Dia de los Muertos Community Art Exhibition

Petersburg Arts Council and Clausen Museum are partnering to hold a “Day of the Dead” art show. The theme is “Celebration of Ancestors.” 

We’re looking for work that celebrates those who have passed OR inspired by the bright and colorful traditional Mexican holiday celebratory items. Memorabilia, old photos, vintage items are welcome in addition to the traditional Day of the Dead. Please submit works at the museum on October 21 and 22.

If your talents and skills run more toward the culinary side of things, don’t feel left out. We will gladly accept contributions of finger foods and sweets for the opening reception on the evening of October 28

Chris Proctor in Petersburg

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Concert at Sons of Norway, September 27

The Petersburg Arts Council presents Chris Proctor’s “Steel String Guitar for the New World” on Tuesday, September 27 at 7:00 p.m. If you think that you know how a solo acoustic guitar concert sounds, prepare to be amazed and delighted. Bringing 6 and 12-string steel-string guitars, Chris will present a concert of both stunning arrangements and sparkling original compositions, drawn from folk, bluegrass, blues, jazz, Celtic rock, pop, and world music sources. You’ll think that you’re hearing 3 guitarists at once, as Chris coaxes sound you’ve never heard from a guitar with techniques that you’ve never seen.

Tickets are $15 and available for advance purchase at Lee’s Clothing and also at the door. Light appetizer fare and punch will be provided and is included in the admission price. Kito’s Kave will be offering wine and beer for purchase. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Chris is a former U.S. National Fingerstyle Guitar Champion, has recorded 10 CD’s of his original compositions and arrangements for Windham Hill, Rounder, Flying Fish and Sugarhouse Records, has produced 6 and 12-string instructional guitar videos for Homespun Tapes, and has toured the U.S. Canada, Mexico and Europe for 30 years. You can read all about his music and career, listen to more than 40 complete pieces, and watch 10 performance videos at www.chrisproctor.com.

Free Guitar Workshop, September 26

On the evening prior to his concert, Chris Proctor will be offering a guitar workshop for guitarists. It will take place on Monday, September 26 from 5:00-7:30 p.m. at the Public Library’s Community Room.

Each participant needs to bring his or her own guitar. The workshop is intended for any age, but to obtain the most from it, participants should be comfortable with basic chords.

There is a limit of 15 participants. Please call Mark Kubo at (907) 650-7210 to reserve a spot.

Additional space is available for those who want to observe and audit the workshop without participating. This is offered on a space-available basis on the workshop evening.

Petersburg Arts Council – Summer 2016 Update

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Here are a few things going with the Petersburg Arts Council during the summer of 2016.

Sculpture Ceremony

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. 

Next Season

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. 

The Dustbowl Revival in Concert – May 9

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Petersburg Arts Council Presents The Dustbowl Revival

“Dustbowl reaches across the entire country for inspiration, brewing up a unique sound influenced by Dixieland jazz, Delta blues, New Orleans swing, East Coast bluegrass, and various points in between…[and] rolls those genres into something cohesive, often using traditional songs and old hymns as jumping-off points for the band’s own material.” AMERICAN SONGWRITER 

Bluegrass. Swing. Hot jazz. Pre-war blues. Southern soul. New Orleans funk. The Dustbowl Revival is what you could call an American roots orchestra with eight full-time members — and they play it all, mashing the sounds of traditional American music into a genre-hopping, time-bending dance party that coaxes new fire out of familiar coal. This isn’t a throwback band. It’s a celebration of the sounds that have kept America moving for more than a century, performed with all the flair of a medicine show and rooted in the sweat and swagger of a juke joint song swap.


Performing in Petersburg
at the Wright Auditorium
Monday, May 9, 2016
7 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)

Tickets available in advance at Lee’s Clothing
And at the door
$10


Band web site: http://www.dustbowlrevival.com/
Their music at Amazon.com

The Middle of Everywhere by WONDERHEADS

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Coming Saturday, March 19

7 p.m. – at the Wright Auditorium. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket Prices (advance sales at Lee’s Clothing)

  • $20 General Admission
  • $10 Students and Seniors

Description

What do you get when you mash together Pixar, Maurice Sendak and Doctor Who? A time and space bending adventure by mask imagineers the WONDERHEADS, that’s what.

When two unlikely strangers discover a mysterious device at a bus stop, they are whisked away on a cosmic journey through time and space…but will they claim their place in the universe and find their way home?

The Middle of Everywhere is performed in full-face mask, a form so magical it will delight the child in you, whether you’re eight or eighty. Wordless and whimsical, it has been described by audiences as watching a living cartoon, or live-action Pixar.

Called “a captivating, wordless journey of physical theatre” by the Edmonton Journal, this unparalleled piece of physical theatre will transport you along with Winston and Penny on a fantastical journey that must be seen to be believed!

The Middle of Everywhere is recommended for ages 6 – adult.

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Mask Performance Workshop – Friday, March 18

FREE mask performance workshop will be held by WONDERHEADS crew on Friday from 1 p.m. at the Auditorium. There is room for up to 25 participants, middle school age and older. Call 650-7210 to guarantee a spot.

If you are in a drama group – school, community (Mummers), or others – this is an opportunity to learn and practice performing on-stage using masks.


westaf_logo_transparent-480x193This presentation of WONDERHEADS is funded in part through a grant made available by WESTAF in coordination with the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Clausen Museum Visual Art RFP

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Art Acquisition Fund

The Clausen Museum will apply for the Rasmusen Foundation Art Acquisition Fund grant to purchase local art this spring. If you would like your art work to be considered for purchase please provide the following by March 28, 2016:

-Letter of interest from the artist
-List of pieces available with titles, price and date of production
-Photos (photographs, digital images) of the pieces of art available for purchase
-Resume’

Please note that we will only be looking at works of art that have been produced in the last two years. We are looking at current works by local and regional artists.

If your work is chosen we will let your know immediately so you may take the piece off the market.

Call Kathi at 772-3598 if you have questions.

Petersburg Live! – February 24

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Announcing the Petersburg Arts Council and the PHS Artfesters are bringing their forces together to put on a great evening of entertainment of local talents! And a spread of desserts to silent auction.

 

Feb. 24th (Wednesday) in the Wright Auditorium 7-9pm.

 

“Petersburg Live” a local TALENT show being put on by some of PHS young artists traveling to Skagway for Artfest and PAC is seeking performers! Talents from song, trick, dance, recite, perform are invited.

 

Sign-Ups for Performers, Helpers, and Dessert Items

This will be a fundraiser for artfest travel and fees AND a fundraiser for the Petersburg Arts Council. The contact person is Ashley Lohr, email: ALohr@pcsd.us.