Arts

Calling all Watercolor Artists!

Peninsula Art Guild is hosting a watercolor show in the month of November, 2014.  This will be at the Kenai Fine Arts Center 816 Cook Ave. in Olde Town Kenai – across from the Oiler’s Bingo Hall.  If you would like to participate, please call Joy at 907-283-0515.

October 4, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Capra’s insightful new play debuts

Capra’s insightful new play debuts

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Arts Council and Port City Players debuted Doug Capra’s nuanced and thought-provoking historical play Wednesday evening during this week’s Alaska Historical Society’s 2014 Conference, being held this week in Seward. The reader’s theater version of the play, And Now the World Again, is based on the life of artist Rockwell Kent, and his […]

October 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The Seward Music & Arts Festival celebrates its 11th Anniversary

The Seward Music & Arts Festival celebrates its 11th Anniversary

By Jason Aigeldinger for SCN – The 11th annual Seward Arts and Music Festival, Seward’s premier arts event was held this weekend.  The fabulous event, featuring music acts from across the region, local art as well food and craft vendors was well attended by both community residents and out of town visitors. SMAF Director Gail Burnard said that roughly a […]

September 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward-based videogame Kickstarter enters final week

Seward-based videogame Kickstarter enters final week

Lifelong Seward resident and Alaska native Zach Lazarus is running a Kickstarter campaign for his retro video game project, Creepy Castle. As of September 29th it is 80% of the way towards its $6,000 goal with 5 days left. It is supported by 134 backers, ranging from well-known fellow independent game developers to many excited Alaskan, other American and international […]

September 29, 2014 · 0 comments ·
SMAF Art Show Results

SMAF Art Show Results

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Seward Music and Arts Festival Art Show!  There were so many great contributions this year!  The show was juried this year and here are the results: Community Show: First Place: Lindsey von Borstel Kracken   Second Place: Brandii Holmdahl Dream Maid Third Place: Reside in Solitude Gretchen Lindquist Seward Middle and Seward […]

September 28, 2014 · 0 comments ·
The 2014 Seward Music & Arts Festival September 26-28

The 2014 Seward Music & Arts Festival September 26-28

 ARTS – CRAFTS – BEER GARDEN – FINE FOOD – ART SHOW – MURAL SOCIETY PROJECT  MUSIC – MUSIC – MUSIC www.sewardfestival.com Friday SEPTEMBER 26 5-5:45 Snow River String Band 6-6:45 The Cremation of Sam McGee – A Circus Arts Variety Show 7-7:45 Hanna Yoter 8-8:45 Emma Hill 9-9:45 Green Tara & her Handsome gents 10 – 11 Rebel Clef […]

September 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 posters. ANCHORAGE: Saturday, November 1, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., […]

September 26, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Peninsula Art Guild First Thursday Art Reception October 2

Peninsula art guild is hosting a First Thursday Art Reception for the 2014 Experimental art show called “Beyond the Covers” on October 2nd, 2014 from 6 to 8:00 PM at the Kenai Fine Arts Center 816 Cook Avenue in Olde Town Kenai – across from the oilers Bingo Hall.

September 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 the Pit Bar just outside of the city, where they […]

September 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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, where she has since recorded an EP with Evan Phillips […]

September 22, 2014 · 1 comment ·
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 by a cherished visit from Japanese Consul, Akira Iwanabe and […]

September 21, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward’s downtown bakery to close after two decades

Seward’s downtown bakery to close after two decades

Heidi Zemach for SCN – Ranting Raven’s bakery, which has been the only one in downtown Seward for the past 20 years, will close down this week, following a busy summer tourist season. The bakery will not reopen next year. The Ranting Raven will continue on as a unique art gallery and handmade gift-store, but without the hearty soups and breads, […]

September 16, 2014 · 2 comments ·
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. As the train drew into Seward, the rain stopped and […]

September 15, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Final phase of the Obihiro Mural

Final phase of the Obihiro Mural

By Dot Bardarson – Painting of the Obihiro mural in Seward is on schedule.  All the panels are finished except for touch-up.        

September 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 in Seward by train late morning Saturday  to join with 12 […]

September 12, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 of the artists are professional artists, such as Akira Shiota […]

September 11, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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. Please contact the Office of the City Clerk to sign […]

September 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 the right hand side of the highway across from Nash Woods subdivision. […]

September 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 their enthusiasm for the project. The Seward Quilters gave each […]

September 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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 is mounted on Murphy’s Inn.  This year the Japanese are […]

September 8, 2014 · 0 comments ·
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. Winners of many national acrobatic competitions in Kenya, Jabali has […]

September 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Sugar Mountain Post-Wrap Party Wednesday, September 3rd!

Sugar Mountain Post-Wrap Party Wednesday, September 3rd!

Guess who’s back in town! Sugar Mountain, a film by Yellowbrick Films, shot a full length feature in early spring 2014.  This Wednesday, the director and several of the cast and crew are back in town filming a few more scenes and will be throwing a Post-Wrap Party at Tony’s Bar on Wednesday, September 3rd starting at 9pm. Come say […]

September 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

1st Friday Art Walk September 5

Visit these following businesses on Friday, September 5, for the 1st Friday Art Walk in Seward! Zudy’s:  Catherine Schneider~Original paintings and 3 dimensional artKenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center:  Tom Missel~”Alaska National Parks”-original oil paintings  (1212 4th Ave)Seward Senior Center:  “Seward Unleashed”-a collection of 8 Seward Senior Memoirs Resurrect Art:  Justine Pechuzal~”Have & Hold”`original pastels Eight Arms Printing Company:  “Name […]

September 2, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Harvest Art Exhibition September 4

The Peninsula Art Guild/Kenai River Council on the Arts invites one and all to the Opening Reception for the Harvest Art Exhibit from 6-8pm on Thursday, Sept. 4th at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave., Old Town Kenai.  For more info, call 283-7040, 12-5pm, Wednesday-Saturday.

September 1, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Artwork wanted for Harvest Art Exhibit and Auction

The Peninsula Art Guild is calling for local artists to donate up to two pieces of their own original artwork for its Harvest Art Exhibit and Auction.  Please bring donated artworks to the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave., Old Town Kenai across from the Oilers Bingo Hall by 5pm, Saturday, Aug 30.   

August 22, 2014 · 0 comments ·