November 27, 2007
"Nobody is Perfect,
Have you ever wondered how the fanciful melodrama the "Fish
Pirate's Daughter" got started? Find out on Friday, November
30th at the Discovery Center. John Shay has been involved
since the beginning (45 years ago!) and will share the history
of Ketchikan's most famous hometown production. For more information,
Within the Ice Now Showing.
FINAL WEEK! The Mainstay
Gallery is hosting a show of new work by Michael 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 November 30th. Call 225-2211 for more information.
Storyhour at the Library
throughout the year on 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.
Different story themes each week! This program is appropriate
for infants through pre-school age children. Please note that
there will be no Storyhour on Tuesdays until further notice.
Call 225-0370 for more information.
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.
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
Saturday is Open Mic Night at Wired Alaska Internet Café. From 7-10pm every Saturday, come out to the Internet Café between the Police Station and the tunnel on Grant. Call 225-6119 for more information.
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.
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.
Homemaking Arts Classes available now. Sign up for two to three week sessions learning Calligraphy, Needlework, Sewing, and Quilting. Ages, dates, locations and times vary. Call Trudy at 225-0401 or 617-2748.
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:
Ketchikan Community Concert Band meets every Monday from 7-9pm at McPherson Music. Call 225-3650 to reserve your space or for more information.
Ketchikan Community Chorus meets every Tuesday from 7-9pm at the Presbyterian Church. Call 247-2356 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. Next Meeting is January 22nd! There are OPEN seats on the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council Board. Please call or email to get an application to be on the best Board of Directors we know!!!! 225-2211, email@example.com
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!
Yarn Bee. One Sunday each month in the adult library from 1-3 pm. (December 23rd). Each session will begin with a short presentation about new knitting, crochet and craft books at the library, then participants will be free to socialize and work on projects. Refreshements will be served. Call 225-0370 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.
On Sale Now!!
2007-2008 Torch Nights Performing
Arts Series Season
Tickets on Sale Now!! Subscribe to the rest of the season and
you can save up to 35% (Arts Council Members save the most!).
This year's remaining events include: 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 available
at the Arts Council, 716 Totem Way, 225-2211.
Inside Passages ON SALE NOW! This year's publication, a project of the Ketchikan Writer's Forum, is a showcase of poetry, short stories, and artwork created by local writers and artists, as well as several creative talents from the States. You may discover the work of someone you know! Stop by the Arts Council, 716 Totem Way, to pick up your copy. For more information, call 225-2211.
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 <mailto:email@example.com> or visit www.ketchikanarts.org <http://www.ketchikanarts.org/>
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org <mailto:email@example.com> .
Wearable Art Extravaganza. The Juneau Arts and Humanities council is seeking submissions for "Mechanical Marvels," Runway Show and Silent Auction. Applications are due January 15th, 2008. Artists of all ages using any media are encouraged to enter, theme is not mandatory, and applications require an entry fee of $25 and includes one regular ticket to the performance of your choice. Shows are Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 8pm, and Sunday, February 10th, 2008 at 3pm. For more information, contact the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council at (907) 586-2148. Send submissions to 350 Whittier St. Suite 101, Juneau AK 99801.
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, 2007 at 5:00pm. For more information, call the Arts Council at 225-2211.
Sam Pitcher Music Scholarship: "Providing opportunities for Ketchikan youth to attend summer music programs" This scholarship was established to honor the memory of Seming "Sam" Pitcher, a gifted young man who was active in the various music programs available in Ketchikan. Awards of up to $1,000 will be provided to a Ketchikan youths in grades 7-12 for use at a summer music program. Awards will be paid directly to the program in the name of the applicant, and are based on the applicant's musical ability, goals, motivation and to a lesser extent, financial need. It is the applicant's responsibility to research and provide requested information to the selection committee. Send in a completed application, a minimum of two reference forms (one completed by a music instructor!) to Sam Pitcher Music Scholarship c/o KAAHC, 716 Totem Way, due February 15th, 2008. Finalists must audition in February. Call 225-2211 for more information.
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 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 . Call Jean Bartos 225-9296 or Jackie Keizer 225-8848 for more information.
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.
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.
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