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Ketchikan Arts This Week


December 12, 2005

This week December 12, 2005 - December 19, 2005:

Annual pre-school Holiday Party at the Totem Heritage Center will be on Tuesday, December 13, 2005. Join in the holiday spirit with native storytelling and songs. Visit with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas! Three sessions: 9:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 1:00 PM Call 225-5900 for reservations

Friday Night Insight Programs at the SE Alaska Discovery Center: Every Friday night, 7 - 8pm. December 16: "Fall Bird Migration in Ketchikan" presented by Andy Piston from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game will give an overview of the typical fall bird migration in Ketchikan.

Bending Towards the Light brought to you by First City Players and the Ketchikan Community Chorus, features the traditional Christmas story in a fusion of holiday joy, spirituality and jazz history. This holiday extravaganza and West Coast Premiere will be performed on December 16th, 7:30pm and December 18th, 3pm at the Presbyterian Church. Call 225-4792 for more information and tickets.

Monthly Grind, Saturday, December 17th, 7pm at the Saxman Tribal house. Live local talent, dessert and coffee, all for just $5 per adult, and $1 for kids. Buy a ticket, bring a homemade dessert and get a refund.

Call for Artists for the 2005 Wearable Art Show! Amazingly enough it is time to start thinking about your wearable pieces and get ready to fill out that paper work. The next deadline is January 20th for registrations of pieces by artists under 18. Call 225-2211 for more information or stop by 716 Totem Way for a grant application and/or registration form.

Art Feeds the Spirit of the Holidays Mainstay Gallery Holiday food drive. Donate canned food items to the Arts Council before December 14th and it will be given to those in need this holiday season. Stop by and see the food artfully displayed until the 14th at the Mainstay Gallery, 716 Totem Way.


Tickets on Sale Now!

Bending Towards the Light: A Jazz Nativity! Available at Soho Coho, TBC, Madison, McPherson Music and the Arts Council and First City Players for FCP members. Call 225-4792 for more info.

Singer and songwriter Lucy Kaplansky tickets on sale at TBC, Soho Coho, Madison, McPherson Music, and the Arts Council, or by phone 225-2211.

The 20th Annual Wearable Art Show Flashback tickets now on sale at the Arts Council, or by phone at 225-2211. Starting Dec. 16th at TBC, Soho Coho, Madison, and McPherson Music. Get 'em while they last!

Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir will perform February 26th, and tickets for that performance are available at the Arts Council or by phone at 225-2211.


Workshops & Classes:

Collograph Workshop with Evon Zerbetz. Saturday, January 7th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM. There is no cost; however reservations are required for limited spaces available. Phone 225-5900 to register or for more info.

Beading, Knitting, and other fabric art workshops will be available this fall through The Bead and Yarn Shoppe located in Salmon Landing Market. Call The Shoppe at 225-2358 for registration and information.

Quilting classes: The Silver Thimble Quilt Shop is hosting a variety of quilting classes for the fall and early winter. From the beginner to more experienced quilters, classes are available at varying times. Please call the Quilt Shop for more information and registration at 225-5422.

Totem Heritage Center Native Arts Studies Program Spring Registration: Register for spring classes through the Heritage Center. Registration can be completed by phone (907-225-5900), online at www.city.ketchikan.ak.us/museums/departments_totem, by fax (907-225-5901) or in person at 621 Deermount.

UAS Registration: Art classes offered at the University this spring semester include, Watercolor Basics and Watercolor Painting with Adell Bruns, stained glass with Rick Erdrich, drawing portraits with Dave Rubin, and Painting with Acrylics with MJ Turek. Projects from these classes will be a part of the May gallery show at the Mainstay Gallery. For more information contact UAS at 225-6177, or to register 225-4511.


Coming Soon:

Preschool Christmas Party at the Library on December 23rd at 10:30am. Call the library for more information 225-0370.

Sweet Second Saturdays dance and dessert, Saturday, January 7th, at the Crow's Nest. $5 at the door, no experience necessary, live caller and instruction provided, music starts at 7pm.

Singer, songwriter Lucy Kaplansky will bring her lovely and commanding vocal performance to the Kayhi Stage, Friday, January 13th at 7:30pm. Her unique blend of rock, folk, country and pop music will captivate audiences of all ages. Tickets on sale at TBC, Soho Coho, McPherson Music, Madison Hardware and the arts council or by phone at 225-2211.

An Evening of Jazz and Cabaret with Anne Phillips, Bob Kindred, Paul Meyers and Matt Perri and your friends and neighbors on January 20th, 21st, and 22nd, 2006 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. The performances on these nights are a culmination of two week long workshops with wonderful professional jazz musicians from New York City. Sponsored by First City Players 225-4792, call for more information or tickets by phone.

Monthly Grind, Saturday, January 28th, 7pm at the Saxman Tribal house. Live local talent, dessert and coffee, all for just $5 per adult, and $1 for kids. Buy a ticket, bring a homemade dessert and get a refund.

The 20th Annual Wearable Art Show Flashback will once again showcase wearable art pieces from artists both near and far. This Ketchikan success story is unforgettable and wild. Don't miss this opportunity to see these artists shine, and FLASH you with their ideas of grandeur, tickets on sale now at the Arts Council or by phone at 225-2211. Starting December 16th, tickets will be available at TBC, Soho Coho, Madison Hardware, and McPherson Music. Don't wait, tickets go fast!


Ongoing attractions:

Story time at the Library continues regularly 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 age children.

Auddities by Lance Bifoss, featuring mixed media CD jackets paired with his original music, on display at the Mainstay Gallery located at 716 Totem Way through the middle of December. The Mainstay Gallery is sponsored by the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council.

Raucous: Everything Raven by Evon Zerbetz will be on display at the Tongass Historical Museum, October through January 29, 2006. Call 225-5600 for more information. Winter Hours are Wednesday - Friday, 1:00 - 5:00 PM Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Sunday, 1:00 - 4:00 PM.


Upcoming auditions, contests, artist opportunities, etc:

Opportunities to serve at the Arts Council! KAAHC Committees: The Wearable Art Show and Mainstay Gallery committees are looking for new members. Please contact the new Wearable Art Show Chair Karen Brand at 225-5681 or kbrand@fs.fed.us, or the new Mainstay Gallery Chair Marilyn Lee at 225-8156 or omjlee@kpunet.net for more information on how to contribute to these great committees.
KAAHC Board of Directors: The Arts Council Annual Meeting is coming up shortly and the board of directors will be holding elections for board positions at that meeting. If you are interested in serving on this vibrant board, please turn in a letter of intent to run for the board to the arts council by December 1st. For more information about any of these groups call 225-2211.

Auditions for "Chaps!" are coming up on December 12th and 13th at the First Lutheran Church Annex at 7:00 pm. There are roles for 5 men and one woman, four of the men have to sing, one man is silent, and the woman sings. Only one audition date is necessary. Rehearsals begin after the holidays. Call Maria at 225-9655 for more information.

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.

Call for Artists for the 2005 Wearable Art Show! Amazingly enough it is time to start thinking about your wearable pieces and get ready to fill out that paper work. December 9th, deadline for grants and school group registrations for the Matinee Show; January 20th deadline for artists under 18, and January 27th deadline for all other entries.

CALL FOR PLAYS!!! Eccentric Theatre Company is seeking plays by Alaskans for staged readings in its new ALASKA PLAYWRIGHT SERIES at Cyrano's. Submissions are being accepted through December 15.

Mail scripts to: ALASKA PLAYWRIGHT SERIES, Eccentric Theatre Company, 413 D Street, Anchorage, AK 99501. No email submissions, please. Please allow 3 to 6 months for a response. If you have questions, or for submission guidelines please contact Peter Porco at pico@alaska.com.

Call for Artists: Anchorage Museum of History and Art seeking entries for juried exhibition "Planes, Trains & Automobiles: Transportation and Travel in Art," which will open in the Museum's Discovery Art Gallery for Families on June 18, 2006 and run through May 15, 2007. Submissions must be postmarked no later than January 9, 2006. For more information, contact Julie Decker, Guest Curator, at julied@alaskalife.net

Call for Plays for 2006 Play Lab: The Last Frontier Theatre Conference Play Lab is looking for writers to submit plays to be presented in the Play Lab. Submissions must be received by February 1, 2006. For more information and submission requirements visit their website at www.pwscc.edu or email the Conference Coordinator at dmoore@pwscc.edu.

Artist in Residence: Denali National Park and Preserve is seeking applications from visual artists for the 2006 Artist-in-Residence Program. Entries will be accepted with postmarks dated November 15, 2005 through January 31, 2006. Application information is available on the park website at www.nps.gov/dena or by contacting the Murie Science and Learning Center at (907) 683-9532.

ASCA Grant application Due dates are quarterly, the next being March 1st. All small grants applications are available online at www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca.

Attention all Artists: Call for Public Art through the Anchorage Museum of history and art. All needed information for this and other opportunities can be found at www.anchoragemuseum.org.


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.


Coming attractions:

Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council Annual Meeting: for new, current and renewing members of the Arts Council to gather and take care of business and celebrate the arts. Awards will be given to the Volunteer of the year, the Arts Business of the Year, and the Business of the Year. More details coming soon, call the Arts council for more info, 225-2211.

Fundraising Auction sponsored by the Ketchikan Outdoor Recreation and Trails Coalition (Trails Coalition) and Leask Users Coalition will be held on Friday, February 17, 2005 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center at 6:00 pm. Local musicians, free drinks, hours devours and door prizes await you! To donate to or volunteer for the auction, contact Laura Baker at 617-4310.

Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir performs February 26th. This Grammy-nominated group will showcase African music as well as spirituals, gospel, soul, and contemporary pieces on the Kayhi Stage at 7:30pm. Tickets are now available at TBC, Soho Coho, Madison, McPherson Music, and at the Arts Council or by phone at 225-2211.


Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council

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For more information contact:

Sara Lawson
Ketchikan Area Arts & Humanities Council
716 Totem Way, Ketchikan, AK 99901
Tel: 907.225.2211
Fax: 907.225.4330

Email: ketchart@kpunet.net

716 Totem Way is the home of the Mainstay Gallery and the offices of First City Players and the Arts Council.



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