Arts

Guitar and Fiddle Workshop March 8

Guitar and Fiddle Workshop March 8

Guitarist Danny Booth and fiddle player Amanda Kerr will hold a workshop for aspiring musicians on Saturday March 8 from 10 am – 12 noon. The first hour will be spent in separate groups, one group working on guitar skills and the other on fiddle. During the second hour, the […]

Alaska Native Art classes at Qutekcak

Alaska Native Art classes at Qutekcak

Alaska Native Art classes at Qutekcak The Alaska native art classes are in full swing at the Qutekcak Native Tribe. Students have been working on traditionally themed projects such as grass baskets, beaded moccasins and authentic wooden halibut hooks. The classes will run through the end of May and are […]

Yellow Brick gets ready to film movie in Seward

Yellow Brick gets ready to film movie in Seward

SEWARD, Alaska –  Filming for Yellow Brick Film’s fifth movie production, “Sugar Mountain,” an independent drama thriller set in and around Seward, will start March 3rd, and will run through April 11th. The 10 people who have come to Seward to set things rolling; the director, cinematographer, costumer, designer and […]

Native Art Classes return to Qutekcak for 2014

Native Art Classes return to Qutekcak for 2014

Qutekcak will be starting the 2014 season of the Alaska Native Art classes on Wednesday February 12th 2014.  The classes will run through May and be held every Wednesday and Friday at the Qutekcak Native Tribe office at 221 Third Ave.  They are sponsored through grants from Chugachmiut and Holland […]

Nominations Sought for Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist

Nominations Sought for Rasmuson Foundation Distinguished Artist

Anchorage, AK –  Rasmuson Foundation is seeking nominations for the 2014 Distinguished Artist Award, recognizing superior artistic accomplishments of an Alaskan. The selected artist will receive $40,000. “The Distinguished Artist Award is an opportunity to recognize the talents and contributions of extraordinary Alaska artists,” said Jayson Smart, program officer for Rasmuson […]

West Side Story is a Moving Experience

West Side Story is a Moving Experience

Heidi Zemach for SCN –  Three SUV mini-vans filled with Seward residents traveled to Anchorage with the TRAILS program to see the Leonard Bernstein musical West Side Story at the Anchorage Performing Arts Center Sunday, January 19th. The TRAILS (Total Recreation and Independent Living Services) program promotes fun, safe, adaptive […]

Seward Community Foundation to offer more

Seward Community Foundation to offer more

Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – The Seward Community Foundation will give $85,175 to nonprofit organizations to help them accomplish well-defined projects deemed to have the greatest impact on people in the Seward/Moose Pass communities. Grants are awarded in areas such as health care, education, human services, arts and […]

Blue Tarp/Duct Tape Challenge

Blue Tarp/Duct Tape Challenge

Students in Seward High School’s Alaska Studies class were given the assignment of creating projects using the most Alaskan of materials: duct tape and blue tarp. The projects were supposed to embrace the spirit of what it means to be Alaskan, with the limits being only a one week time […]

Snow River String Band Rocks

Snow River String Band Rocks

Six Seward youngsters sang and played three standard bluegrass tunes on the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar and bass at Resurrect Arts Coffee House and Gallery Sunday afternoon to a packed, most appreciative audience. Their new band, Snow River String Band, facilitated by local musician Jim Pfeiffenberger, was getting comfortable playing […]

Dramatic movie soon to be filmed in Seward

Dramatic movie soon to be filmed in Seward

SEWARD, Alaska – Heidi Zemach for SCN – Yellowbrick Films, an independent film company with four other successful movies to its name, has selected Seward as its top choice for filming its latest production. It’s called Sugar Mountain, and will be a drama thriller in the vein of Fargo or […]

Snow River String Band Performs January 12

Snow River String Band Sunday January 12th @ 2:00 p.m. Resurrect Art Coffee House   Come out and support Seward’s own Bluegrass band made up of local young musicians!   They are preparing to perform at the Anchorage Bluegrass Festival later this month.  Also, rumor has it we may get to hear from some of our […]

Seeking film cameras

I am seeking 35 mm film cameras for my daughter and fellow students to use in the Seward High School photography class which began this week. Anyone willing to give or loan out their camera for a student to use, please let me know. hzemach@gmail.com  or call 224-6473

Burning Bush Thanks Seward

Burning Bush Thanks Seward

Local band Burning Bush would like to sincerely thank the community of Seward for its warm reception at the premiere concert of their debut album, “Honesty in a Box.” We are amazed at the outpouring of support and interest from the community. There are many factors that contribute to a […]

Dance with Us!

Missed the Solstice Dance? Here’s another chance to explore Conscious Dance/Ecstatic Dance in Seward! Got the winter blues? Come dance with us! The recent Solstice Dance was so much fun that we’ve decided to do it again: When: Saturday, January 4th, 6-8pm. Where: Seward Community Library, downstairs meeting room. What: An exploration of […]

Artists Invited to Apply For Rasmuson Individual Artist Awards Starting Jan. 1

Artists Invited to Apply For Rasmuson Individual Artist Awards Starting Jan. 1

  Anchorage –  Applications for Rasmuson Foundation’s annual Individual Artist Awards grants program will be accepted starting January 1, 2014. These grant awards go directly to artists to support the development of new work or for activities that advance creative development. Individual Artist Awards provide support Alaska artists in ten artistic disciplines at […]