Fostering a musical community
Skagway Arts Council is excited to start the new year with an opportunity for all levels of musicians to circle up and share their musical talent. Bring voice, instrument, and 1-3 songs you'd like learn or share. Playing in a group is a fun and relaxing way to learn basic chord progressions and rhythm, as well as learning to sing and play at the same time.
This event will be held at the Elks on Friday, January 10 at 8 p.m. following the burger feed and the Don Hather Tourney, if you want to catch a game! More dates TBA.
Ukelele building workshop in Jan.
Skagway Arts Council presents a ukulele-building workshop taught by instructor Chris Maggio at the school shop beginning Saturday, Jan. 18.
The first day’s class on the 18th will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and then will continue the following day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 19. Instructor Maggio also will be available at the school shop each evening of the following week from 6-9 p.m. to help students. The class will finish up on the weekend of Jan. 25-26.
Cost is $40, or $36 for arts council members. To sign up, contact Dottie Demark at 907-612-0456. For more information, contact Maggio at 907-723-5691.
Chilkoot Artist-in-Residence submissions accepted until Feb. 1
Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park is now recruiting artist submissions for the 2014 Chilkoot Trail Artist in Residency program. Three visual artists – one from Canada, one from the United States and one regional (Yukon or Alaskan residents) will be selected to participate in a cross‐border creative journey within Klondike Gold Rush National Historic Park, Alaska and Chilkoot Trail National Historic Site, British Columbia. The program information is posted at the Yukon Arts Centre website and applications will be accepted until February 1, 2014. Yukon Arts Centre, Parks Canada and the National Park Service have partnered with the Alaska Geographic Association and the Skagway Arts Council to provide this unique program. Artists will spend two weeks hiking the Chilkoot Trail, working with visitors and creating memorable art inspired by the natural beauty and historical features of the Park. They will offer presentations or workshops in Skagway and in Whitehorse as well as at campsites along the Chilkoot Trail to help visitors appreciate the legacy of the trail, once trod by Tlingit First Nation traders and Klondike stampeders. For more information or to apply, please visit www.yukonartscentre.com, or contact Cynthia Von Halle at the KGRNHP in Skagway, 907-983-9206.