Alexandra Feit, Encaustic Paintings
on exhibit, June 4 - June 30
Franzen 3 "My paintings are made of many thin layers of wax and pigment, scraped on and off a wood board to create a beautiful, layered surface. My work draws equally from minimalism and nature. Subtle shapes and colors lead one to the minutia of exper-ience. Winter in Alaska is a palette of gentle shifts in light. Generally there is white everywhere for months on end so the smallest hint of color screams its presence. I feel a similar sense with minimalist art, where the visceral sense of a piece enriches its simple form or color."

Carla Potter, Sculpture
on exhibit June 4 - June 30

DanbergAlaskan artist, Carla Potter, shows her MFA thesis work, porcelain figures, from her recent graduation from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.  "My interest in art and figuration has its roots in a childhood where ballet classes and performing were my first love. This work is about an accumulation of experience that relates to that rich formative time in my life, so I chose a format of presenting the figure that reflects that stage of my life. I make small-scale narrative sculptures that show me at various ages with objects that are emblematic of my experiences at those times."

Jane Ferman Kilcher,  Thursday, June 10, 2010, 7:30 pm
jane Kilcher Homer rock star and singer songwriter Jane Ferman Kilcher plays her own compositions and a piece by Rachmanioff on Bunnell's grand piano. The feminine edge in Homer's beloved folk-rock band, Yellow Cabin, Jane has previously performed at Bunnell and wowed audiences around Alaska as a member of the band in the traveling rock opera, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Jane Ferman's energy and passion will blow you away. Her lyrical style and vocal range are reminiscent of Kate Bush one moment and KD Lang the next. You'll love Jane!  $15 suggested admission;  pay as you can.

with Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt at her home studio.
Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt, "High Pass", 12" x 12" encaustic on wood panel, 2009
Encaustic painting

Encaustic is a medium of beeswax mixed with ground pigments. Layers are fused with heat and can range from transparent to opaque, wispy thin to thickly dimensional. Encaustic is luminous, forgiving and versatile. New materials and tools, books and blogs have generated a wealth of renewed interest in this ancient media.

This is a mixed level two-day workshop (with a day off in between). After demonstrations and discussion the class will explore tools, materials, supports, heat sources, paints and mediums, mark making, transfers, collage and embedding.  $165 for both days, $150 Bunnell members.
June 15 and 17, 10am-5pm, with a day off in between.
Melissa Walker, A Place for Delta, book release & reading, June 17, 5:30 pm, free
Books signed and sold to benefit Bunnell, a non-profit arts center
A Place for Delta

2010 Best Children's Fiction International Book Award winner

A Place for Delta follows young Kate who is given a chance to study under Dr. Yu, an expert in the study of polar bears.  Living in the northern reaches of Alaska doesn't bother Kate as long as she is learning about the wild.  What she doesn't expect is a chance to rescue and raise a polar bear.

For several summers, writer Melissa Walker has retreated from hot Southern summers to an Alaskan cabin where she has enjoyed working on the manuscript for A Place For Delta.
Peggy Stern on piano with Sweet Sue Terry on saxophone and the debut of the Homer Jazz Chorus, June 29, 7:30pm.
Peggy Stern Acclaimed New York jazz pianist, who is remembered for her outstanding performance in the "Manhattan Club" at Bunnell a couple years back, returns with support from Homer jazz enthusiasts to lead performances in Homer and Halibut Cove in late June. Following a performance at the Quiet Place Lodge in Halibut Cove on June 26,  Peggy Stern (on piano) will lead a jazz vocal ensemble with Sweet Sue Terry on sax at Bunnell on June 29. Tickets $15 suggested; pay as you can.
Plate Project Membership Party in Anchorage
June 26, 2-5pm
Plate by Ruby Haigh / Elizabeth Eero Irving
Plate by E.E.Irving
Renew your Bunnell membership and choose a Plate Project plate at a  membership party at the studio/gallery of Gina Hollomon and Ward Hulbert, 5226 Strawberry Road in Anchorage from 2-5 pm. Join Bunnell board and staff for a delightful afternoon with refreshments to share ideas and vision for Bunnell and contemporary art in Alaska. 

Already renewed? Need to renew? Call us at 235-2662 with your membership pledge and choose a plate from the online gallery. Your support makes this arts center a thriving organization! Thank You!
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.
Homer Foundation, ASCA, Rasmuson,, NEA, City of Homer
The arts center is open Monday through Saturday 11 to 6 PM and Sundays noon to 4 pm throughout the summer.
June Events
Jane Ferman

in concert
June 10, 7:30 PM

Encaustics Workshop
June 15 and 17
with Ann-Margret

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

Plate Project in Anchorage June 26, 2 - 5 pm
Peggy Stern, pianist, vocal jazz ensemble with Sweet Sue Terry,
on sax, June 29
, 7:30pm


Alex Combs
Artist Awards:

The Alex Combs Artist Award Fund is a designated fund administered by the Bunnell Street Art Center for artists working in ceramics, painting and sculpture.

Individuals may apply for up to $500 to explore new techniques and ideas through workshops and symposiums.

Artists are required to be an Alaskan resident.

Object Runway
Revisted Awards:

first show:

(people's choice awards)
First Place:
Amanda Miotka, "Aurora"

Second Place:
Sheila Wyne and Virginia Wendell, "Buzzkill" gown

Third Place
Samantha Clark
"Daughter of Hephestus"

Fourth Place
Kari Multz
"Fit to Be Tied"

Fifth Place
Rebecca Voris
"Butterfly Cape"

late show
(people's choice awards)
First Place:
Sheila Wyne and Virginia Wendell, "Buzzkill" gown

Second Place:
Kali Bennett "Green With Envy"

Third Place:
Amanda Miotka, "Aurora"

Fourth Place:
Ann-Margret Wimmersted
"Black Origami"

Fifth Place:
"Women's snowsuit"
Lindsay Clark

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Looking Ahead...

Annette Bellamy
exhibit, July

Hallie Hudson concert, July

Antionette Walker and Ahna Iredaleexhibit, August

Jazz in August Marshall Hawkins and Markus Berger return in August for concerts, clinics and jam sessions with local talent
July 31 - Aug 7.

Garry Kaulitz  exhibit, September

Michael Houston
Artist in Residence - Alaska AIR / USA Artist

Keren Lowell exhibit, November

Lynn Marie Naden
exhibit, Dec.

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Bunnell's Board of Directors:
Rika Mouw, President
Gaye Wolfe,Vice-pres.
Diane McBride, Sec.
Michele Miller,Treasurer

Art Koeninger
Flo Larson
Lee McCartt
Eva Saulitis
Sam Smith
Aimee Sulczynski
Carol Swartz
Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt
Jerami Youngblood

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