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Pratt Museum Weekly News Release: October 14, 2013

WINTER HOURS

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 mmiller@prattmuseum.org for more information.

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 mmiller@prattmuseum.org.

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.

CURRENT EXHIBITS

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.

BOTANICAL GARDENS

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.

ONGOING

FISH FEEDINGS

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.

 

EDUCATION PROGRAMS

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.

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