Arts

Seward High Ceramics: Masks and Wheel Projects

Seward High Ceramics: Masks and Wheel Projects

Happy Friday!  Here is some Ceramic Art…  (more stuff here at our blog) Humans and masks have always gone together.  Cultures throughout history have made masks for ceremony and ritual.  The masks simultaneously hide the wearer while transforming them, exaggerating some power or characteristic within.  Animal features are often used to represent the wearer taking on that animals spirit or […]

April 26, 2013 ·
Largest mural in Seward goes up

Largest mural in Seward goes up

Nichole Feemsters’ mural is going up on the South side of the Library Museum building.  The install is being conducted by Harmon Construction.  The vibrant colors of the mural match the colors that change with the light on the siding of the building. Nichole’s design is centered on the idea of stories.  We are beginning to see a family, sitting […]

April 23, 2013 ·
Mural panels get top coat

Mural panels get top coat

The mural panels painted during the paint weekend got their last top coating this Saturday.  The ‘Top Coat Gang’ has now placed a top coating three different times to get all of the panels ready for their install.  Nichole Feemster would like to thank all the volunteers that have come out to help with the mural that she has spent […]

April 21, 2013 ·
Making Learning Fun

Making Learning Fun

For SCN by Heidi Zemach Several hundred children in Pre-K through 6th grade sang softly along to the Seward Elementary Guitar Club’s renditions of Bob Dylan’s “Blowing in the Wind,” and Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land.” The six boys in Jim Pfeiffenberger and Terri McKnight’s lunchtime club strummed like pros and were treated like rock stars, and given […]

April 16, 2013 ·
Seward High Art: Patterns

Seward High Art: Patterns

Emulating the style of graphic artist Nikki Farquharson, SHS art students created their own marker drawings, choosing and tracing a subject matter and then surrounding it with colorful patterns.  Happy Friday and here they are: Tessa Lyman Grace Wombacher Diana German Rachel Tougas Gabby Katsma

April 12, 2013 ·
Mural almost finished!

Mural almost finished!

                    Nichole Feemster thanks the wonderful community folks that signed up and stopped in to help with the panels this last weekend.  18 panels, size 4×8, were given their first, second and sometimes third coats of paint during the paint weekend at the cruise ship terminal.  Thank you to the Alaska […]

April 10, 2013 ·
Sharing Their Love of Guitar

Sharing Their Love of Guitar

By Heidi Zemach for SCN At lunch time Tuesday afternoon Seward Elementary School’s guitar club members rehearsed two folk tunes they’ve been working hard to perfect. They will perform Woody Guthrie’s famous anthem, “This Land is Your Land,” and Bob Dylan’s “Blowing in the Wind” before a large gathering of their peers at school Friday afternoon. The guitar club will […]

April 10, 2013 ·
Seward’s library mural is painted

Seward’s library mural is painted

Seward’s largest mural is being painted this weekend at the Alaska Railroad cruise ship terminal building. Designed by Nichole Feemster, the brightly-colored, imaginative mural will go on the back side of the new Seward Community Library Museum building.  Plenty of helpers dropped by to help paint Saturday. They were surprised when Feemster decided to move the many panels that were on the tables […]

April 7, 2013 ·
Mural painting at the cruise ship terminal today and Sunday

Mural painting at the cruise ship terminal today and Sunday

Come help paint the Library Museum mural panels today and Sunday at the cruise ship terminal! Snacks and goodies provided by some wonderful volunteers ( thank you Mary Daniels and Mary Huss).  Meet Nichole Feemster, the local artist, and help with the completion of the mural panels that will be placed on the South side of the Library Museum. All […]

April 6, 2013 ·
Fingerstyle Guitarist Rick Brooks to Perform at Resurrect Art April 12

Fingerstyle Guitarist Rick Brooks to Perform at Resurrect Art April 12

Anchorage guitarist Rick Brooks will perform a solo concert at the Resurrect Art Coffeehouse on Friday, April 12 at 7 pm. Brooks is an accomplished fingerstyle guitarist with a background in British folk and American blues. He has studied with Duck Baker and performed with such guitar luminaries as John Renbourne, Laurence Juber, and Mike Dowling. He performs and teaches […]

April 4, 2013 ·
Seward High Art: Reductive Linoleum Prints

Seward High Art: Reductive Linoleum Prints

Hope you all are enjoying this spring weather!  Here is some art from my 2-D class.  As a class, we went on a little field trip and did a photo scavenger hunt to try to capture interesting pictures.  Students then picked their favorite to turn into a linoleum print.  By hand, they colored on top of the grey tone photo, […]

April 3, 2013 ·
Helping hands needed for the community paint weekend

Helping hands needed for the community paint weekend

Come help paint the Library Museum mural panels April 5, 6 & 7.  Meet Nichole Feemster, the local artist, and help with the completion of the mural panels that will be placed on the South side of the Library Museum. All supplies are provided, just wear comfortable clothes that can handle a little paint and comfy shoes.  Adults and teens […]

April 2, 2013 ·
Meet Betsy Beluga

Meet Betsy Beluga

Little book about a young Beluga whale, named Betsy This short & simple story is intended for people of all ages to  introduce them to the Belugas of Cook Inlet. Hopefully, it brings a smile to your face. You are able to view the entire book online either by clicking on the “read sample” or “preview” button. There are some free […]

March 21, 2013 ·
Call For Art

Call For Art

Art of Pollination is a project sponsored by the Chugach Arts Council A beautiful book of art featuring pollinators of Alaska will be published early this summer in advance of National Pollinator Week June 17-23, 2013.  Artists are encouraged to submit their work in any style or media.  There is no fee for submission. The goals of the project are […]

March 21, 2013 ·
Community Paint Weekend April  5-6-7

Community Paint Weekend April 5-6-7

Come help paint the Library Museum mural panels April 5, 6 & 7.  Meet Nicole Feemster, the local artist, and help with the completion of the mural panels that will be placed on the South side of the Library Museum. All supplies are provided, just wear comfortable clothes that can handle a little paint and comfy shoes.  Adults and teens […]

March 21, 2013 ·
Freud’s Last Session, Live Theater! – Comes to Seward

Freud’s Last Session, Live Theater! – Comes to Seward

This weekend only! “Freud’s Last Session” is coming to Seward March 16th & 17th (Sat & Sun, St. Patrick’s Day) Door opens at 6:30 and curtain rises @ 7pm Seward High School Theater. Tickets are $15 at the door with a discount to Seward Arts Council members, students and active military. We hope to see you there! “Delightful! A brainy […]

March 12, 2013 ·
Seward High Art: Graphic Design

Seward High Art: Graphic Design

Here is some new work from Seward High’s Graphic Design class, all done using Photoshop: Concert Poster Jack Broughton Riley O’Reagan New Money TJ Allen Hunter Doan Jack Broughton Future Profession Faux Stencil Jack Broughton TJ Allen Seward’s Choice Logo Hunter Doan

March 8, 2013 ·
Seward High Ceramics

Seward High Ceramics

New Projects from SHS Ceramics: Tooth Brush Holders Daren Sanderson Tristan Boor

March 5, 2013 ·
Visiting Play March 16th and 17th

Visiting Play March 16th and 17th

February 28, 2013 ·
Seward High Art: Grid Enlargement Portraits

Seward High Art: Grid Enlargement Portraits

Seward Highs 2-D class is really filled with talent this semester.  For their first big project they did a portrait of a person of their choice using the technique of grid enlargement.  This is a common art technique, utilized as far back as the middle ages. We studied the art of Chuck Close, which has always been based on a […]

February 25, 2013 ·
Local play a must-see!

Local play a must-see!

The Port City Players Production of Duck Hunter Shoots Angel continues tonight and this weekend at 7 p.m. at Seward High School Auditorium. It’s a fun-filled, at-times sentimental comedy that takes place mostly in the Alabama Swamp. It’s filled with puns and amusing visual effects throughout. The play, by Mitch Albom, well known for The Five People You Meet in […]

February 22, 2013 ·
Traditional Art Classes Return to Qutekcak

Traditional Art Classes Return to Qutekcak

Alaska Native Art Classes return to Qutekcak QNT will be continuing on the success of last year’s Alaska Native Art classes with new classes starting February 27th 2013! The classes will run for 10 weeks and will be open to the public, held every Wednesday at the Qutekcak Native Tribal office at 221 Third Ave. Unlike the previous year, there […]

February 21, 2013 ·

Dunk Hunter Shoots Angel opens Friday

Port City Players is proud to present Mitch Albom’s play DUCK HUNTER SHOOTS ANGEL opening this Friday February 15th at the Seward High School Theater. General admission is $15 with a discount to Seward Art Council members, student and military. We have a Duck Hunter Special for our out of town guests. $100 gets you a one night stay at […]

February 14, 2013 ·
Nearly Showtime

Nearly Showtime

Port City Players of the Seward Arts Council is going into final rehearsals for “Duck Hunter Shoots Angel”.  Opening night is Friday,Feb 15 7pm at the high school theater.  It is a comedy with a message. Doug Capra is directing, and that assures its success. The producer is Linnea Hollingsworth.  Lighting is by David Endresen.  He also designed the set. […]

February 11, 2013 ·
Dolls Behaving Badly

Dolls Behaving Badly

  By Heidi Zemach for SCN Alaska writer Cinthia Ritchie’s debut novel Dolls Behaving Badly, released Feb 5 by Grand Central Publishing/Hachette Book Group, in NY, has just hit the bookstore shelves. Ritchie was the Seward Phoenix Log’s reporter and editor before the paper changed ownership and returned to Seward. Ritchie wrote much of her novel in her spare time, […]

February 7, 2013 ·
Bluegrass Camp Returns June 24-28

Bluegrass Camp Returns June 24-28

The Bluegrass Camp For Kids has increased its Seward Camp this summer to five music-filled days. The camp returns to Seward for the third year, June 24-28.  Here’s your child’s chance to try out playing the fiddle, strumming the banjo, mandolin, or learning some new guitar chords or strumming techniques. They also will learn to compose their own songs and harmonize– all in traditional Bluegrass style of […]

February 6, 2013 ·