Story last updated at 3:11 p.m. Thursday, September 26, 2002

Arts News
'Fall Soiree' coming

The Anchorage Festival of Music will present its Fall Season Soiree Concert of Piano Trios at the Bunnell Street Gallery. The concert will be held on Oct. 5 with refreshments provided starting at 7 p.m. and music following at 7:30 p.m. Players will include Dawn Lindsay on violin, Ira Glansbeek on cello and Juliana Osinchuk on piano. The program will feature Beethoven and Rachmaninoff. Tickets are $16 general, $14 members, $15 for seniors. For more information, call the Bunnell Street Gallery at 235-2662.

Folk talent to play

John McCutcheon has been playing the folk music circuit for quite a few years, and during that time, has racked up a long list of reviewers who sing his praises, calling his songwriting, acoustic guitar-playing and stage presence second to none. Since his early days as a musical hobo, McCutcheon has learned to play the banjo, guitar, fiddle, autoharp, mountain dulcimer and jaw harp. In addition, he has gathered a following not only from the adult world, but younger music enthusiasts as well. His music is said to push the boundaries of folk, dabbling in the genres of country, rock and jazz. He plays at 7 p.m. Oct. 3 at the Mariner Theatre. Tickets are $17 general admission, $15 for Homer Council on the Arts members, $13 for youth. Call 235-4288 for more information.

Paper workshop planned

A series of six workshops will be offered at the Coyote Bend Studio on Highland Drive with artist Kim Terpening beginning Saturday and running through Oct. 20. Topics include Japanese marbling on paper, decorative box construction, handmade books and other projects using basic scanning and computer technology as well as other techniques. All of the paper embellishment classes can be combined with the box and book-making classes or done separately. Cost is $35 to $75 per class. Call Kim at 235-4083 to register and receive a brochure.

Potters seeking entries

The Kenai Potters Guild is seeking entries for the 15th annual Clay Exhibition. This is an all-clay, juried show with awards totaling $750. Entries are due Oct. 12. For further information, call Ann Wilson at 283-0625.

Touring grants available

The Rasmuson Foundation has developed a three-year initiative to stimulate access to high-quality performing arts in communities throughout Alaska and encourage Alaska's performing artists. The Harper Performing Arts Touring Fund will provide travel grants as well as technical assistance, training and support for communities and organizations wanting to present live performing arts. For more information on the grants, contact the council at 1-888-278-7424 or visit

Artist opportunity offered

The Artists in the Schools program is seeking professional visual, literary or traditional Native artists with a strong desire to share your skills with Alaskan students and teachers. Applications are due by Nov. 1. The Artists in the Schools program provides an opportunity for artist to work in a variety of art forms with students in schools ranging from large urban settings to small Bush schools. For more information, contact 269-6682 or e-mail

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