Bump & Logie:
Concert and school performance
Meacham and William "Bubba" Klinefelter performed music and poems
that thrilled Seldovians young and old. Schoolkids especially loved
the faculty participation in "Casey at the Bat." Special thanks to
John Mickelson for loaning his guitars for the performance, the Mickelsons,
the Glovers, Bunnel Street Gallery, and WESTAF.
Cheryl Simpson: "Here's Looking at You"
A contour drawing and self-portraiture workshop
Simpson HTR-BC (far left) is a registered board certified art therapist
and a painter. The workshop was based on the work of "Grandma" Elizabeth
Tayton who developed the technique to cure her own depression and
produced over a thousand works. Sheryl showed slides of contour drawing
work of other students and led the class in exercises and the beginning
of a self-portrait.
Weaver: Quilting workshop
Weaver (left), a former high school teacher, has been quilting for
about 10 years and has been an instructor for 5 years. Currently she
is an instructor for Precious Hands Quilt Shop in Tucson, Arizona.
She is also a member of the Tucson Quilters Guild and was Co-chairman
of the Tucson Quilters Convention
held January 2000. Susie is a published quilter with several copyrighted
patterns. She led two-day beginning and intermediate workshops and
a special one-day session on the "stack and whack" technique. Sponsorship
thanks to Mary Glover, Patti Scheel and Susan B. English School.
George Kahumoku, Jr. & Aileen Perez:
Hawaiian slack key guitar and hula
taught a workshop in Hawaiian slack key or open tunings guitar on
Thursday while his mother, Mrs. Perez, taught a basic hula class to
the Sea Otter Dancers and other participants. George and Aileen also
brought native Hawiian foods that were prepared in the traditional
way to contribute to a community cultural hertitage potluck at which
they and other relatives shared their family history, Hawaiian heritage,
and talked story. George performed in a concert Friday, which featured
hula demonstrations by Mrs. Perez and her local class.
Chalk on the Block
second annual appearance of this event at Seldovia's famous Fourth
of July was another great success. Thanks to the Seldovia Chamber
of Commerce, Susan Mumma, Felicia Roland and Jackie Graese.
Dave Van Ronk: blues guitar and vocals
beat-era Greenwich Village guitar artist Dave Van Ronk played in concert
at Susan B. English School.
Tim Behrens: Drama workshops and performancesTim
Berhens performed a stage adaptation of outdoor humorist Patrick McManus's
A Fine and Pleasant Misery. He also conducted special drama
workshops for kids. Sponsorship thanks to Seldovia Rowing Club B &:
B, Seldovia Village Tribe, Seldovia Boys & girls Club, and Susan
B. English School.
Jim Evenson: Printmaking workshop
Kenai stone lithographer Jim Evenson came to Seldovia to conduct a
print-making workshop for adults and children in the Susan B. English
School Ottertorium. Special thanks to Seldovia Rowing Club B &
Region 2 Music Festival:
Dinner for 340
Arts Council prepared and served dinners for 340 student performers
and adult directors and chaperones in town for school music festival
events under the organization and direction of Lynn Corwin.
musicians Mary Staunton and Jerry Mulvihill were joined by Tom Walker
and Dan Possumato of Anchorage's Irish band Last Night's Fun for an
evening of authentic Irish music. The group also played a special
afternoon performance for school students.
A Taste of Seldovia: The Arts Council
Arts Council collected recipes and artwork from community members
and businesses for this great all-Seldovia cookbook. Cookbooks went
on sale in June and the first printing is nearly sold out. Special
thanks to Darlene Crawford for publishing assistance, Kathleen George
for the cover artwork and art pasteup assistance, and Mark Janes for
John Straley: Mystery author
author John Straley led writing workshops for community members and
gave writing classes to highschool students at Susan B. English School.
Special thanks to Splash Zone B & B, Tracy Philpot and Lynn Corwin.
Digital Imaging Classes
Bob Olson led 6 weeks of digital imaging workshops taking students
through camera and software choices, digital image manipulation for
web use, and publishing images in web pages. Three new Seldovia business
websites were created out of workshop activities. Special thanks to
Carrie Olson for great class refreshments.
Elaine Haas and Merlin Cordes:
Swing Dance workshop and dance
Haas and Merline Cordes of Homer came over to teach kids and adults
the fun art of swing dance. They even threw in a few ballroom dance
steps. It must have been a success, because the kids were still doing
them come prom time in the spring.
Dance workshop and dance