Author: Justine Pechuzal

Looking for Arts Leaders!

Looking for Arts Leaders!

The Seward Arts Council is excited to announce three board positions open for our spring election: President, Vice-President, and Member-At-Large.  Over the years, SAC has had many wonderful community members step up to these leadership positions that foster arts opportunities in Seward.  SAC hopes you will consider this important service to our […]

Children participating in PLAAY in Seward. Photo by Julie DeBoard.

The Power of PLAAYing Together

by Justine Pechuzal for Seward City News- Over fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy deemed ‘Chicken Fat’ the theme song for his national youth fitness program.  It seems unlikely now that a song named after poultry pudge would inspire fitness, but the 1960’s were a different era. A sensation […]

Sugar Strings Concert TONIGHT!

Sugar Strings Concert TONIGHT!

Tickets are selling fast! Get membership ticket in advance at www.sewardartscouncil.blogspot.com.$35 individual/ $60 family. General admission at the door, as available, $15. Doors open at 6:30, beer, wine & cupcakes for sale, raffle. Show starts at 7:30 at the Rae Building. Show your love for community art!

The Super Saturated Sugar Strings. Photo courtesy of the band.

Super Saturated Sugar Strings Sensation

by Justine Pechuzal for Seward City News- Get ready Seward, The Super Saturated Sugar Strings are coming to town! (If the tongue-twister is too much for you, Sugar Strings will do.) This rousing six piece band from Anchorage boasts a piano, percussion, guitar, cello, violin, trumpet and bass in their […]

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 […]