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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Jason Aigeldinger for the SCN – I interviewed artist Katie Feichtinger back in April at Sackett’s Grill off the Sterling Highway. We spoke casually as she used a wood burning pen to draw a map of the Kenai River on the establishment’s bar top. Along with the lines that represent the course of the river, Feichtinger also added names of the […]
Heidi Zemach for SCN- The Grazing Moose, Summer Market & Artists’ Co-operative has opened on 5th Avenue, across from City Hall. It’s the seventh year that Joanie Merritt has brought us this undertaking, traveling to Anchorage and beyond once a week to fetch starter plants and fresh organic vegetables, just picked, and fresher than one can buy in traditional grocery […]
By Dot Bardarson – Plein air painters will descend on picturesque Seward for its annual Paint Out on May 30. Local artists are encouraged to join the painting group at 9 am Saturday morning at the Seward Hotel to discuss possible painting locations and plan for the day. Painters will be painting on location around town (That’s what “plein air” […]
Seward Music Band and Choir Booster Association (Seward Music Association) would like to thank the Seward Community Foundation for its generous grant of $2,500 to help purchase a variety of band and other musical instruments for the local schools, including a set of ukuleles for the new 5th grade ensemble band next year.
Alaska Vocal Retreat 2014, One Day Intensive: Saturday June 7th Venue: Alaska Heavenly Lodge, Cooper Landing This lodge has a truly Alaskan feel—used often for weddings or family gatherings. Schedule: Saturday June 7th: 9:30:00 – 12:00Singing Instruction 12:00—1:30Lunch 1:30—4:00Singing Instruction 4:00—6:00Showcase Open Mike 6:00—8:00Dinner Professional Staff: Suzanne Kiechle, voice teacher Suzanne Kiechle has been a professional vocal […]
Alaska Vocal Retreat 2014, June 4th—June 9th Location: Alaska Heavenly Lodge, Cooper Landing Alaska Wednesday June 4th: 3:00Arrive at lodge 4:00-6:00Singing Instruction 6:00-8:00Dinner and campfire Thursday June 5th: 10:00 – 12:00Singing Instruction 12:00—1:30Lunch 1:30—4:00Singing instruction 4:00—6:00Optional hike, Horseback Ride 6:00—8:00Dinner and cabaret around the piano—show tunes Saturday June 7th: 10:00 – 12:00Singing Instruction 12:00—1:30Lunch 1:30—4:00Singing Instruction 6:00—8:00Dinner and […]
Chugach Arts Council invited artists from around the world to submit art for this beautiful edition focusing on some of the threatened and endangered plants, animals and invertebrates. Stunning photos and artwork as well as interesting facts and information about the status of some plants and animals. The book can be purchased online and quantity discounts are available if your […]
World Oceans Day in June 8th. There is still time to be included in the Art of Conservation, Our Oceans art book project by Chugach Arts Council. Artists of all ages and abilities, from anywhere are invited to submit art in any medium to be included in this beautiful book. You can see the Art of Pollination book from last […]
Vintage Fabric Dying Workshop Do you have stained linens that could use a little Zip? Do you want to dye some fabric to use in a quilt? On Saturday June 14 & Sunday June 15 From 9a.m. to 1p.m. Nan will be hosting a workshop to teach us the fundamentals of using Procion dyes. We should each complete several projects over the […]
Professor DB Palmer of Adventure Film School Alaska, the first and only adventure film making degree program in the State, has agreed to be a featured speaker during the Friday July 25th Balto Film Fest workshop at the Seward Library. Professor Palmer co-leads University of Alaska’s week-long intensive Adventure Film Research course (FLM 298) during the Last Frontier Theatre Conference […]
Keep them coming: We’re filling up very nicely, but registration is still open for the Seward Bluegrass Camps for Kids July 7-11, and there are plenty of openings available for the adult 4:30-6 pm workshops. Partial scholarships are still available upon request for those who cannot afford the full rate. The main day-camp is open to those 8-16, with a new […]
A weekend of Big Fat Buddha at the Yukon Bar! Alaskan stage legends Big Fat Buddha bring their mix of funk rock to the Yukon for a two night residency on Friday and Saturday night, starting May 16, 2014. Music starts at 9:00 P.M. – 201 4th Ave, Seward, AK 99664.
There will be a Community Open Mic Night on Saturday, May 17th from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm. Come listen and read original poetry and prose! Anyone is welcome to participate! The event will be held at the Resurrect Art House. Theme: Dream Time Slots: 2-7 minutes per person Register by calling 362-7919, or register at the door. Please be […]
Heidi Zemach for SCN – An electrifying, virtuosic one-man performance Sunday night at the Resurrect Arts Coffee House and Gallery of the rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar. EJ Simpson of Philadelphia delivered, as promised, every single song from the musical on his own, accompanying himself on those 21 songs with a pink-stringed bass, electric guitar, acoustic guitar, mandolin, an […]
By Heidi Zemach for SCN- The businesses and streets throughout town filled with local residents Friday evening, May 2nd for the first monthly First Friday Art Walk, sponsored by Seward Arts Council.. With many people turning out in the unseasonably sunny weather and 11 businesses participating, it appeared to be the busiest art walk ever. Folks were socializing, partaking of […]