Story last updated at 4:43 p.m. Thursday, October 17, 2002

Arts News
Mask classes offered

Gail Baker's new "makefaces" studio, located above Edith Parsons on the corner of Pioneer Avenue and Kachemak Way, announces mask-making classes just in time for Halloween.

Leather Mask Making, for ages 12 and up, will meet Tuesday, Wednesday and Oct. 29 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. The class will focus on the creation of molded, embellished and wearable leather masks. Course fee is $85, plus a $10 materials fee.

Foam Mask Making, for parents with children, meets noon-3 p.m. Oct. 26. Each participant will create a lightweight, closed-cell foam mask for Halloween. Course fee is $30, with no charge for children younger than 7.

Also at makefaces, registration is being accepted for art classes for children ages 6-10. Classes will be held Tuesday afternoons from 3:15 to 4:30 beginning Oct. 29 and running through Dec. 10. Topics covered will include drawing, painting, polymer clay, wearable art, paper mache and photography. Course fee is $75, and no experience is necessary.

Call Gail at 299-2185 for more information about any of these programs.

Ritz winners announced

The winners of the Ritz2002 Art Show at the Pratt Museum have been announced. They are: Deland Anderson, Marian Beck, Asia Freeman, Don Henry, Ahna Iredale, Deb Lowney, Janice Peyton and Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt.

The show will be on display at the Pratt through Nov. 2.

Fund-raiser extended

The Pratt Museum Board of Directors has announced that its cash raffle has been extended to coincide with the opening of the first Festival of Gingerbread on Dec. 6.

Tickets for the Pratt Museum Jackpot Cash Raffle go for $100 each, and only 350 tickets will be sold for a grand prize of $10,000, a second prize of $1,000, three $500 winners, and 10 $250 winners.

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 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 to www.uaa .alaska.edu/pwscc.

Roches to play

Suzzy and Maggie Roche perform at 7 tonight 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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