Arts

Seward Music Fest Thanks

On behalf of the entire planning committee of the SMAF I would like to send out deepest gratitude to all who helped make this year’s music festival a total success. The momentum we are experiencing is exciting. People come to Seward from far and wide within our fair state as […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Pooh and the Philosophers by John Tyerman Williams This books sets out to prove that the whole of Western philosophy – from the ancient Greeks to the existentialists – may be found in the works of A.A. Milne. Throughout the book “The Great Bear” is said to illuminates the most […]

AVTEC’s own Alaska Culinary Academy restaurant, The Academy Café, is open Oct. 28 through Dec. 12 (closing date is tentative and may change) during the Ala Carte and Dining Service classes. This is a combination of two classes that run consecutively, rotating the students through all areas of fine dining, […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Heavens to Betsy! & other curious sayings by Charles Earle Funk Ever notice how colorful our language is? You might be familiar with “to go scotfree”, “ride the gravy train”, “pain in the neck”, “Sam Hill”. These phrases and more appear in this book to give you an idea of […]

Painting the 2008 Mural

Painting the 2008 Mural

Here is a photo of us painting the 2008 mural. The Master Artist is Ed Tussey from Homer.  He used an air-brush to completely paint the water.  The shapes were tiny so it took a long time to paint the mountains and other detail.  The mural is 10 X 40 […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

What My Cat Has Taught Me About Life by Niki Anderson This book will make you want to curl up near a sunny window with fabulous feline insights like these: – When you’re frightened, arch your back and believe you’re a lot bigger. – When life gets intense, get out […]

7pm Tonight An Alaska National Guard Documentary

Eye to Eye with Ivan is a historical documentary that documents the origin of the Alaska National Guard during WWII. The movie then segues into the Cold War mission of the Guard. The Guard was literally the “eyes and ears” of the US military along the coastline of Western Alaska. […]

As Ryan Writes: On Hunting Moose

        With such monumental change hinged in solid rock, held fast to the fading sun, this does not seem the time for idle pleasures. Snow is coming. Green life dying. All of us are facing a world somehow distant to the senses, yet clear as ancient ice when its travel […]

Upcoming Music Festival

Upcoming Music Festival

The Seward Music and Arts Festival celebrates its fifth anniversary in the fall of 2008 with musicians and performers from all over the state along with artisan booths and food vendors. The music begins Friday, September 26th and wraps up on Sunday, September 28th. The festival is an exciting capstone […]

A Sense of Place: A Seward Column

In a way, my first discovered love lay stretched within that moment of time I found in music.  Wound tight in tune through chances offered rhythmic and welcome.  I did not question love then, nor understand it as there was no need to.  It was merely a presence, as my […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Rats.  The word alone is enough to cause fear, paranoia, suspicion and pain.  An expression of frustration.  Sneaky devils in the dark.  Vermin hordes that know no bounds.  They breed freely, without discretion, in nearly every corner of the globe.  Multiplying.  Conquering.  With dreams of world domination they cross oceans […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

In the words of that gentle mountain minstrel, Skunkrat Steve: “If it’s good enough for a hobo, it’s good enough for you. So open up that can of beans, and pass that mountain dew.” Boy, now that just melts the 1/6 of my heart that’s pure hillbilly. But before anyone […]

Free Screening of the Award-Winning Film RED GOLD

The exquisite film celebrating the salmon way of life will be in Seward for one showing only, Sunday, August 17 @ 3:15pm at the Seward Community Library. Red Gold, a 1-hour documentary film on the proposed Pebble Mine by acclaimed filmmakers Ben Knight and Travis Rummel, goes beyond the conflict, […]

Weird Book of the Week

Weird Book of the Week

Throughout the past few weeks, I’ve received scattered reports about town of newly forged, “Maximized Men” who seem, by having reached their divinely ordained potential, to have gotten a bit big for their britches. In the hope of countering such a chest-baring surge of salt ‘n swagger, I spent many […]

ALASKA STATEHOOD MURAL 2009

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS FOR ALASKA STATEHOOD MURAL 2009 Seward Mural Society in partnership with the City of Seward is accepting proposals of artwork/design for an Alaska Statehood Mural. The theme of this mural project is Seward: Home of Alaska’s Flag. This mural will be designed and painted primarily (80-90%) by […]