Seventeen local organizations submitted requests to the assembly amounting to more than $164,000. The city has budgeted $90,000 for nonprofit grants this year.
Sitka Fine Arts Camp director Roger Schmidt and development intern Melissa Campbell discuss the camp's Restoration Internship Program. Twenty-six college students from around the country are working to save the former Sheldon Jackson College laundry, aka "Smokestack Building." Learn more about the Save It or Lose It campaign
online. Also, check out a video of the project here.
WT McRae, musical director for The Children of Eden, says pace required to stage a full show in two weeks has everyone "at the edge of madness." Eden was developed by one of the biggest names in show business, Stephen Schwartz, but was never performed on Broadway. Instead, it's become one of the most sought-after pieces for companies off-Broadway.
The Dee Daniels Vocal Jazz Workshop is underway this week in Sitka (July 18-25). For the last two years, Daniels has interrupted her touring and teaching schedule to live at the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, and coach a half-dozen students of widely-ranging ages and ability. KCAW’s Robert Woolsey recently stopped by her class and learned how much work it takes to make jazz seem effortless.
26 interns are currently putting a new roof on the Sheldon Jackson Campus' historic Laundry Building, the first phase of a project to eventually turn the ruined building into a community cafe and art gallery.
Ed Littlefield and Reuel Lubag of the Native Jazz Quartet talk about their philosophy and work with the Sitka Fine Arts Camp. This year, students are creating jazz arrangements of a traditional Tlingit lullaby, one that Littlefield learned from local elder Charlie Joseph in the 1980s.
Sitka Fine Arts Camp music faculty Paul Cox and Katy Green, along with Lisa Wong, the camp’s marketing intern, talk about the final performances of the high school 2014 summer sessions. Students have taken five classes a day - from among an offering … more
Sitka Fine Arts Camp (SFAC) faculty members WT McRae and Amy Butcher discuss Art Shares, the evening performances presented by SFAC faculty, which are open to the public. Every night for the next week, faculty will perform a free sampling … more
New York City theater professionals and Sitka Fine Arts Camp instructors Michael Eisenstien and Nora Gustuson talk about the last week of middle school camp and upcoming culminating performances – June 25, 26, 27 at 7 p.m. at the Sitka Performing … more
Roger Schmidt, executive director of the Sitka Fine Arts Camp, visits the studio to talk about the upcoming Jazz on the Waterfront event (6/28/14) and other happenings during this busy time on the campus.