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Painting the town

...colored paint, they slowly covered the massive panels that would eventually equal one complete mural. Anna Widman, art teacher at Nikiski High School, conceptualized the mural. She intends to organize a series of community inclusive art projects...
Words and Pictures

Opens Friday, May 23, 2014 Synopsis: An English teacher and fallen literary star challenges an art teacher to a war of words versus images to determine which form carries the greatest meaning in this romantic comedy drama from director Fred Schepisi (It Runs in the Family, The Eye of the Storm). Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) is a prep-school English teacher who sees his students' obsession with social media as a literary and intellectual abyss. His alcoholism is slowly taking over his life as his estranged son drifts ever further away, and the school's once-proud literary magazine lapses into irrelevance. Meanwhile, art teacher and abstract painter Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) wrestles with debilitating arthritis that has forced her to lay down her paintbrush indefinitely. Jack respects Dina and even flirts with her on occasion, but he has a cruel habit of riling her that leads to swelling tensions between the two teachers. As Jack's performance review draws near, he knows that his continued failure to engage his students could cost him his job. Out of Jack's desperation comes a flash of innovation, and he boldly issues a challenge to his rival in the visual arts: Convinced that a mere picture could never truly convey the emotion and nuance of the English language, Jack challenges Dina to create a painting that's as powerful as his own written words. Meanwhile, as the student body grows increasingly engaged in this vibrant creative conflict, love starts to blossom in the heat of battle. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Valerie Tian Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

The Face of Love

Now Playing Synopsis: Five years after her husband's death, devastated widow Nikki (Annette Bening) is still mourning her loss when she falls for handsome art teacher Tom (Ed Harris), who's the spitting image of her late spouse. Meanwhile, as Nikki grows increasingly delusional in her attempt to pick up the marriage where it left off when her husband died, Tom strives to unlock the mystery of her tragic loss. Robin Williams co-stars. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams, Jess Weixler, Amy Brenneman Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Positive notes: School board meeting starts off with musical performance

...the public took the three minutes of allotted time during meeting to make their voices heard. Soldotna Middle School Art teacher Andrea Eggleston, shared with the board her support of team Spartan. She said although much of the staff is more than...
Work should start soon on Tlingit tribal house

...tribal house. Traditionally it would be a clan house," said master carver Gordon Greenwald, a retired Hoonah shop and art teacher, is leading the carving effort."They're only building one and we needed to represent the four original Huna clans...
William Krager

...Korean War in the U.S. Navy, Bill attended and graduated from University of Wisconsin Stout and became an industrial arts teacher.Bill was happily married to Jo Krager and enjoyed a life together which included big game hunting, commercial and...

...series. It is a free event.Nichols received some of his early art training in school in Muscle Shoals from local art teacher Jean Schulman.Schulman said she maintained a connection with Nichols as he progressed in his professional career and...
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Nikiski student honored for acomplishments

...adding that attending NHS has been a great experience, both with the students and staff. Ernst named Nikiski Language Arts teacher Laura Neimczyk as her most influential teacher for her honor as a U.S Presidential Scholar. Neimczyk said she has...
Teachers stay busy on early dismissal day

...ask? It means for example, you have Miss Vera who teaches social studies, Mrs. Brown who teaches math, a language arts teacher named Mr. Park and a Mr. Evans that teaches science. An example would be students are learning about the city of...
David A. Young

...he briefly served his country in the U.S. Army, prior to starting his career in education. He was an industrial arts teacher at high school and technical school level in Illinois and Kenosha-area, Wis. Following graduate studies at Purdue...


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