Story last updated at 4:14 p.m. Thursday, August 15, 2002

Arts News
Call to Requiem choir

Singers in last April's Mozart "Requiem in D Minor" are invited to sing in a special performance of the work on Sept. 11 at 8:46 a.m., the time when the first plane hit the World Trade Center in the terrorist attacks last year. More than 80 choirs from around the world will perform the Requiem. The first rehearsal will be Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. at the Homer High School choir room. Call Laura at 299-2453 for more information.

College art classes set

The Kachemak Bay Campus is offering a selection of fall art classes for the general public as well as those seeking a bachelor's degree in art. General registration for all classes begins today. Classes include ceramics, drawing, watercolor painting, photography, and history of art as well as a six-week seminar on the work and philosophy of contemporary artists. This semester's faculty will be artists Karla Freeman, Carl Bice, Asia Freeman, Willa deSousa, Kathy Baldwin amd visiting artist Susan Kingsley. Kingsley will conduct a workshop titled "Postmodern Metalsmithing" on Sept. 6-8 focusing on studio projects, writing and discussion on ways to conceptualize and make objects that relate to the cultural, political and economic world. The campus will also offer two classes in creative writing. Register through Aug. 23. for all classes. For further information, call 235-7743.

Splitlip singer to play

When Splitlip Rayfield came to town last year, they rocked the house. This year, the band stayed home, but Kirk Rundstrom, the band's lead guitarist and singer, couldn't stay away. He's back for a Saturday evening gig at Alice's Champagne Palace starting at 10 p.m. Tickets are $7 at the door.

Ritz2002 donations wanted

The Pratt Museum is now seeking donated entries for the "Ritz2002 Art Show." The show will be on display at the museum Sept. 27 through Nov. 2. This year, Anchorage artist Steve Gordon will be critiquing the artwork and selecting several pieces for awards. There will be a review reception with awards for participating artists in mid-October. Entries submitted by Aug. 30 have a chance to be selected as the invitation cover art. The Ritz2002 gala art auction will be held on Nov. 2 at the museum. Participating artists may choose to receive a 40 percent ticket discount. All donated works will be displayed in the art show. Pieces must be at the museum by Sept. 20. The museum is also looking for a volunteer to help as an assistant for planning and installing the show. Call Heidi Stage at 235-8635, ext. 35 for more information.

Improv performance up

Homer's seasonal improvisation group, Fresh Produce, will hold a public performance at 8 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the Art Barn located at 1060 East End Road. Tickets are available at 7:15 p.m. before the show and are $8 for adults, $6 for students. Call 235-6589 for more information.

Pratt raffle on tap

To help offset declining funding for general operating costs, the Pratt Museum's Board of Directors is holding a cash raffle to raise about $20,000 for the museum's coffers. Tickets for the Pratt Museum Jackpot Cash Raffle go for $100 each. Only 350 tickets will be sold. The grand prize is $10,000, given to the holder of the last ticket drawn. Second prize is $1,000. Holders of the 100th, 200th and 300th tickets drawn will win $500 each. Prizes of $250 will be awarded to 10 other tickets drawn. The drawing will be held live at a dessert potluck at the museum on Sept. 6 at 7 p.m. Ticket-holders need not be present to win. All profits from the raffle will go to support the museum. Tickets can be purchased at the Museum Store or by contacting a museum board member.

Art architect coming

As the Homer Council on the Arts begins to look at renovations of the Homer Center for the Arts, it is preparing to hold a couple of pre-design architectural meetings facilitated by Ketchikan architect Linda Millard. A meeting for arts organizations will be held Aug. 28 at 2 p.m. and a community-wide meeting will be held the same day at 7 p.m. For more information, call Janet Bowen at 235-4288.