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Story last updated at 5:21 PM on Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Arts Briefs


An abstract image of the Kenai Mountains by Homer artist Brad Hughes is one of four new pieces of art to be installed at Kachemak Bay Campus' new Bayview Hall.

KBC selects new art

The Kachemak Bay Campus has selected four new pieces of art to be installed at its new Bayview Hall this summer in response to a call-for-art proposal. The works selected are:

• A metalwork project by Homer artist David Gerard of a trio of sandhill cranes, with the central crane serving as a weathervane on a compass-rose base, to go on the roof edge;

• A stained glass panel, designed and created by local artists Linda and Amy Jones, to be installed in one of windows at the building's north entrance;

• An abstract image of the Kenai Mountains as seen across Kachemak Bay by Homer artist Brad Hughes. Made of aluminum and cast resin, the sculpture will be installed on the east exterior wall facing Kachemak Way;

• "Looking In," a mural in dye-painted silk by Olympia, Wash., artist Steve Scheibe, to be installed on the interior wall of Bayview Hall's lobby.

Bunnell holds fund raiser Friday

Bunnell Street Arts Center holds a wine and cheese tasting starting at 6 p.m. Friday. Maura's Café provides spring cheeses paired with wines selected by oenophile Mel Strydom of the Grog Shop. Burnt Down House provides music. Tickets are a suggested $25 donation, with proceeds benefiting Bunnell programs.

Local songwriters hold concert

Alaska Independent Music and Alice's Champagne Palace present a Songwriters' Review from 7 p.m. to midnight Friday featuring local songwriters and musicians performing all-original material. Featured are Atz Lee Kilcher, John Cottingham, Tyler Munz, Katie Emerick, Luke Smith, Berta and Caressa. Musicians perform solo as well as together. Tickets are $5 at the door at Alice's.

Ptarmigan Arts offers scholarships

Ptarmigan Arts invites local junior and senior high school students interested in furthering their arts education to apply for its visual arts scholarship. Guidelines and application are available at www.ptarmiganarts.com and at the gallery at 471 E. Pioneer Ave. The application due date is April 20.

Pier One auditions this weekend

Actors interested in performing in Pier One Theatre's spring play, Anton Chekov's "Three Sisters," can audition from 5-8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Mariner Theatre. Enter at the back entrance by the Green Room door. Directed by Joe Lawton of Palmer, the play is about a middle-class Russian family facing the tumultuous change to a modern world, their intricate family politics and their struggles between honor and heart. The play includes parts for five women and nine men of ages late teens to adult. Lawton also is looking for a lead costumer, stage hands and people to help with props and sets. Performances are the first two weekends in June. For more information, call 235-7333. A classic translation of the script is available online at www.oxquarry.co.uk/act1.htm.

Art due Friday for Pratt Jubilee

Student art work for Jubilee 2012 at the Pratt Museum is due Monday by 5 p.m. Art teachers are invited to submit works for the Festival of Young Artists, to go on display in the contemporary art gallery April 3-May 13. For guidelines, call Bill Walker at the Pratt Museum, 235-8635, or email bwalker@prattmuseum.org.