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 Arts    September 22, 2016 

Wada statue dedication set for Sept. 23

The official dedication of the Jujiro Wada statue, erected this summer, will be on Friday, Sept. 23, starting at 1 p.m. The statue, which is located on the bike path at 6th and Railway, was commissioned by the Seward Iditarod Trail Blazers and...

 
 Arts    September 8, 2016

'Story Time' to begin Sept. 16

The Seward Community Library & Museum is gearing up for Story Time beginning on Friday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. in the Children’s Room. Story Time is a weekly program full of stories, activities, and fun for children under 5 and their caregivers....

 
 Arts    September 1, 2016

Library to hold 'World Hobbit Day' on Sept. 17

It’s almost World Hobbit Day! Join your friends at the Seward Community Library & Museum on Saturday, Sept. 17, to celebrate those hairy-footed, fictional friends, Bilbo and Frodo Baggins! As part of the event, library staffwill have movies,...

 
 Arts    August 25, 2016

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...

 
 Arts    August 25, 2016

'You Knew Me When' to visit Seward on Sept. 4

The husband and wife indie folk-rock duo You Knew Me When will perform in Seward. The couple, which is touring in support of its recently released EP "The Only You EP"will perform at the Yukon Bar in...

 
 Arts    August 11, 2016

'The Child Behind the Eyes' to hit stage on Aug. 19

Seward is the first stop for the Far North and Pacific Northwest debut for a monodrama, featuring actress Nava Sarracino and original music composition by Christel Veraart. The Child Behind the Eyes, written by Israeli playwright Nava Semel, tells...

 
 Arts    August 4, 2016

'You Knew Me When' bringing their craft compositions to the Yukon Bar

After uprooting from their Nashville home and full-time jobs in June of 2012, the husband and wife indie folk-rock duo You Knew Me When set plans to tour the nation for a full year … however, they never stopped. Since that time they have been...

 
 Arts    August 4, 2016

Capra to appear at SCLM book signing

A book signing with Alaska historian Doug Capra will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 16, at 2:30 p.m. in the Community Room of the Seward Community Library & Museum. Capra will sign books, answer questions and share stories from his book, ”The Spaces...

 
 Arts    August 4, 2016

Pretty Gritty, Small Souls to perform locally

Seward will play to two popular musical acts next week as a pair of Oregon duos hit the stage at the Yukon for a pair of performances. Pretty Gritty and Small Souls will both be performing as part of their stay in Alaska. Pretty Gritty...

 
 Arts    July 28, 2016

Seward Dance Extravaganza is scheduled for Aug. 3-5

The 2nd Annual Seward Dance Extravaganza will take the City of Seward by storm beginning next week. The event, which is being sponsored by Anchorage’s Studio Pulse, Apex Gym and the Seward Arts Council, is scheduled to run from Aug. 3-5. The first...

 
 By Tommy Wells    Arts    July 21, 2016

Library to host book signing by Alaska historian on July 23

Residents of the eastern Kenai Peninsula will find themselves with a special opportunity on Saturday, July 23. The Seward Community Linrary & Museum will be hosting a book signing event for...

 
 Arts    October 2, 2014

Alaska Railroad sets annual print sale-and-sign events

The Alaska Railroad will release its 2015 annual poster/print at four public sale-and-signing events featuring artist Dawn Gerety who will sign the prints and posters. Anchorage: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m....

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Arts    September 25, 2014

Port City Players to present Capra play at conference

Some might say historian Doug Capra is obsessed. He has notebooks full of information about his obsession. He will talk to anyone who will listen about his obsession. He is a cheerleader for the...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Arts    September 25, 2014

Seward Music & Arts Festival 2014

This year’s Music and Arts Festival is dedicated to Jessi Nelson, the former director of music for the festival who died in a plane crash with her boyfriend last August just before the festival open...

 
 Arts    September 18, 2014

Big Band Blast

When the Anchorage Community Band got together with the smaller Seward Community Band Saturday for a concert, the sound was big. There were 66 musicians packed on to the stage at the high school with an almost full house. Seward’s band organizer...

 
 Arts    September 18, 2014

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...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Arts    September 11, 2014

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...

 
 Arts    September 4, 2014

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,...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Arts    September 4, 2014

Bands partner for concert

For the first time, the small but dedicated group of musicians that make up the Seward Community Band, is partnering with a larger band to offer a big band sound to Seward. With the help of a...

 
 Arts    September 4, 2014

First Friday Art Walk features diverse talent

First Friday Art Walk features diverse talent Friday, Sept. 5 6-8 p.m. Zudy’s: Catherine Schneider. Original paintings and 3 dimensional art Kenai Fjords National Park Visitor Center: Tom Missel. ”Alaska National Parks”-original oil paintings...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Arts    August 28, 2014

Red doors and Indian smiles to grace gallery walls

The 40th Alaska Watercolor Juried Show has selected two of Seward's artists for its upcoming annual exhibition. This year it will show at the Blue Holloman Gallery in Anchorage with the opening night...

 
 Arts    August 28, 2014

Fingerpicking champion to perform

Only one person has ever won the world’s top competitions in both “fingerstyle” and “classical” guitar, the 1998 National Fingerpicking Champion and the Guitar Foundation of America International Classical Guitar Competition. That person,...

 
 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...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Arts    August 14, 2014

Local historian releases long-awaited anthology of Seward stories

"There was a time when Seward was it," says local historian Doug Capra. "I don't think we are capitalizing on that history." Capra is passionate about history, but more important, he's passionate...

 
 By Fern Greenbank    Arts    August 7, 2014

Alaska Adventure Film School gains traction

Climbing stately glaciers. Kayaking through fjords teaming with wildlife. Flying over the Brooks Range. Climbing Denali. Witnessing thousands of caribou migrating past Venetie. Commercial fishing in d...

 

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