Category Archives: Seldovia Arts Council

Community Band Wants YOU!

by Seldovia Arts Council

Billy Goat Plays on the 30th

by Seldovia Arts Council

Alaska Ocean Film Festival 2012

Elude sea monsters in Holland, track exotic oceanic species, canoe from Valdez to Whittier and garden on the ocean floor at this year’s Alaska Ocean Film Festival.

Friday, October 19th
Screening at 7pm
SBE School Commons
Admission: $5 adults; children are free (through 12th grade)

The Alaska Ocean Film Festival features ten short films on saltwater adventure, coastal cultures, and marine science from Alaska and around the world. The films explore our connection with the ocean and connect us to a larger, saltier world. They are brought to you by the Alaska Center for the Environment and the Seldovia Arts Council. Join us to reflect on the importance of the oceans’ vital ecosystems.

Celebrate our ocean bounty with:

  • Aleutian Aquatics, Sean Harper
  • Team Clark Goes Canoeing: Valdez to Whittier, Dan Clark
  • Into the Deep with Elephant Seals, Sedva Eris
  • Capture: A Waves Documentary, Dave Aabo
  • Landscapes at the World’s Ends: Antarctica, Richard Sidey
  • Birdathlon, Rachel Lewis and Karen Lewis
  • The Coral Gardener, Emma Robens
  • Eating the Ocean, Jennifer Galvin
  • The Majestic Plastic Bag, Jeremy Irons
  • Monsterboards, Matthew McGregor-Mento

Harpist Patrick Ball Returns to Seldovia – Accompanied by Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter

by Seldovia Arts Council

“Legends of the Celtic Harp” performs in the
Susan B. English School
in Seldovia, AK on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 7:30 PM.

“LEGENDS OF THE CELTIC HARP” is a musical journey into the heart of a legendary instrument. Three of the premier Celtica harpers in the world, Patrick Ball, Lisa Lynne and Aryeh Frankfurter have created a dramatic ensemble that takes you deep into the myths, magic and fabled history of this most captivating instrument.

The concert & storytelling event will take place at the Susan B English school at 365 Winifred Avenue Seldovia, AK 99663 on October 4, at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $8.00 for children, and $35.00 for families. More info (907)234-7614.

Patrick Ball is an American master of the Irish harp and a captivating spoken word artist. He has recorded twelve albums which have sold well over a half million copies internationally, winning national awards in both the music and spoken word categories. Patrick’s critically acclaimed concerts and solo theatrical productions have toured extensively throughout the US, Canada, Ireland and the UK, and have been awarded grants by the California Arts Council and the Circle of Excellence Award from the National Storytelling Association.

Lisa Lynne is a multi-instrumentalist and performer who has gained worldwide recognition for her original music featuring her Celtic Harp. She is widely acclaimed for composing memorable and heartwarming melodies on the Windham Hill/Sony music labels. Her groundbreaking “Hands-on-Harps” programs and work in Therapeutic music for over a decade has gained recognition from NBC, CNN, Fox News Atlanta and numerous newspaper and magazine articles including Wall Street Journal.

Aryeh Frankfurter is also a renowned Celtic harper multi- instrumentalist who went from virtuosic progressive rock violin to intricate Swedish folk and Celtic Music. He began with Classical violin at the age of three, his early studies and successes led him to explore various ethnic and international musical genres. Aryeh recently taught himself the rarely seen Swedish Nyckelharpa. His numerous critically and commercially successful albums have earned him credit as a musician, recording and performance artist of extraordinary talents and abilities.

In addition to the Seldovia performance, Legends of the Celtic Harp will also appear in Anchorage on October 6th info 907-277-7727 and on October 9th in Valdez. Info at the Valdez Arts Council (907) 835-2786.

Riders in the Sky Concert was Fantastic

 by Jenny Chissus

Tonight we had a great concert right here in Seldovia with the Grammy Award winning quartet – Riders in the Sky!  Besides the colorful and very flashy outfits and witty dialogue, these gentlemen were a solid hit as they were smooth, professional and tons of fun!  The room was crowded with folks from infants to seniors – and everyone had a fantastic time!  This was not their first trip to Seldovia, the group came here 27 years ago – and they remembered us – even after all their fame and fortune with Grammys and Disney movies!

It was a true pleasure to spend the evening in the presence of such great musicians and accomplished performers – recognized in the industry!  This was a real treat for Seldovia!  Thanks for coming guys!  I just grabbed these impromptu “hellos” from the group at the end of the concert – they were such great sports!   Enjoy a fun and informal “howdy”!

Thanks to the Seldovia Arts Council for bringing these boys to town!

Concert Tonight – Wednesday 7:30pm

by Susan Mumma

Howdy Y’all,

We are looking forward to a great concert with Emmy winners,  Riders in the Sky, THIS WEDNESDAY night at 7:30 PM in the school commons.  This show is geared toward the funny side and is great for the whole family.
We are hoping too, that you will attend the HARVEST potluck being orchestrated by Valisa Higman and SVT prior to the show.  Bring the fruits of your harvest and join the boys for grub and a howdy do .  If you wear you best Western Duds you will be entered to win some fun door prizes ( even a ticket to the show).  So mosey on down to the school Ottertorium for that at 5PM.
Thanks ahead of time for making this one heck of an evening to remember!!

Riders In the Sky’s Return to Seldovia

It is time to look forward to another great Seldovia Arts Council Event:  Riders in the Sky.  This is Seldovia’s chance to get out for some humor and fun “The Cowboy Way”.

This group is fondly returning to the stage in Seldovia after over more than thirty years of traveling and becoming internationally known stars.  They have won two Emmys, been featured in Disney’s “Toy Story” and performed in all the United States and many other countries.

It is hard to believe, but it is true that after all that, they remember Seldovia!  Let’s put on our western attire and come out in droves  to welcome them back.  Read more about them at

Join us on September 26 at 7:30 PM up at the Susan B. English School Commons.  This will be a fun family event!!!  $35 per family, $15 adult (single)  $8.00 child (single)


Susan Mumma, Event Co-coordinated for Riders in the Sky
Seldovia Arts Council