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Rachelle Dowdy

October 7-31, 2011 JUGGERNAUTS

The Fairbanks artist believes humans often view nature as a juggernaut, a destructive force to be controlled, when in actuality we are often the destroyers. She gives physical form to these dualities through sculptures of animals and animal/ human hybrids, often mounted to mimic hunters' trophies. She created From Here to There and There to Here, an installation in Ted Stevens International Airport depicting a dozen oversized Canada geese "flying" the length of Concourse B.  



After the First Friday reception, at 8pm Homer's own Star-shiney CARESSA  plays her original jazzy/folksy/finger-pickin' soulful songs of freedom and love.


Admission is "pay as you can," open to all and highly recommended for all self-described music-supporters who value spacious smoke-free venues and the noteworthy acoustics of Bunnell Street Art Center as much as the musicians who play here.  


Cyrano's "Helen"  revisits the legend of Helen of Troy while contemplating womanhood, war and our societies worship of beauty. "Great cast!  Thought provoking play!" says Ruth, an Anchorage viewer, "There is enough humor to keep the serious nature of the subject matter balanced. The talent of the actors is astounding.  What an amazing cast! Even if I hadn't liked the script (which I did) I would have wanted to see the cast in action.  Wow!"  


War of Wills

Alaskan artists seeking a widely-acclaimed professional venue for exhibition of works of art are encouraged to apply for solo, duo and group shows in Bunnell Street Arts Center's Visual Art Exhibition program, sponsored by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation. Work does not necessarily have to be for sale.  Month-long exhibits will take place between October 2012 and December 2013. Bunnell provides a catered reception at the opening/artist talk, and a statewide mailing of full-color exhibition announcements (as well as 50 for the artists' personal use). In association with the exhibit, Bunnell also welcomes artists' proposals for workshops and Artist in Schools.  


Please email five images no more than 1 MB each of work representative of the desired exhibit, an artists statement of intent for the exhibit and a current art resume to Exhibits Panel c/o Asia Freeman, Artistic/Executive Director Proposals can also be on a CD by mail to Exhibits Panel c/o Asia Freeman, 106 W Bunnell, Suite A, Homer AK 99603.  


For more information see Bunnell Exhibitions and for a look at past, present and future exhibitions click here .    


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, and the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
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October 2011 Calendar
2013 Exhibition Applications due October 31st.

October exhibit RACHELLE DOWDY

sculpture installation 

Talk Oct 7 6pm 


CARESSA Concert October 7, 8 pm

pay as you can



A Shakespearean pastiche on love and courtship.

October 13, 7 pm

Mariner Theater 



contemporized Helen of Troy with Elizabeth Ware Oct. 14 & 15, 8pm

and Oct 15, 3pm Matinee 


Coming Up




in November plus

Alaskan Jewelry 

Invitational Exhibit   


Evan Phillips & Meg Mackey in concert

November 27


Johnny B & Heidi

in concert, TBA 



Portraits of a Community December



reading "Faith of Cranes", Dec 10 



December TBA



Dave Welty

Amber Gauthier  





NICOLAS GALANIN  contemporay Northwest Coast artist




February 10, 11th

benefitting 2012's Artist in Schools  



Super Hip Miami-based break-dance and spoken word artists Teo Castellanos and Rudi Goblen  




cartoonist returns for one month Artist Residency



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Gaye Wolfe,Vice-pres.
Diane McBride, Sec.
Michele Miller, Treas.

Briana Allen
Carla Klinker Cope
Maura Drais
Sandy Gillespie 
Art Koeninger
Jo Michalski
Flo Larson
Aimee Sulczynski
Carol Swartz
Ann-M. Wimmerstedt

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