Saturday, September 19, 2015

Poems in Place

Just a head's up that this weekend is the Poems in Place event!  This awesome statewide program places selected poetry into a designated state park each year in the form of an interpretive sign- goal being to further connect people with place through artistic and literary means.   Our lovely Caine's Head State Park is this year's recipient.  One poem will be placed at Lowell Pt beach, the other on the trail to Fort McGilvery.   Come join this wonderful opportunity to celebrate poetry and wilderness with our community.   Events include: 

-A Creative Writing/Hiking Workshop, 9-12 am, Saturday Sept 19,  Outdoor ramble with poetry prompts mixed in along Tonsina Trail.  Meet at the Lowell Pt trailhead, bring something to write with and outdoor appropriate gear to hang in the weather mother nature provides.  NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY!!!!    

-Poetry Dedication 1:30-3:30, Saturday, Sept 19 Waterfront Pavilion.  History talk by Doug Capra about the Fort, transition to Lowell Pt. for the poetry unveiling and reading of the Caine's Head State Park poems, mingling, and refreshments!   

-Fort McGilvery Outing, Sunday Sept 20.   Meet at North Beach at 10 a.m. to hike up to the Fort for the unveiling and dedication of the second poem.  Participants must provide their own transportation to the site: boat, hiking, paddling.    

Monday, July 27, 2015

First Friday August 7th

August 7th, 2015  6 PM - 8 PM Downtown Seward

Events & Artists:

  • One exciting event at this month's First Friday is sponsored by the Friends of the Library:   Enter your best salmon dip in the "Salmon Dip Off" contest. The maker of the winning dip wins 4 Major Marine Boat Tour tickets! For more information, contact the Friends of the Library by phone or email: 907-362-1225 or
  • See the photo below for information about the "Art Walk in the Garden" at the library. 
  • At Eight Arms Printing Co., 426 4th Ave, Seward, Alaska 99664, "Leave or Stay" - an interactive fiction with accompanying illustrations and other summer works by Nathan FeemsterThe book will be for sale on Kindle so if you want to bring your own kindle or ipad with kindle app and talk about the book, give feedback, or just read with the illustrations in front of you please feel free to do so.
Nancy Angelini Crawford
Alaska SeaLife Center                        301 Railway Ave

James Minden and Sara Kirby
Unfaithful Lovers ~ Music
Chinooks                        1404 4th Ave

Suzie Towsley-Ramsey
Cover to Cover                         215 4th Ave

Nathaniel Feemster
Eight Arms Printing Company                    426 4th Ave

Jules Wolfe & William Lawrence
Ranting Raven                         320 4th Ave

Tom, Sharon, & Lisa Irvin           Sandy Stolle
Resurrect Art                            320 3rd Ave

“Art Walk in the Garden!”  and  Salmon Dip Off
Seward Library Museum                    239 6th Ave

Allen & Tina King      Maryann Benoit
Starbird Studio                        221 4th Ave

Unknown Artist
Twigs & Tweeds                       216 4th Ave

Kalani Woodlock
Zak’s Realty                    319 3rd Ave

Ricky Deals
Zudy’s CafĂ©                    501 Railway Ave

Thursday, July 9, 2015

2nd Saturday This Weekend

Don't miss the art walk this weekend in downtown Seward from 6 - 8 PM, Saturday.  Because of the Fourth of July festivities last weekend, First Friday was moved to Second Saturday this month!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Thank You Letters

We love getting thank you letters! Here are two that we recently received from children who were awarded scholarships for summer camp.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

First Friday June 5th

Here is the line-up!

  • Seward United Methodist Church: Kid Craft and Care
  • Chinooks: Kacey James & Nervis Rex
  • Ranting Raven: 
    • Linda Weatherwax & Nan Thompson~"What Lies Beneath," Ocean inspired fabric art
    • Jules Wolfe~New acrylic paintings on canvas
    • Elite 9 Jazz
  • Resurrect Art: Justine Pechuzal~"Field Studies"~Mixed media
  • Twigs & Tweeds: Julie Bilings~Devils Club Salve
  • A Flyin' Skein: Textile demonstrations
  • Alaska Shop: Corinne Danzl~Ink Goes Wild Alaska
  • Starbird Studio: Ron & Mariann Phelan~The Frame Cottage
  • Zak's Realty: Liam O'Brien~Photography
  • Eight Arms Printing Company: Annual Skateboard Design~Various Artists
  • Alaska SeaLife Center: KC Crowley
  • Seward Properties: Various Artwork, wine, and scruptious snacks!
  • Sew'n Bee Cozy: Dana Woodard~Wildfire Designs, Alaskan Floral Quilts
  • Balto School: Lisa Sands~Alaska Photography in cards and prints
  • Cover to Cover: Suzie Towsley & poetry readings
  • Zudy's Cafe: Lindsay Kloc~Mandala Designs

Thursday, April 23, 2015

May 1st First Friday

Looking for something to do on Friday evening, May 1st, from 6:00 to 8:00? Stroll around Seward and enjoy snacks and art at the following places:
  • Suds & Swirl features Shani Simonds photography
  • Chinooks features Suzi Towsley photography, and Black Water Railroad plays at 9 PM
  • Balto School features"Seward's Day Photo Competition," by various artists (includes great historic photos)
  • Cover to Cover features a local artist and good food
  • Seward Properties features One Shot Photography and yummy food
  • Zudy's Cafe features Brianna Hutchinson's art
  • Eight Arms Printing Company features Bicycle Awareness Month
  • Resurrect Art Coffeehouse features a collection of new watercolors and pen & ink drawings by Abby Wentworth
  • Seward Senior Center features demonstrations by six local artists
  • Alaska SeaLife Center  features Kiln-Formed Fused Glass Artwork by Laura Mendola
  • Twigs & Tweeds features Corrigan Gear (paracord items for everyday wear and survival needs) by Karen Corrigan
  • Sew 'n Bee Cozy features Alaska themed wall hangings & quilts by Alaska designers
  • Ranting Raven features two artists: Percy Avugiak's original acrylic paintings and Catherine Schneider's original pen & ink drawings
  • Starbird Studio features Vladimir Zhikhartsev, watercolor artist from Fairbanks, AK