Tag Archives: Kodiak Arts Council

Alaska Nonprofits Band Together to Bring Performers to State

Postmodern Jukebox, the next group coming to Kodiak.Zaldun Urdina / Flickr Kayla Desroches/KMXT Community arts councils from around the state are meeting in Tacoma, Washington this week. The Arts Northwest Booking Conference is a chance for Alaska nonprofits to agree on which performers to bring into the state. Kodiak Arts Council executive director Katie Oliver says, once there, they’ll watch ... Read More »

Arts Council Holds Acting Class

Kayla Desroches/KMXT An acting class beginning Wednesday night could help prepare aspiring actors to audition for two upcoming community performances. In November, the Arts Council will put on a play called “It Happens Every Summer.” Acting class teacher, Jared Griffin, says they’ll need a cast of 30 for the play, which is set in the 1960s. “It’s about a group ... Read More »

Kodiak Youth Get Into Character for Summer Drama Class

Mitch Borden/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council’s Sum’arts for Kids classes are in full swing in Kodiak. One segment is challenging a small group of actors to explore how they approach emotions while in character. A young actress exclaims, “Avast there matey it be talk like a pirate day! Hand over those donuts.” Sitting in a circle on the stage of ... Read More »

City Restricts Nonprofits to Applying for Funding Under One Category

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The City of Kodiak has changed how it approaches nonprofit funding. Last night, at the Kodiak City Council regular meeting, the council looked over a resolution to limit nonprofits to applying for funds under one of four categories: Youth Recreation Programs, Adult Recreation Programs, Public Safety Programs, or Emergency Response Support Programs. The maximum funding under both Youth ... Read More »

Sum’Arts Registration Opens

Kayla Desroches/KMXT Members of Kodiak’s crafty population have rallied for this year’s Sum’Arts for Kids, a series of classes through the Kodiak Arts Council that teaches children the many different types of art: from fiber to theater. Arts Council Education Coordinator, Brianna Gibbs, says a few of the classes tap into Kodiak’s natural charms, like a nature journaling course where ... Read More »

Kodiak Arts Council Hosts Gold Rush Themed Auction

Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council will hold its annual auction this weekend. The council has been around for over fifty years, says Council Board President Veronica Costa Bolton, and the council not only raises money for the organization, but also exhibits local talent. “People donate art pieces, prints, sometimes original works of local artists, and it’s an opportunity to ... Read More »

Dance Group Comes to Kodiak

Members of Versa-Style Dance Company. Courtesy of Versa-Style Kayla Desroches/KMXT A hip-hop group that taps into teen talent in Los Angeles will showcase their art here in Kodiak. Co-founder and co-artistic director of Versa-Style dance company, Leigh Foaad, is traveling with the adult dancers on their Alaska tour. He explains the Versa-Style crew grew out of his work with co-founder, ... Read More »

Artify and Swap a Postcard

Postcard by Shelly Lawson. Photo by Kayla Desroches Kayla Desroches/KMXT The Kodiak Arts Council is giving a pen-pal twist to its next community art show. The council is asking artists to paint, draw, and otherwise creatively fill postcard-sized paper and submit them to the gallery. From there, the council will send each participant a random card in exchange for their ... Read More »

Kids Can Learn Wild Toolmaking, Ukulele This Summer

Kayla Desroches/KMXT How’d you like to take a class in fabric dyeing one day and wild toolmaking the next? Well, if you’re a kid, you’ll be able to. The Kodiak Arts Council‘s Sum’arts for Kids starts Monday and will offer classes that are perfect for enterprising young artists. Programs Coordinator Erin Starr-Hollow says the Sum’Arts schedule includes both the annual ... Read More »

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