Arts

Da Vinci campers watch Justice Pechuzal as she carefully explains media-mixing technique. Heidi Zemach photo.

Camps keep kids busy and learning new skills

By Heidi Zemach for For SCN- With many parents working extra jobs, young Seward children may not have much free time to wile away their long summer days on their own. But they do have a wide variety of fun and enriching camps and organized activities available to fill their days. The Boys & Girls Club Da Vinci Science and Arts […]

June 25, 2015 ·
Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival June 20 & 21

Moose Pass Summer Solstice Festival June 20 & 21

2015 Summer Solstice Festival June 20th & 21st    Mile 29.5 Seward Hwy – Moose Pass Food Booth, Beer Garden, Vendors, Local Art Booth, Carnival Games, Bake Sale, T-Shirt and Mug/Glasses Sales June 20th: Tyson James and The Strangs, The Jeffery Able Band, Green Tara and the Handsome Gents, Alder Bash June 21st: Music, Auction, Raffle   Raffle Tickets: $1.00 […]

June 20, 2015 ·
Circus fun creates summer memories

Circus fun creates summer memories

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Yeah, there’s a circus is in town! Time for cotton candy, snow cones, clowns, tricks and acrobats! Last Monday, Seward played host to Clark & Barnes’ Family Fun Circus, a small travelling circus troupe based in Florida. Its 14-member troupe set up and took down the big top, and some of the same members, ranging in […]

June 19, 2015 ·
Reminder: ALADDIN marionette show tomorrow, Friday at the Library

Reminder: ALADDIN marionette show tomorrow, Friday at the Library

June 18, 2015 ·
Steven’s Puppets perform Aladdin June 19

Steven’s Puppets perform Aladdin June 19

Aladdin, a marionette production by Steven’s Puppets at Seward Community Library & Museum   Date:               Friday, June 19, 2015 Time:               6:30 PM (45 minute program) Admission:      Free   From the pages of The Arabian Nights comes the timeless story of Aladdin! This Chinese folktale comes alive with the help of Martin Stevens’ hand-crafted marionettes. A true “rags to […]

June 15, 2015 ·

Winning Poems Chosen for Alaska’s State Parks

The Poems in Place steering committee recently selected four winning entries from poems written by Alaskans. Leslie Leyland Field’s poem, “Tideline” and Fred Stager’s poem, “The Compass Rose”, will be placed in Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park in Kodiak.  Aleria Jensen’s poem, “A Soldier’s Station”, and Justine Pechuzal’s poem, “Pilgrims”, will be installed at Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward. […]

June 8, 2015 ·

1st Friday Art Walk Tonight, June 5

1st Friday Art Walk June 5th 6-8 p.m. Thank-you for supporting the arts in Seward! Please try to visit each participating business and meet the artists. Seward United Methodist Church~Kid Craft and Care Ranting Raven~Linda Weatherwax & Nan Thompson~”What Lies Beneath” Jules Wolfe~New acrylic paintings Resurrect Art~Justine Pechuzal~”Field Studies” mixed media Twigs ‘n Tweeds~Julie Billings~Devils Club Salve A Flyin’ Skein~Textile demonstration […]

June 5, 2015 ·
“Kid Craft and Care” During Friday June 5th Art Walk

“Kid Craft and Care” During Friday June 5th Art Walk

If you have questions or would like us to know your kids are coming, please contact Jim Doepken (pastorjim@gmail.com or 907-230-5203)

June 3, 2015 ·
Vans Warped Tour coming to Anchorage Wed. June 17

Vans Warped Tour coming to Anchorage Wed. June 17

The Road To Vans Warped Tour concert is coming back to Anchorage, Alaska on June 17, 2015 so mark your calendars! The show will be in Sullivan Arena parking lot. Tickets are on sale now at all Ticketmaster Outlets and online at http://bit.ly/1H82PBX. Tickets are $40 till May1st, $49 May 1st till June 16th, day of the show $59. National Bands […]

May 31, 2015 ·
Before I die public awareness project at harbor

Before I die public awareness project at harbor

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Before I die I want to… hug a bear, go to law school, save my marriage, have a child, see the Aurora Borealis. The precious hopes and aspirations of 146 people in Seward were colorfully chalked onto a large public art board on the Seward Harbormaster’s office in the first two days since it went […]

May 27, 2015 ·
Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” comes to Seward

Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” comes to Seward

The Seward Arts Council is thrilled to bring one of Shakespeare’s most tragic plays to Seward. Macbeth just finished a three week run at Cyrano’s Playhouse with rave reviews and packed houses. The show will travel to Seward and perform on June 6th at 8pm and June 7th at 4pm at the Seward High School Theater. Admission is $15 for […]

May 21, 2015 ·
School’s Out For Summer!

School’s Out For Summer!

Its a lovely last day of school here at SHS! Here is some end of the year work from my students, a LOT more at our blog if you are interested! Winter Richey Grade 9 Ruby Lindquist Grade 9 Kim Leavitt Grade 11 \ Brandon Lynch Grade 9, reproduction of Paul Cezanne’s – The Card Players Rebekah Dean Grade 10, reproduction […]

May 20, 2015 ·
SeaLife Summer Festival & Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration

SeaLife Summer Festival & Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration

Join the Alaska SeaLife Center for the first ever SeaLife Summer Festival and Summer of Sharks Grand Opening Celebration! The Center will be hosting daytime activities on the ASLC plaza and adjoining property, featuring free live music and arts and crafts vendors. Our ticketed fundraising event starts at 6:30 pm with a Sustainable Seafood Appetizer Showdown, exclusive access to the new exhibit, meet-and-greet […]

May 13, 2015 ·
The CIRI offices on 4th Avenue hosted a First Friday art walk

The CIRI offices on 4th Avenue hosted a First Friday art walk

Sent from Dot Bardarson – The Kenai Fjords was the theme of a show in Anchorage by Dot Bardarson. The CIRI offices on 4th Avenue hosted a First Friday art walk to coincide with their annual open house for employees. Over 300 people enjoyed the show.

May 9, 2015 ·

Hurricane Dave at Rez Art – Free!

Join “Alaska’s Favorite Cheechako” for a fun afternoon of acoustic music at Resurrect Art Coffee House, starting at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9. Hurricane Dave’s specialty is quirky original music about living in Alaska, but you never know when he’ll lapse into oldies mode and play some classic rock, country, folk or blues. Rez Art is at the corner of […]

May 7, 2015 ·
SHS Art: Paper Mache

SHS Art: Paper Mache

Paper Mache is a beautiful problem solving exercise – for any form you build, you need some sort of mold to drape the soggy paper over.  We used balloons, balled up newspaper, egg cartons, cardboard, tin foil, paper towel rolls, etc for our forms.  Our Paper mache recipe was wood glue + water.  High School students were given freedom on […]

May 5, 2015 ·
Jujiro Wada musical preview and cultural event graces Seward stage

Jujiro Wada musical preview and cultural event graces Seward stage

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – More than 50 Japanese performers of all ages from the Mikan Ichiza Playgroup Musical filled the stage of Seward Auditorium for a school performance Wednesday afternoon, sponsored by the Asian Alaskan Cultural Center. The performance highlighted an upcoming performance of the Japanese musical Chasing the Aurora: The Samurai Musher- The tale of Jujiro Wada from […]

May 1, 2015 ·

The Seward Arts Council PRESENTS The 12th Annual Seward Music & Arts Festival

Seward Music & Arts Festival Press Release – Seward, AK – April 9, 2015 – The Seward Music and Arts Festival is thrilled to announce another musical extravaganza in the fall of 2015, with musicians and performers from all over the state along with artisan booths and food vendors.  The festival theme is “CIRCUS” and begins this year on Friday, […]

April 30, 2015 ·

May Day Sale at Resurrect Art Coffee House

Sale 20% off all wall art Friday May 1st (all day) Resurrect Art Coffee House May Day Special! If there’s a piece of art you’ve been admiring this is your chance to purchase it at 20% off!

April 29, 2015 ·
“Kid Craft & Care” Limited to 20 Kids

“Kid Craft & Care” Limited to 20 Kids

While the “Kid Craft & Care” event at Seward United Methodist Church during the art walk was listed among the Friday Art Walk events, it needs to be noted that there is a limit of 20 kids (ages 3-10) at a time. This is to make sure there is enough supervision and enough materials for Friday evening, from 6-8pm.  

April 29, 2015 ·

1st Friday Art Walk May 1

1st Friday Art Walk May 1st 2015 6-8 p.m. Seward United Methodist Church: Kid Craft & Care~Ages 3-10 art & snacks Suds & Swirl:  Shani Simonds Chinooks:  Suzi Towsley & Blackwater Railroad @ 9pm Balto School:  Seward’s Day Photo Competition Starbird Studio:  Vladimir Zhikhartsev Cover to Cover:  Local Artist and good food! Flyin’ Skein:  Tatting Demonstration with historic piece on display […]

April 28, 2015 ·

Original Wall Quilts Sought for Exhibition

The Peninsula Art Guild is “CALLING FOR ARTISTS” to submit up to two expressive, distinctive, and original wall quilts in the June, 2015 Art Quilts Extraordinaire Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave., Old Town Kenai (across from the Oilers’ Bingo Hall) by 4pm, Saturday, May 30.  Call 262-7767 for details.  

April 23, 2015 ·
Self portrait of the artist Ray Troll pondering the buzz shark's mysteries. HZ

Summer of Sharks exhibit combines art, science, and one man’s obsession

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – An Alaskan artist’s quest to finally solve the mysteries of an incredible, prehistoric Helicoprion resembling a big shark with whorl teeth has resulted not only in some solid scientific answers, but in an awe-inspiring, rather artsy, fun yet scientific traveling exhibit now on display at the Alaska Sea Life Center. The center held a […]

April 23, 2015 ·
Seward High Art

Seward High Art

Seward High School Art students learned about Roy Lichtenstein, An American Pop Artist who gained popularity in the 1960s.  Lichtenstein mimicked industrial printing techniques by hand, reproducing existing comic frames on a large scale and utilizing thick outlines, bold colors and Ben-Day Dots.  My students did the same and did an amazing job! Mikayla Dumars Lotus Edgar Ruby Lindquist Emma Moore Anastasia Storle Brandon […]

April 22, 2015 ·
Summer of Sharks begins at the Alaska SeaLife Center!

Summer of Sharks begins at the Alaska SeaLife Center!

Alaska SeaLife Center Press Release – Seward, Alaska (April 15, 2015) – The Alaska SeaLife Center (ASLC) opens its doors officially to the Summer of Sharks this Friday, April 17th. Headlining the season is the Buzz Saw Sharks of Long Ago exhibit on loan from the Idaho Museum of Natural History in collaboration with artist Ray Troll. Areas around the […]

April 15, 2015 ·

Children invited to enter artwork into the 2015 PEEPS Art & Photo Exhibit

The Keen Eye Birders, in conjunction with the 2015 Kenai Birding Festival, invites Kenai Peninsula children, ages 2-17, to enter one or two original artworks in the  May 2015 PEEPS Art and Photo Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.     The theme of the exhibit is ‘Peninsula Birds’ and entries must be delivered by 5pm, Saturday, April 25th to the Kenai Fine […]

April 14, 2015 ·