Story last updated at 2:57 p.m. Thursday, October 3, 2002

Arts News
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 song-writing, 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 of not only 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. at the Mariner Theatre tonight. Tickets are $17 general admission, $15 for Homer Council on the Arts members, $13 for youth. Call 235-4288 for more information.

Winter recital series starts

The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra's Winter Recital Series started last week and continues to provide classical music opportunities through March. On Oct. 13, Dawn Lindsay on violin and Ira Glansbeek on cello will perform at Peter and Flo Larson's residence. On Nov. 24, vocalist Judy Russell, accompanied by Maria Allison on piano will perform. In January, Matt Yaki will perform on classical guitar. In February, Michael and Lisa Schallock will play with JulieAnn Smith, and in March, Linda Yarborough will play the harp. Admission is $25 for each recital, or $125 for the series. For more information, call Etude Studio at 235-7579.

'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 Saturday 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.

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.

Raffle date extended

The Pratt Museum's Board of Directors is extending its cash raffle drawing so that it will coincide with the opening of the first "Festival of Gingerbread" on Dec. 6. This raffle is designed to help offset a decline in funding for general operating costs. Tickets for the raffle are $100 each and 350 tickets will be sold. The grand prize is $10,000. Three prizes of $500 will be drawn, and 10 prizes of $250 each will also be awarded. The drawing will be held live at a dessert potluck at the Pratt Museum at 7 p.m., but ticket-holders do not need to be present to win. All profits from the raffle will go to support the museum. Call 235-3268 for more information.

Bunnell to host adorned art

This December, the Bunnell Street Gallery will host an artist members-only exhibition titled "The Body Adorned," curated by Gaye Wolfe. The exhibit is intended to explore the historic and current expressions of body decoration and embellishment and is intended to be an "anything goes" exhibition (keeping public safety and space constraints in mind). For nonmembers wishing to participate, a special "Starving Artist" membership level is available for $20, or for free with eight hours of volunteering at the gallery. Slides, photos or sketches of proposed work must be submitted for selection by Nov. 10. For more information, call 235-7696.

Life drawing begins

Life Drawing classes will begin on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-9 p.m. starting Oct. 15. Draw from a live, nude model at the gallery. Drawing horses provided. No instructor. Bring your own drawing materials. $5 drop-in fee per session. All are welcome. Anyone interested in modeling can call Gaye for more information at 235-7696.

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