Arts

Music Composed for Sikuliak Research Vessel

By Heidi Zemach for SCN The RV Sikuliak, that new world class ocean-going research vessel that will one day be home-ported in Seward, has been commemorated in music. A recording of “The Song of the Sikuliak,” an eight-minute orchestral piece composed by UAF graduate music student Emerson Eads, with the Arctic Chamber Orchestra performing, will be played tonight (Friday) at […]

October 12, 2012 ·
Winter Concert Series October ~ Meg Mackey

Winter Concert Series October ~ Meg Mackey

Seward Arts Council Presents: The Meg Mackey Band Live in Concert Thursday October 25th, 2012; 6:30pm Seward High School Theater $12 General Admission/$10 SAC Members For More Info: Mark 224-9046     Meg Mackey played her first Seward Music and Arts Festival last year and was an instant hit with fans. After missing a booking onstage this year because conflicting […]

October 9, 2012 ·

Choir’s Debut, and more…

The Seward High School Choir’s “Seahawk’s Voice Debut Concert” is on Wednesday, Oct. 17th at 7:00pm at Seward High Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for students. Children under five are free! This concert features group numbers, pop duets, and delicious desserts! We will also be holding a raffle for gift baskets. Musical Babysitting for children 2-10 will […]

October 8, 2012 ·
Illustrated Children’s Books Encourage & Uplift

Illustrated Children’s Books Encourage & Uplift

Marie Wagner just completed the illustrations for 2 children’s books. I Am Special is a short collection of inspirational quotes for children of all ages with colorful and  unique animal characters. Willa’s Stories is a collection of stories laid out in a format suitable for plays.  Willa, an active senior, wrote the stories and she & friends perform the puppet plays […]

October 1, 2012 ·
The fun continues Sunday at noon

The fun continues Sunday at noon

September 30, 2012 ·

Sizzling Hot Music & Arts Festival 2012

September 30, 2012 ·

Music and Arts Fest starts tonight Friday 4pm to 1am

4pm-1am Friday September 28th 12noon-1am Saturday September 29th 12noon-6pm Sunday September 30th The Schedule of events: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28: 5-5:45: Superfrequency 6-6:45: Rick Brooks 7-7:45:  the Barroom Roses 8-8:45:  Art in Motion 9-10:  Orion Donicht 10:15-11:15: Woodrow 11:30-12:30:  Ghost Hands 12:45-1:45:  Historian SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29: 11:30-Noon:  Seward Kids Dancers 12:15-1:  Hawkins Wright 1:15-2:15:  In the Belfry 2:30-3:15:  Jackie Schafer and […]

September 28, 2012 ·
2012 Seward Festival Artist Profile ~ The Super Saturated Sugar Strings

2012 Seward Festival Artist Profile ~ The Super Saturated Sugar Strings

THE SUPER SATURATED SUGAR STRINGS From Anchorage, AK, the Sugar Strings are an alt-folk dish with flavors of an orchestral symphony and a gypsy party. We all have different musical backgrounds including blues, classical, jazz, and bluegrass, which gives us a diverse and distinct sound. Carlyle is our southern gentleman, hailing from Denmark, South Carolina; he is the main vocalist in […]

September 26, 2012 ·
Supporting the local arts scene

Supporting the local arts scene

By Heidi Zemach The Seward Arts Council held its annual membership benefit at Chinooks Restaurant Sunday night. The place was jam-packed with local arts supporters, both upstairs and down, who needed a break from the flooding, and wanted to renew their memberships, check out the art auction, the entertainment, and the hamburgers and brew that came with their membership. After […]

September 25, 2012 ·
2012 Seward Festival Artist Profile ~ Melissa Mitchell and Rik Nielsen

2012 Seward Festival Artist Profile ~ Melissa Mitchell and Rik Nielsen

2012 SMAF Artist Profile ~ Melissa Mitchell and Rik Nielsen   Melissa Mitchell is a lifelong Alaskan, a mother and a committed social activist. Her remarkable voice and compelling life story embody the spirit and struggles of the people everywhere. As a songwriter Melissa is focused on honesty, connection and community. It is not an exaggeration to say that her […]

September 24, 2012 ·
2012 Seward Festival Artist Profile ~ Tomodachi Daiko

2012 Seward Festival Artist Profile ~ Tomodachi Daiko

  Tomodachi Daiko, Inc. (TDI) was founded in the summer of 2000. Sachiko Kono and Miyuki Imai were encouraged to by Anchorage School District (ASD) World Language Coordinator Janice Gullickson to start a taiko program to enrich the Japanese Immersion Program and Anchorage community. Funds through an ASD-attained grant called Kachuko helped fund the group’s start. Several people assisted to […]

September 21, 2012 ·
2012 Seward Festival Artist Profile ~ Luna Dance Circle

2012 Seward Festival Artist Profile ~ Luna Dance Circle

LUNA DANCE CIRCLE Luna Dance Circle emerged in Seward, Alaska in 2006. Founder and director Lori Angove has brought her 20 years of dance experience to her students and the community. Lori’s background ranges from the folkloric dances of Egypt and North Africa to the Modern styles of the U.S., including American Tribal Style Belly Dance (ATS). Lori has recently […]

September 21, 2012 ·
2012 Seward Festival Artist ~ Jackie Schafer and the Standard Deviations

2012 Seward Festival Artist ~ Jackie Schafer and the Standard Deviations

Jackie Schafer and the Standard Deviations       Performing at the 2012 Seward Music And Arts Festival: Saturday September 29th, 2:15PM   Click on the links below to hear songs by the band:   “I Thought About You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HK3piZAZIS0 “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOL-9_nyDLw “Since I Fell For You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9rhGiocNLg&feature=related “There is No Greater Love” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PjH3oJ83dY&feature=related

September 21, 2012 ·

Seward Arts Council Membership Event on Sunday September 23rd

Due to severe weather on Wednesday the 19th the Seward Arts Council postponed our annual membership event. However, we are hoping that all of you are still excited about coming out to support local arts. We have rescheduled this year’s membership event for this Sunday, September 23rd. The same time 6-9pm and same place – Chinooks Restaurant. Also the same […]

September 21, 2012 ·
Da Vinci Camp

Da Vinci Camp

DaVinci Camp had an exciting summer….. What an incredible DaVinci Camp we had at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Seward. Teachers Ms.Justine, Ms.Haugh provided members with over 80 hours of quality programming in the Arts and Science. Their talents, enthusiasm, dedication and strong work ethics were beyond measure to this program. These teachers are amazing, wish I had the […]

September 19, 2012 ·
2012 Seward Festival ~ Artist Profile

2012 Seward Festival ~ Artist Profile

It’s rare to find an artist that is equally inspiring in word, sound and presence, but it is precisely this musical hat-trick that Hawkins Wright pulls off with effortless grace. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter does not take his title lightly. “Song is the spark that gets people to listen,” he says, “but it’s the message that goes home with them after […]

September 18, 2012 ·
Jazz Ambassadors Today!!  SHS Theater 7:30pm

Jazz Ambassadors Today!! SHS Theater 7:30pm

Get last minute tickets at: Resurrect Art Coffeehouse, Seward High Main Office, or the Seward Library. Tickets are Free! Show starts at 7:30PM. Seating could become limited, make sure you have a ticket.

September 17, 2012 ·
2012 Seward Music and Arts Festival ~ Artist Profile ~ Woodrow

2012 Seward Music and Arts Festival ~ Artist Profile ~ Woodrow

Alaskan band, Woodrow, has been rocking audiences all over the 49th state for the past nine years. Woodrow has logged many miles traveling throughout Alaska, playing music from Juneau to Fairbanks, and every town in between. The Anchorage based power trio is known best for their well-crafted Americana songs, sweat out on stage with beautiful dynamics. Jared Woods on guitar […]

September 16, 2012 ·
2012 Seward Music and Arts Fest ~ Artist Profile ~ Orion Donicht

2012 Seward Music and Arts Fest ~ Artist Profile ~ Orion Donicht

“Donicht, originally from Willow, has known many aspects of the Anchorage music scene, playing with the Spenard Satans and Stubby’s Crack Company, but these days he’s most often seen onstage solo. His family roots in music-from “watching bands play rock and roll since I can remember,” he says, to singing carols with his grandmother at the piano-paid off early. “The […]

September 16, 2012 ·
The Barroom Roses – 2012 Seward Festival Artist Profile

The Barroom Roses – 2012 Seward Festival Artist Profile

Alaska folk rockers out of Homer featuring Katie Emerick, John Cottingham, Steve Collins, and Ben Gerhards. Fresh off a summer of performing, this band is sure to get you moving. Performance Time:  Friday, September 28, 2012 – 7:00pm Here’s a YouTube clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=PynUO2PrpjI

September 15, 2012 ·
Rick Brooks – 2012 Seward Festival Artist Profile

Rick Brooks – 2012 Seward Festival Artist Profile

Rick is often called on to play in blues clubs, festivals, and as an opening act for legendary bluesmen. He has opened shows for soloists John Hammond, Paul Geremia and Guy Davis among others. He has shared the bill with such greats as Otis Rush, Bo Diddley, Koko Taylor, Taj Mahal, John Lee Hooker, Jr., the Muddy Waters All-Stars (feat. […]

September 15, 2012 ·
2012 Seward Music and Arts Festival – Artist Profile – Superfrequency

2012 Seward Music and Arts Festival – Artist Profile – Superfrequency

SMAF is proud to announce our opening act of the 2012 fest!!! Superfrequency   Based out of Anchorage Alaska, Superfrequency began in early 2008 when longtime musical collaborators Nick Petumenos and Ivan Night joined with drummer Lee Thompson to work on bringing their original music ideas to fruition. After going through many different bassists, David Nathanson joined the group in […]

September 14, 2012 ·
Jazz Ambassadors In Concert! Monday 9/17; 7:30p

Jazz Ambassadors In Concert! Monday 9/17; 7:30p

September 12, 2012 ·
Seward High Art – Oil Pastel Eye Self Portraits

Seward High Art – Oil Pastel Eye Self Portraits

In the 2-D art class at Seward High, we began the year by looking at the human eye.  Students studied the assemetrical eye shape, roundness of the eyeball, intricacies of the iris, edge of the eye lid, reflections off the eye, shape of the lashes and brow, and the tear duct.  Taking this into account, they then made a large […]

September 10, 2012 ·
Come Join Us Sing!

Come Join Us Sing!

Anyone who enjoys singing choral music, or who thinks they might like to try, is invited to come join the Seward Community Choir. It starts up again this Thursday, Sept 13, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the high school music room. Park in front of the high school, and walk in the music room door, or go in the main way, […]

September 9, 2012 ·
“True Cost of Coal” Mural Sparks Local Conversation

“True Cost of Coal” Mural Sparks Local Conversation

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News A small group of Seward residents gathered August 11th at the Legends building for a presentation by a visiting group of environmental activist storytellers and artists from Outside, bringing a mural across the U.S. to illustrate their concerns about the social, economic and environmental impacts of coal. The Beehive Design Collective is demonstrating […]

August 30, 2012 ·