P.E.O. to host Attic Art sale on Sunday
JUNEAU -The P.E.O. sisterhood, an international organization focused on providing educational opportunities for women, will hold its annual Attic Art show from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday at the DIPAC Gastineau Hatchery on Channel Drive.
Admission is free and refreshments will be provided.
Approximately 20 artists will bring new work to sell. Old work - glasswork, painting, prints, pottery, basketry and some Alaska Native art - will also be for sale. Proceeds will be split between artists and P.E.O. Money raised will go toward scholarships and charitable organizations in Juneau.
Dianne Anderson and Alice Tersteeg are the featured artists. Anderson, a local artist and teacher, will bring 10 framed prints and 20 shrink-wrapped, unframed etchings. Tersteeg, an art teacher at University of Alaska Southeast in Sitka before coming to Juneau in 1981, will offer 20 of her own pieces, in addition to several pieces of attic art.
P.E.O. began sponsoring annual art exhibits in Juneau in 1953 to showcase Southeast Alaska talent. Rie Munoz, "Skip" Wallen, Gen Harmon, Sharron Lobaugh, Herb Bonnett, Betty Long and Arnie Weimer are a few of the formerly featured artists.
This year's show is dedicated to the memory of Helen and Seely Hall. The Halls moved to Juneau in 1968. Helen joined P.E.O. in 1972 and helped organize the Attic Art Show until the late 1980s. Helen's husband, Seely, in addition to being a banker, was an oil painter.
For more information, or to contribute art, call Neala Pierce at 586-6771.
CHOICE program to host poetry slam
JUNEAU - The CHOICE program, a Juneau-Douglas High School program for at-risk youth, will sponsor "Green Eggs and Slam," a free poetry slam from 7-9 p.m. Sunday in the JDHS auditorium.
The event is open to performers and spectators of all ages.
Poets who want to compete should submit an original poem, no more than three minutes, to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 14.
The junior class of CHOICE is planning, promoting and hosting the poetry slam for their annual service learning project. One of the mentors is Michael Christenson, runnerup at the 2004 Dead Poet Slam in Anchorage.
Teenagers to work on Diversity Quilt on Friday
JUNEAU - Twelve local teenagers, grades seven through 12, will help build the Diversity Quilt from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum as part of National Youth Service Day.
The quilt was started during the city's Diversity Week celebration.
Six-inch squares of fabric were decorated by Juneau youth, with images symbolizing what makes them different, special and unique. More than 30 colored panels will comprise the quilt.
For more information, call 586-3572.
ANAF announces cultural arts initiative
ANCHORAGE - The Alaska Native Arts Foundation (ANAF) will distribute $30,000 in awards, via the Cultural Arts Project Support (CAPS) Initiative.
The project, in its second year of operation, provides funding to Native arts organizations and individual artists. The awards amount represents a $10,000 increase since its pilot program in 2004.
Eligible applicants include Alaska Native artists, living in-state, and existing not-for-profit organizations in the state of Alaska, whose primary mission is to provide arts and educational programs and services.
The program is designed to support activities such as artist-in-residence programs, rural arts programs, workshops, artists' fees for demonstration projects at museums and cultural centers and documentation of artists' work.
Guidelines and applications for the Alaska Native Arts Foundation Cultural Arts Project Support Initiative are available online at http://www. alaskanativearts.org.
Applications must by postmarked by June 1.
Writer laureate selects poems for Web calendar
JUNEAU -In celebration of National Poetry Month, Fairbanks' Jerah Chadwick, Alaska's State Writer laureate, poet and educator, has selected 30 poems for an Internet calendar available to everyone.
The calendar can be accessed on the Alaska State Council of the Arts' Web site at http://www.eed.state.ak.us/aksca.
From Alaska's Southeast region, the poets are Ann Chandonnet of Juneau; Erin Hollowell, Dave Kiffer and Phoebe Newman of Ketchikan; Anne Coray of Lake Clark and Michael S. Queen of Prince of Wales Island.
Other writers include Mike Burwell, Olena Kalytiak Davis, John Haines, Joanne Townsend and Ken Waldman of Anchorage; and Jean Anderson, Derick Burleson, Anne Caston, Marjorie Kowalski Cole, Burns Cooper, Kimberly Cornwall, Joseph Enzweiler, Doreen Fitzgerald, Anne Hanley, Cindy Hardy, Carolyn Kremers, college professor John Morgan, John Reinhard, Linda Schandelmeier, Jane Selin and Peggy Shumaker of Fairbanks.
Eva Saulitis of Homer and Jan O'Meara of Kenai are also represented.
Tracy Philpot of Seldovia and June McGlashan Dirks of Unalaska round out the group.
For more about celebrations around the United States, visit the Academy's National Poetry Month Web site at http://www.poets.org/npm.