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 By Tommy Wells    Arts    October 5, 2017

Volunteers complete work on updated aviation mural

The City of Seward moved one step closer to having one of its prized murals being returned to action when volunteers joined with the Seward Mural Society recently to apply the final brush strokes to...

 

Ready ... Set ... Repair!

Want to help paint a mural? Volunteers are invited to help paint the newly updated "Alaska Aviation in Seward" mural on September 16-17 in the Seward Library/Museum basement. The original "Dawn of...

 

Alaska Women Speak features Pels' mural book

The Summer 2017 issue of Alaska Women Speak features a full-page review of “Framed by Sea & Sky: Community art in Seward, mural capital of Alaska,” by Seward-born Jacquelin Ruth Benson Pels. “Art has a long history in Seward,” the review begi...

 

Book signing at museum this Sunday

Jackie Pels, author of “Framed by Sea & Sky: Community art in Seward, mural capital of Alaska,” will be at the Seward Museum for a book signing this Sunday, May 20, from 1 - 5 p.m. Pels will be in town this week for the Seward Mural Society’s...

 

SMS putting out call for painters to help with mural

The Seward Mural Society is putting out a call for volunteers to help with the completion of its latest mural project. The SMS is thrilled with this year’s beautiful design of two very large puffins by Master Artist Liza McElroy. When finished, thi...

 
 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...

 

The Giving Season: Wish List

Following are organizations that accept contributions of money, volunteer time and/or other resources. Contact the LOG at editor@TheSewardPhoenixLOG.com or 224-4888 to add an organization to this list. Angel Tree - Help the Seward Fire Department...

 

Music, arts festival expected to be bigger, bolder, better

It may not be as big as the Mt. Marathon Race but it's big. It has just as much talent, though a different kind. Like Mt. Marathon, there will be daring moves and probably some sweating and there is...

 

Sister city project comes to end, friendship lives on

After a jam packed week of painting and sight seeing, the sister city mural project came to an end last week. The final product, above, was a labor of love say the mural artists. When the Obihiro...

 

The Art of Friendship

Artists from Seward's sister city, Obihiro, Japan, have arrived safely and got right to work. Well, first they were treated to an outdoor meal at the home of Seward Mural Society member Dot Bardarson...

 

Mark calendar for music & arts festival

Mark your calendar for Sept. 26-28. In just 15 days, the 11th Annual Seward Music and Arts Festival will kick-off with a diverse lineup of musical and dance performances including special guests,...

 

Japanese sister city mural underway

The much-anticipated arrival of artists from Obihiro, Japan is tomorrow, Sept. 5. This time next Thursday, Sept. 13, the mural designed by Seward's sister city artists will be finished. What seems...

 

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...

 

Senior storytellers release memoirs

Serendipity is defined as good fortune or luck. The Senior Center has experienced some of that. This week, the center received the first copies hot off the press of their book of memoirs, "Seward...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Arts    August 21, 2014

Sister city sending artists

After a 40 year relationship with Seward's sister city Obihiro, Japan, a new phrase of that sisterhood is about to about to begin. On September 6, a contingent of artists will arrive in Seward, take...

 

Garden party to introduce new museum sculpture

Have you spied the stunning new art piece in the Seward Community Library Museum's extraordinary garden? Few locals know the story behind this new sculpture or the carefully crafted garden and how a d...

 

SHS students create mural

Those who enter Seward High School will henceforth pass beneath a beautiful mural featuring some of favorite native plants, fireweed, oyster mushrooms, blueberries, Devil's Club and Pushki, and two...

 

Memorial gears up for final construction

Plans for Phase III of the Seward Mariners' Memorial project are off and running. The final construction phase, to be completed this summer, involves installation of a 35-foot wave wall, placement of...

 
 By LOG Staff    Features    January 2, 2014

2013 Year In Review

The LOG looks back through the pages of 2013. Click on headline to read full story... - July - Slow and steady wins the race Three Anchorage women in their late 60s and mid-70s who call themselves the Alaska Mountain Turtles, were in Seward last...

 

New library museum has strong first year

Almost any time you walk into the Seward Community Library Museum you'll see meetings and activities in the busy community room on the ground floor, and the library upstairs teeming with patrons,...

 

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...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Arts    October 3, 2013

Music and arts festival celebrates 10 years

The action was non stop throughout the 10th annual Seward Music and Arts Festival as almost every corner of the Dale Lindsey Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship terminal was filled with activities. The...

 

Festival promises a wild ride

Recycled cardboard railroad tracks with at least 300 colorful painted ties will run wildly along the floor, up the walls and across the ceiling of the Alaska Railroad cruise ship building this year...

 

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...

 

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