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The Arts This Week
October 24, 2005 - October 31, 2005
Ketchikan, Alaska



This week:

The Paul Taylor Dance Company brings their renowned strength and expressive movement to the Kayhi auditorium stage on Tuesday, October 25th at 7:30pm. They are also hosting master classes on October 24th. Tickets are available at Soho Coho, Tongass Business Center, Madison Hardware, McPherson Music, Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, and the Arts Council. For more information call the Arts Council at 225-2211.

October 2005 Programs at the SE AK Discovery Center: Every Friday evening from 7-8pm at 50 Main St.
October 28: "Haunted Rainforest" from 6-8pm - Join the Haunted Rainforest, a family oriented event for Halloween. Other fun things to do include crafts, games and other scary discoveries. For more information on any events, call the SE AK Discovery Center at 228-6220.

KRBD Halloween Party! Do you have a great costume for Halloween, but no place to wear it? Never fear for KRBD radio is once again hosting their annual Halloween bash. There will be food, costume and dance contests and a no host bar. The festivities will be held on Saturday, October 29th from 8pm-12am at the Westcoast Cape Fox Lodge. Tickets are $15 at the door, so be there or be square. Call KRBD at 225-9655 for more information.

Juneau Symphony performs featuring Southeast's Young Musical Talent in Juneau on Saturday, October 29th, and Sunday October 30th. Both Concerts will start at 3pm, and Juneau Douglas High School Auditorium. The Juneau Symphony is teaming up with the Alaska Marine Highway to offer convenient sailings and special concert ticket prices for ferry passengers. Contact Elizabeth Agnew at (907) 586-4676 or liz@juneausympony.org for more information and tickets.

Open Registration for Winter Arts Faire: Now through November 18th, or until space fills up, registration for a booth at the 2005 Winter Arts Faire is open to all. The Faire will happen Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. Space available on a first come first served basis. For more information or to register call the Arts Council at 225-2211.

Call for Galleries! The 2005 Winter Art Walk is quickly approaching. Galleries are needed to participate. If you have participated before and would like to again, or you haven't ever participated or it has been a while, please call the Arts Council to register at 225-2211 or stop by at 716 Tote Way.


Tickets on Sale Now!

Paul Taylor Tickets! available at TBC, Soho Coho, Madison, McPherson Music, Ketchikan Theatre Ballet, and the Arts Council. $22 for adults, $17 for students and seniors, advanced sales can receive a discount for membership with the Arts Council, or family and friends packs.

Camelot Tickets! Available at First City Players 225-4792, reserved seating.

Ketchikan Community Chorus Steppin' out '05 tickets on sale at the Arts Council and McPherson Music. $28 per person or $100 for a friends pack (4 adults).

Tomas Kubinek Tickets! Wild and zany entertainment at your finger tips, tickets available at TBC, Soho Coho, Madison, McPherson Music, and the Arts Council; $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, cal 225-2211 for more info.

Workshops & Classes:

Masters Painting Class - Saturdays, October 15 - Nov 5. Mary Ida Henrikson will show beginners to advanced painters how to put the final touches on their work to give it a professional finish. The emphasis will be on glazing technique and additives like encaustics and lusters. Students must bring 2 paintings they believe are finished works to class for critique and completion. $300, no academic prerequisite. Call UAS 228-4511 to register.

Beading, Knitting, and other fabric art workshops will be available this fall through The Bead and Yarn Shoppe located in Salmon Landing Market. Knitting classes will be from 12-2pm or 5-7 pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays starting October 5th. Beading classes will be on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm starting October 15th. All classes will be at the Bead and Yarn Shoppe. Look for details this fall about a dyeing class with Sherry Henrickson, a Shibori workshop with Deborah Turnbull, and in the spring, knitting classes working in lace, colorwork, and cables. Call the The Shoppe at 225-2358 for registration and information.

Quilting classes beginning: 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 Fall Classes:

October 29 - November 5, 2005: Cedar Bark Design, Dye & Weaving - Holly Churchill, Instructor

November 1 - 2, 2005: Northwest Coast Art History - Steve Brown, Instructor

November 2 - 13, 2005: Advanced Metal Engraving - Steve Brown, Instructor

Call the Heritage Center for more information or to register, 225-5900.


Coming Soon:

Art opening for Auddities by Lance Bifoss, featuring mixed media CD jackets paired with his original music, will take place Friday, November 4th from 5-7pm at the Mainstay Gallery located at 716 Totem Way. The Mainstay Gallery is sponsored by the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council.

Funday at the Museum: Exciting raven themed activities for the younger set on Saturday, November 5 10:00am - 2:00 pm. Call 225-5900 for more information.

Tux & Tips, the first annual fundraiser for Women in Safe Homes, Saturday, November 5th, 2005. 6:00 p.m. cocktail hour, 7:00 p.m. dinner at Steamers on the dock, tickets are available at WISH, McPherson Music, KVB and Tips & Toes Nail and Tanning Salon. Local celebrities will serve you dinner, the bar will be open, and there will be entertainment and dancing all night long. Raffle tickets on hand for numerous prizes. Call WISH or Kelly Jenks at the visitor's Bureau for more information.

Camelot brings to life King Arthur's noble quest for a unified world on November 10th, 11th, 12th, and 13th at the Kayhi auditorium. This First City Players production is their annual fall musical, with armor shining, and swords flying. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, Sunday at 2pm. Tickets available at First City Players, 225-4792.

Sweet Second Saturdays dance and dessert, Saturday, November 12th, at the Crow's Nest. $5 at the door, no experience necessary, live caller and instruction provided, music starts at 7pm.

Alaskan writer Nick Jans will do a slide show and book signing November 14th at the Ted Ferry Civic Center at 7:00pm to feature his new book "Grizzly Maze: Timothy Treadwell's Fatal Obsession with Alaskan Bears." Nick has written several books about his life as a teacher and an outdoorsman in Ambler, Alaska and he currently writes a monthly column for Alaska Magazine from his home in Juneau. Books provided by Parnassus Books.

Stepping out '05: Join the Ketchikan Community Chorus in another evening of music and dance. On November 18th, the Chorus will perform excerpts from "Phantom of the Opera", and pieces by Irving Berlin. Lush Life will be on hand for dance music, and homemade desserts will be provided. No host bar and doors will open at 7:30pm with the concert beginning at 8pm. Dance music will start at 9pm. Tickets are available individually and in friend's packs at the Arts Council and McPherson Music.

Monthly Grind, Saturday, November 19th, 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.

Wild and Zany Tomas Kubinek comes to the Kayhi Stage! This Czechoslovakian-born, Canadian- raised solo artist will bring wacky physical comedy and flying tricks to Ketchikan on November 19th at 7:30pm. If you like Monty Python, or the Cirque de Soleil clowns, or anything else funny, this is the show for you! Tickets will be available soon. For more information call the Arts Council at 225-2211.

Sam Pitcher Memorial Concert, "An Evening of Jazz and Blues" will be on Tuesday, Nov. 22 at 7 pm at the Kayhi auditorium. This event helps raise money for the Sam Pitcher Memorial Scholarship fund. Donations accepted at the door for admission. For more information call 225-3650.

2005 Winter Arts Faire is once again kicking off this holiday season right. Come join the holiday shopping season fun at the Ted Ferry Civic Center, November 25th and 26th. Both days will be filled with fine arts and crafts, and holiday atmosphere. On Friday the doors will open at 1:00 pm and close at 7pm, and Saturday doors will be open from 10am - 5pm, no early shopping, please! The biggest shopping day of the year in Ketchikan is at the Ted Ferry Civic Center. For more information call the Arts Council at 225-2211.


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. On October 27th enjoy a special Halloween edition of Story time. This program is appropriate for infants through pre-school age children.

On Display, Shades of Hue of Me, a collaboration of art journals created by local artists, 25 in all, October 7th - 28th, 2005 at the Mainstay Gallery, 716 Totem Way. The Mainstay Gallery is sponsored by the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council. For more information call 225-2211

Raucous: Everything Raven by Evon Zerbetz will be on display at the Tongass Historical Museum October through January 29, 2006. Call 225-5900 for more information.


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.

Call for Artists! The Community Connections Early Learning Program is now accepting submittals of artwork for its 2007 Families Together calendar. Preference will be given to works that show children and families engaged in community activities, reflecting the primary theme of "families together in Southeast Alaska." Deadline to submit is Friday, October 28th. Pieces should be no larger than 12"X19", no portraits please. For more information contact Laurie Thomas at 225-5396.

Solo Exhibition Opportunities in the Fairbanks Arts Association BEAR GALLERY, and the BUNNELL STREET GALLERY in Homer are available. The deadline for proposals is October 31st, 2005. To contact Bear Gallery, call (907) 456-6485 or email at fairbanksarts@mosquitonet.com. To contact Bunnell Street Gallery, call (907)235-2662 or visit their website at www.bunnellstreetgallery.org.

Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission Announces Statewide Logo Competition! The Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission announces a statewide competition to create a logo for the upcoming 50th anniversary of statehood. The competition to create the logo will close on October 31, 2005. To receive information, criteria and entry requirements for the competition, please go to www.alaska50.net or contact Patricia Swenson, 269-8100 or The Alaska State Council on the Arts, Charlotte Fox, Executive Director 907-269-6610 or toll free, 1-888-278-7424

Professional Artist Applications Available: The Artist in Schools Program (AIS) is looking for professional artists in Visual, Literary, Traditional Native and Performing art forms with a strong desire to share their skills with Alaskan students and teachers. Applications are due by November 1, 2005. If this sounds like something you would like to do, please call (907)269-6682 or email ais_aksca@eed.state.ak.us to see how you can be a part of the state Arts Council's Artists in Schools residency program. Application forms are also available online at: www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca.
Artists in Schools Round II Grant Applications Available: Applications are available online only at: http://alaska.cqweb.org. Deadline for applications is November 1, 2005. For more information about the AIS Program, call Program director Susan Olson at (907)269-6682, email ais_aksca@eed.ak.us, or call toll free 1-888-278-7424. The AIS Program is made possible through partnerships between ASCA and National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support through the Rasmuson Foundation.

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

% for Art in Utah Artist Opportunities: 3rd District Court, Tooele, Utah Budget: $58,000 - Deadline: December 2, 2005. Bridgerland Applied Technology College, West Campus, Logan, Utah Budget: $29,000 - Deadline: December 9, 2005. For more information on both or either project: http://arts.utah.gov/public_art_program/commissions/index.html

Call for Artists for 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. Look for details in the mail soon!

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.

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:

Raucous! Brown Bag Lunch Featuring the works of Evon Zerbetz Thursday, December 1, 2005 12 Noon - 12:30pm at the Historical Museum, 225-5600.

2005 Winter Art Walk is on its way to downtown galleries! Friday, December 2nd from 5-8pm, downtown art galleries and shops will have their doors open and the eggnog steaming for this year's Winter Art Walk. Come and enjoy a cold winter evening with warm treats and even warmer shopping opportunities in downtown Ketchikan. Further details to come, or call the Arts Council at 225-2211.

The Nutcracker 2005 once again will come to the Kayhi Stage Friday December 2nd, and Saturday December 3rd. Friday's show will be in the evening, and the Saturday performance will be in the afternoon. Call KTB at 225-9311 for more info and tickets.

Raucous! Illustrated Lecture "In the Company of Crows and Ravens" Presented by Dr. John Marzluff, University of Washington Friday, December 9, 2005 7:00 - 8:00 PM Southeast Alaska Discovery Center. Sponsored by Raven's Brew Coffee & Alaska Natural History Association.

Sweet Second Saturdays dance and dessert, Saturday, December 10th, at the Crow's Nest. $5 at the door, no experience necessary, live caller and instruction provided, music starts at 7pm.

Santaland Diaries performs: Presented by the Perseverance Theatre in Juneau, Saturday, December 10 at 8 pm at the First City Saloon, $10 admission at the door, and Sunday, December 11 at 12 noon, WestCoast Cape Fox Lodge featuring a performance & buffet Lunch. Call Karen at 225-8001 for reservations. Check http://www.perseverancetheatre.org/ for more information.

Ketchikan Community Concert Band will perform their fall concert on Sunday December 11th at Kayhi Auditorium. The concert will start at 3pm, and there will be a chance to win a quilt handmade by members of the band. Raffle tickets for the quilt are available from band members and at the door. The drawing will be held at the concert. For more info or tickets call McPherson music at 225-3650.

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 will be performed on December 16th and 18th at the Presbyterian Church. Details about times and tickets will be available soon.

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.


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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