Arts

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 ·
Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Used Book Sale, Saturday, April 18

Friends of the Seward Library are having the first used books sale in the new facility! All proceeds go to library programs. Saturday, April 18, 2015. There is still time to bring us your used books! (If you do it soon!) Seeking volunteers to help with our sale. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0a48afaa2ca5f85-used See our website for more information: www.friendsofsclm.org The used books are […]

April 7, 2015 ·
AVTEC dorm gets beautiful new art

AVTEC dorm gets beautiful new art

by Heidi Zemach for SCN – Each of the new AVTEC dormitory’s rather drab hallways, now have interesting tile artwork that give a sense of the natural wild beauty of the outdoors. The building’s latest artwork was funded by the Percent for Art program used for state buildings that contributes one-percent of building costs to commission art work to help […]

April 6, 2015 ·
Handmade mining prints by J. Jason Lazarus headline April’s 1st Friday art walk

Handmade mining prints by J. Jason Lazarus headline April’s 1st Friday art walk

J. Jason Lazarus – Series Statement Hidden within the thick Alaskan boreal forests lie the overgrown remnants of the abandoned mines, dredges and Gold Rush communities that define our rich and fabled mining past. These neglected relics may seem like empty husks of their former selves, idle for the last 60 years, but to the careful visitor, their walls vibrate, their […]

April 2, 2015 ·
Seward High/Seward Middle Ceramics

Seward High/Seward Middle Ceramics

Here are just some of the ceramic projects my amazing students have been doing! We have lots more art posted at our blog.  Hope you are enjoying the daylight and the Spring! Jessica Fry Grade 11 Andy Hughes Grade 12 Elannah Camp Grade 12 Darci McFaul Grade 12 Landon Davis Grade 6 Linda Jack Grade 6 Neil Lindquist Grade 6 Zen […]

April 2, 2015 ·
Poetry Slam fever is set in motion

Poetry Slam fever is set in motion

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward middle and high school students have experienced the power of the spoken word through poetry, and personal narrative straight from their hearts. Telling their truths, their poems forcefully addressed serious issues these young people face including suicide, bullying, crushes, failed relationships, social stigma, along with lighter issues such as the team spirit of […]

April 1, 2015 ·
Call for Art! Seward Music & Arts Festival 2015

Call for Art! Seward Music & Arts Festival 2015

 

March 31, 2015 ·

Seward’s 1st Friday of the year on April 3

Seward’s 1st Friday season is beginning early this year!  Please join us Friday April 3rd from 6-8PM to view the exhibits, catch up with friends, and enjoy refreshments.   Sew-n Bee Cozy:  Deb Crosby~Local designer of Quilts Resurrect Art:  J. Jason Lazarus:  Stories fading fast~Remnants of the Alaskan Goldrush Eight Arms Printing Company:  Instagram Art Show~various artists Zudy’s Cafe:  Emily Brockman~original […]

March 27, 2015 ·
Last Weekend to Submit Photos!

Last Weekend to Submit Photos!

It’s your last weekend to submit photos to Friends of the Jesse Lee Home’s (FJLH) Seward’s Day Photo Competition! Deadline to submit is 12pm noon on Seward’s Day, Monday, March 30th. Read more about the competition below. Two admission tickets to the Alaska SeaLife Center were just added to the prize package.   About the competition: In honor of the March […]

March 26, 2015 ·
Healthy Nontoxic Pet Foods

Healthy Nontoxic Pet Foods

In recent years, thousands of pets were sickened and died from the food they ate. Many more thousands have suffered needlessly from disease and difficulties that may have been avoided. New book by Marie Wagner identifies some of the most common potentially harmful ingredients in commercial pet foods and gives simple healthy recipes for foods, snacks and treats that are […]

March 22, 2015 ·
Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo In Concert

Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo In Concert

Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo Live All Ages Show Chinooks, Seward Wednesday, March 25th, 2015; 6:30 opening act Tyson Davis. Main Act: 7:00 pm Tickets :$20 in advance, $25 day of Available at Chinooks, or markteckenbrock@hotmail.com Limited seating Available. PRESS RELEASE Frank & Vinny Head North to Alaska! Guitar masters Frank Vignola and Vinny Raniolo are coming to Alaska! After […]

March 19, 2015 ·
Bluegrass Camp For Kids returns July 6-10th

Bluegrass Camp For Kids returns July 6-10th

Seward Bluegrass Camp For Kids returns this summer, beginning the Monday after the July 4th weekend. It runs July 6-10th at Seward Lutheran Church, and Seward Methodist Church. There are two camps, depending on age, featuring a full week of bluegrass music instruction, plus a little art and dance for kids age 5 who have completed Kindergarten through age 16. […]

March 18, 2015 ·
Race mom wins 2015 Mt. Marathon Logo contest

Race mom wins 2015 Mt. Marathon Logo contest

Look at the 2015 Mount. Marathon Race logo design. What do you see? This imaginative logo, an optical illusion, created by Erin Knotek, the mother of two talented cross-country runners, Miles and Kara, was selected by the Mount. Marathon Race Committee from among 54 anonymous competition entries to be the race logo for 2015. The logo will be displayed on […]

March 17, 2015 ·
Seward High School POP Art Prints

Seward High School POP Art Prints

SHS Art students learned about Andy Warhol’s Pop Art and then created their own!  These are reductive linocuts, where the artist carves more and more of the block as they go and prints in layers.  Little blood was shed, and they did an amazing job! Mary Ramirez Kim Leavitt Clara LaRock Alex Ursel Winter Richey Emma Moore Ryan Johnson Jed Christenson […]

March 16, 2015 ·
Seward’s Day Photo Competition

Seward’s Day Photo Competition

Friends of the Jesse Lee Home (FJLH) is excited to announce its Seward’s Day Photo Competition. In honor of the Alaskan holiday honoring William H. Seward, FJLH is hosting a photo competition that aims to promote historic preservation in the 49th state. Through social media, FJLH is asking Alaskans to submit photos that capture how history is living on in their […]

March 10, 2015 ·
Middle School Animal Paintings

Middle School Animal Paintings

Middle school art students recently completed their animal paintings!  These are large paintings done with acrylic paint.  They worked from a photo, first drawing by hand using a grid , working on angles, proportions, and shapes.  Then they added the shadows and highlights with pencil.  They traced this drawing onto thicker paper.  As they painted, they mixed their own colors, and […]

March 3, 2015 ·

Peninsula Art Guild Artists Reception March 5

WHO:  The Peninsula Art Guild is hosting   WHAT:  the First Thursday Artists Reception for the March 2015 Biennial Judge Exhibit   WHEN:  6-8pm, March 5, 2015   WHERE:  Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Avenue, Old Town Kenai across from the Oilers Bingo Hall 

February 26, 2015 ·
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 hang canvas!  Bring a friend, be creative! Saturday, March 14, […]

February 24, 2015 ·
Middle School Grid Portraits

Middle School Grid Portraits

This quarter, I have the pleasure of teaching 6th graders art (plus the lovely 8th grader Julie German)!  Our last project was inspired by Chuck Close, an artist who uses grids to draw amazing portraits on a large scale.  Check out their work!  More art here at our blog. Onaangel Williamson Julie German Katelyn Sawyer-Lemme Nick Katsma Paola Baez Matthew Stanley […]

February 19, 2015 ·
2nd Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous FEB 13-15

2nd Annual Moose Pass Winter Rendezvous FEB 13-15

Moose Pass is for Lovers….of winter recreation in the Chugach of course! By Bobbie Jo Skibo Moose Pass residents and those who visit know the secret about winter in the quaint Chugach Mountain town! Winter is the time when Moose Pass comes alive on the lake with skiing, hockey, dog sledding and more. The sense of community is something to […]

February 14, 2015 ·