Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in the snow, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus in the snow, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, near Soldotna, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

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KPC closed today for Alaska Civil Rights Day

In observance of Alaska Civil Rights Day and Martin L. King Jr. Day, all locations of Kenai Peninsula College will be closed today, Monday, Jan. 21. Campuses and extension site will re-open with normal hours on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

Spring semester starts, still time to register

Even though the spring semester is underway, anyone who has not yet registered can still do so, with an instructor’s permission, through Jan. 25. Registration is allowed only with the instructor’s permission and students must contact the instructor (call, email or in person) for “an override” in order to register online. Students can also register in person at the campus after getting the instructor’s permission. Starting classes late can be challenging, but it is an option for students who have no other options.

Visit KPC’s searchable schedule to access KPC’s spring schedule at this link: Registration is available at

For more information, contact KRC Campus Services at 262-0330 or email

Rarefied Light 2018 photography exhibit open

The annual, traveling photography show that showcases Alaskan photographers’ works, Rarefied Light 2018, is currently being exhibited in the G.L. Freeburg Gallery at the Kenai River Campus through Feb. 28.

According to the Rarefied Light 2018 website, this year’s juror, Arthur Meyerson, is an award-winning fine art photographer. Meyerson is recognized as one of America’s finest photographers. Through the years, this native Texan has traveled throughout the world creating award-winning advertising, corporate and editorial photographs, as well as an extensive body of fine art imagery. Adweekmagazine named him Southwest Photographer of the Year on three separate occasions and American Photo has selected him as one of the top photographers in advertising.

The G.L. Freeburg Gallery is located in the Brockel building lobby. For more information, contact Cam Choy, KRC associate professor of art, at 262-0274 or email

KPC Showcases offers great, free winter diversions

The continuing humanities series, the KPC Showcase, is funded by a generous grant from the Damon Foundation. The events are always provided free to the public. This semester, there are currently two upcoming events that the public may be interested in attending.

There will a screening of the documentary film, We Up, which will include a follow-up discussion with Aaron Leggett, the executive producer, who is also a curator at the Anchorage Museum. The screening will be held at 6:30 p.m., Jan. 24, at the KRC McLane Commons.

The documentary traces the cultural, creative, and spiritual connections between indigenous hip-hop artists of Alaska and their peers across the circumpolar north. According to Leggett, “Forty years after hip-hop culture was evolving in the multiethnic South Bronx neighborhood of New York City, it’s being reinterpreted in fascinating ways by indigenous artists throughout Alaska, as well as Greenland, Canada, Norway, and Finland.”

The next Showcase to mark on the calendar is the highly-popular, annual Irish music concert that has packed the house every year in recent memory. This year’s Night of Traditional Irish Music and Folklore will feature New York fiddler Rose Conway Flanagan, Irish-born guitarist Pat Broaders and New York guitarist John Walsh.

The music will begin at 6:30 p.m., Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, in Ward building rooms 102-106 at the Kenai River Campus in Soldotna. As always, admission is free and the public is encouraged to arrive early to secure a seat.

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