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Archiving area histories: Visitors center inventories 3,000 object collection

The back room at Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center is a frenzy of found objects and their stories.
"Quintessential Kenai" A tribute to working artists of the Upper Peninsula...

The opening reception of the 2012 "Quintessential Kenai" art exhibit at the Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center (KVCC) January 6th was a huge success. The show which will be on display through February is a tribute to the established working artists of the upper Kenai Peninsula according to KVCC executive director Natasha Ala, "We are blessed with some enormously talented artists in this area ad challenged by limited exhibition opportunities for our artists.
Thanks for tree auction success

...look for them on the Pick-Click-Give program through the Alaska Permanent Fund Dividend application website, and come back to see their trees next year! Laura Forbes; Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center, Director of Programs and Exhibits
Blessing the path: Russian Orthodox church prepares for renovation, exhibit

While still celebrating Pascha, the Russian orthodox Easter, parishioners of the Holy Assumption of the Virgin Mary Russian Orthodox Church in Kenai readied for another type of resurrection -- the restoration of their very own historic temple.
The sound of culture: Concert to explore Russian history through music

Central Kenai Peninsula residents are in for a musical treat tonight at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's narrated concert exploring Russian music and history, "From the Great Gate of Kiev to a Night in Moscow."
Part art, part history: Exhibit captures slice of life on the Kenai Peninsula

While those who attended the gala opening of the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center's contemporary art show titled "Reflections on Alaska Statehood: The 49th at 50" would have seen a preview of the "Heritage Portrait project: Foundations of Our Future," the exhibit is now complete.
Decking the Halls of the Kenai Visitors & Cultural Center

On the Saturday before Christmas. the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center (KVCC) wrapped up their first Christmas Tree Auction to benefit the Patrons of the KVCC, and 21 of the participating non-profit service organizations in the Kenai area. The event drew enthusiastic praise from visitors and participants alike. "It was incredible; we were truly stunned at how this event turned out. The trees and the creativity of the decorations were just amazing," exclaimed Natasha Ala, KVCC executive director. "There was a wide variety, and people did some very creative things. The Tusty 200 did a whole dog sled tree that will be long-remembered in the lucky bidder's home. And of course Mayor Porter's Teddy Bear themed tree was just adorable. So each organization took on a different theme for their tree that reflected the mission of their organization, and the results were incredible," added Ala.
Visitors Center tests program "It'll be a learning experience for us, to learn what areas we can improve," said Natasha Ala, director of programs and exhibits at KVCC, in regard to the Standards for History Museums and Organizations program. The program, being...
A season for giving: Fundraiser benefits area non-profit organizations

...donated by non-profits in the community, that will be on display throughout the week," said Laura Forbes, Director of Programs and Exhibits at KVCC. This past Monday, the silent auction bid period began on the trees, and will remain open daily...
Journals of Cook Inlet namesake up for discussion

...summer art show and other exhibits and interpretive movies. For more information, contact Laura Forbes, the director of programs and exhibits, at 283-1991. Joseph Robertia can be reached at


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