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Story last updated at 6:33 PM on Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Girl Scouts' Women in Art held at Chapman School

By McKibben Jackinsky
Staff Writer

From hip-hop dance to beading, and a whole lot between, Girl Scouts in troops from Nikolaevsk to McNeil Canyon are in for a treat Jan. 29, when southern peninsula artists share their creative energy at a Girl Scouts' Women in Art event. It will be held at Chapman School in Anchor Point from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

"We always have a wonderful variety of local women artists who are willing to come," said Tina Seaton of Kachemak Bay Girl Scouts.

The list of this year's willing artists includes Margie Scholl teaching hip-hop dance, Kathy Smith and Judy Winn doing decorative painting on canvas, Debbie Dauphinais creating beaded bracelets, Ellen Halseth spinning wool, Inez Dunn designing mood boards, Christina Whiting with a session on digital photography, and the possible addition of other activities.

Registration is $10 with all materials provided. Attendees must be registered in Girl Scouts. Each girl is asked to bring her own sack lunch.

In 2000, a "Women of Science" was held locally, patterned after a similar event in Anchorage.

"The next year some of the leaders asked why we didn't do 'Women in Art,' so we've been alternating between science, the outdoors and arts," said Seaton. "This is the fourth time we've had Women in Art."

With 119 girls registered in Girls Scouts in the area, Seaton said she is anticipating as many as 60-70 will register for the event. The deadline to register is Friday.

"It's going to be a lot of fun," said Seaton. "I'm amazed at how many women of Homer and Anchor Point come out every year and do something wonderful for these girls."

For more information or to register, call Beth Trowbridge, 235-7520.

McKibben Jackinsky can be reached at mckibben.jackinsky@homernews.com.