By Heidi Zemach for SCN-
Judy Odhner’s new place, Zudy’s Cafe, opened Friday at the old historic Alaska Railroad terminal building near the Alaska SeaLife Center. It was a very busy day from first thing in the morning until nine at night, which was First Friday’s Art Walk in Seward. Go see the beautiful facility she and Jan have created there. It’s spacious, has beautiful wooden furniture and floor, olive green walls and the glorious views of Resurrection Bay.
For the art walk and grand opening, Seward High School Senior Veronica Wilde displayed a variety of her artwork. Wilde’s ceramic art will be enjoyed for years to come at Zudy’s Cafe. She mass-produced 80 pieces including mugs, soup bowls and plates for the new cafe at the high school, firing them in its kiln when she could fit them in around the other student’s work. It was her senior project and a difficult labor of love. Wilde says her art teacher Bethany Waggoner, and fellow students helped tremendously once they learned what the project was for. Odhner is the school’s Culinary Arts teacher. Wilde will be attending the University of Colorado in Denver in the Fall. She plans to major in Business and minor Painting and Drawing.