Ashley is asking for Arts Council members and friends to help with some of the efforts involved in hosting this event in Petersburg this year. There will be students and instructors coming in from out of town, and we’d like them to experience the best hospitality that Petersburg has to offer.
Ashley would like Arts Council to help out in two specific areas:
- Meals for the instructors
- Help with the art show on Sunday, the 23rd
Meals for Instructors
The following is requested:
4/20 (Thursday): Lunch: Two Soups, Salad, Bread, butter. Dinner theme: Two Pasta Salads and dessert.
4/21 (Friday): Breakfast: bagels, fruit, jam, butter, yogurt. Lunch: Two Chilis, Salad, Bread, butter. Dinner theme: Mexican and dessert.
4/22 (Saturday): Breakfast: bagels, fruit, jam, butter, yogurt. Lunch: Sandwiches, Salad. Dinner theme: Lasagna + dessert.
4/23 (Sunday): Breakfast: Left overs. Lunch: leftovers
The culinary kitchen is available for Artfest feeding needs. If you are able to assist with this aspect, Ashley has set up a Google forms survey where you can provide more details: https://goo.gl/forms/bQEWJgUvVpYdDqbW2
The art show takes place 5:30 to 7:00 pm on Sunday, April 23. The following assistance is needed before and after the show:
- Set-up: 1 to 3 pm
- Again at 4 to 5:30 pm
- Clean-up: 7 to 8 pm
Please contact Ashley Lohr (at the school) if you are able to offer some of your time during this event.
Holiday Party and Fundraiser!
Arts Council will provide non-alcohol punch, cups, plates, and napkins. We ask that you bring some finger-food appetizers to share. Diane requests that they really be finger-food/toothpick-able items that don’t require forks or spoons.
The main event will be a “progressive auction” (that’s what we’re calling it!) of small art pieces. If you were able to attend last year’s PAC party, it will be very similar. This year the art pieces will not just be painting on canvas, but other media as well that fits around the 4×4″ to 6×6″ size. Based on feedback, we are setting the entry fee to participate in this event to $10; $20 to steal an item; and $30 to permanently place a hold on an item.
If you haven’t yet become or renewed your PAC membership, we will also be taking membership sign-ups at the event. Memberships start at $25 for individuals and $40 for families.
[Update 11/28:] During the party we will be offering the first pre-sale tickets to the upcoming stand-up comedy by Juneau’s Club Baby Seal. The comedy event will take place on the evenings of January 20 and 21 at Kito’s Kave. Food will be available for purchase to benefit The Market. Tickets prices are $15 for individual tickets and $25 for tickets purchased in pairs.
- Friday, December 2 – 6:30 p.m. – 1409 S. Nordic
- Bring finger-food appetizer to share
- Questions and/or more info: Diane 772-9375 or Mark 650-7210
Everything Begins With a Dream
Here are a few things going with the Petersburg Arts Council during the summer of 2016.
First, on July 2 (Saturday) at 5 p.m., the Centennial Sculpture (pictured above) at Buschman Park will be formally unveiled. The public is invited, and a special invitation is extended to those who were part of the various committees and groups that made this possible. A thank you to every member who through the years has contributed to the Arts Council. Your contributions make this and other works of art, both visual and performing, available to the rest of Petersburg.
The Market Fundraiser
Next, the Arts Council will have a table at the July 19 (Tuesday) The Market which will take place at the Sons of Norway from 4 to 7 p.m. This will be a fundraising activity at which we hope to offer baked goods in exchange for donations. If you are able to contribute items for the sale and/or be present during some of the time at the table, please let us know.
Alaska Airlines Raffle
You may have seen the display at Rexall Drugs window announcing an Alaska Airlines ticket raffle benefitting the Arts Council. It is going on right now through September 11. Tickets are $10 each and have a maximum of 500 to be sold. They can be purchased at Rexall Drugs and at Lee’s Clothing. Board members also have books, so you can purchase through them as well. There will be tickets available during our Market bake sale. Drawing for the tickets will take place during the Rainforest Festival.
Looking forward past the summer, here is a preview of a few things to come. In September Chris Proctor will be returning to perform a solo-guitar concert. He will also be presenting a guitar workshop. Our annual membership drive takes place in October. We would like to have another holiday party and fundraiser event. The Petersburg Live! in partnership with the High School went well this past season, so that’s something we would like to have again. We expect to bring in a spoken word artist, Shane Koyczan, in April.
It’s also been some time since an official annual meeting with board elections has been held. If you have an interest in serving on the Arts Council Board, please contact Mark Kubo.
We wish all of you a great summer.
Petersburg Arts Council thanks Dianne and Charlie Christensen for their generous hosting of this year’s holiday member party.
Thank you to the artists who provided art, to each person who was part of the planning and set up, to all who provided needed items, and to everyone who came and participated in the festivities.
Here are a few images from the evening: a table appetizers; wine, shrubs, and punch; small pieces of canvas art that were sold via “white elephant exchange”; musical interludes; and more.
Holiday Membership Party and Mini-Art Fundraiser
Friday, December 4, 2015
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
1409 South Nordic Drive
New and returning members welcome!
Please bring your favorite wine and appetizer to share.
Shrubs will be provided for you to mix with seltzer water (we supply)
and/or spirits (you supply). There will be musical interludes,
“mini” activities, and a “tiny” art auction.
If you have mini-canvas pieces to turn in,
fully dried pieces may be turned at Rexall Drugs.
Otherwise please turn in to Lisa.
For more information, contact:
Diane Christensen … 772-9315
Lisa Schramek … 518-1129