Pratt Museum Weekly News Release: October 14, 2013
Galleries open Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 5pm, Closed Mondays
Business offices open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm
RITZ DONATIONS REQUESTED
RITZ AT THE MOULIN ROUGE
Still accepting business donations
Businesses are invited to donate to the 2013 Ritz Art & Experience Auction that benefits programs at the Pratt Museum. This year’s fundraiser theme is Ritz at the Moulin Rouge and the event will be held Saturday, November 2 at Wasabi’s. The deadline for business donations is October 18. Please contact Michele Miller, at 435-3343 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
RITZ TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Ritz at the Moulin Rouge—Saturday, November 2, 6:30-10pm at Wasabi’s
The 2013 theme is Ritz at the Moulin Rouge , meant to reflect what’s known as La Belle Epoque, a period characterized by peace and prosperity in Paris when the arts flourished. The event on Saturday, November 2 will feature French cuisine with music provided by the Moulin Rouge Diamond Dogs. The band, coming together just for the Ritz, is fronted by jazz trumpeter Yngvil Vatn Guttu and Anchorage Symphony violinist Lena Lukina. Tickets are now on sale at the Pratt Museum and Homer Bookstore. Only a limited number of tickets are available for this popular event which sold out last year. For more information please contact Michele Miller, at 435-3343 or email@example.com.
TRICK OR TREAT THE HOMESTEAD CABIN
Thursday, October 31, 4-6pm
The Pratt invites families to put on their Halloween costumes and trick or treat at the Historic Harrington Homestead Cabin located on the grounds of the Pratt Museum. All ages are welcome, especially children in Kindergarten through grade 6.
RITZ ART PREVIEW EXHIBIT
Special Exhibits Gallery—October 4 through October 30
The exhibit showcases artwork featured at this year’s Ritz outcry auction. Community members are invited to preview the art a full month before the event. The exhibit remains on display through October 30.
INSPIRED BY PLACE
Contemporary Art Gallery— Through December 30, 2013
The guest curator, Homer artist Ron Senungetuk, has selected works from the Pratt Museum’s permanent collection that reflect Homer and its environs, along with the culture and lifestyle of people from this region.
OTHER MUSEUM ACTIVITIES
HARRINGTON HOMESTEAD CABIN
Adjacent to the Museum, the cabin is filled with items like hand tools, antique appliances, daily diaries, and crochet work that show the lifestyle of hard-working people who homesteaded around Kachemak Bay.
Stroll through the garden paths in front of the Museum to view over 100 plant species native to the Kenai Peninsula. Watch the plants take on their fall colors in this peaceful setting.
PUFFIN FILM IN THE MARINE GALLERY
Live video broadcasts of nesting seabirds on Gull Island are over for the season. Thanks to the Seldovia Native Association for their support of our Seabird Cam. Museum visitors can now enjoy footage of a puffin pair and their chicks on Gull Island.
Every Tuesday and Friday at 4 pm, Marine Gallery
Help feed the intertidal creatures in the aquaria. Fish feeding is fun, free and all are welcome!
2013 QUILT RAFFLE
Local quilters have pooled their talents to create a stunning new quilt titled Mammals of Alaska. It features eight colorful panels depicting the variety of mammals found in Alaska—bear, moose and even a sea otter. Patrons of the Pratt Society sponsor the annual Quilt Raffle, and tickets are on sale at the Museum.
Various education programs are taking place throughout the year at the Pratt. Check out our
website for more details, www.prattmuseum.org, and click on our calendar of events.