Thank you for help with the Community Arts Celebration
Arts for Kids would like to extend a warm and heartfelt thank you to everyone in the community who took part in the second annual Community Arts Celebration on Saturday, Jan. 28, at Dzantik'i Heeni Middle School.
There were many artists and teachers who generously shared their time and expertise so that the community could observe artists at work as well as experience making their own art projects. Thank you to: artists Heidi Reifenstein, Barbara Craver, Charlie Detjen, Kathy Hocker, Doug Chilton, Linda Vallie, Joe Buck, Marcia Miller and Gretchen Pence; elementary school teachers, Marcia Liliedahl and Erin Mitchell; Juneau-Douglas City Museum director and painter, Jane Lindsey; Alaska State Museum graphic designer Elizabeth Knecht and art assistants Martha Crow, Haily Nelson and Tiara Wall; Tlingit & Haida Head Start teachers Lisa Arehart, Lorrie Wright, Melissa Morgan and art assistants Alicia Arehart, Shelby Tersteeg, Kurt Wade and Tyler Housewart; Juneau-Douglas High School art teachers, Marianne Manning, Jan Neimeyer, Troy Choquette; and art club students Hillary Buck, Libby Parker, Evelyn Fisher, Heidi Calderwood and Jessie Beck.
There were many folks who helped prepare for the celebration. Special thanks to poster artists Rosie Jones, Becca Ord, Sid Browning and Marlena Sloss; friends of Arts for Kids who baked sweets for our sale table and treats for our hospitality room; Molly Yerkes and Ray Imel for problem solving the minutia; Jeff Brown for sharing his button machine; District Elementary Art Specialists Nancy Lehnhart and Heather K. Ridgway for sharing student art from their first two rounds of instruction; Judy Gibson and the Relief Society; Kristin Romanoff of Fish and Game; and Agi and Bob Bellagh.
For continued support over the years, Arts for Kids gives heartfelt thanks to Juan and Rie Munoz for generously donating Munoz prints as gifts to contributors (offer still available); Bob Rehfeld of Elgee, Rehfeld and Mertz, CPAs for invaluable pro bono financial advice; and Beth Chapman of Faulkener Banfield, PC for ongoing pro bono legal advice.
Lastly, thanks to all the children and adults in our community who braved the snowy roads so that together we could spend the afternoon celebrating art.
Arts for Kids
Donate to the care packages for Alaska National Guard
Capital City Republican Women are coordinating with the 3rd Battalion's Family Readiness Group to organize a Care Package Drive for soldiers from the Alaska National Guard that are deployed to areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., March 4, at Safeway, Super Bear and Alaskan & Proud.
For more information, contact Gale Sinnott at 780-2592.