Arts

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 […]

July 16, 2014 ·
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 […]

July 16, 2014 ·
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 […]

July 15, 2014 ·

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 […]

July 15, 2014 ·
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 […]

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

Join the Art Walk at Chinooks on July 12

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

Seward 2nd Saturday Art Walk July 12

July 7, 2014 ·

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 […]

July 3, 2014 ·
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 […]

July 3, 2014 ·
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 […]

June 29, 2014 ·

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. […]

June 25, 2014 ·
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 […]

June 24, 2014 ·
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 […]

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

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

June 17, 2014 ·
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 […]

June 14, 2014 ·

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 […]

June 9, 2014 ·
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 […]

June 9, 2014 ·

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 […]

June 5, 2014 ·
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 […]

June 5, 2014 ·

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.

June 3, 2014 ·
Cooper Landing Artist Offers Window Into ‘Mountain Livin’

Cooper Landing Artist Offers Window Into ‘Mountain Livin’

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 […]

May 29, 2014 ·
Summer Market Opens for Seventh Year

Summer Market Opens for Seventh Year

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 […]

May 23, 2014 ·
Annual Paint Out Day May 30

Annual Paint Out Day May 30

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” […]

May 23, 2014 ·
Appreciation to Seward Community Foundation

Appreciation to Seward Community Foundation

  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.

May 19, 2014 ·
Alaska Vocal Retreat 2014,  One Day Intensive: Saturday June 7

Alaska Vocal Retreat 2014, One Day Intensive: Saturday June 7

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 […]

May 17, 2014 ·