The Region V Art Festival starts today in Petersburg. At this festival, students from all over Southeast Alaska will be showcasing their art from home, participating in class sessions, and creating even more art.
Art Fest occurs over the course of four days, each of these days starting at 8 AM with class session A, then going into lunch, coming back for class session B, then going to dinner, and ending the day with a second class session A. The second day is the same schedule with sessions A and B flipped. The final day consists of an ending art show followed with awards for each media category. Students attending will get a total of 30 hours of art during this festival, which would take weeks to get taking the standard school classes at home.
“It would take weeks for the students to get the same amount of time with their art,” said advisor Louise Kern. “The festival has been going on for a long time. It’s really important and beneficial for the kids.”
Session A Workshop options include:
Special Effects Makeup
Parallel Pen Wizardry
Jewelry with A Twist
Alder Spoon Carving
Underwater Sea Creature: Acrylic Painting
Paper Relief Sculpture
Session B Workshop options include:
Formline on Longboards
Reduction Block Printmaking
Paper Sculpture Light Box
Leather Mask Making
Halibut Hook Carving
Paper Mask Making
Wrestling fundraiser dinner and auction Monday 5:30 p.m.
Theatre Club’s first meeting Wednesday 3:00 p.m.
Wrestling meet @ Metlakatla Friday and Satuday
Lady Kings’ 3 on 3 basketball tournament Saturday
By Nate Eisenhower
Four Kayhi students will be attending the 20th annual WhaleFest Nov. 4-6 in Sitka. Whale scientists from all around the world will be there to educate fellow whale enthusiasts. The festival includes lectures, a marine-themed market, concerts, local foods, an art show, interactive student sessions and wildlife exhibits.
“It’s sort of a hub for whale research,” said science teacher Julie Landwehr. “It’s a symposium so they present their work, kind of like Ted Talks but about whales.”
There’s going to be a Regional Ocean Science Bowl scrimmage this friday to start off the festivities. Along with the experience, Alaskan students acquire a college credit provided by UAS.
“It’s really great because they [UAS Associate Professor in Fisheries Technology, Reid Brewer]. wrote a grant up there and they pay for our lodging, the credit with UAS, and the fee to get into the Symposium,” said Mrs. Landwehr.
Coach Landwehr will be accompanying students Zach Tighe, Ben Ranniger, Chevell Lamar, and Gabe Canfield on the trip.
By Tug Olson
Legit Knits is Kayhi’s newest club and is open to students of all knitting skill levels.
“It’s a good service project opportunity and a valuable skill that you can learn,” said senior and co-founder of the group Sarah McClennan, “We are going to chose two programs to knit for a cause.”
Legit Knits will find two knitting causes, domestic and international, and knit items (for example, hats, blankets) and send them out.
“We’re all going to learn together,” said McClennan, “There’s quite a few teachers excited to teach us”
Legit Knits received all of their yarn from donations. Currently, there are approximately 15 members.The first meeting is on Thursday, Sept. 1 at lunchtime in room 224, Mrs. Bowlen’s room.