Plate Project 2010 now viewable online! Click here
to see this year's Project! 

Plate created and painted
by Lisa Wood
Plate created and painted by Lisa Wood
The 17th annual Plate Project, coordinated by artist dynamo, Ahna Iredale since its inception, opened on April 30th with over 100 plates created by 6 local potters and 60+ artists. Seventeen new artists particiated this year, bringing their energy and style to an outstanding collection of one-of-a-kind plates. Each plate is a premium for a $100 membership or more to Bunnell. Anyone can join and your membership donation is tax-deductible to this non-profit arts center.  The show will travel to Anchorage for a special membership party at Gina Hollomon and Ward Hulbert's gallery in June, (tba).

Send in your membership and choose
a 2010 Plate Project plate! 

Many thanks to this year's painters and potters, as well as the painters and potters for Plate Projects past.  17 Projects, 100 plates a year, that's over 1700 plates in circulation. What a currency for the arts!
Violin Recital with Lydia Arndt and Heidi Senungetuk
Sunday May 16th, 3pm at Bunnell
violin You are invited to a violin recital featuring Lydia Arndt with Heidi Senungetuk.  Join Lydia for this special afternoon concert to raise funds to continue her musical studies.  Donations graciously accepted.

Jeanne's Antique and Handmade Doll Show, May 23
Doll collector Jeanne Hull curates a one-day show and sale of antique and handmade dolls and accessories such as miniature patchwork quilts and clothing. The show/sale will take place from 12:30 to 4:30 on Sunday, May 23 at Bunnell Street Arts Center.  $7 admission includes refreshments. For more information call Jeanne 235-7558.

An Evening with Lady Greensleeves, May 26, 7:30 PM
"The Day Dream," by Dante Rosetti, 1880.
Lady Greensleeves
Lindianne sings her ballads, romances, and adventures with a smoky voice that reminds listeners of Tom Waite, Bob Dylan or Loreena McKennitt.  Through music, songs and readings, An Evening with Lady Greensleeves introduces Lady Greensleeves, an Irish troubadour who participates in the multi-generational Irish movement in the 1500's to save Ireland's culture from destruction by English invaders-a stirring chapter in the annals of freedom which Lindianne details in her book, Greensleeves, An Historical Novel of the First Irish Diaspora. Suggested admission:  $15; pay as you can. Books and CDs are available from the composer.

Object Runway Revisited,
May 29 at Alice's Champagne Palace, 5pm & 8pm,
with Akutaq Jazz band CD release party at 10pm
Voris - Runway
Featuring over 50 objects of wearable art, from fashion to Alaskan to just wild, the International Gallery of Contemporary Art's Object Runway visits Homer on Memorial Day Weekend. The evening will also include a showcase of fashions from local retail stores Northwind, The Upstairs Boutique and Homer Jeans. A take-off on TV's Project Runway, the show is coordinated by the Fringe's Kari Multz, and includes several local designers. Prizes will be awarded by People's Choice voting.

Yngvil Vatn Guttu
Following the show, enjoy Akutaq Jazz band's cd release party at 10PM. The Y'Upik word, Akutaq, refers to the native treat outsiders call Eskimo Ice Cream. But the word, akutaq (ah-goo-dak), more literally means "mix them together by hand." Akutaq, the fittingly titled jazz CD, was lovingly "mixed together" by Yngvil Vatn Guttu. Composer and trumpeter Yngvil VG lives in Anchorage, Alaska, but grew up in Oslo and has spent more than half of her life outside her native Norway. The compositions and creative process of Akutaq span impressions, experiences and insights gained living in Norway, England and Scotland, and touring and traveling across Canada, Africa and the United States.

KARIN FRANZEN Crane Tapestries
on exhibit, May 7- June 2
Crane Karin Franzen uses the skills honed over a lifetime of drawing, mathematics, structural design, sewing, and an understanding of biology-to create her work. Exploring the prairies and wetlands of South Dakota, where she was raised, initiated a love of the biological world, leading her to a degree in Biology with an Art minor. Franzen is fulfilling a dream she had harbored since childhood-a life as a full-time studio artist living and working in Fairbanks.
Leah Danberg, Kelp Sculptures
on exhibit May 7 - June 2

kelp basketUsing Pacific kelp to create sculptural baskets in geometric flat-weave and round baskets with shawls of kelp bladders, Danberg has been a fiber artist and basket maker since 1984.  She studied with a number of renowned national teachers.  She constructs her vessels primarily from the abundant natural plant material she collects in Southern California, where she lives.

Bunnell Street Arts Center is a non-profit organization supported in part by grants from the City of Homer Grants Program through the Homer Foundation, the Ramuson Foundation, the Alaska State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

The arts center is open Monday through Friday 11 to 6 PM and Saturdays noon to 4 pm through the winter.
On Exhibit
The Plate Project
on exhibit through May 31.
Karen Franzin,
crane tapestries

Leah Danberg
kelp baskets

Jeanne's Doll Show
May 23

An Evening With the Lady Greensleeves
with Lindianne Sarno,
May 26

Object Runway Revisited

International Gallery's spunky Alaskan fashion show at Alice's followed by Akutaq CD release party

May 29

Carla Potter
Alexandra Feit

Jane Ferman
concert June 10

Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt
Encaustics workshop
June 15th and 17th

Melissa Walker
A Place for Delta
Reading and Book release
June  17, 5:30 PM

Annette Bellamy

Hallie Hudson in concert

Antoinette Walker
Ahna Iredale

Jazz players Marshall Hawkins and Markus Berger return in August for concerts with Joe DeCino, Lucius Oliver, jazz clinics and  jam sessions with local talent July 31 - August 7.

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60 Plate Artists on Exhibit till May 31
Marie Alexson
Rene Alvarez
Deland Anderson
Hannah Andrews
Annette Bellamy
Donna Beran
Maura Brenin
Paula Dickey
Rachelle Dowdy
Paul Dungan
Rhonda Ecker
D.  Faulkner
Asia Freeman
Gregory Fries
Sandy Gillespie
Donna Goldsmith
KN Goodrich
Adele Groning
Ann Hackett
Ruby Haigh
Marie Herdegen
Marilyn Hueper
Briana Hume
Ahna Iredale
E. E. Irving
Krystal Jones
Margo Klass
Debbie Labounty
M.  LaFriniere
Shelly Laukitis
Leanne Lawson
Katherine Little
Donna Martin
Diane McBride
Lee McCartt
Elizabeth McKenney
Rika Mouw
Lynn Marie Naden
Cindy Nelson
Jennifer Norton
Brittany Osland
Anna Raupp
Dana Roberts
Marian Roberstson
Wes Schacht
Wanda Seamster
Turid Senungetuk
Angela Smith
Dylan Smith
Kathy Smith
Sam Smith
Connie Tarbox
Rebecca Thoning
Ja'hnie Triplett
A. Van Dinther
A. Wimmerstedt
Judy Winn
Gaye Wolfe
Lisa Wood
Jim Woodring
Kes Woodward

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