next Meeting is November 20th!
Rainy Day Quilters meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month, at 6:45pm, at Holy Name.
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.
Ketchikan Community Chorus meets every Tuesday starting January 9th from 7-9pm at the Presbyterian Church. Call 247-2356 for more information.
First City Toastmasters meet Thursdays at noon at the Creekside Meeting Center, 640 Park Ave. Come practice your public speaking, guests are welcome!
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.
Family Night at the Library. The AEYC (Association for the Education of Young Children) and the public library presents Family Night beginning at 5:30pm on Thursday, November 15th. Come to the library for food, fun, and free books. Space is limited so free tickets must be picked up in advance at the library. The theme for this month is Fire Safety with a guest speaker from the fire department. Call 225-0370 for more information.
Bearfoot Bluegrass. KAAHC Torch Nights performing arts series presents Bearfoot on Friday, November 16th. Don't miss bluegrass at its best performed by a fresh group whose inventive sound is both traditional and original. Tickets are $15 for adults, and $10 for students and seniors. Get yours at the Arts Council (716 Totem Way, or call 225-2211), Soho Coho, McPherson Music, Madison Hardware, and Tongass Business Center.
"Photographing Wildflowers of Alaska, the Yukon, and British Columbia." Local Photographer MJ Cadle is WILD about flowers! Mary Jane will feature a slideshow of flowers she photographed in Southeast Alaska and surrounding northern areas on Friday, November 16th at 7:00pm at the Discovery Center. She will discuss equipment and techniques for capturing close up photos in adverse conditions. She will be on hand to sign her new 2008 calendar. For more information, call 228-6220.
2007 Winter Arts Faire Booth
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.
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