Story last updated at 2:49 p.m. Thursday, October 10, 2002

Arts News
Art proposals wanted

The Bunnell Street Gallery is looking for proposals from artists and craft persons in Alaska for the 2003 exhibit year beginning next July. The deadline for submissions is Oct. 31. Artists, including those who have exhibited prior to 2001, are eligible for consideration. For details on how to submit a proposal, call the gallery at 235-2662 or e-mail bunnell@xyz.net.

Winter recitals continue

The second Winter Recital presented by the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be held Sunday at Peter and Flo Larson's residence. The performance includes Dawn Lindsay on violin and Ira Glansbeek on cello and will be held at 2 p.m. Tickets, which are $25, or $125 for a pass to all recitals in the series, may be purchased at Etude Studio. Call 235-7579 for more information.

Plays wanted

The Prince William Sound Community College announces the 2003 call for plays and papers for the 11th annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference. Authors of accepted plays must be registered for the conference, to be held June 20-29 in Valdez. Full-length plays must be postmarked by Feb. 1, and 10-minute plays must be postmarked by March 15. Papers are also due March 15. For information about the conference, or play and paper submissions, contact the Prince William Sound Community College at 834-1615 or go online at www.uaa .alaska.edu/pwscc.

WHIZ Kids resumes

The Pratt Museum's free Winter Hours Imagination Zone (WHIZ) Kids program has started up again with a full schedule of challenging and fun after-school art activities. Workshops will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays in the lower level of the Pratt Museum from 3-4:30 p.m. On these days, kids (ages 5 to 95) and their parents are invited to drop in at the museum to participate in hands-on arts and crafts activities that explore the history, art and cross-cultural connections in the museum's exhibits and collections. For more information, call Michelle Bayes at 235-8635.

'Conversations continue'

Friday, the Pratt Museum continues its Community Conversations program with "Catalysts of Change," facilitated by Deland Anderson. Discussions will concern what's changing around Kachemak Bay, from economic and urban development to aging populations, to biological regime shifts and changing ethical standards. Young people and old folks alike are invited to the conversation, held from 5:30-7 p.m. at the lower level of the museum. For more information, call 235-8635.

Book-signings coming

Homer author Jim Rearden will be signing his latest book, "Wolves of Alaska," at the Homer Bookstore on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. On Wednesday, the store will host a slide show by Pam Flowers, author of "Alone Across the Arctic," at 6:30 p.m. Flowers will also be available for book-singings. On Oct. 19, Leslie Leyland Fields will be reading and signing her book, "Surviving the Island of Grace," at 6:30 p.m. at the store.

Watercolor society to meet

The Kachemak Bay Watercolor Society meets Tuesday and will host a discussion with Willa de Sousa at the Homer Council on the Arts starting at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome.

Roches to play

Suzzy and Maggie Roche perform Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Bunnell Street Gallery, hot on the heels of the release of a new recording, "Zero Church," which turns prayers to song and has been heralded as honoring the Sept. 11 tragedy. The two Roche sisters, part of the folk trio of the same name (along with their late father), have been performing together for more than 20 years, playing music that blends all genres, from barbershop to rock to children's music. Tickets for the performance are $18 general admission, $16 for KBBI members. Call 235-2662 for more information.

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