Arts & Culture

Arts and culture reporting on news and community topics. Arts and culture coverage is occasionally submitted by community members.

Artwork by: Gaby Garduque/AAC

  The Aleutian Arts Council’s Annual Community Art Show wrapped up last Sunday March 27, 2016. The 10-day exhibit in the Makushin Room of the Grand Aleutian featured works from over 20 participants and was well attended with daily visitors dropping in to browse and enjoy conversations with artists and other community members.  Carolyn Reed was the show’s curator and designed a flow that combined professionalism in art exhibition while highlighting the community’s uniqueness. The display ranged from hand-made jewelry pieces to stained glass to mosaics.

Easter Breakfast Raises Funds for Scholarships

Mar 30, 2016
Lions Club

The Ballyhoo Lions Club held their annual Easter Breakfast on Saturday, March 26th at the UCSD high school small gym. Every year, the Lions provide breakfast free of charge, but donations are accepted. 

Lion Frank Kelty was pleased with the event and said it brought in more money than most years.  This year, the Lions raised $4,200 from the steady flow of more than 200 people who attended the event and generously donated. Funds will be used for the Lions Club college scholarship program.  

The PCR held an archery camp over the UCSD Spring break on March 7th through March 11th. Students in fourth grade through twelfth grade were invited to participate and the camp ended with a tournament on Friday from noon to 3pm.

Several friends and families of the archers sat patiently in the PCR gym bleachers to watch the tournament. 

Participants were divided into two categories: the "Katniss" division for intermediate archers and the "Robin Hood" division for more advanced archers.

Those looking to learn or improve their Unangam Tunuu language skills are invited to an upcoming workshop in Anchorage. The Aleutian Pribilof Islands Association is hosting a free, 2-day workshop in early April aimed at helping novice and intermediate speakers not only improve their language skills, but also their teaching skills so "they can hand off language to other community members," says workshop organizers.

The workshop will teach a method developed in St. Paul during the 2015 Summer Language Intensive.

Last Saturday around 1 pm, the Unalaska Public Library hosted an event to celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday. The celebration commenced with Librarian Karen Kresh playing an audio book version of Green Eggs and Ham while kids in kindergarten through 4th grade sat with rapt attention. 

Following the reading, Carlos Tayag and a few members of the Unalaska Drama Club preformed a theatrical version of The Lorax while Karen Kresh narrated. The event ended with a simple craft and Dr. Seuss themed snacks.