Arts

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 ·
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 ·