A “Valentine” for Poetry Lovers

From the Academy of American Poets Newsletter, Feb. 14, 2024: Your voice is the color of a robin’s breast, And there’s a sweet sob in it like rain—still rain in the night. —Claude McKay (opening lines of “To O. E. A.” by Claude McKay – read the whole poem HERE)   Valentine’s Day “Sink Your…

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Sitka Music Festival Reaches Out

Sitka Music Festival re-caps Winter Classics schedule AND announces Online Winter Auction/Fundraiser: …our Winter Classics 2024 tour kicked off in Ketchikan. We visited Ketchikan High School where Metropolitan Opera soprano Danielle Talamantes led students in a vocal warm up and breathing exercises. Following this, she presented a concert of Art Song and Zuill Bailey performed…

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Beginning Formline Design

Virtual Beginning Formline Design – NW Coast Art Class with Steve Brown – class takes place Feb. 17–March 21 Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5pm–7:30 pm AKST (7–9:30 pm MST) and Saturdays from 11am–5pm AKST (1–7 pm MST) Cost: Registration: $75 Optional UAS Credit: ART S181 – UAS ( 3 Credits ) UAS Registration: $90…

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Young Authors Sacred Essay Contest

The Center for Interfaith Relations is soliciting previously unpublished essays discussing the power of love to strengthen communities and transform lives. Explore themes such as compassion, mutual aid, tenderness, justice, reconciliation, and healing. Works that consider these topics in the context of faith or investigate sacred themes are encouraged but not required. Deadline is Feb.…

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Sitka Fine Arts Camp Summer 2024

Read more HERE about Sitka Fine Arts Camp. 2024 Camp Dates: Elementary Camp – June 10-14 Middle School Camp –  June 16-29 High School Camp – June 30-July 14 Musical Theater Camp – July 15-August 4 Registration for CAMP 2024 opened on January 1st. Register Here

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Observing Holidays Varies

Christmas in Russia (Russian: Рождество Христово, Rozhdestvo Khristovo), in the Russian Orthodox Church, is… a holiday celebrated on 25 December in the Gregorian calendar… and 7 January in the Julian calendar. It is considered a high holiday by the church, one of the 12 Great Feasts, and one of only four of which are preceded…

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Seeking Alaska Native Artists

Calling all Alaska Native artists and culture bearers! The Friends of Sheldon Jackson Museum invite Alaska Native artists to submit an application for the 2024 Alaska Native Artist Residency Program. There are five residency positions and the deadline to apply is Jan. 15, 2024. For an application, visit museums.alaska.gov/artist_opportunities or call (907) 747-8981. Residencies are…

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Celebrate Live Music in Sitka!

Live Music happened – over and over – in Sitka in 2023: At “Open Mic” at Beak Restaurant At Harbor Mountain Brewery At multiple live events during Summer Fine Arts Camp At Harrigan Centennial Hall At the PAC and Odess Theater At the Miner Music Center of Stevenson Hall At the Mean Queen and on…

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Jazz Welcomed in Sitka’s Winter

On a “snow-almost-gone-but-still-frigid-temp” Sunday in mid-December 2023, Sitka had the pleasure of experiencing the warmth & light shared by the “Jazzmas” duet of pianist Steve Hunt and bassist Christian Fabian. The intimate venue of the Miner Music Center of Stevenson Hall (on the SFAC campus) was the setting for the first ever Sitka “Christmas Jazz…

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SHI Scholarships: Sitka Fine Arts Camp

SHARING OUR STORIES: VOICES ON THE LAND Voices on the Land serves students in Southeast Alaska through a culturally based, arts integration program. While we cultivate students’ artistic talent, we also work to create pathways for students to consider futures in arts education. This grant-funded program currently serves the communities of Yakutat, Craig, Klawock, Ketchikan,…

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UAS Art Dept. Updates

At the UAS Sitka Open House on Tuesday Nov. 14, 2023, the Art Dept.’s Liz Zacher spoke about upcoming and Spring opportunites. Now until Dec. 1st, noted Zacher, is the application period for The Thomas Brown Ceramic Education Award, sponsored by the Sitka Conservation Society and the Living Wilderness Fund – read more & apply…

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Join the Circus??

Could your kiddo use an outlet for their energy, some help with building motor skills, or just some extra fun and games? Maybe they should join the circus! Contact us sitkacirque@gmail.com to schedule a free trial class. Our children’s classes use game-based learning to build spatial awareness, strength and flexibility, active listening skills, and more.…

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Wearable Arts Seeks Designers!

The Greater Sitka Arts Council is on the hunt for designers for the 2024 Wearable Arts show. “The Sky is the Limit” is the theme for the SHOWS to be presented on February 10, 2024 at 2pm and 7pm. Let your imagination soar (!!) with designs for Wearable Art. If you are not sure yet…

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WhaleFest Nov. 3-6, 2023

“Sound” Science: Voices from the Ocean This year’s Sitka WhaleFest explores the theme of “sound” science from a variety of angles: using sound waves for communication within the ocean, how scientists use sound to study underwater ecosystems, diverse approaches of inquiry in our natural world, and connections to current research in Sitka Sound. Join us…

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Voices on Lincoln Street

“Voices on Lincoln Street: An Experiment in Reverse Tourism” There’s been a cruise boom in Sitka, Alaska, with more people coming to the island community than ever before. To feel a bit more connection to the people filling town, Sitka Tells Tales set up on the street to talk with tourists  about where they’d take…

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