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….
Through Your Window – A Show of Perspective – DAC Community Art Show
September 13th, 2014 3 to 5pm
This community art show features YOUR perspective of the world through YOUR window.
Windows are everywhere, and it’s up to you to choose which perspective you want to share with the world.
Sat. October 4th Time TBA
Take a deep breath, relax a bit, then come Tack Back The Town with the Denali Art Council. This year’s event is a Masquerade Costume Ball for the whole family. Dress to impress – funky or fancy – and share an evening of fun, food, music, games, costume contest, and more with us.
6pm to 7pm: 2014 highlights, current info, voting for Board of Directors, membership drive, potato bar and beverages.
7pm to 11pm: Masquerade Ball for all ages! Bring your own mask (or buy one of ours) and a dessert for the dessert potlatch. Prizes for best dressed, and lots of fun games.
Disruption (documentary Climate film)
October 8th (Wednesday) 7:30pm (doors open at 7) Disruption (documentary)
‘When it comes to climate change, why do we do so little when we know so much?’ This is the story of our unique moment in history. We are living through an age of tipping points and rapid social and planetary change. We’re the first generation to feel the impacts of climate disruption, and the last generation that can do something about it. The film enlarges the issue beyond climate impacts and makes a compelling call for bold action that is strong enough to tip the balance to build a clean energy future.
view movie trailer here
Smoke Signals – Annual Banned Book Film Choice
October 18th (Saturday) 7:30pm (doors open at 7) Smoke Signals (PG-13)
HDC is kicking off their season with the annual banned booked film shown in conjunction with the Friends of the Talkeetna Library. This years film choice is Smoke Signals (1998).
A Young Indian man Thomas is a nerd in his reservation, wearing oversize glasses and telling everyone stories no-one wants to hear. His parents died in a fire in 1976, and Thomas was saved by Arnold. Arnold soon left his family (and his tough son Victor), and Victor hasn’t seen his father for 10 years. When Victor hears Arnold has died, Thomas offers him funding for the trip to get Arnold’s remains, but only if Thomas will also go with him. Thomas and Victor hit the road. Watch trailer here…
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…