Art Briefs – Nov. 7

Dreams of midsummer nights
Homer Council on the Arts presents its annual TheatreShakes program with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on Nov. 17.
Two matinee performances at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. will be offered to students at school the Friday before. HCOA invites Homer Senior Citizens to attend the 2:30 p.m. performance. This is a great “multi-generational” opportunity for youth and elder interaction.
Nine talented young thespians will perform in this unique abridged version of William Shakespeare’s comedy in the HCOA Gallery. The production is the culmination of this year’s TheatreShakes youth program for students in grades 6-12. The Nov. 17 curtain at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.

Alaska Railroad solicits art ideas
The Alaska Railroad Corporation seeks submissions for its annual commemorative artwork program. Alaska artists are called to submit entries by Feb. 22, 2013, with the artist selected to be commissioned to create work that is the basis for the 2014 Alaska Railroad official print. Due to a high volume of submissions in 2010, two artists were selected – one to complete the 2012 print artwork and one to complete the 2013 print artwork. This may happen again this year, depending on the level of response.
In order to be considered, artwork must include an Alaska Railroad theme. For this year, the Railroad is particularly interested in artwork that features either the Hurricane Turn Flag Stop service or the railroad’s role in the community of Nenana. While not mandatory, submissions featuring Hurricane Turn or Nenana will receive additional consideration this year.
Artists may request access to Alaska Railroad property for artistic research by contacting ARRC Corporate Communications, Officer Stephanie Wheeler at (907) 265-2671. Previous art prints are available on the railroad’s website at:

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