Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2001

Lyric Opera offers master class

Christian Fletcher, a guest instructor at Juneau Dance Unlimited's Summer Arts Festival, will lead a master class from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, at McPhetres Hall. The singing slots are full, but the class remains open to all who want to audit. A small fee will be taken at the door. Call 789-4604 to inquire.

Fletcher has performed in operatic and Broadway roles, including the part of Tony in "West Side Story" and Ferrando in "Cosi Fan Tutte." He teaches at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy and the Fletcher Studio in New York City, and is the artistic director of "Forecast Productions," which provides performance opportunities for young artists.

Display opportunity for artists

The Juneau Arts and Humanities Council will meet at 5 p.m. Monday, July 2, at the Council Gallery at 206 North Franklin Street to consider artwork for display in the 2001-2002 season.

Interested artists should submit a resume and up to 10 sample pieces of work in a form that can be passed around by committee members. Artists may attend the meeting to discuss their work with committee members. Call 586-ARTS for more information.

Last week to apply for Perseverance program

Perseverance Theatre's interdisciplinary arts education program returns for its second year on June 26. The eight-day project runs until July 3. Classes include production design, performance technique, Suzuki training, storytelling, playwriting and poetry, and are taught by both guest and local instructors.

The theme of the program is an exploration of Juneau's history. Students from the varied classes will be brought together in "Interdisciplinary forums," and will collaborate on a final presentation. Classes cost $225 and are limited to 15 students. Call Perseverance at 364-2421, ext. 21, for more information.

Powwow preparations begin

Members of the Juneau Pow Wow Club have begun preparations for the next Gathering of the Tribes, which will take place from July 6 to 8 in Juneau. Everything from volunteers to housing is still needed, said Garfield Katasse, one of the organizers of the event.

"We're trying to let people know that if they bring a hot dish or a cold dish for the picnic or the dancers, they're welcome to our buffet all day," he said.

Volunteers are also exempt from the $10 admission charge to powwow events, which range from blanket dances and a picnic to concerts.

The club also hopes to have a float in the Fourth of July parade, but they're having trouble locating a truck with a flatbed.

"We're still looking around, hoping to come up with something," Katasse said. "We have the decorations and the drummers who want to be on there, but we can't seem to find a semi."

The Pow Wow Club can be contacted at 586-8187.

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