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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.
Monica Ague, with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, discusses this weekend's performance by the House Jacks, an a capella group from the San Francisco Bay Area. The House Jacks have performed together for over 20 years; they bring a rich, instrumental sound to their all-vocal music. 7 PM Sat Jan 10 at the Sitka Performing Arts Center, tickets available at the SFAC office, 747-3085, or at the door. Learn more about the House Jacks. Downloadable audio.
The high school session of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp culminates this weekend with final performances in the visual and performing arts. Listen to camp instructors Scott Davis and Andrew Hames discuss this year's final performances on KCAW's Morning Interview. Performance times are 7 PM Thu Jul 11 at the Odess Theater, 7 PM Fri and Sat, Jul 12 and 13, at the Sitka Performing Arts Center. Visual Arts will be on display throughout campus Sat Jul 13 from 1-4 PM.
The high school session of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp is preparing for final performances this week. As camp counselor and photographer Berett Wilber writes, "Lizzie June is probably preparing more gracefully than most of us." Final performances are 7 PM in the Sitka Performing Arts Center and free to the public. For a complete schedule see the camp's latest newsletter.
In Alaska, we know it’s not always easy to just bring in help. If you want to fix something you often have to do it yourself. This is especially true on an island, where the nearest town is hours away by ferry. This past year in Sitka, inhabitants learned just how much they could accomplish as a community. Diana Saverin is a Kingsley Trust Fellow from Yale University who spent last summer examining Sitka’s distinctiveness. She produced the following story for the “AK” feature on Alaska News Nightly, about the largely volunteer-driven revitalization of the Sheldon Jackson Campus.
Sitka Fine Arts Camp is underway on the campus of the former Sheldon Jackson College. The opening of camp earlier this month is just the latest step in the transformation of a campus that, just four years ago, faced an uncertain future.