Monthly Archives: March 2012

Getting Ready for Up Coming Events!

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The cogs of the wheel are turning as the Seldovia Arts Council board finishes up its selections for Spring and Summer events:

Just a taste of what is coming up:

Are you a Seldovia Arts Council member??  Celebrate that!!! Come to the special members only event May 18…entertainment by the Dan Mac Trio, snacks and punch at Stranik’s house on the Old Boardwalk.  If you are a member, this event is free of charge.  You can become a member at the event. Join US!  Please RSVP by calling 234-2060

Seldovia Arts Council Summer Schedule

May 28           Stephanie Bettman and Luke Halpin Concert

June 21-24      Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival with headliners James Lee Stanley, Cliff Eberhardt, Dan Crary and Thunderation

July 20      Muriel Anderson and Tierra Negra

July 27        A  Celebration for Fritz Graese  with Sue Biggs and Jack Wills
August  11   Air force Band of the Pacific “Top Cover”
August    24      Ocean’s Film Festival

September   1     Acoustic Alaska Guitar Camp  Guitar Masters Concert

                   September 26    Riders in the Sky Concert
October 4             Patrick Ball Legends of  the Celtic Harp Concert
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Warming up the Fall and Winter Months

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The Seldovia Arts Council’s Fall and Winter Season were a great success.

Saying good-bye to Summer, Sweet Plantain, a Latin Jazz group came from New York City to weave and synthesizethe roots of jazz from many cultures into smooth jazz pieces. This cool evening was offset by a fun ice cream social in a festive atmosphere. Many thanks to Tania and Tobben Spurklin and their crew for setting up this event and the the Alaska State Council on the Arts and Westaf for helping us to fund it.

Our Winter Series kicked off  in December with the ever popular local group Billy Goat who provided the community with  hot licks at the Sea Otter Community Center.  Surrounded by friends and family the community enjoyed a pot luck supper, smiles and Christmas time cheer, finger-licking good!

Later, in February, local Native American Flute artist, Brian Slover,  warmed up the snow-covered landscape with his artistry. Even better he brought a group of his talented young students to swap tunes and create  a musical bantering that was delightful to behold and to hear.

Much thanks goes out to Laurel Hilts for co-ordinating these winter events…