Arts

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 ·
Mount Marathon Designs

Mount Marathon Designs

It was only January but SHS Art class was already working on Mt. Marathon logo designs.  The Seward Chamber of Commerce set rules: 4 colors, including Mt. Marathon Race, July 4th 2015, 88th Running, Seward Alaska, and Finisher!  This was a cool exercise in local pride and graphic design for my students, here are some of the top ones!  None […]

February 13, 2015 ·
NOSB Art Show Results

NOSB Art Show Results

Much thanks to Judy McDonald for the huge task of putting on the NOSB art show every year!  She arranges the show with mailed in and hand delivered pieces from high schoolers all over the state, carefully unwrapping large, fragile, bubble wrapped masses,  hanging art from fishing nets, matching pieces to labels, and finding local artists to juror the show.  […]

February 7, 2015 ·
Bethel Museum seeks assistance in finding stolen artifacts

Bethel Museum seeks assistance in finding stolen artifacts

  If you have information about the missing artifacts, please call the Bethel Police Department at 907-543-3781. For more information about the theft, visit http://www.ykhc.org/2015/02/04/native-artwork-stolen-from-ykhc-headquarters/.

February 6, 2015 ·

Alaska Railroad solicits ideas for 2016 official art print

Alaska Railroad Corporation News Release – Alaska Railroad solicits ideas for 2016 official art print Alaska artists called to submit annual art contest entries by Feb. 27, 2015 ANCHORAGE, Alaska – The Alaska Railroad Corporation (ARRC) is now soliciting submissions for its annual commemorative artwork program. The artist selected will be commissioned to create artwork that is the basis for […]

February 6, 2015 ·
Seward's NOSB team last year. Heidi Zemach  photo.

Seward welcomes teams to the Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl this weekend

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Nineteen high school teams from across Alaska will descend on Seward Thursday afternoon to participate in the 18th annual Alaska Tsunami Ocean Sciences Bowl. It’s a three-day regional science competition where teams of students pit their knowledge against one another in buzzer-style quiz-bowls, and present original research papers that display each teams’ insight into […]

February 5, 2015 ·
Tunes with a view

Tunes with a view

Saturday was sunny and pleasant, made mellower still for the crowd who spent an hour in mid afternoon listening to a group of local musicians playing Bluegrass together at Seward Community Museum Library. Seward area musician Jim Ostrander led the songs, singing and playing the guitar, accompanied by Herb Wottlin on mandolin and occasionally vocals, Garrett Young on the accordion […]

February 3, 2015 ·

Peninsula Art Guild First Thursday Artists Reception February 5

The Peninsula Art Guild is hosting their First Thursday Artists Reception, Feb. 5, 6-8pm, honoring artists participating in the Annual KPC Student Art League Exhibit at the Kenai Fine Arts Center.  The Exhibit will be on display throughout the month of February.  The KFAC is at 816 Cook Ave. in old Town Kenai across from the Oilers’ Bingo Hall  and its business hours […]

February 2, 2015 ·
Poems in Place Kickoff February 6

Poems in Place Kickoff February 6

February 2, 2015 ·
Thank you…Seward Community Foundation

Thank you…Seward Community Foundation

Seward Boys & Girls Club members participated in ArtFUNdamentals taught by Justine Pechuzal and funded by the Seward Community Foundation. Members submitted visual arts pieces to the National PTA Reflections arts recognition program through Seward PTSA. This is the fifth year we have participated in the program. The 2014-15 theme is ‘The world would be a better place if…..’ Over […]

January 31, 2015 ·
Book of Art Benefits Animal Welfare

Book of Art Benefits Animal Welfare

Book of Art Benefits Animal Welfare Creating awareness & support for organizations that care for animals   Artists from around the country joined together to create this beautiful book of art and stories to bring awareness to the needs of animals.  It is part of a network of events to generate awareness & support for animal welfare organizations. The book […]

January 31, 2015 ·
Seward PTSA Thanks You!

Seward PTSA Thanks You!

  Nearly Gone! Only 14 tickets remain for online sales with a small quantity remaining at Resurrection Art Coffee House for offline sales! This event will be sold out so grab your ticket while you can! Seward PTSA thanks our community and sponsors for making this event possible! Here’s a shout out to Alaska Junior Theater, Seward Arts Council, Harper Arts […]

January 30, 2015 ·
Have fun with JABALI!

Have fun with JABALI!

 Have fun with JABALI! Sunday, February 1st at 6:30pm! Jabali African Acrobats will entertain and delight you!  Enjoy music and rhythms from Kenya while supporting Arts in Seward schools.  Your ticket purchase will help Seward PTSA  provide Jabali performances to students attending Seward Elementary School, Seward Middle School, and Seward High School. Click HERE to purchase your tickets now! For offline ticket […]

January 28, 2015 ·
Seward Mariners Memorial Donor Plaque

Seward Mariners Memorial Donor Plaque

Dot Bardarson proudly points to the donor plaque mounted on the end of the graceful Wave Wall recently constructed as part of the Seward Mariners’ Memorial.  Holland America viewed this project worthy of substantial support.  The wall serves as a wind break as well as a decorative part of the memorial complex, the focus being the lighthouse overlooking Resurrection Bay.  […]

January 27, 2015 ·
Seward Community Foundation reaches new milestone

Seward Community Foundation reaches new milestone

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Community Foundation’s endowment investment fund, now entering its sixth year, has continued to thrive and grow, even as state and federal funding to nonprofits shrink. At a press event at the Breeze Inn Thursday night, the foundation announced that it is willing to spend more than $120,000 in its 2015 grant cycle, which […]

January 25, 2015 ·
Local kids bluegrass band leaves its mark on Anchorage Folk Festival

Local kids bluegrass band leaves its mark on Anchorage Folk Festival

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – The six youngsters from Seward and Moose Pass who make up Snow River String Band performed Saturday afternoon at the Anchorage Folk Festival, at Wendy Williamson Auditorium at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. It was their second performance at the festival—the last one a year ago, not very long after they had first […]

January 23, 2015 ·
Live at the Library with Seward Musicians January 31

Live at the Library with Seward Musicians January 31

January 23, 2015 ·

Putting Poems in State Parks: Poems in Place invites you to join us

Poems in Place Kickoff Events in Seward February 6th & 7th Poems in Place places poems by Alaskan writers on permanent signs in two of Alaska’s State Parks each year. This year we are seeking poems for Caines Head State Recreational Area, Seward and Fort Abercrombie State Historical Park, Kodiak. ~ An Evening of Poetry will be held at Resurrect […]

January 22, 2015 ·

An Invitation for Poetry Submissions for Alaska’s State Parks

What might happen when the old knowing that lives inside poetry marries the voices of wind, river, forest, the pull of the tide, or the quiet rhythm of a lake and is available to all who pass by? From February 1 to April 1, 2015, Poems in Place invites Alaskans to submit poems for Caines Head Recreation Area, near Seward […]

January 22, 2015 ·
Irish Music From Ireland Live in Moose Pass this Friday

Irish Music From Ireland Live in Moose Pass this Friday

The musical trio Buttons & Strings will return to Moose Pass and Trail Lake Lodge this Friday the 23 to perform live.  Buttons & Strings packed the house last year with a beguiling blend of lively traditional music, sing-alongs, tall tales, jokes, renditions of modern folk music and banter with the audience.  Trail Lake Lodge will take orders from its dinner menu starting […]

January 22, 2015 ·
Quilts are a Labor of Love

Quilts are a Labor of Love

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – Newborn babies and residents whose lives have been thrown into turmoil as a result of house fires, floods, or domestic violence and abuse may receive a loving surprise from a talented group of caring local women.  Around 25-30 active members of the Seward Area Quilters regularly pour their passion into creating colorful, warm […]

January 21, 2015 ·