Denali Arts Council Events
Denali Arts Council
Events for March 2009
Art Exhibition in Talkeetna
TALKEETNA — Art Show: "Dressing for
“Dressing for the Rut” is the debut
show by local artist Nancy L. Moss
featured this month in the Sheldon
Community Arts Hangar in Talkeetna.
Her dynamic watercolors and sculptures
give a unique perspective on
traditional Alaskan imagery such as
moose, bears and landscapes. These
cheery characters will be on display
until the second week of May.
Then, shifting gears a little, on Saturday,
May 9, from 4-7 p.m. there will be a free
art opening for the next exhibit. The Alaska
Statehood Quilt was conceived as an
opportunity for quilters around the state to
make a block which expresses the spirit, the
people and nature of Alaska’s 50th
anniversary of statehood. “Quilts from
the Mountain” is a collection of quilts
from local artisan Ellie Henke. Each
stitch is done by hand either at her
home in Talkeetna or at far away base
Don Sheldon Show Returns
TALKEETNA — “The Don
Sheldon Story- Talkeetna’s Legendary
Glacier Pilot” is a show not to
be missed by aviation and history
buffs. It returns to the Sheldon Community
Arts Hangar May 15 and runs through
Sept. 17 from 2-3 p.m. daily. It’s free to
locals and seasonal residents who want to
reminisce or — if newer in town — learn
about Talkeetna’s rich history. For “others”
(can you say touristas?) it costs $8 adults/
$6 seniors/ under 12 free).
Enjoy a presentation including a film
documenting aviation history in Talkeetna,
highlighting Don Sheldon and featuring
footage of Mt. McKinley.
Following the fi lm, a local host
tells stories relating to Talkeetna.
Open Air Market in Talkeetna
TALKEETNA -- Look for the tents set up
outside the Sheldon Community Arts
Hangar starting May 23 and ending Sept.
13 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. each Saturday,
Sunday & Monday The outdoor market
features exclusively Alaskan artisans selling
carvings, fabric art, ceramics, paintings,
jewelry, edibles, local books, baskets, local
cd’s and more!
Drama Readings- Get Involved!
Where: Sheldon Community Arts Hangar
When: Every Sunday in April at 4:00pm
All are welcome. Come and test-drive plays
for future productions. Read
extraordinary literature aloud with others
and keep theatre alive and vital in
Talkeetna. Denali Drama will provide soup
and bread for anyone who sticks
around through the reading of the first act.
Plays by the likes of Aristophanes,
Tennessee Williams and Jeff Daniels.
Jessica Stevens Community
Stevens Community Foundation Fundraiser
A silent and live auction will be held
offering such goodies as outdoor
gear, gift certifi cates and handmade
items. Dinner and beverages will be served.
Proceeds go to the Jessica Stevens
Community Foundation whose mission is
to assist non-profits and community
organizations in the area to achieve their
goals. It’s in the Sheldon Community Arts
Hangar on Saturday, May 23 at 5 p.m.
Cost is $20 adults/ $10 kids 12 and under
Moose On Parade Treasure
Hunt at Arts Hangar May 16
TALKEETNA — Join the Moose
on Parade for a guided walking tour
of hand crafted wooden moose conceived
by the imaginations of local artisans. This
is the evening the critters will be unveiled
and on display for all to admire. A list of
moose and a map of the different locations
around town where they can be found will
be provided. Stay for light refreshments
and fi nger food afterwards.
These moose will be up for auction
during the Moose Dropping Festival in
July. The free event happens Saturday,
May 16, from, 6-9 p.m.
Sheldon Community Arts Hangar, on
Tuesday and Thursday afternoons all
school year Cost: Suggested fee is $40 per
month for two lessons. Rentals are
additional. Local musician and teacher
Sandy Shoulders offers private violin
lessons to youth and adults. Contact her
for more information or to arrange lessons
by calling 733-3050 All levels of musicians
are welcome. Instruments available for
rent. All of her fees are donated to Denali
Arts Council’s Music Academy whose
mission is to provide music learning and
performing opportunities for local people
and sponsor high quality performance
groups visiting Talkeetna. The Music
Academy raises funds to underwrite
instrumental music lessons, buy and repair
instruments available for rental, purchase
sheet music, augment the Talkeetna
Elementary music program with
professional instruction on band
instruments, maintain the piano, and
support workshops and concerts.
Denali Arts Council operates 8 programs:
Denali Drama, Green Light Circus,
Hangar Door Cinema, Talkeetna Artists
Guild, Music Academy, Focus on Kids,
Dance Program and The Writers Group.
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Take Back the Town Party
Recital — Keys and Strings Sunday, May 31!
TALKEETNA — Support the next generation of local musicians.
Join us for a recital program of the piano students from Deborah
Wyndham’s studio, string students from Sandy Shoulders, and
the Rhythm and Red Shoes Orchestra.
E-News From DAC:
Denali Drama seeks a director/producer of the 2009 Summer Stock program. The
director/producer will work with young adults and community members to select a show,
organize a production crew, rehearse on a regular basis, and present a theatrical production in the
month of August (4 shows). Creative vision and organization skills are a must. Denali Drama will
provide advice and technical support as needed, access to a script library, moral support, a
production budget, and a $1000 stipend for your efforts. Please contact Joe Page 733-1060,
Nick Condon 733-3380, or Mindy Lindgren 733-7929 for more information.
Make a Moose?
Would you like to help out DAC while being creative? Would you like to make a moose? We’ll
provide the moose, you provide the creativity. Contact Mindy 733-7929. Moose on Parade is an
annual event to raise money for Denali Arts Council, Talkeetna Historical Society and the
Talkeetna Chamber of Commerce. Local businesses and individuals make artistic moose to
display around town and then they are auctioned at the Moose Dropping Festival.
Art Week at Talkeetna Elementary
Each spring, Talkeetna Elementary supplements their art program by having an intensive art
week, bringing in community members to lead art with the students. Would you like to get
involved? April 27-29, 12-3 p.m. Contact Lisa Curtis at the school 733-2252.