Chugach Arts Council has announced it’s upcoming projects and Calls for Art. Artists of all ages and abilities in any media are invited to submit images of their art for consideration to be published in one of several beautiful books of art featuring conservation themes. The dead line for the first 3 projects is March 15, 2014 Endangered Species Day […]
Ever wondered what Hanukkah was all about? This year is the first time in 95 years that Hanukkah falls on Thanksgiving. That convergence has brought the somewhat obscure holiday to the forefront of news and blogs. A charming little book tells the story of Hanukkah in a simple easy to understand way complete with colorful watercolor illustrations. Designed, created and […]
Submitted by: Dot Bardarson Members of the Seward Mural Society are shown here accepting a check from Holland America to help financially with the murals that were painted in September during the Seward Music and Arts Festival. Holland America is proud to be a sponsor of benefits to Seward in the form of grants. The mural group was gathered to […]
In Art Class at SHS, we studied the portrature of Gustav Klimt, which is known for its prominent use of gold and patterns. Students drew and painted their own human protraits with acrylic paint and added gold detailing with gold paint markers. This was a difficult project, they all were really patient and did a great job! Have a great […]
SEWARD, Alaska (Seward City News) – By: Ron Niebrugge – Aurora borealis over Seward, Alaska. This was last night at around 3:30 a.m. – that is my little home town of Seward at the base of the mountains. What an amazing night! www.wildnatureimages.com www.my-photo-blog.com
Submitted by: Dot Bardarson Its done! Mural art delegates are home from Japan. The mural they painted was a success. Lots of people came to the dedication where children held tethers that were attached to a large sheet covering the mural. On a backwards count of “san, ni, ichi” the tethers were dropped, the sheet slithered down to expose the […]
Four artists will spend eight-week residencies in the Lower 48 as the first Alaskans to participate in the new Rasmuson Foundation Artist Residency Program. They are: • Artist and educator Jimmy Riordan will serve his residency at Zygote Press, Cleveland, Ohio. • Playwright, poet and director Arlitia Jones will serve her residency at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Woodside, CA. • Inupiaq visual artist Gretchen Sagan will serve her […]
Do you have out-of-town friends looking for a weekend getaway, or you just want to get away yourself without leaving town? The Seward Hotel is offering a “Poe Package”. For $100 enjoy a one night stay at the beautiful historic Hotel Seward, a $10 voucher toward dinner at Genes Place and two tickets to see The Edgar Allan Poe Project. That […]
The 39th Annual Alaska Watercolor Juried Watercolor Exhibition opened last week at the Anchorage Museum with a First Friday reception. On hand to receive recognition were 2 Seward artists, Dot Bardarson and Kwansook Schaefermeyer. The competitive show is open to entries from all over the united States. 24 watercolors were accepted into the show by professional out-of-state juror, Donna Zagotta. “My standards […]
Here is another one from last northern light show in Seward last Tuesday night, Wednesday morning. Photo courtesy of Ron Niebrugge.
The Port City Players is putting on the “Edgar Allan Poe Project” at the end of October. This will feature 4 of Poe’s best short stories and poems performed by 4 of Seward’s best acting talents. Show dates are October 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st and November 1st and 2nd at the Hotel Seward. Show times are 7:00 ~ 7:20 ~ 7:40 ~ 8:00 lasting about an hour. There […]
Submitted by Dot Bardarson While the Seward Music and Arts Festival hammed it up on stage, the Seward Mural Society was hard at it doing what they do best. They painted 2 small murals this year.
Our local radio station KIBH-FM on 91.7 on your FM dial will be broadcasting some of this weekend’s SMAF music performances. Headlining the 10th Anniversary of SMAF are the “Builders and the Bakers” performing on Saturday night. Many talented musicians will be broadcast such as Lulu Small, Melissa Mitchell, Historian, Blackwater Railroad Company, Super Saturated Sugar Strings, the Eternal Cowboys, […]
Haines - Museums challenged to manage their collections have a new source of assistance, with the launch today of the Collections Management Fund. The new fund was created by Rasmuson Foundation and will be managed by Museums Alaska, a statewide association. This year, $100,000 in grants will be available to museums and cultural centers in Alaska for collections management supplies and activities. […]
This photo was taken at the end of the first day of painting. The animals have not been painted yet, nor details of mountains, signage etc. On the second day, a new group of Japanese artists arrived. Here they are in what the Japanese call “the shed”, a spacious city garage. Seward Art delegates were assigned 2 panels, to oversee […]
(Bu Heidi Zemach with assistance by Sharon Kim) Seward Music Association, a.k.a. “Seward Band and Choir Boosters” held their annual meeting on Monday, Sept 16, at the Community Room in the Seward Library Museum. The group elected new board officers. Sharon Kim was elected President and Heidi Zemach was elected Vice President. Bryce Mulholland was elected Treasurer and will apprentice for […]
Submitted by Dot Bardarson Here is an update of progress on the mural that the city of Seward is giving to its sister-city, Obihiro. The Japanese artists gathered around for introductions and instructions for painting the panels. We were provided with a spacious public works garage in which to work. Bethany Waggoner, one of the art delegates from Seward, shows […]
“Elite 9″ will be performing at the SAC Membership Event at Chinooks (upstairs) 5-8 pm. This Sunday enjoy some delicious hors d’oeurvres, drinks and JAZZ. This jazz band has been performing since 1999 and is based in Seward. Elite 9 put out their first album this past summer with “You Don’t Even Have to Lift”! Look out for their CD […]
Sent by Dot Bardarson Our art delegates to Obihiro were treated to a spectacular welcoming party during which they were dressed in colorful kimonos. Entertainment was provided by Japanese drummers and other instruments. The delegates have visited the warehouse where they will work and the zoo where the mural will be mounted.
You never know what might just show up in Seward on the weekend. Saturday, customers at the Resurrect Arts Coffee Shop and Gallery were treated to the Northern Aurora Flute Ensemble. The mellifluous tones of the flute ensemble, coming from this tight quartet of seasoned players sounded like angels wings fluttering. So wonderfully calming and pleasant. It was amazing to hear […]
Submitted by Dot Bardarson The Obihiro Mural Committee has readied Seward’ mural space. Giving a mural as a gift to our sister city, Obihiro, Seward art delegates are excited to see their project coming to fruition.
SAC Membership Event will land on Sunday September 15th at Chinooks (upstairs) 5 -8 pm this year. Guess who will be this year’s MC at our 5th Annual SAC Membership Event? None other than our own, David Paperman. There will be original art at our auction and Vintage SMAF t-shirts marking our 10 year Anniversary. Look forward to some fantastic auction items […]
Submitted by Dot Bardarson With just a few days to go before take-off to Japan, the art delegates are tying up loose ends. Supplies that have been purchased here will be packed, along with the mural design and gifts for Japanese dignitaries. Schedules have been set up for Skype with the time difference in mind. The final mural T-shirt order […]
The Girl Scouts in Seward are getting ready for another great year. To help register girls (5-17yrs) and to get just a few more volunteers, join us for a S’More Social on September 5th at the Branson Pavilion from 6:30-7:30pm. There many pathways to Girl Scouts including the First LEGO League -its math and science, lego robotics and a fun […]