The Arts This Week
December 05, 2006
Ketchikan, Alaska - This week in Ketchikan auditions for Terra
Nova will be held on December 5 and 6 at 6pm in the First Lutheran
Church Annex. Performances will be the first two weekends in
March. Roles for 6 men and one woman, perusal scripts are available
at the First City Players office, 225-4792. This show will be
directed by Elizabeth Nelson.
The 2006 Sam Pitcher Memorial Concert "An Evening of
Jazz and Blues" will be held on Thursday, December 7
at 7pm in the Kayhi Auditorium. This concert will feature the
youth jazz ensembles from Ketchikan and will serve as a fundraiser
for the Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship. For more information
call McPherson Music at 225-3650.
Friday Night Insights at the Discovery Center Friday nights
December 8: "The Gold Miner's Widow: Travel to Treasure".
Come met Maggie Cantonwire, widow of the Klondike, created and
portrayed by Kosia Oshiro.
Wearable Art Show Grant Deadlines. Grants are available through
the Arts Council's Wearable Art Show committee to assist wearable
artists in participating in the 21st Annual Wearable Art Show
on Feb. 1, 2, and 3, 2007. Supply grants to obtain materials
for your creation, as well as travel/shipping grants to assist
artists in shipping their creations or traveling to Ketchikan
are available in awards of a maximum of $150 there are
a limited number of grants available. Applications are available
online and at the Arts Council and are due by 5pm, Friday
Dec. 8, 2006. Call 225-2211 for more info.
American Masterpieces: Art for Alaskans, now showing
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 Friday Dec. 8. Attention teachers and educators:
This exhibit has great fieldtrip potential for art and history
classes. Please contact Lacey Gilbo at 225-2211 for more information
on structuring your visit. Sponsored by the Alaska State Council
on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Rasmuson
Call to Artists for the
2006 Wearable Art Show.
Get ready for Wearable's 21st year, running Feb. 1, 2, and 3,
2006 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. This year's theme is Out
of Line. The Arts Council invites all artists to strut their
stuff and create some wild wearable pieces for the performances.
Adult entries must be registered by 5pm, Wed., Jan. 24,
student/child entries by 5pm, Wed., Jan. 17, and classroom
entries by 5pm, Friday, Dec. 8, 2006. Registration forms
are available online and at our office. Supply and Travel/Shipping
grants are also available. Call 225-2211 for more info.
First Lutheran Choir performs on Saturday, December 9 at
2pm. Following the Christmas Bazaar, the First Lutheran Church
Choir will present Christmas music in the Sanctuary upstairs
in the church. This concert is free and open to the public.
Call 225-3010 for more information.
Ketchikan Community Concert Band presents "A Winter
Patchwork" in concert Sunday, December 10, 3pm at the Kayhi
Auditorium. This concert at the high school auditorium will
feature holiday music and more. Be sure to show your support
for your friends and neighbors playing with this 60+ member ensemble
by joining them on December 10. Call McPherson music for more
information at 225-3650.
On Sale Now!
The Ketchikan Community Concert Band "A Winter Patchwork"
tickets are on sale now at McPherson Music, the Arts Council,
from band members and at the door. Call 225-3650 for more information.
Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas tickets now on sale for
the Saturday night dance January 13th and the Sunday, January
14th concert. Workshops are available for the dance as well.
Call the arts council to sign up and to get tickets 225-2211.
Tickets will be available at outlets by December 15.
Out of Line the 21st Annual Wearable Art Show tickets
are on sale now. Shows will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
February 1, 2 and 3. Call 225-2211 for more information or tickets.
Tickets make great gifts! The Arts Council is now selling
tickets to the remaining Torch Nights season, just in time for
the holidays! Stop by the Arts Council to pick up tickets for
your family and loved ones for Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas,
the 21st Annual Wearable Art Show, Samarabalouf!, and Ball in
Play Time 2006-2007 Season Ticket Subscriptions are still
available now from First City Players. Four 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!
Workshops & Classes:
Bigfoot Pottery Studio is
Moving to the old Physical
Graffiti building, downstairs. Classes and the studios will
be available again this month. 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 - 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.
Zydeco Dance Workshops:
Zydeco style dance
workshops will be offered January 11 and 12 in preparation for
the Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas Torch Nights performance
on January 13 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. Beginning workshops
will be at 6:00pm and 7:30pm on Thursday, Jan. 11 and again at
6:00pm on Friday, Jan. 12 for about an hour. An advanced workshop
will be offered at 7:30pm on Friday, January 12. Space is limited
and workshops are $10 each get 3 people signed up and
the 4th person is free! Call the Arts Council at 225-2211
to sign up. Tickets for the Jan. 13 (Ted Ferry dance) and 14
(Kayhi concert) are on sale now.
Jazz vocal and instrumental
workshops and performance with
Anne Phillips, Bob Kindred, Paul Meyers and Matt Perri beginning
January 15. Register with First City Players starting December
11 at 225-4792.
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
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.
Friday Night Insights at
the Discovery Center Friday nights from 7-8pm:
December 15: "Avalanche
Awareness and Safety". Angela Coleman will offer a basic
overview of avalanche awareness and safety including tools to
use in the back country in winter. For more information call
the Discovery Center at 228-6220.
December Monthly Grind: Saturday, December 16, 7pm in
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.
Movie Matinees at the Library have a holiday theme this
December. On December 16 and 23, the Library will be hosting
matinee movies at 3pm. On the 16th, "Holiday Cartoon Classics"
will play, and on the 23rd, the movie will be "Polar Express".
Call 225-0370 for more info.
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.
Ladies Song Circle presents a holiday event! Sing-Along
by Sher Schwartz and guest musicians to sing some of your favorite
Christmas songs! This is a Holiday High Tea and Song Circle
on Sunday, December 17th at 3:00-4:30 p.m. This is the Sunday
before Christmas Eve. Call Sher Schwartz to register and for
more information 617-4387.
Save the Date for "Worship in Song: Christmas, 2006"
a musical celebration of the season featuring contemporary and
traditional Christmas music at the Metlakatla Town Hall. Presenting
the musical talents of Metlakatla musicians, coordinated and
produced by Lindarae Shearer. This performance will be on Saturday,
December 23, 2006. Times and more specifics will be arriving
shortly. Please check back.
Shaping Desire is on display now at the Tongass Historical
Museum. Ketchikan-raised ceramic artist Carla Potter returned
to her old hometown with a show featuring her latest work at
the museum. Potter's award-winning ceramics reflect themes drawn
from a lifetime spent near the tidal zone. Her show will be
on display through February 4, 2007. The museum is open from
1-5pm, Wed- Fri, 10am-4pm Sat and 1-4 pm on Sun. For more information
call the museum at 225-5900.
Little Red Snapperhood Visits the Seattle Aquarium. Local
artist Evon Zerbetz's sea creatures are mingling with the real
thing at the Seattle Aquarium this winter. The exhibit is based
on Evon's linocuts from "Little Red Snapperhood", written
by Neil Gilbertson. The Seattle Aquarium features many of the
sea creatures found in the book: including the main characters:
rockfish and wolf eel, plus jellyfish, pipefish and more. The
exhibit opened October 29, 2006 and runs through early January.
New Works by Marilyn Lee will be featured at Soho Coho
Gallery. Marilyn's watercolor works have a magical way of capturing
that one moment in time that defines a once-in-a-lifetime feeling
or event. Her exhibit in its entirety will be on display through
December 3, some still available through Christmas. For more
information call Soho Coho at 225-5954.
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
Upcoming auditions, contests,
artist opportunities, etc:
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.
A Short Story Contest sponsored by Radical Arts for Women
is open to women living in Alaska. The fiction pieces must be
between 250 and 5,000 words and contain some lesbian content.
The grand prize is $500. The deadline has been extended to
Dec. 15. Mail entries, no electronic submissions accepted,
to Radical Arts for Women Short Story Contest, PO Box 244436,
Anchorage AK 99524-4436. There is no entry fee. For more information,
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 <http://www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca>
Mainstay Gallery 2007- 2008
season Call to Artists. The
Mainstay Gallery Committee invites artists and curators working
in all media to submit exhibit proposals for the next gallery
season. Proposals are due by 5pm, Friday, Feb. 23. A full
Call to Artists including guidelines is available at the Arts
Council office and online at www.ketchikanarts.org <http://www.ketchikanarts.org/>
. If you would like assistance or input on your proposal, consultations
are available. Call Lacey at 225-2211 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
<mailto:email@example.com> to arrange a time to
discuss your proposal ideas and design.
ArtAbility Call to Artists. In cooperation with
several community groups, the Mainstay Gallery invites artists
working in all media to participate in an artful expression of
living with disability or as someone who has had further experience
with loved ones and friends with disabilities. ArtAbility: unique
gifts, different perspectives will be on display throughout March
2007. Entries must be received and registered by Friday, Feb.
16 at the Mainstay Gallery. A full cal to artists and further
information is available at the Arts Council office and at www.ketchikanarts.org.
Poster Designers needed
for 33rd Annual Alaska Folk Festival. The Alaska Folk Festival Board of Directors
is seeking a poster design for the 33rd Festival, held April
9-15, 2007 in Juneau, AK. Poster designs should reflect the spirit
of the Festival, is easily reproduced, eye catching and camera
ready. Please submit your entries to PO Box 91748, Juneau, AK
99802. Visit http://akfolkfest.org/ <http://akfolkfest.org/>
for more information.
Annual Hummingbird Festival
Juried Art Show calling
for art for the April 13th opening reception at the Ketchikan
Visitor's Bureau. Work inspired by Spring migratory birds of
SE Alaska is due by 5pm on April 4th at the Ketchikan
Visitor's Bureau, 131 Front Street, Ketchikan, AK 99901. Cash
prizes will be awarded. A full list of eligible birds and guidelines
is available by contacting Leslie Swada at 907-228-6247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
An Evening of Jazz and Cabaret with Anne Phillips, Bob Kindred, Paul
Meyers and Matt Perri and your friends and neighbors on January
26th, 27th and 28th, 2007 at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. These
performances are the culmination of two week long workshops with
wonderful professional jazz musicians from New York City. Bonus
events with the visiting musicians will include Dixie Land Jazz
Sunday Champagne Brunch on January 21 and Jazz 'n Salad sing
along lunches with Anne Phillips. Sponsored by First City Players,
call for more information and tickets at 225-4792 or order tickets
online at www.ketchikanarts.org/fcp <http://www.ketchikanarts.org/fcp>
January Monthly Grind: Saturday, January 20, 7pm in 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.
Out of Line the 21st Annual Wearable Art Show will once
again be an once-in-a-lifetime event that should not be missed.
Local and regional artists come together to showcase art adorned
by the body which is always interesting sometimes "out of
line". Tickets are available now from the Arts Council
and starting December 15 will be available at Tongass Business
Center, Soho Coho, Madison Hardware and McPherson Music. Gala
shows are Friday, Feb. 2 and Saturday, Feb.3 and the all ages
welcome show is Thursday, Feb. 1. Call 225-2211 for tickets
and more information.
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
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.
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