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FREE ADVENTURE FILM MAKING WORKSHOP AND FILM TONIGHT

FREE ADVENTURE FILM MAKING WORKSHOP AND FILM TONIGHT

The third annual Balto Film Fest kicks off tonight with an evening of adventure, focusing on the real life drama of the Alaskan outdoors. Learn to get the most out of your Go Pro. University of Alaska professor DB Palmer teaches the first and only adventure film making degree program in the State.  Palmer will be at the Seward Library/Museum […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward hosts Comic Workshop

Seward hosts Comic Workshop

Alexis De Leon for Seward City News – Anyone can create a comic book. At least this is the mantra Kaisa Leino promotes. Leino traveled from Helsinki, Finland to Seward, Alaska earlier this summer in order to help Dr. Tuula Hollmen with her research at the Alaska SeaLife Center. Returning to the SeaLife Center for a second summer, Leino decided […]

by · July 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Celebrate Alaska Nellie’s birthday

Celebrate Alaska Nellie’s birthday

Come celebrate Alaska Nellie’s Birthday at the Seward Senior Center, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, July 31. This event is held in remembrance of Alaska Nellie, a vibrant historical figure and pioneer roadhouse operator instrumental in the continuing construction of the Alaska Central Railway, a relationship that carried right on through to the days of the modern Alaska Railroad. […]

by · July 24, 2014 · 0 comments ·
BALTO FILM FEST LAUNCHS TOGO 24 HOUR SPRINT

BALTO FILM FEST LAUNCHS TOGO 24 HOUR SPRINT

A one minute film created in 24 hours using one prompt – the Togo 24 Hour Sprint promises to be very popular amongst those participating in the Balto Film Fest. It affords a great opportunity to dip a toe in filmmaking to try out a new position or work with new people. To qualify for competition, films must be one […]

by · July 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Huna Tribal Log House will be Fabricated and Erected by Seward Timber Framer

Huna Tribal Log House will be Fabricated and Erected by Seward Timber Framer

Preparation work for the Huna Tlingit tribal house at Glacier Bay National Park will begin in August. Local craftsman, Josh Leatherman, who owns and operates Precision Timberworks will be heading up the prefabrication of the heavy timber frame and log structure here in Seward, subcontracted by PK Builders of Ketchikan. The National Park Service announced the $2.9 million contract award to PK Builders […]

by · July 18, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Communal Tree dedicated at garden party

Communal Tree dedicated at garden party

  Friends of the Seward Community Library Museum welcomed the new Communal Tree sculpture to the Library Museum garden Friday July 11th. It was created specifically by artists Sandy Stolle and Sheila Morrow to complement the theme of the library museum, its building and story telling mural. Its wood is carved Yellow Cedar, and it has fused art glass embedded […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Balto Film Fest Ready For Adventure

Balto Film Fest Ready For Adventure

Filmmakers from around the state will be descending on Seward the last weekend in July to participate in the Balto Film Fest. Those looking for adventure will find it on Friday, July 25th, first at the Seward Community Library and Museum at 6:00 p.m. with a free public Adventure Filmmaking workshop.  Attendees will get a taste of the University of Alaska’s […]

by · July 16, 2014 · 1 comment ·
Seward Bluegrass Camp a family affair

Seward Bluegrass Camp a family affair

By Heidi Zemach for SCN – Magic occurred here June 7-11th as Seward’s Bluegrass Camp for Kids returned for the week for the fourth summer, bringing nine accomplished young musicians to Seward to share their knowledge and love for music with 54 students and 15 adults. Enthusiastic six and seven-year-olds strummed on their ukuleles in a circle singing, “You are My […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 4 comments ·

Friends of the Seward Library have new website

The Seward Community Library Association, SCLA, (a/k/a Friends of the Seward Library) has a new website. The community is invited to take a look at our new site and sign up for our newsletter that keeps you up-to-date with what’s happening at the Library and Museum. We also invite the community to become a ‘Friend’ of the Seward Library by […]

by · July 15, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Communal Tree brings final touch to lovely public space

Communal Tree brings final touch to lovely public space

Heidi Zemach for SCN – The Seward Library Museum’s landscaped garden, on the south side of the building is blessed with the recent arrival of a new sculpture that ties together the garden’s plants, the mural, the building’s siding and iridescent tiles, and the purpose of the building itself. The garden area is probably now one of Seward’s most beautiful […]

by · July 10, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Join the Art Walk at Chinooks on July 12

Join the Art Walk at Chinooks on July 12

by · July 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward 2nd Saturday Art Walk July 12

Seward 2nd Saturday Art Walk July 12

by · July 7, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Wednesday Evening Comics

Is there a comic artist inside you, just waiting to emerge?  Would you like to learn more about the comics as a genre or as an art form?  Or do you just want to try something new and spend your Wednesday evenings doing something fun and creative? Join us for a five week comic workshop offered by Kaisa Leino who […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Reminder — Alaska Native Art Silent Auction — July 4th — Begins 9:30 AM

Reminder — Alaska Native Art Silent Auction — July 4th — Begins 9:30 AM

Seward United Methodist Church (321 4th Street) We have 40 items from a private collection and another item from one more donor. Items include dolls, ivory carvings, and baskets with appraised values ranging from $5 to $800. Each bid sheet will also include a BUY IT NOW price, so someone can purchase an item outright without having to check back […]

by · July 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Seward Bluegrass Camp has openings, needs instruments

Seward Bluegrass Camp has openings, needs instruments

Bluegrass Camp For Kids has a few openings remaining in the new 5-7 year old day camp, and in the 8-16 year-old day camp which begins July 7-11 at Resurrection Lutheran Church and Seward Methodist Church. There’s also plenty of space for adults (or teens 16 up) for workshops or private lessons in all bluegrass instruments, vocals and ukulele July […]

by · June 29, 2014 · 1 comment ·

Hurricane Dave at RezArt after July 4 parade

Alaska troubadour Hurricane Dave returns to Seward for a Fourth of July performance at Resurrect Art Coffee House (“RezArt”). The Anchorage-based singer-songwriter, whose quirky original songs about Alaska have made him popular among both tourists and locals, will perform outdoors in the courtyard, weather permitting, after the Independence Day parade (roughly 3 p.m.). If it rains, he will play inside. […]

by · June 25, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Animated Short Film Friday, June 27th

Animated Short Film Friday, June 27th

Room on the Broom The classic picture book written by Julia Donaldson & illustrated by Axel Scheffler now has a wonderful animated film. Date: Friday, June 27th Time: 3:00 PM Location: Library Museum, Community Room Free All Ages Welcome! Max Lang, an Oscar nominated producer/director, will present his new animated short film which recently won the International Kids Emmy for […]

by · June 24, 2014 · Comments are Disabled ·
Muralists plan future ventures

Muralists plan future ventures

Heidi Zemach for SCN- Hidden treasures are sometimes the best. The next mural, the Obihiro Friendship Mural, which visitors from Seward’s sister city will be coming here in September to create, may be a little more difficult to find than most are. But folks driving into town from Lowell Point may see this bright gem on the southern wall of […]

by · June 23, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Call to Artists: 3rd Annual Forest Art Walk July 19

Call to Artists: 3rd Annual Forest Art Walk July 19

by · June 17, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Stevens Puppets perform at the Library

Stevens Puppets perform at the Library

On Friday night  kids, parents, grandparents, and even a great-grandparent filled the Seward Community Library community room in anticipation as Dan and Zan Raynor of Steven Puppets presented their marionette show, “Beauty and the Beast”. Stevens Puppets performed their show with colorful, handmade puppets, humorous puppeteers, happy kids and laughing adults. Many hope that they will be able to return again […]

by · June 14, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Children’s Program Friday at the Library

Beauty and the Beast, a marionette production by Steven’s Puppets. Date: Friday, June 13, 2014 Time: 6:30 PM (45 minute program) Location: Seward Library Museum, Community Room Admission: Free Beauty and the Beast is a touching and humorous marionette play full of chuckles and drama. Artistic staging and clever effects accented with beautiful harp music bring this ever popular classic triumphantly […]

by · June 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Help Katie’s pony

Help Katie’s pony

Ten-year-old Katie Zernia is one of several enterprising youngsters in the area taking advantage of their own talents and abilities to raise a little spending money during the busy Seward tourist season. Zernia’s line of nautical bookmarks, featuring flat silver mermaids and other cutouts fashioned from a kit, plus her own beadwork added, was on display at her mother Elle’s […]

by · June 9, 2014 · 0 comments ·

1st Friday Art Walk June 6

1st Friday Art Walk June 6th 2014 6-8 p.m. Alaska SeaLife Center:  KC Crowley~A series focused on plankton and very small larval fish & invertebrates that make up the bulk of the oceans biomass.Starbird Studio:  Melissa Guernsey~Crazy Moose studios hand crafted ceramics & Northern Aurora Flute Ensemble Serendipity Alaska:  Shar Anderson~Handmade, one of a kind sea-grass baskets, bookmarks, zipper pulls Ranting Raven:  Stephanie Leprowse~Alaskan Glass […]

by · June 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·
Art of Conservation, Our Oceans

Art of Conservation, Our Oceans

Just in time for World Oceans Day, Chugach Arts Council has published a beautiful book of art.  Artists from around Alaska and the U.S. contributed to make this a stunning tribute to one of our most spectacular and vibrant resources, the oceans.  Art can inspire and  inform as well as illustrate.  Conservation and awareness are key to protecting the  vitality […]

by · June 5, 2014 · 0 comments ·

Hollywood Hot Flashes perform June 8

We are the Hollywood Hot Flashes, singing Broadway, blues, Beatles and All That Jazz! Come hear us perform at Resurrect Art Coffeehouse in Seward, Sunday June 8th from 2:00 to 3:30.

by · June 3, 2014 · 0 comments ·