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December 2-31    

Gaye Wolfe  ARTrageous Homer

A Human Tapestry

A much-awaited show of paintings and stories celebrating Homer's unique artistic community opens Friday.  "ARTrageous Homer," an identity campaign which Gaye founded and continues to lead for Homer's diverse arts scene, is the theme of the show with editorial assistance by Sharon Bushell. Expect to see many contemporary and historic art leaders of all media featured in portraits and writings.

Gaye will provide an exhibit talk on Dec. 2 at 6 pm, during the Opening Reception, Dec.  2, 5-7 pm

Gaye hosts a Potluck Party and Open Mic
"Fill-in-the-blanks" exploring Homer's Arts History
Sunday, December 11th at 4:30 pm at Bunnell.  


BOOKSIGNING, READING & PRESENTATION with HANK LENTFER, Alaskan author, December 10, 5 pm 

Faith of Cranes is Lentfer's quiet, lyrical memoir of his home and community near Glacier Bay.  It shows how several thousand birds and one little girl teach a new father there is no future imaginable that does not leave room for compassion and grace.


Hank Lentfer, a life-long Alaskan, is a gardener, hunter, woodworker, and musician. He helped establish and now manages the Gustavus Forelands Preserve, a four-thousand acre refuge for migratory sandhill cranes. His writing has appeared in Orion, Wilderness and several anthologies including Moral Ground: Ethical Action for a Planet in Peril, and he is co-editor of Arctic Refuge:A Circle of Testimony. He lives in Gustavus, AK. Visit to see images of Hank's home and the Gustavus landscape, as well as to hear recordings of sandhill cranes.

THE BURLY-Q REVUE:  Homer's Neo-Burlesque Troupe,  "Bait and Tassels" donates proceeds from its Dec 15 & 16 show at Alice's Champagne Palace to Bunnell  

Bunnell Board member, Brianna Allen, leverages new frontiers of creativity and courage to support local-non profits.  The Bait and Tassels, Homer's first burlesque troupe was founded by Brianna and other troupe members after attending a dynamic workshop with Anchorage neo-burlesque stars "VivaVoom Brr-Lesque." Homer's new troupe exploits humor, boldness and daring befitting only mature neo-burlesque afficionados at Alice's Champagne Palace, Thursday and Friday, December 15 and 16, 9 pm. For 21 and over only. $15 Tickets available at the door and in advance at Alice's and The Fringe.

Bait and Tassel an independent organization, like Fringe Benefits and Jazzline, led by local visionaries to  raise funds for non-profits of their choice.


Wacky and Wonderful Birdhouses support Bunnell's mission at "Nutfaire" Dec. 3, 4

BirdhouseDecorate a birdhouse, or purchase one already embellished by a local artist at the Nutcracker Faire! A variety of birdhouses and materials to adorn them will be featured at Bunnell's booth,  December 3 and 4 at Homer High School. You can purchase a decorated birdhouse, or decorate one yourself (and/or with a friend or child)  with materials provide at the Faire, or after at Bunnell Street Arts Center (thru December 24). This dandy project is a fundraiser for Bunnell led by Board member Carla Klinker Cope. If you have "blank" wooden birdhouses to donate or would like to commission for decoration please reply to this email!
Sandy Gillespie
Artwork by Sandy Gillespie
Inspired by two years of dynamic residencies by USA Artists with support from Rasmuson Foundation, Bunnell continues 3 residencies in 2012. Alaskan artist from Ester, Sandy Gillespie, works in the gallery space during the month of January with support from Homer Foundation. Gillespie will provide workshops for youth and adults (to be announced in early January). In March, USA Artist, Jim Woodring returns to transform the space into an open artists studio with workshops once again in March. Bunnell is pleased to continue the program with support from Homer Foundation. Bunnell is in the planning stages of a summer residency program in collaboration with Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies. This residency program provides takes advantage of four locations around Homer including Coastal Studies's yurt by the Petersen Bay Field Station as well as the cabin at the Carl Wynn Nature Center.

Interested artists may direct inquiries to Asia Freeman,

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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GAYE WOLFE: ARTrageous Homer:
  A  Human Tapestry 
Paintings, writings and storytelling

December 2-31


Birdhouses at the Nutcracker Faire,  

Dec 3-4 & continuing at Bunnel through Dec 24th


Faith of Cranes, Dec. 10 

Hank Lentfer Reading and Booksigning, 5 pm


Homer Fill-in-the-Blank Potluck  & Open Mic Dec 11th 4:30  


Burly - Q  Revue

December 15 & 16

Alice's Champagne Palace Homer's First Burlesque Troupe    


Gallery Closed Jan 1-7 


Heidi Jo & Johnny B
Jazz Concert, Jan 8

Sandy Gillespie
Artist in Residence
January, 2012

Nicholas Galanin
February, 2012



February 10, 11th

benefitting 2012's Artist in Schools  



Super Hip Miami-based performance duo  

February  24-27



graphic novelist returns Artist in Residence, workshops 


Evan Phillips & Meg Mackey return for cd release concert 






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Bunnell's Board of Directors:

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

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

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