Year 2001 Arts Council Programs


Year 2001

Year 2000


October 7th, 2001

Irene Farrera
We were enchanted by Irene Farrera--Her rhythm, songs, voice and the instruments ( the six- stringed guitar and a cautro, which is a Venezuelan four -stringed guitar). Farrera is Venezuelan-born daughter of the,"Nueva Trova," and is a sultry Latina Chanteuse.

Irene performed selections from a wide variety of influential Latin American composers, including her own works, which take the listener on a musical journey from remote Chile to the rancheras of northern Mexico.

Visit Irene Farrera's website

Sept. 3-8, 2001

Susie Weaver - Quilter

Susie's patterns

Susie Weaver is a Quilting Instructor in Tucson, Arizona and is now booked in several states to teach quilting classes.

Susie Weaver
Fabulous Fabric Designs
(520) 323-1431 or email

Quilting Workshop

Look for Susie at the sewing machine!
Picture taken during one of the instructional classes
Everyone learned and enjoyed themselves!

Patterns for Purchase start at $8.00 (retail) Reseller pricing available -just email Susie Weaver

One Pattern she is well known for is named the "No Scraps Quilt" Other quilt patterns include: Fractured Rainbow Quilt 62"x 75", Indian Summer  3 Block Wallhangings 31" x 28 1/2" , Navajo "No Scraps" Table Runners or 1 Table runner and a pair of Placemats. Make both at the same time--hence no scraps and less time! AND Under The Christmas Tree Skirt "The Closer it gets, the Better it looks" Dress up your tree for Christmas!

August 31, 2001

Mike Morgan-Guitar

Mike Morgan
and Byran Bowers

We had a delightful evening listening to Byran Bowers
and Mike Morgan. Those of you who missed this concert
robbed yourself of a great experience.

Kasilof guitarist, Mike Morgan, teaches music at the Kenai Peninsula College and he has his own band, playing both professionally and for pleasure.

Mike Morgan and Byran Bowers performing a duet

Singer, songwriter, master autoharpist and storyteller Bryan Bowers visited us again in Seldovia (concert 2 years ago). He also had a booking at the Alaska State Fair this year. Visit his web site.

August 11, 2001
Aug. 11, 2001

Where: Seldovia
SBE- Commons

Time: 7:30 pm

Bill Morrissey
Grammy Nominee - Folk Blues
Bill Morrissey's website
photo above from website-picture by Rounder Records

Morrissey performed the songs of Delta Blues Man Mississippi John Hurt on his album, "The Songs of Mississippi John Hurt" (Philo Records). He is one of the best songwriters on the contemporary folk scene, and has been nominated for two Grammy awards for his "country folk" blues. Recently, Bill Morrissey released his "Something I Saw or Thought I Saw" (Philo) featuring his new songs which revisit his troubadour's life in concentrated, focused vignettes about a classic set of characters: the temptress, the cad, and all those who " linger long past when others have left." Bill reflects on his remarkable experiences and gracefully reinvests himself in the simple pleasures that first inclined him toward that lifestyle. A soulful voice meets a fertile literary imagination in songs profoundly musical.

August 6-9, 2001

Robbie Laird
Watercolor Artist

Click Here for More Pictures of the wonderful time we had learning new techniques!
Robbie Laird brought challenge to Seldovia's artists!

Visit Robbie Laird's website

July 17-21, 2001

Fruit Band was here!
Seldovia 1st Annual
Folk Festival

Above - My Home Upholstry Strang Band with Susan Mumma (Arts Council),
Shiela Miller (sound specialist) and local guitarist, John Mickelson

Click Here for More Pictures of Folk Festival

June 21, 2001
Summer Solstice Celebration
(Joint effort with Seldovia Chamber of Commerce)
*Air Force Band of the Pacific to perform

* Swing Dance Teachers

June 8- 10, 2001

Bookmaking as an Art Form
Instructor: Susan Joy Share 

A Wonderful, Wild Fun Time
for those who attended   

Click here for more pictures of the workshop

May 26, 2001

Art Show
The Art Show was tremendous success!
Thank you Artists for your participation!
Thank you Community for your support!
Thank you Mary Webber, SVT, other Council Members and other workers for all your hard work to make this a success!

Click here for more pictures of Art Show!

Guest Artist Radislav Lorkovic

(previously a guest artist in May, 1999)
(All Pictures for the Art Show shown on this web site are courtesy of Savannah Lewis-thank you Savannah)

Gordon Bok - Thank you Gordon for this picture from your website

May 11, 2001

Gordon Bok and Carol Rohl
("Songs of the Maine Coast")

A tremendous performance-
everyone enjoyed themselves!

Gordon Bok's website

April 7, 2001

Dana Stabenow   Dana Stabenow  - Thank you Dana for this picture -- from your website!
(Joint effort with the Seldovia Village Tribe Prevention Program and the Seldovia Public Library)

*Readings authored by Dana Stabenow
11:00 am - readings from her works and conversation; Noon-fingerfood reception and book signing; 1:00 pm Dana lectured on the business aspects of publishing. Verbal evaluations were very positive for all aspects of this event.
(Thank you's to Shirley Giles, Dede Higman, Lynn Corwin, Sue Hecks and Savannah Lewis for making this a successful event.)
Dana Stabenow's website