December 05, 2007
Ketchikan Theatre Ballet
presents The Nutcracker.
This year's performance of the classic winter ballet will be
Dec. 7th at 7:30pm and Dec. 8th at 2:00pm at the Ketchikan
High School Auditorium. Buy tickets for the whole family by
contacting or visiting Ketchikan Theatre Ballet at 225-9311,
400 Mission St., Suite 205, or the Arts Council at 225-2211
Storyhour at the Library
continues regularly 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.
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.
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
calls, auditions, contests, artist opportunities, etc:
Opposites Attract: The 22nd Annual Wearable Art Show Call to Artists- Grant Applications are Due Friday, December 7th. 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. You must turn in a completed Call for Artists with your grant application to be included for consideration. For more information, call the Arts Council at 225-2211.
"The Skin of Our Teeth" Auditions, First City Players. First City Players announces auditions for its upcoming production of Thorton Wilder's "The Skin of Our Teeth." This large-cast, Pulitzer Prize winning comedy offers parts for people of all shapes and sizes, including that of a dinosaur and a wooly mammoth. To audition, show up at the First City Players office at the Plaza, upstairs above Radio Shack, on Thursday, December 13th at 6pm, Friday December 14th at 7pm, or Saturday December 15th at 10 am. The Skin of Our Teeth will open at Kayhi Auditorium on March 7th. The Rehearsal schedule will be very light until after the Jazz & Cabaret Festival at the end of January. Call First City Players at 225-4792 for more information.
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 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.
KAAHC Board of Directors looking for NEW BOARD MEMBERS! The Board of Directors of the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council is now looking for interested applicants to join our Board. Applicants should have non-profit fundraising experience with a bent towards philanthropy. New Board members will be voted on at the Arts Council annual meeting in Thursday, February 15th. Come be part of the arts in Ketchikan! For more information and to get an application, please call the arts council at 225-2211 or email firstname.lastname@example.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/> . Call Jean Bartos 225-9296 or Jackie Keizer 225-8848 for more information.
Alaska Hummingbird Festival Juried Art Show, Call for Artists. The Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau is seeking art submissions for a juried show of work inspired by migratory birds of Alaska. Artwork must be inspired by the Spring Migratory Bird List, original artwork cannot have been previously exhibited in Ketchikan, entries are open to all Alaskan artists working in any media, with a maximum of two entries per person. Deadline for entries is Friday, March 28, 2008 at 5pm at the Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, 131 Front Street. Entry forms are available through the Ketchikan Visitor's Bureau and at the Arts Council. For more information and criteria, contact Leslie Swada at 228-6247 or email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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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