KTOO seeks performers for Live Day
JUNEAU - Musicians, storytellers, poets and other performers are invited to participate in KTOO-FM's annual Live Day.
KTOO-FM will celebrate its 26th birthday Jan. 29 with a full day of live broadcasting, forgoing CDs and records for live musicians and performers.
In past years segments of Live Day included broadcasts from concert venues around the community. This year organizer Jeff Brown said performers will be set up in the studios of KTOO. Interested performers can contact Brown at 586-1670.
Shrine of St. Therese holds art contest
JUNEAU - The board of the Shrine of St. Therese is sponsoring an art contest to encourage the creation of a logo design for the shrine. The logo would be used on brochures, letterhead, documents and pamphlets. The design should incorporate visual elements that are directly linked to the shrine or the the location of the shrine.
There will be three categories, children up to age 10, youths 11 to 18, and adults. There will be one prize in each category and a total of three prizes. The winning designer will receive $100 and a weekend stay at the Post Office cabin at the Shrine. The first runner-up will receive $50 and the autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux, and second runner-up will receive $30 and a St. Therese pin.
The deadline is Feb. 21. Entries may be submitted to Shrine of St. Therese, Thomas Fitterer, director, 5933 Lund St., Juneau, AK, 99801.
The logo may be any shape, but the design will need to withstand enlargement and reduction, and reproduction in black and white as well as color. All winning entries become the property of the Shrine of St. Therese.
Forest Services launches Fireside series
JUNEAU - Wolves of Denali, octopi of Southeast waters and the archaeology of Glacier Bay are among the dozen topics to be presented in the Forest Service's weekly Fireside series.
From 7:30 to 9 every Friday evening through March 24, photographers, naturalists, scientists and historians will present a variety of programs, most dealing with Alaska natural history topics. All the programs are free, open to all ages and are at the Mendenhall Glacier Visitors Center.
Juneau adventurer Lynn Schooler will present a program Friday about his recent rafting and kayaking trip down the San Cristobol River in the Bolivian Andes.
Governor's conference focuses on arts
JUNEAU - The Governor's Conference on the Arts will be held Jan. 20 through 22 in Anchorage. The three-day conference offers panel discussions, workshops and guest speakers for performers, artists of all media, arts administrators and arts educators.
Topics include grant writing, documenting artwork, professional art opportunities, teaching techniques, and art and technology. Featured speakers include William Strickland, David O'Fallon and Susan Guyette; Alaska State Museum curator Mark Daughetee, theater director Annie Stokes, music teacher Ann Boochever and Perseverance Theatre Artistic Director Peter DuBois, all of Juneau, will join performers and arts administrators from across the state as presenters at the conference.
Cost is $150 or $65 per day. Call toll free 1-888-278-7424 for information.