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 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    April 17, 2014 

'Winter Bear' powerful message lifts taboo on suicide

With our community touched by four suicides in the past four months, Seward Prevention Coalition has invited a group that travels to rural areas across Alaska to present "The Winter Bear." It's a...

 
 By LOG Staff    Arts    March 20, 2014

Sugar Mountain shoots Seward

According to the producers at Yellow Brick Films, the filming of Sugar Mountain began in Seward on March 10 and is expected to continue for six weeks. The modestly budgeted independent production, sta...

 
 By Dana Paperman    Arts    March 20, 2014

ARRC poster artist talks craft, work

For the past 20 plus years, the Seward Senior Center has been a recipient of Alaska Railroad posters, prints and pins, providing this agency with a fundraising opportunity, year after year. For the...

 
 By LOG Staff    Arts    February 27, 2014

Archers take a bow

Every Tuesday the Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Terminal morphs into an archery range as Sewardites take aim with nary a quiver. The City of Seward Parks and Rec Department manages the league which...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Arts    February 13, 2014

Movie crew moves into Seward

The advance team for Yellow Brick Films has been busy scouting Seward for the upcoming filming of an independent movie called "Sugar Mountain." The declared budget for the production is $1.2 million...

 
 By Jim Pfeiffenberger    Arts    January 30, 2014

Local group plays at folk fest

Snow River String Band, a newly-formed bluegrass group of Seward area youngsters facilitated by local musician Jim Pfeiffenberger, performed at the Anchorage Folk Festival before a crowd of 900 at...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    January 16, 2014

Young bluegrass band ready for Anchorage Folk Fest

Six Seward youngsters who have the bluegrass bug will perform on the main stage of Wendy Williamson Auditorium at UAA in Anchorage Friday evening, Jan. 17 before a large city audience. Their...

 
 By Nancy Erickson    Arts    January 16, 2014

Quilt raffle to benefit Seward Mariners' Memorial

What began as a mariners' compass rose quilting class morphed itself into a full-size quilt and then it was donated to the Seward Mariners' Memorial for use as a fundraiser. The skilled members of...

 
 By LOG Staff    Arts    January 9, 2014

Moose Pass revelers ring in New Year's

Wesley Sherrill and his ad-hoc holiday band provide the soundtrack to a standing room only crowd at the Trail Lake Lodge in downtown Moose Pass. After the customary count down to midnight, the room...

 
 By Seward Senior Center    Arts    December 19, 2013

Senior Center quilters unveil masterpiece

Proud artisans Florita Richardson (seated), Diane Owens, Anka Banic, Linda Schmidt, Nell Watsjold, Rose MacSwain and Judy Christiansen (seated) show off their latest achievement, "Purple...

 
 By LOG Staff    Arts    December 12, 2013

Students bring suspense to stage

Seward High School drama students performed the play "Acting Can Be Murder" last week on the school's stage. Back row, from left: Brandon Moore, Kara Knotek, Kiesha Lynch, Hayden Tiner, Ashley von...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    December 12, 2013

Town turns out for fair

The Seward Holiday Crafts Fair was well attended both Friday and Saturday Dec. 6 and 7, with vendors reported being satisfied for the most part with their sales. Residents enjoyed socializing, eating...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    December 12, 2013

Seward High drama class shows that 'Acting Can be Murder'

Dan Marshall's drama class flawlessly performed their fall play, "Acting Can Be Murder" December 3-5 at the Seward High Auditorium. It was a dark sort of murder/theater comedy with plenty of double...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    December 5, 2013

Arts and crafts fair kicks off holidays

People can get into the spirit of the season and support talented craftspeople all in one location. Seward's Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair returns to the Alaska Railroad Cruise Ship Terminal Friday...

 
 By Heidi Zemach    Arts    December 5, 2013

Visiting musicians help students take off

Amanda Kerr and Dan Booth, two professional folk musicians living in Virginia, formerly of Anchorage, visited Seward for three days this week while in Anchorage visiting their parents. They were kept...

 
 By Dot Bardarson    Arts    November 28, 2013

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)...

 
 By Dot Bardarson    Arts    November 21, 2013

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 Log Staff    Arts    October 17, 2013

Bardarson, Schaefermeyer paintings hang in watercolor show

Seward artists Dot Bardarson and Kwansook Schaefermeyer were on hand to receive recognition last week at the 39th Annual Alaska Watercolor Juried Watercolor Exhibition opening at the Anchorage...

 
 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...

 
 By Dot Bardarson    Arts    September 19, 2013

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...

 
 Arts    September 5, 2013

Artists show work on Friday

First Friday, sponsored by Seward Arts Council, is Sept. 6 with an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m.. Take a stroll through and meet this month’s featured artists. Enjoy refreshments, appetizers and live music while browsing the artist’s works....

 
 Arts    September 5, 2013

Art delegates learn Japanese phrases for Obihiro trip

In preparation for their trip to Obihiro, Japan, to paint a mural from the city of Seward, some of the Seward Mural Society delegates met with Hank West to learn a few Japanese phrases. From left:...

 
 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 Wolfgang Kurtz    Arts    August 15, 2013

Players ride Karaoke cruise

The 2013 Karaoke Cruise on Sunday evening raised over $4,000 for the Imagination Library of Seward/Moose Pass and the Port City Players. Competitors included winner Casey Ainley (left) as well as...

 
 By Wolfgang Kurtz    Arts    August 8, 2013

Last First Friday of Summer

It was standing room only for the downtown Seward Art Walk last week as First Friday brought together exhibitions from the Alaska SeaLife Center to Softly Silk. Painting, mixed media, jewelry,...

 

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