The Morning Interview

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‘Art of Health’ opens Friday at Homeport

Art of HealthMelissa Marconi-Wentzel, with the Sitka Health Summit, and partners Sarah Lawrie with the Greater Sitka Arts Council, and SEARHC's Martha Pearson, discuss "The Art of Health," which will be on exhibit for a month at the Homeport Eatery beginning 5 PM Fri Mar 13, and other collaborative plans for the community. Downloadable audio.

Sound bites from a new food journalism project

1-10857258_10205034110426783_8951821357476668670_oSally Helm with the Island Institute shares their new journalism project. Radio + Food is a collaboration between Sitka Story Lab and Kettleson Memorial Library and will give middle school and high school students the opportunity to interview someone about food - cooking it, hunting it, buying it, and eating it. Downloadable audio.

Cirque du Pluie is coming to Sitka!

IMG_1674-2(1)Frances Donohoe and Trisha Bessert share stories about combining forces to create Cirque du Pluie, the new circus program at the Hames Center. The two instructors talk about the planned expansion of the pool room for circus classes, which in the future will include juggling, aerial trapeze, and adult gymnastics. Downloadable audio.

Middle school performers to tackle Shakespearean comedy

On the heels of closing Annie this past weekend (Feb. 27 to Mar. 1, 2015), Zeke Blackwell with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp is already looking forward to the next program. Blackwell is opening auditions to 5th to 8th graders for Shakespeare's The Merry Wives of Windsor this coming Monday (Mar. 9) and Tuesday (Mar. 10). Downloadable audio.

After tough auditions, three SHS students shine at music conference

From February 13 - February 15, 2015, music director Sarah Martensen brought students from Sitka High School to the NAfME Biennial Northwest Division Conference in Spokane, Washington. According to the one of the students, Misha Bekeris, the conference was an opportunity for accelerated music growth over one weekend with new teachers and players. Downloadable audio.

Blankenship: Ocean Wave to auction quilts for scholarships

Annette Blankenship and Megan Pasternak of the Ocean Wave Quilters Guild talk about this year's quilt auction (3-3-15). This annual silent and outcry mini quilt auction supports college scholarships for Sitka students. So far, 20 miniature quilts and 5 large quilt tops are expected to be auctioned. Downloadable audio.

Mozart on tap at 14th annual Sitka Youth Orchestra concert

Mozart_k331Jan Lovett, co-director of the Sitka Youth Orchestra, shares some of the program for the 14th Annual Concert (7PM Mon Mar 2, Sitka Performing Arts Center, donations accepted). Lovett calls herself a "Mozart girl," and this year's program will feature that composer, among others. Downloadable audio.

Sitka Fine Arts Camp wins Governor’s Award

Sitka Fine Arts Camp students in 2011. (Photo by Clark Mishler)The Sitka Fine Arts Camp is the 2015 Arts Organization of the Year in Alaska. Director Roger Schmidt discusses how his organization has evolved and grown into a statewide institution. Downloadable audio.

From cake-baking to art aerobics, Sitka’s Arti-Gras keeps growing

Gio Villanueva wears "Icarus Air," a wearable art piece designed by Megan Johnson. The piece signifies the hubris of the Greek mythological character Icarus, who built wings but flew too close to the sun. (Photo by Ed Ronco/KCAW)Sarah Lawrie, with the Greater Sitka Arts Council, discusses plans for the 8th Annual ArtiGras festival this March. With instructors Suzan Brawnlyn and Ted Howard.

Braves peaking as teams head to Region V tourney

Mt. Edgecumbe Braves head coach Archie Young says he likes to see his team play aggressive basketball heading into this weekend's regional tournament, and its win-loss record may not reflect its potential. With Paul Kewan (sr - Pt. Lyons) and Robert "Bobby" Pate (jr - Nome). Downloadable audio.