Summer's bounty is here! Hopefully you are finding creative expression in abundance these days. 
Bunnell holds its one and only operations fundraiser on August 7th. For this event we are also raising funds for Homer-grown Jazz trumpeter, Joe DeCino's music education. Bunnell sparks art year round, through thick and thin, saying YES to this community's creativity.  If you plan to attend on the 7th please let us know as the event is filling up. We sent out more tickets than we can fit, so a reply from you is essential. If can't attend on the 7th, please, make a donation, renew your membership at the same level or a little bit more, and ask a friend to join! Sustain the arts! Shine on!
Antoinette Walker, Encaustics, Aug 6th - Sept 1st
Artist talk 6pm, Aug 6th
Antoinette Walker is a long time Kodiak resident.  After working in oils most of her life she took a mixed medium class. She began using found objects, rusty beach metals, paper, bird feathers, bones, just about anything. Antoinette's encaustic-mixed media art at once captures the yin-yang of her coastal home. Her rich fusions of form and color balance the cool  hues and transparency of ocean-bound landscapes with the bold raw energy of Alaska's vibrant fishing ports. Her encaustic paintings, a textured terrain of people and place invite us to look around and find subtle surprise.
Ahna Iredale, Ceramics, Aug 6th - Sept 1st
Artist talk, 6pm, Aug 6th
Oil vessels"Oil is once again ever present in the news. This led me to think about all the types of oil humans have used as a part of their daily ritual. These forms are my interpretations of ancient and contemporary vessels.When producing work for a show I always use the opportunity to create new work that is related, but doesn't replicate the production pottery I make on a daily basis. This work is made from Terra Cotta and midrange white clay.  My production ware is typically  highfire porcelain and stone- ware.  I have been a full time potter in Alaska since 1980 when living in Sitka."
Welcome Potluck and Jam Session with visiting Jazz musicians. August 2nd, 7pm.  
Joe DeCino
Join visiting Jazz Musicians Marshall Hawkins, Markus Burger, Homer's own Joe DeCino, Lucius Oliver, Hallie Hudson and others in a sharing of jazz and music and improvisation.  Bring an instrument or come sing, listen, toe tap, or clap. A free event for all to be able to meet and play with these incredible musicians.  Bring a dish or drink to share!
Master classes with Jazz greats at SongBee Studios
Aug. 3rd and 5th
Marshall Hawkins
Marshall Hawkins

With support and inspiration from local jazz teacher and performer Cherish Bee McCallum of SongBee Studios, Bunnell offers free master classes with Marshall Hawkins and Markus Burger, the visiting Jazz musicians from LA that play at Bunnell's fundraiser later this week.  Open to anyone, student to professional. Call Asia at Bunnell if interested at 235-2662.
One Night Only, Jazz                   August 7, 730 pm
Bunnells only operation fundraiser this year,
an evening of jazz, big-band, improvisation, delicious food and wine and art for auction.
Inspired by the talent of Joe DeCino, Homer-raised and now playing trumpet in New York after studying at Idylwild in the tradition of a number of talented Homer students.  A performer and composer, Joe  joins LA Jazz giants, Marshall Hawkins and Markus Burger with Lucius Oliver in an evening of fundraising for Joe's jazz studies and Bunnell Street Arts Center's operations. The night's original and standard jazz melodies will dance between tight improvisational acts to big-band, 13-piece  arrangements  attracting musicians from LA to Anchorage. 

Tickets are 150$ or pay less but purchase art for auction.  Maura is  generously donating her delicious food so you can be sure to enjoy every lavish bite along with very highly-rated wines donated by Lawer Family Wines. 

This is Bunnell's only fundraiser for operations this year. Help support this art space for quality exhibitions, Artist in Schools, serving the lower Kenai Peninsula and expanding into the schools of upper Kenai Peninsula, national performers, artists in residence, workshops for all ages, concerts, and a collaborative spirit seeking art for and from everyone.
Alaskan Women Singer/songwriters for Peace
Wednesday, August 18th, 7:30 pm
lovelifemusic ak women singwriters Four of the many talented Alaskan women featured on this newly released CD by LoveLifeMusic Productions play original songs at Bunnell on Aug. 18th.  Sally Wills, Katie Emerick, Shawn Zuke and Caressa perform.

$15 suggested admission, pay as you can.
Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Noon-time Tunes at Bunnell Monday August 9th at ...well, noon of course.

violin The Kenai Peninsula Orchestra's two week festival has noon-time concerts and weekend evening concerts at locations all over the Kenai Peninsula.  See their website for details, but don't miss the concert with Mark Wolbers at Bunnell on Monday, August 9th.  KPO provides community enriched educational opportunities and cultural experiences through the study and performance of the orchestral arts.
Judy Tuwaletstiwa, Lecture
Thursday, August 12th
mapping water Visiting artist Judy Tuwaletstiwa combines paint and canvas with sand, clay, fiber and sticks - materials particular to the Black Mesa in Northern Arizona, where she lived for several years on a Hopi reservation. She investigates the embrace of uncharted terrains that open the unconscious. She writes, "In my work, whether writing or painting, I seek a language that embodies the elusive and mysterious images that resonate from the deep strata of the unknown." In addition to Ms. Tuwaletstiwa's international reputation as a painter, she is the recipient of a Lannan Foundation Literary Residency in Marfa, Texas for The Canyon Poem, a limited-edition book published in 1999.
Want to see some of Bunnell's great performances for free?

Be an event volunteer... Help host daytime or evening concerts and performances.  Email Adele at

You can support Bunnell and the arts as creatively as you desire.
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.
August Events
Potluck Open Mic music Jam
Aug 2nd, 7:00pm

Jazz Workshop
at SongBee Studios
Aug 3 and 5

Antoinette Walker

Aug 6 - Sept 1

Ahna Iredale
Aug 6 - Sept 1

One Night Band, Jazz Fundraiser
Aug 7, 7:30pm
Maura's incredible food, Lawer family wine, art for auction by Alaskan artists, and Jazz by Joe DeCino, Marshall Hawkins, Markus Burger, Lucius Oliver and many more! Tix by reservation only. 

Noon-time Tunes

Aug 9, 12noon

Visiting Artist Lecture with Judy Tuwaletstiwa
Aug 12, time tba

AK Women Singer/ songwriters

in concert
Aug 18,

Looking Ahead...

Garry Kaulitz  exhibit, September

Swedish sisters folk-rock trio at the Mariner,

September 12

Michael Houston
Alaska AIR /
USA Artist
Artist in Residence,

Incredible local dance talent of all ages
October 22 and 23

Keren Lowell exhibit, November

Lynn Marie Naden
exhibit, December

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

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

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