Antarctica

Join physician and amateur photographer Dr. Kristin Mitchell as she shares stunning photographs of her journey to Antartica.

March 21 6pm Kenai Fine Art Center

In 2017, local physician Kristin Mitchell, MD participated in a panel about women in science at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, and learned about a transformative leadership program for women in STEMM fields. She applied and was selected to participate in the Homeward Bound program, a leadership program building a global network of 1000 women in STEMM to lead and influence decision making as it shapes our planet.

Homeward Bound situates the culmination of the year-long leadership development program in the remote Antarctic peninsula because Antarctica, like the Arctic, is experiencing climate change at a more rapid pace than temperate parts of the planet. The isolation and challenging environment helps focus attention on the tasks of understanding the challenges of climate change and women in leadership.

Dr. Mitchell hopes to inspire her community with images and stories about the Antarctic environment. She is optimistic that we can all work together to live more lightly on this planet.

Lifelong Alaskans

Thursday, Feb. 21, 6 p.m.

Steve & Anne will talk about living on Lake Clark, their writing, their building project, & their latest artistic endeavor: a documentary film.

Steve Kahn is the author of The Hard Way Home: Alaska Stories of Adventure, Friendship, and the Hunt. He has written numerous pieces for Alaska Magazine and Alaska Dispatch News. Born and raised in Anchorage, he now divides his time between Homer and Lake Clark.

Anne Coray was born at Lake Clark and grew up in Kenai. She is the author of three full-length poetry collections. She has also written and published short stories and is at work on two novels.

Both Steve and Anne have received awards from the Rasmuson Foundation for their writing.


NOAA Presentation on Cook Inlet Belugas

The Beluga whales of Cook Inlet are being observed on a daily basis by Kim Ovitz of NOAA, near the Kenai Senior Housing bluff overlook of the Kenai River.  She will give a presention on May 24th at 6pm regarding her observations along with a history of the whales in the Kenai River and Cook Inlet. She has gathered formal and personal observations from locals about the Cook Inlet Beluga.

The Kenai Watershed Forum Director Jack Sinclair will present additional whale and water information as well as offering Q & A time for public questions/input.

Free and Open to all, sponsored by NOAA, Kenai Watershed Forum and the Kenai Fine Art Center.

Thursday, May 24, 6pm.

 

Wild Shores

Peninsula Art Guild/Kenai Fine Art Center is proud to present Wild Shore New Music playing at Kenai Fine Art Center, 816 Cook Avenue in Old Town Kenai Wednesday September 27, 2017 at 7:00 PM. Wild Shore New Music presents adventurous new chamber music in south-central Alaska and explores how art engages the natural world in all its beauty and danger. Humans have always needed to use and understand the natural world in order to survive. Wild Shore stages this struggle, and invites audiences to reflect on it, through performances of instrumental music. Wild Shore fosters collaborations between living composers, the nation’s finest classically-trained musicians, and the extraordinarily creative artists and residents of Alaska. ​Wild Shore Festival for New Music is a non-profit organization fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), which supports artists who want to realize specific projects. NYFA’s mission is to empower artists at critical moments in their creative lives.