May 14, 2014
Ketchikan Community Children’s Choir will be presenting its 2014 Spring Concert on Wednesday, May 14 at 7:00 p.m. With styles ranging from art song to show tune, the lyrics take in the natural world – especially that of animals. Whether it’s the ‘tongue in cheek’ text of Emily Dickinson’s “Bee, I’m Expecting You” or the programmatic arrangement of the Japanese folk song “Fireflies (Hotaru, Koi)”, there is sure to be something wonderful to hear for all listeners. This concert also features one of our KCChC alumni, Gretchen Wilhelm, on oboe as well as a beautiful poem of seasons written by one of our current members, Addelaide Strait.
Join us in celebrating Spring!
July 20, 2014
We gather for the 30th Anniversary of the first Sitka Symposium to investigate the transformative changes that creative individuals have brought and can bring to their communities in the spirit of collaboration and resilience. The week’s discussions will be guided by a guest faculty of four authors and artists who live their craft and use it to catalyze the hopeful and positive movements they are part of. They’ll be joined throughout the week by other writers, artists, community builders, and creative practitioners.
Marking the return of the Sitka Symposium after a five year hiatus, the events of the week will re-affirm our belief in the power of stories and the written word. They will also highlight the importance of moving from idea to action. We welcome a wide range experience and perspectives and invite you to join us.
2014 Symposium Faculty:
Winona LaDuke is an Anishinaabekwe author of six books written on Native American and environmental issues. She is also the Executive Director of Honor the Earth, where she works on a national level to advocate, raise public support, and create funding for frontline native environmental groups.
Alan Weisman has written several books and won numerous international awards for his work in journalism and literature, including his most recent work, Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future On Earth.
Luis Alberto Urrea, 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist for nonfiction and member of the Latino Literature Hall of Fame, is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph.
Molly Sturges is a composer, artistic director, performer and facilitator. The co-founder and artistic director for Littleglobe, she is best known for her work integrating intermedia performance, creative community dialogue, and social/environmental equity and healing.
August 4, 2014
KETCHIKAN • BASIC ARTS INSTITUTE • August 4-15, 2014 • 4 UAS ED593 Credits
The Alaska Arts Education Consortium is partnering with the Ketchikan Area Arts and Humanities Council to offer a unique opportunity for educators who want to experience how the arts can increase student performance, engagement and motivation in grades K-12. Teachers learn to integrate a variety of arts (visual, storytelling, drama, music, movement, and traditional cultural arts) into school curriculum and classroom.
Registration cost: $350 for AAEC members, $500 for non-members. $90 for 4 credits
Contact Alaska Arts Education Consortium Executive Director MK MacNaughton with questions: email@example.com or 907-957-2061