Posted: Thursday, April 20, 2000

Theater holds writing, performance seminar

JUNEAU - Perseverance Theatre will be offering a writing and performance program this summer. Teachers with experience in screen writing, directing, acting, dance and poetry will serve as faculty.

The goal of the seminar is to bridge different artistic disciplines. The program is called ``Cross Training: Summer Writing and Performance Project.'' Peter DuBois, Dave Hunsaker, Leon Ingulsrud, Thalia Field and Michelle Spencer will teach eight one- or two-week classes: movement and writing, Suzuki acting method, poetry, interdisciplinary adaptation, playwriting, elements of stage composition, short prose and a class in performance styles.

The program will run from June 26 through July 8. For a brochure and more information, contact Perseverance Theatre at 364-2421, extension 21.

UAS show features student art

JUNEAU - Art students from the University of Alaska Southeast will show new works at an exhibit at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council gallery. Artwork will include paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors, sculptures, ceramics, pastels, carvings and basketry.

There will be an opening reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday at the gallery at 206 North Franklin Street. About 50 artists will have work on display.

``It's our end-of-the-semester show,'' said George Parker, an art instructor at UAS.

The work was produced in a variety of UAS art classes. The show will be up through April 28.

``Daybreak 2000'' signing at Hearthside

JUNEAU - More than 120 photographers around the world joined forces New Year's Day to document the Earth's wild places on film. Juneau-based landscape photographer Jeff Gnass was part of the effort, and the result is ``Daybreak 2000,'' a new coffee-table style book of nature photography.

Gnass will sign copies of the book from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Hearthside Books in Nugget Mall. ``Daybreak 2000'' features more than 100 color photographs of landscapes, wildlife and scenic still life images. Deserts, oceans, mountains and forests from Australia and Asia to Alaska are included.

Gnass photographed a scene near the Mendenhall Glacier for the book. Gnass' work has appeared in National Geographic, Life, Newsweek and Outside magazines, and he has published a number of books and calendars of his photography.

Concert culls songs from singer's new CD

JUNEAU - Songwriter Sarah Hanson will perform original songs from her second and latest recording at a CD release concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Back Room at the Silverbow Inn. The concert will include many of the musicians Hanson recorded with on her CD, ``Broken Strings.''

The guitarist and singer will also have copies of her first recording, ``Something More than Beautiful.'' Both feature her original songs. Admission is $5, with $3 off with a CD purchase.

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