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Port City Players to stage 'Church and State' this weekend

The Port City Players of the Seward Arts Council are bringing the RKP production to Seward for two performances at the Rae Building. Seward's Linnea Hollingsworth has been driving to Anchorage twice a...

 
 By Dot Bardarson    Local    October 8, 2015

Birdsall mural to grace KFNP building

Every year during the Seward Music and Art Festival the Seward Mural Society sets up shop to paint a new mural. This year's mural will commemorate 100 years of the National Park Service, which...

 

Art of connection best achieved by gift-giving

There are many ways to connect with another country. Many are so serious, such as through economics, politics, and even war. Travel and the arts sometimes come together with exchange programs that promote sharing and education, entertainment and...

 

If Dot can get zipped, so can you

Its incongruous. Why would anyone ever want to do that? Well, there are the thrill seekers, and it certainly is thrilling. There are the sightseers, and the view from high up in the trees is...

 

Mural society receives support funding

Seward Mural Society accepted a check from from Holland America in support of the murals that were painted in September during the Seward Music and Arts Festival. In the photo are (back, from left)...

 

Friendship mural unveiled

The art delegates have returned from Obihiro with a special warmth that comes from the bonding of cultures and making new friends. Fascinating are the stories they tell of their 13 days in Obihiro...

 

Obihiro mural is underway

The time has come. After four years of planning, Seward’s gift of a mural to its sister city, Obihiro is finally happening. I am writing from Seward, with daily e-mails and Skyping with the other...

 
 By Dot Bardarson    Arts    August 15, 2013

Obihiro mural group makes final plans

Dot Bardarson For The LOG With one or two meetings left to plan the complicated process of bringing a mural to Seward’s sister city, the eight art delegates are looking forward to working in...

 
 By Dot Bardarson    Local    June 27, 2013

Mr. Tuskface finds new home

Long time residents of Seward remember “Mr. Tuskface,” the elephant at Bardarson Studio. He presided over the art there for 16 years and became the favored steed of children visiting the art...

 
 By Dot Bardarson    Local    October 6, 2011

Feisty Fireweed

Fireweed found an unlikely place to line on the wall of a building on 4th Avenue in downtown Seward....

 

Popular mural has appointment for facelift

The mural that is mounted on the north side of the Senior Citizen building is showing its age. The colors have faded. The mural was taken down in 4 years ago in an attempt to refurbish it. A core of d...

 

House makes move to higher ground in Camelot

The story: Rolf and Carol Bardarson lost their house to the flood of 1986. With no flood insurance, the community joined forces to salvage what they could from the river. The old house roof became a...

 

Ravens grace art walk

As part of the Sept. 2 First Friday Art Walk, Ranting Raven will show "All Things Raven." Among the pieces to be displayed will be "Raven Perch," a watercolor by Dot Bardarson....

 

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