Arts

The 2015 Alaska Railroad Print

The 2015 Alaska Railroad Print

Alaska Railroad Corporation Press Release –  Alaska Railroad sets annual print sale-and-sign events 2015 artwork features Whittier for the first time ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The Alaska Railroad (ARRC) will release its 2015 annual poster/print at four public sale-and- signing events featuring artist Dawn Gerety who will sign the prints and […]

Blues Train returns to Seward

Blues Train returns to Seward

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Alaska Railroad brought a sold-out train of devoted blues fans to Seward from Anchorage Saturday afternoon, although it’s the “shoulder-season” when daily passenger train service has ended. Riders were shuttled via Major Marine tour buses and taxis downtown to three participating hotels, and to […]

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Sophia Street

SMAF Performer Spotlight: Sophia Street

  Sophia Street is a 23 year old musician that hales from Soldotna, Ninilchik and Homer. She got her start by winning a talent show in high school and used that tiny success to motivate and start playing shows around town and then eventually following the music scene to Anchorage, […]

The Obihiro mural is complete

The Obihiro mural is complete

By Dot Bardarson – Our Japanese artist and dignitaries have flown home after finishing the painting of Seward’s newest mural.  It was unveiled during the Seward Art Council’s annual membership dinner as part of the entertainment, with speeches from both sides of the globe. The first “Touch-up day” was interrupted […]

Joint Community Band concert a magnificent experience

Joint Community Band concert a magnificent experience

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Fifty members of the Anchorage Community Band piled off the train Saturday morning, September 13th and headed for Seward High Auditorium in school buses and a couple of cars and vans. Although it rained heavily and consistently, they’d enjoyed their beautifully scenic train ride to Seward. […]

Big band collaboration will blow you away

Big band collaboration will blow you away

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward Community Concert Band members are excited about the visit this Saturday (Sept 13th) of their counterparts in Anchorage, and about their public performance together at 1:30 p.m. at the Seward High School auditorium. About 50 members of the Anchorage Community Band will arrive […]

Obihiro mural painting continues

Obihiro mural painting continues

The painting of the Obihiro mural is right on schedule.  Painting is in the sanctuary of the Seward City Church on Nash Road.  Although we don’t have as many volunteers for this mural as usual (because it is in the middle of the week and people are at their jobs), most […]

Japanese Calligraphy Class September 13

Japanese Calligraphy Class September 13

City of Seward Press Release – Japanese Calligraphy Class  Offered Saturday, September 13, 2014 Delegates from Seward’s Sister City of Obihiro, Japan will be offering an hour long course in Japanese Calligraphy! Participants can watch an authentic performance and also take part in a brief class to draw traditional Japanese Calligraphy. […]

Mural volunteers needed

Mural volunteers needed

Seward Mural Society is seeking volunteers to help paint the Obihiro mural. The shifts that need filling are Tues Sept. 9th – Thurs Sept 11th 9:00 am – 12:00  break for lunch (provided) 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm The mural will be painted at the old Seward Chapel Church on Nash Road (on […]

Obihiro mural exchange underway

Obihiro mural exchange underway

By Dot Bardarson – The Obihiro mural exchange is in progress. On Friday we greeted the Japanese artists in Anchorage at the airport.  On Saturday we showed them a good old fashioned Alaskan pot-luck, with speeches.  The sun shone warm, so we ate outside. Midori represented the artists from Obihiro with a short speech about […]

Obihiro mural unveiled

Obihiro mural unveiled

By Dot Bardarson – Five Japanese artists will arrive Friday night with Obihiro’s design for a mural gift to Seward.  Last year, the city of Seward sent 7 art delegates to Obihiro to paint a large mural for the Japanese. The Seward Mural Society practiced by painting a reduced size replica that […]

Jabali African Acrobats – Tickets On Sale Now!

Jabali African Acrobats – Tickets On Sale Now!

For ONE public performance only, direct from Mombasa, Kenya, this explosive troupe of young acrobats combines acrobatic elegance with music and dance while sharing the beauty of their African culture.  Performers bounce, bop and balance to a joyful Benga beat as they combine Chinese acrobatic feats with East African musical tradition. […]