Here are a variety of Projects from SHS Graphic Design Class made using Photoshop: Hybrid Animal Ads Andie Morell Carrie Anderson Grant Orvis Jon Valencia Dakota Nickell Reid Broughton Concert Posters Alice Pfeiffenberger Carrie Anderson Dakota Nickell Grant Orvis Kinze Hauze Logan Smith Nickalus Walker Victoria Piro Money Kinze Hauze Dakota Nickell Grant Orvis Jon Valencia Logan Smith Victoria Piro Pop Art Carrie Anderson Jon Valencia Reid Broughton Victoria Piro Great joB!
Seward High Art Students looked South to Aboriginal Australians for inspiration for a painting project. The indeginous...
Veronica Wilde, who took Best in show at the NOSB Art Show has also been mass producing pottery on the wheel at SHS. ...
Guitarist Danny Booth and fiddle player Amanda Kerr will hold a workshop for aspiring musicians on Saturday March 8...
Alaska Native Art classes at Qutekcak The Alaska native art classes are in full swing at the Qutekcak Native Tribe. Students have been working on traditionally themed projects such as grass baskets, beaded moccasins and authentic wooden halibut hooks. The classes will run through the end of May and are open to the public. Contact Mariah Johnson 224-3118 N2N@qutekcak.org for more information or to sign up. The cost is by donation. Come learn more about the artistic heritage of Alaska! Wednesdays Grass weaving – 11am-1pm Wood Carving – 1pm-3pm Fridays Skin Sewing- 1pm-3pmRead more ›
Seward High School’s Drama Debate and Forensics team, now 20 members strong, did their school proud at the 2014 Alaska State Drama Debate and Forensics Championship tournament at East High School in Anchorage Feb 14-16th, winning nine awards. The team won 1st place in the small schools in Drama events, 2nd place in small schools Overall, and the Sportsmanship Award. They also won many individual/group awards. Hayden Tiner, Emily Brockman, Josephine Braun and Robin McKnight won the state championship for Reader’s Theater performance for a skit called “Bad Actors.” Hayden Tiner took 2nd place in Dramatic Interpretation. Team members received […]Read more ›
SEWARD, Alaska – Filming for Yellow Brick Film’s fifth movie production, “Sugar Mountain,” an independent drama thriller set in and around Seward, will start March 3rd, and will run through April 11th. The 10 people who have come to Seward to set things rolling; the director, cinematographer, costumer, designer and production team, have already discovered many spectacular locations in which to film, said director Richard Gray. The Australian film director had been in town for almost three weeks, along with his family. The crew and cast in Seward will eventually increase to around 40 or 50 people, he said. The […]Read more ›
Qutekcak will be starting the 2014 season of the Alaska Native Art classes on Wednesday February 12th 2014. The classes will run through May and be held every Wednesday and Friday at the Qutekcak Native Tribe office at 221 Third Ave. They are sponsored through grants from Chugachmiut and Holland America Line. Tools and materials will be available for all who wish to join. Some of the projects will include…… Wood Carving- masks, halibut hooks, kayak paddles- Skin Sewing, moccasins, mittens, trapper hats, beading Grass basket weaving. A primitive fire making workshop will be held outdoors in May. Glass Arts […]Read more ›
Anchorage, AK - Rasmuson Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Artist Award, recognizing superior artistic accomplishments of an Alaskan. The selected artist will receive $40,000. “The Distinguished Artist Award is an opportunity to recognize the talents and contributions of extraordinary Alaska artists,” said Jayson Smart, program officer for Rasmuson Foundation. “We welcome the participation of Alaskans in this process to make sure our best artists are identified and their impact on our state validated through this award.” Past winners of the Distinguished Artist Award are Teri Rofkar of Sitka; Rie Munoz of Juneau; Kes Woodward, John Luther Adams and […]Read more ›
Heidi Zemach for SCN - Three SUV mini-vans filled with Seward residents traveled to Anchorage with the TRAILS program to see the Leonard Bernstein musical West Side Story at the Anchorage Performing Arts Center Sunday, January 19th. The TRAILS (Total Recreation and Independent Living Services) program promotes fun, safe, adaptive and inclusive recreational opportunities for people of all abilities. The concert tickets were funded through donations and grants, so the only cost was a share in the transportation. This well-known Broadway musical, set in the mean streets of New York City’s upper west side in the late-1950s, tells of arch […]Read more ›
Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Seward Community Foundation will give $85,175 to nonprofit organizations to help them accomplish well-defined projects deemed to have the greatest impact on people in the Seward/Moose Pass communities. Grants are awarded in areas such as health care, education, human services, arts and culture, youth, and community development. The total available for the 2014 competitive grant cycle is almost $30 thousand dollars higher than the $56,000 that community foundation awarded in grants last year. Representatives of several local non-profits such as Alaska SeaLife Center, Independent Living Center, Seward Music Association, Seward Senior Center, […]Read more ›
Students in Seward High School’s Alaska Studies class were given the assignment of creating projects using the most Alaskan of materials: duct tape and blue tarp. The projects were supposed to embrace the spirit of what it means to be Alaskan, with the limits being only a one week time frame and the extent of their fertile imaginations. The results this year were outstanding, with submissions ranging from a full bridal ensemble to snowshoes and a 2-man Grizzly costume crafted out of tarp and tape. The grand prize, however, went to Alex Ashford, whose tarp and tape Bald Eagle “Freedom” […]Read more ›
The Seward Community Band’s Winter Concert is tonight, Friday Jan 24th. It takes place at the K.M. Rae Building (125 3rd Ave) at 7:00 p.m. Free Admission!Read more ›
The Snow River String Band, a new bluegrass group from Seward, facilitated by Jim Pfeiffenberger, performed in front of an audience of 900 at the Anchorage Folk Festival Friday night, Jan 17. Check them out, video included below!Read more ›
Six Seward youngsters sang and played three standard bluegrass tunes on the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass at Resurrect Arts Coffee House and Gallery Sunday afternoon to a packed, most appreciative audience. Their new band, Snow River String Band, facilitated by local musician Jim Pfeiffenberger, was getting comfortable playing in front of an audience in anticipation of their upcoming premier at the Anchorage Folk Festival this Friday evening. They’ll be playing on the main stage of the Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA, just two slots in front of the guest headline group Della Rae, whose latest album was nominated […]Read more ›
SEWARD, Alaska – Heidi Zemach for SCN – Yellowbrick Films, an independent film company with four other successful movies to its name, has selected Seward as its top choice for filming its latest production. It’s called Sugar Mountain, and will be a drama thriller in the vein of Fargo or A Simple Plan, said Director Richard Gray, speaking from Los Angeles. The story is about two brothers, down on their luck, who fake a disappearance in the wilderness so that they’ll have a great survival story to sell, but the hoax turns out to be more real than they planned. Gray assures […]Read more ›
Snow River String Band Sunday January 12th @ 2:00 p.m. Resurrect Art Coffee House Come out and support Seward’s own Bluegrass band made up of local young musicians! They are preparing to perform at the Anchorage Bluegrass Festival later this month. Also, rumor has it we may get to hear from some of our other local entertainers. Don’t be late!Read more ›
I am seeking 35 mm film cameras for my daughter and fellow students to use in the Seward High School photography class which began this week. Anyone willing to give or loan out their camera for a student to use, please let me know. email@example.com or call 224-6473Read more ›
Local band Burning Bush would like to sincerely thank the community of Seward for its warm reception at the premiere concert of their debut album, “Honesty in a Box.” We are amazed at the outpouring of support and interest from the community. There are many factors that contribute to a great concert. A great audience is certainly one. Thank you for helping make the show so memorable and enjoyable. Burning Bush would also like to thank Phyllis Shoemaker and the UAF School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences Seward Marine Center for the generous use of the Rae Building. Also, thank […]Read more ›
Missed the Solstice Dance? Here’s another chance to explore Conscious Dance/Ecstatic Dance in Seward! Got the winter blues? Come dance with us! The recent Solstice Dance was so much fun that we’ve decided to do it again: When: Saturday, January 4th, 6-8pm. Where: Seward Community Library, downstairs meeting room. What: An exploration of Conscious Dance and freeform movement in a fun and friendly environment. This is a free event (donations will be accepted), and you don’t need to bring anything other than yourself. Wear comfortable clothes of the sort you might do yoga in. We’re also going to be discussing ongoing dance gatherings, […]Read more ›
It’s here. Please welcome new arrival, “Honesty in a Box,” the debut album from Seward’s own Burning Bush. Experience the new album Friday, January 3rd, 7pm at the Rae Building. There, the local band will take the stage for the album’s premier concert performance. The band features an array of local talent including Mark Chase, Brett Chase, Dakota Plush, Aimie Cox, and Max Ingalls. Opening for the band will be singer and ukulele player Moriah Doepken. The event is free, family friendly, and open to the public. Albums will be available at the show. The Rae Building is located at […]Read more ›
Anchorage - Applications for Rasmuson Foundation’s annual Individual Artist Awards grants program will be accepted starting January 1, 2014. These grant awards go directly to artists to support the development of new work or for activities that advance creative development. Individual Artist Awards provide support Alaska artists in ten artistic disciplines at all stages of their careers and creative development. Awards are made in three categories – project awards, artist fellowship awards and the Distinguished Artist award. Project awards ($7,500) are for artists with short-term project needs. Fellowships ($18,000) are awarded to mid-career and mature artists to advance their careers. The Distinguished Artist […]Read more ›