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
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.
Artist talk 6pm, Aug 6th
Ahna Iredale, Ceramics, Aug 6th - Sept 1st
"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."
Artist talk, 6pm, Aug 6th
Welcome Potluck and Jam Session with visiting Jazz musicians. August 2nd, 7pm.
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
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 pmInspired 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.
Bunnells only operation fundraiser this year,
an evening of jazz, big-band, improvisation, delicious food and wine and art for auction.
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
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.
Wednesday, August 18th, 7:30 pm
$15 suggested admission, pay as you can.
Kenai Peninsula Orchestra Noon-time Tunes at Bunnell Monday August 9th at ...well, noon of course.
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
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.
Thursday, August 12th
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 email@example.com.
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. The arts center is open Monday through Saturday 11 to 6 PM and Sundays noon to 4 pm throughout the summer.
|Potluck Open Mic music Jam |
Aug 2nd, 7:00pm
at SongBee Studios
Aug 3 and 5
Aug 6 - Sept 1
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.
Aug 9, 12noon
Visiting Artist Lecture with Judy Tuwaletstiwa
Aug 12, time tba
AK Women Singer/ songwriters
Aug 18, 7:30pm
Garry Kaulitz exhibit, September
Swedish sisters folk-rock trio at the Mariner,
Alaska AIR /
Artist in Residence,
Incredible local dance talent of all ages
October 22 and 23
Keren Lowell exhibit, November
Lynn Marie Naden
Bunnell's Board of Directors:Rika Mouw, President
Diane McBride, Sec.
Your membership is important to us! You keep this arts center sustained through thick and thin. Your participation, creativity and love of art drive the programs, educational opportunities and culture that Bunnell brings to Homer and to Alaska.
Please renew today!Click on the link below and send your tax- deductible donation to your community's arts center. Thank you!