Have you ever wondered how events come to be at the Denali Arts Council? Do you ever find yourself thinking, “You know, it would be really cool to see ________________ happening here in Talkeetna.” or “I wish they would do more of _________________ at the hangar.” Well, the truth of the matter is that YOU, as a creative member of the community, have the power to help make those decisions.
You could set the stage!
A community Arts council sets a stage, but is only a reflection of creativity and imagination. In order for the DAC to express the artistic sentiment of Talkeetna, locals must be willing to share their talents and ideas. What gets showcased is what people like you choose to put into it through artistic partnerships and volunteering.
The Denali Arts Council is an umbrella organization with with a variety of artistic programs under its rim. While most of our programs have ongoing activities, several have become stagnate due to lack of involvement or leadership. Here is where YOU come in!
Currently there are openings for Directors in three of our programs: Talkeetna Artists Guild (fine arts), Susitna Muse (writers group), and Local Motion…for the Love of Dance. As the director of a program, you have a lot of freedom to design events, workshops, and shows. You can express yourself creativity and set the vision of the program. You can be the director or you could get involved to just produce one show or workshop.
So if you find yourself thinking “Man, I really wish they would show more ____________________”, consider putting your artistic passion to the test and get involved today!
Summer is rapidly coming to an end, the leaves are falling from the trees, the cranberries are ripe, and it will soon be time to Take Back the Town. What does all that mean? It means that our 2013-14 season, our 10th here in the Sheldon Hangar, has reached its end.
I’m sitting here at my desk trying to recall what all took place in our lovely Hangar during the past 12 months, but find it hard to remember just how fantastic a season it was. Good thing I have access to the DAC archives!
Since i’ve nothing else to do (ha, ha!) i’ve decided to take a trip down memory lane and create a little slide show summing up our year. I hope you enjoyed the events as much as we did, that you had some laughs along the way, danced and sang to your hearts content, saw shows that brought you to tears, and felt good about the art that is taking place in our town.
As we kick off our next season, I hope you will continue to be a part of the experiences we have to offer, and that you will feel free to get involved in the creative process. The Denali Arts Council is only a platform really, for you to show your colourful/wild/creative/poetic/musical/(fill in the blank) side, so get excited, get imaginative, and come be a part of all the good things to come….
November 8th (Saturday) 7:30pm (doors open at 7) The Fault in Our Stars (PG-13)
With the Focus On Kids art show opening, we’ve decided to show a popular Young Adult film, The Fault in Our Stars (2014). Hazel and Gus are two teenagers who share an acerbic wit, a disdain for the conventional, and a love that sweeps them on a journey. Their relationship is all the more miraculous given that Hazel’s other constant companion is an oxygen tank, Gus jokes about his prosthetic leg, and they met and fell in love at a cancer support group. See trailer here…
When: Saturday, Nov 22nd at 7:30pm, doors open at 7pm
Cost: $6 DAC members / $8 general admission. / $5 student
Denali Drama and DAC are proud to present a local favorite event: “Talkeetna Jeopardy”! This live community game show is based on our local area trivia, concentrating on Upper Susitna valley history, current pop-culture, events and people. Come join the typically ruckus crowd, as they cheer on the three, three person teams while they duke it out and show their prowess and knowledge (or lack there of) about our unique communities! Want to play? To be a contestant please contact Holli Papasodora at firstname.lastname@example.org
(PS -Teams are encouraged to attend in themed costumes)
34th Annual Talkeetna Bachelor Auction & Ball:
When: Saturday, December 6th at 7pm, doors open at 6pm
Cost: $20 Tickets may be purchased online or at the door.
VIP SEATS are $55 per person. Must purchase online. Limited!!
Please join us for our 34th annual Talkeetna Bachelor Society’s auction and ball. One of Alaska’s favorite FUNdraisers that auctions off local bachelors in order to raise money to assist women & children in crisis. Come to Talkeetna for a fun filled weekend that starts on Friday night with a meet and greet & catalogue autographing at the VFW. The festivities continue on Saturday at noon with the Wilderness Woman competition. The grand finale is the auction and ball at the Sheldon Community Arts Hanger at 6pm. Whether you come to compete, buy a bachelor, or just to laugh with the girls, you will be a part of a long lasting Alaskan tradition known for providing a good time for a good cause. Must be 21+ and have ID. For more info visit www.bachelorsoftalkeetna.org or call JoEllen at (907)733-5656. Lodging and other info about activities & sights in Talkeetna may be found at www.talkeetnachamber.org