Author: Justine Pechuzal

Travis Beals competing in the Willow 300. Photo courtesy of Julia Redington.

Travis Beals and Sarah Stokey Race into 2018

by Justine Pechuzal for Seward City News- Winter for Alaskan recreationalists is a special time for skiing, snow machining, ice skating, or, if you’re a serious dog musher, racing.  Travis Beals and Sarah Stokey of Seward’s Turning Heads Kennel are no exception.   Most recently, both mushers completed the Tustamena […]

Upcoming Arts Event

Upcoming Arts Event

Hear one of Alaska’s most beloved and innovative bands for the annual Seward Arts Council membership drive on Saturday, March 3!  This is an all-ages event celebrating our community.   To support the continued growth of arts in Seward, you can purchase an Individual ($35) or Family ($60) membership ticket, available for advance sale online through our website: www.sewardartscouncil.blogspot.com.  General […]

Winter Art Classes Start Soon

Winter Art Classes Start Soon

Community Drawing Classes! 9 Week winter session for youth & adults Jan 10- March 11                     Explore contour line, shape, perspective, shading & more in these fun and accessible courses! Kids Drawing (ages 6-9) Thurs. from 3:30-4:30 pm $108 Youth Drawing (age 10 […]

Art Show Sampler!

Art Show Sampler!

This holiday weekend we have so much to be thankful for- including our community’s wonderful arts!  Local artist Justine Pechuzal is proud to share this sampler of student work created through lessons with the Homeschool Connections program and community classes this fall.  Enjoy, and don’t forget in the hustle and […]

Art Program Finalists

Art Program Finalists

Congratulations to the art finalists in the PTSA Reflections Program!  For several weeks, Seward Elementary students created images about the theme “My Imagination Flies When…”  Every student was challenged to use the art element of texture in their artwork.  The results were fantastic! Six students were chosen to represent Seward Elementary […]

Steampunk Art

Steampunk Art

What is steampunk?  If you don’t know, ask Seward Middle School art students who recently completed steampunk inspired watercolor illustrations to explain.  “Steampunk is Victorian era ideas and art with a futuristic twist,” said Daisy Terry.  “An example would be a bunch of gears that make up living things,” said […]

Van Gogh Alive

Van Gogh Alive

Last Tuesday, art students from Seward Middle and High School took a field trip to the Anchorage Museum to see Van Gogh Alive- The Experience.  This special traveling exhibit of light, color and sound features projections of Van Gogh’s artwork and writing in multi-dimensional forms.   Leading up to the excursion, students […]

Art Room Facelift!

Art Room Facelift!

Seward Middle School students have a new space for creativity: Room 116!  This former storage room, intended as a shop room when the school was built, has gotten a second wind as the new art room.  Fine Arts teacher Ms. Pechuzal worked with middle school students to clean, organize and […]

Make-Your-Own-Masterpiece Paint Party!

Make-Your-Own-Masterpiece Paint Party!

  Give your artist within a chance to shine at this fun local arts event. Participants will be guided through the process of creating an original painting based on a masterpiece by a famous artist. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Participants will go home with their own ready to […]

Endangered Animals Art Show!

Endangered Animals Art Show!

Come join the Seward Boys and Girls Club for our spring art show featuring work about endangered alaskan animals created during the Art FUNdamentals program.  The event is part of Seward Elementary School’s Books for Bingo Night, 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 1st.  

Completed mural

Birds Refuse to Leave Railway Ave. Perch

The final installment of ‘Sea-ward Bound’, the downtown mural of life-size humpback whales, cormorants, and sea gulls, is complete. Local artists Liza and McElroy and Justine Pechuzal began work in August painting the upper half of the Palace Building, and finished in early September.  Its amazing what a little bit […]

Yoga Home Practice Workshop

This three day workshop is designed for those familiar with yoga looking to expand their practice beyond the classroom.  Workshop participants will learn a basic hour long hatha yoga sequence to practice at home with optional variations to build upon.  Each day includes time for those questions you’ve always wanted to ask […]