Arts briefs

Pratt seeks art donations for Ritz

The Pratt Museum seeks donations or art for Ritz, the museum’s annual gala fundraiser, held Oct. 21 at the museum. Work will be sold in an auction. Work will be displayed at the Pratt from Oct. 3-20 in a preview exhibit. Art remains on display until the day of the event and the auction. Art can be donated as a 100-percent contribution to the Pratt or artists may received 25 percent of the winning bid.

This year’s theme will be “Night at the Museum: A Film Noir Ritz.” Ritz Noir returns the event to the museum grounds, highlighting the drama that unfolds among the exhibits when it’s night at the museum. Event attendees will enjoy fancy finger food and libations, dance with the Devil’s Club Orchestra, and be immersed in the mysteries of the auction packages. Donations are due Sept. 22. Art donation forms are available online or at the Pratt. For more information, contact Kim Wylde at 435-3334.

HCOA offers engineering lab

At part of its ArtQuest program, the Homer Council on the Arts offers Decon./Recon. Lab – Exploring Engineering. Held 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, classes for grades 3 and 4 are Sept. 5-21 and classes for grades 5-6 are Oct. 3-19.

Register early; there are 10 spots available for each grade group. Curious about how small electronics work? Interested in taking things apart and putting them back together? Join Steve Panarelli to explore the wonderful world of small electronics.

Deconstruct, reconstruct, and invent new gadgets. Scholarships are available. Students need to bring snacks.

Pick-up promptly at 5 p.m. The class is $100 for HCOA members and $120 for nomembers. Visit or call 235-4288 to sign up.

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