Arts

2016 Mt. Marathon Race Logo Contest

The Seward Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce it is sponsoring an artwork design contest for the 2016 Mt. Marathon Race®/ 4th of July festivities. The chosen design may be reproduced on t-shirts, hoodies, hats, patches, and posters. Keep in mind that the patches might be round. The Design must fit on an 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of […]

November 4, 2015 ·
21st Annual PTA Wreath Fundraiser

21st Annual PTA Wreath Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again! The PTA Wreath Fundraiser is now online! Visit www.sewardakpta.com to place your order!  You can pay online using paypal or send in a check after you place your order.  If you would rather not hassle with the website, print the 2015 Wreath Order Form, fill it out and send it in. Orders due by November 15 […]

November 3, 2015 ·
This Friday at the Movies!

This Friday at the Movies!

Join us Friday, November 6th for another fun night out at the movies! This week movie goers can look forward to InsideOut (PG) at 6pm followed by Spy (R) at 8pm. Tickets are $1/person and go on sale 30 minutes before showtime! Tickets have been going fast so plan to arrive early. Movies are shown UAF’s K.M. Rae Building theater […]

November 3, 2015 ·
Celtic Breton tradition arrives in Seward

Celtic Breton tradition arrives in Seward

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward schoolchildren in kindergarten through high school watched the Breton Pipers & Drums of Bagad from New York perform at the high school gym last Thursday. It was a marvelously uplifting, earsplittingly loud performance, and after a community potluck and public performance attended by about another 30 people that night, the group headed to […]

October 28, 2015 ·
This Friday at the Movies!

This Friday at the Movies!

Join us Friday, October 30th as we kick-off Halloween a little early!  This week movie goers can look forward to BEETLEJUICE (PG) at 6pm followed by Rocky Horror Picture Show (R) at 8pm.  Tickets are $1/person and go on sale 30 minutes before showtime!  Showings have been selling out, so plan to arrive early.  Movies are shown UAF’s K.M. Rae […]

October 26, 2015 ·
Recess at 20 Below is a blast

Recess at 20 Below is a blast

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Seward Elementary School students, and a mixed audience of children and adults learned what it’s like for the kindergartners of Delta Junction, one of America’s coldest places in the wintertime, when they go out to recess at 20 below. Even though they’re Alaskan, our local youngsters aren’t used to the kind of weather that […]

October 21, 2015 ·
Potluck & Free Pipes & Drums Concert

Potluck & Free Pipes & Drums Concert

Be sure to attend this live performance, for free! Also, come join everyone at a Potluck dinner beginning at 4:45 in the High School cafeteria. RSVP and sign up for a dish to bring here. Be sure to attend this live performance, for free! Also, come join everyone at a Potluck dinner beginning at 4:45 in the High School cafeteria. […]

October 20, 2015 ·
Friday Night at the Movies!

Friday Night at the Movies!

Thank you to everyone who turned out for the Skip and Marie Fletcher Winter Family Movie Series on Friday!  We had a great turn out again last week, and are happy to hear that folks are really enjoying spending Friday night at the movies! Coming this Friday movie goers can look forward to Disney’s Monkey Kingdom 6pm (PG) followed by […]

October 19, 2015 ·
Some exhibits make visit to Anchorage memorable

Some exhibits make visit to Anchorage memorable

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Make your next trip to Anchorage more memorable with a visit to the Anchorage Museum.  The new “Van Gogh Alive-The Experience,” exhibit that recently opened there is breathtaking, powerful experience like no other that gets you interacting simultaneously with the art, and the mind of the artist. Set to surround-sound symphonic music, more than […]

October 18, 2015 ·

November is National Novel Writing Month, a time when thousands and thousands of people from all over the world pledge to write at least 50,000 words of the story inside them in 30 days. It sounds crazy, and it is – a little, but it is possible. Not only is it possible, it is crazy fun, crazy empowering, and crazy […]

October 16, 2015 ·
Seward High Art

Seward High Art

Today is the end of the first quarter of this school year and Seward High Artists have already accomplished a lot! Here are some photos of what they have been up to.  Much more can be seen at our blog SHS ART! Above you can see a detail of Riley Von Borstle’s Christmas Ornament for Capital Christmas Tree, among many […]

October 16, 2015 ·
Completion of Birdsall mural nears

Completion of Birdsall mural nears

Contributed by Dot  Bardarson – Except for one panel that is being completed in Dot Bardarson’s garage, the mural for the National Park Service building is finished and awaiting the clear coat process at Seward Body and Paint.  Master Artist, Byron Birdsall was in Seward during the weekend of the Seward Music and Arts Festival to counsel painters on proper […]

October 14, 2015 ·
Movie Night series attempts to return Liberty Theater experience to Seward

Movie Night series attempts to return Liberty Theater experience to Seward

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Missing the good old days when they, or their children could spend an evening together at the Liberty Theater, enjoying movies and catching up with friends, a group of Seward residents has worked out a way to bring that experience back. The Skip and Marie Fletcher Winter Family Movie Series starts this Friday night, and continues […]

October 8, 2015 ·
"Closing In" 
A Brown Bear closing in on a Silver Salmon, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska.

Can you see the splash from the escaping silver salmon?

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“Closing In” A Brown Bear closing in on a Silver Salmon, Lake Clark National Park, Alaska. Can you see the splash from the escaping silver salmon? The post Closing In! appeared first on Photo Blog – Niebrugge Images.

October 6, 2015 ·
Byron Birdsall mural being painted. Photo by Bobbie Bianchi.

Master artist Byron Birdsall’s vision comes to life

By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News – In just three days this past weekend, at the Seward Music & Arts Festival in the cruise ship terminal, the Seward Mural Society’s newest mural came into being. It takes lots of planning and preparation, but throughout the course of the festival, 50 or 60 volunteers bent over aluminum panels, and carefully […]

September 30, 2015 ·
Fletcher Winter Family Movie Series Seeks Concessionaires

Fletcher Winter Family Movie Series Seeks Concessionaires

The Skip and Marie Fletcher Winter Family Movie Series will kick-off October 9th!   This 20 week movie series will feature newer, feature films with a goal of providing a safe and family friendly event on a regular basis in Seward during the slower winter months when there are limited opportunities for activities that the whole community can participate in.  […]

September 30, 2015 ·
Mike and Raylene O'Connor toast new owners Brian and Micheley Svabik, who take over the Resurrect Coffee House & Gallery October 1st, 2015. Heidi Zemach photo.

Resurrect Art turned over to new owners

Heidi Zemach for SCN- After 13 ½ years of operating Resurrect Art Coffee House Gallery in Seward, Raylene and Michael O’ Connor are pulling up stakes and selling their business to a younger couple, Micheley and Brian Svabik, who take over the business October 1st. The O’Connors had purchased the old 1916-constructed church building (where local Methodist and Lutheran congregations […]

September 29, 2015 ·
An Amazing Video: “Alaska” by John Coffey

An Amazing Video: “Alaska” by John Coffey

From John Coffey: “I put this compilation together. Mostly taken right here in Seward over the last 3 years. Enjoy!” To see more of Johns work, visit his web site: http://www.oceanadventurevideo.com/

September 29, 2015 ·

Peninsula Art Guild’s First Thursday October 1

The Peninsula Art Guild’s October First Thursday Reception will take place 6-8pm, Oct.1 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook Ave., Old Town Kenai across from the Oilers Bingo Hall.  Two great exhibits will be celebrated:  Kathy Matta’s “Behind the Mask” and an art quilt group show entitled “Inspired by Books”.   Art center hours are 12-5pm, Wed-Sat.  Call […]

September 28, 2015 ·
Blackwater Railroad Company performs in clown costume. Heidi Zemach photo.

An amazing weekend of fun and frivolity

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – A wooden painted cutout giraffe seated on an actual bicycle, mounted on a tightrope hung from tall rafters near the stage where more than 200 music and dance performances took place in front of a scary, grinning old fashioned clown face.  Sheets painted like old circus billboards, added to the colorful festivities as did […]

September 28, 2015 ·
Pilgrims poem sign, written by Justine Pechuzal, against the photo of the old military dock.  Pechuzal photo credit.

New poems in place at Caines Head Recreation Area

By Heidi Zemach for SCN- Those who visit the beach at Lowell Point, or hike the 4.5 mile coastal trail to the recreation area, ending at North Beach, will come across handsome new signposts with evocative poems that may offer a chance to pause, take in its meaning, and find something that speaks to them. That’s the goal of Poems in […]

September 25, 2015 ·
Seward Music & Arts Festival Presents: Snow River String Band

Seward Music & Arts Festival Presents: Snow River String Band

The Snow River String Band opens up the Fest Tomorrow at 5! The Snow River String Band is a direct outgrowth of the Bluegrass Camps for Kids that have come to Seward for four consecutive summers. With newly acquired skills gained from the camps and a little behind-the-scenes parental organization, the band was formed in the fall of 2013. The […]

September 24, 2015 ·
Seward Music & Arts Festival Presents: Spider And The Web

Seward Music & Arts Festival Presents: Spider And The Web

Spider and the Webs will be coming all the way from Washington to play a set for you all Friday night from 10:45-11:45!   Spider and the Webs came together in Olympia, WA, during the summer of 2004. The psychedelic punk act formed around Tobi Vail (Bikini Kill, Frumpies, the Go! Team) and James Maeda (the Serum Greys), adding Chris […]

September 24, 2015 ·
Seward Music & Arts Festival Present: Harm

Seward Music & Arts Festival Present: Harm

Harm will be closing Saturday night from midnight until 1:30 am.  Harm is an Fairbanks ensemble that defies the bounds of typical genre standards. Blending psych-folk and hip-hop with classical themes the experimental chamber group defies your notions of musical normativity. Here is a great article about them from the Anchorage Press, and here is a video of their song Between a […]

September 23, 2015 ·
Seward Music & Arts Festival Present Luna Dance Circle & Gypsy Horizon

Seward Music & Arts Festival Present Luna Dance Circle & Gypsy Horizon

LUNA DANCE CIRCE, Seward’s first Tribal Style Belly Dance group, was created in 2006 by Lori Angove. Lori Angove is a certified FCBD® Sister Studio instructor, dedicated to the group improvisational dance style know as American Tribal Style® Belly Dance. This year Luna Dance Circle has reached out to embraced her sisters of ATS® in Alaska both near and far to […]

September 22, 2015 ·
Seward Music & Arts Festival Presents: Tomodachi Daiko Drummers

Seward Music & Arts Festival Presents: Tomodachi Daiko Drummers

Tomodachi Daiko Drummers will play the Seward Music and Arts Festival from 5 – 5:45 pm this Saturday, September 26th.  This group is so fun to watch live, I definitely recommend them!  Here is a video of them drumming at the State Fair. Tomodachi Daiko, Inc., (TDI) was founded in the summer of 2000. Sachiko Kono and Miyuki Imai were encouraged […]

September 21, 2015 ·