Author: jpechuzal

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 […]

The Zombie Shakespeare Cast. L to R: Rachel Banse, Chad Bonnet, Jim Doepken, Christy Everett Jordan, Sailor Terry, Daisy Terry, David Paperman. Photo: Justine Pechuzal

The Drama of the Undead: Zombie Shakespeare at Chinook’s

by Justine Pechuzal for Seward City News- Two unusual nights of fright, Elizabethan theatrics and culinary delight recently overtook Chinook’s restaurant at the Zombie Shakespeare Dinner Theater event.   This tradition of spook-themed drama was first started by Port City Players five years ago when they performed Edgar Allen Poe […]

Freya Hoffmeister. Photo: Justine Pechuzal.

Sea Kayaking Legend Freya Hoffmeister Lands in Seward

by Justine Pechuzal for Seward City News- Sea kayaking legend Freya Hoffmeister paddled into Resurrection Bay Thursday afternoon without much fanfare.  A few cormorants and gulls gave a nod, but otherwise the 52 year old German woman outfitted in black gortex, accompanied by another local kayaker, Josh Thomas, simply landed […]

Seward Winter Reading Series Tonight!

Seward Winter Reading Series Tonight!

 Join us for an evening of creative writing by local writers *Resurrect Art Coffee House  *5:30 p.m., Thursday March 2nd  *  Free! Last minute readers welcome to join.  Please arrive ten minutes early        POETRY **** SHORT FICTION *** CREATIVE NON-FICTION!

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 […]