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Esther Hong and Don Mohr
April 6 - May 2, 2012, Reception April 6: 5 to 7pm


Standing Still
Anchorage-based multi-media artists Esther Hong and Don Mohr collaborated for this exhibit. "It is important to us that the work not be explained," they stated. The title of the exhibition is Standing Still. There are 28 works. Each is 24" h x 20" w. They are painted, distressed, surface treated composite photographs on board.

Esther Hong received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2004. Since that time she has participated in six group exhibits and three solo shows in Alaska.

Don Mohr has a Masters of Art from the University of Oregon. He has had 20 solo exhibits in Alaska and  21 public art commissions since 1988, most at the Anchorage Museum.

Bunnell Street Arts Center's Visual Art Exhibition program is sponsored by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation
Plate Project 2012 - Painting Now through April 14.
paint "blank" plates anytime during regular art center hours 


Stop by Bunnell to sign out a blank plate and begin your layout in pencil. Beautitful plates created and contributed by Homer potters Paul Dungan, Ahna Iredale, Cynthia Morelli, Ruby Haigh and Lisa Wood are now available in a variety of shapes. The Arts Center is set up for ongoing plate painting parties through mid April. Planning your design? Look for bold graphic ideas, black outline and bold color to create dynamic positive - negative excitement. A great plate shows hours of careful labor.


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April 20 & 21, 7:30 at Islands and Ocean Auditorium.   

Humor and Satire distinguish this 1940's reader's theater style radio show of 5 actors performing with co-authors Jack Dalton and Ed Borgeoise. A hilarious romp through Alaska's Native cultures, the play is based on legends, stories and present-day occurrences. Raven's Radio Hour is a two-hour show based on a 40s-style radio variety show, hosted by Raven, the quintessential creator/trickster of all Alaska's Native cultures, and some of the most talented, funny Alaska Native actors in the modern world.   The play honors parody, tradition and the origins of both. Writer, Jack Dalton is Yup'ik Inuit, grew up in rural Alaska and has spent the past 15 years developing presenting original theater and storytelling for the stage. Co-playwriter, Ed Bourgeios is an actor, writer, and stage and tour manager for the Alaska Native Heritage Center in Anchorage. Dalton and Bourgeios examine the importance of story in Alaskan Native cultures, about connections to our living environment through changing times.                         $15 pay as you can 


Raven's Radio Hour is supported in part by a Helen Walker Performing Arts Touring Grant from the Alaska Arts and Culture Foundation and a WESTAF TourWest grant and the National Endowment for the Arts.  



Anchorage Festival of Music Spring Soiree  April 22, 5pm
Special Guest Artist Concert features international musicians 
Paul Sharpe, double bass and Sheila Browne, viola, join pianist Juliana Osinchuk in a recital of unusual chamber music April 22. The program will feature works for double bass & viola by Gliere and Evan Chambers as well as the Prokofiev Cello Sonata in a transcription for viola by guest artist, Sheila Browne in her first visit to Alaska.

Browne is a graduate of the Juilliard School, Musik-Hochschule Freiburg and Rice University and has performed in many of the world's major halls as soloist. Sharpe is originally from Anchorage/ His solo engagements have included appearances with the Anchorage Symphony Orchestra, Orquestra de Camara Theatro Sao Pedro in Brazil, Lubbock Symphony Orchestra, the Dallas Chamber Orchestra, and Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival Orchestra.
  Pianist Juliana Osinchuk is one of today's most versatile artists performing  internationally to great critical acclaim since age eleven when she made a surprise debut in Carnegie Hall performing Beethoven's Sonata op. 10 # 1 to rave reviews.  She has continued to dazzle audiences and critics from Alaska to New York to Washington D.C., from London to Amsterdam, and from Germany to Ukraine.  

$20 Suggested admission / pay as you can
Andromeda Romano-Lax reads from new novel The Detour

April 28, 5 pm at Bunnell with two one-hour back to back workshops at Homer Public Library at 10 and 11am.

Internationally published author Andromeda Romano-Lax will read from and discuss The Detour, her new novel about art, politics, and love, set in 1938 Munich and Italy.

Detour 2
Romano-Lax will also offer two free, one-hour creative writing workshops, "Memory as Muse" and "Reading Like a Writer". Both short workshops are open to writers of all levels. The 10 am workshop, "Memory as Muse," offers a brief look at the science of memory, including its unreliability, and will include short exercises and a literary discussion about the use of memory to write fiction and memoir. The 11 am workshop, "Reading Like a Writer," will address the different ways a serious writer reads, including note-taking and analysis, "reverse engineering," reading with specific craft issues in mind, and keeping reading logs. Participants may attend one or both workshops.

Romano-Lax's first novel, The Spanish Bow, was a New York Times Editor's Choice and was published in eleven languages. She is also the author of a dozen nonfiction books, including a travel narrative and many guidebooks to the public lands of Alaska. Romano-Lax co-founded 49 Writers and the 49 Alaska Writing Center, where she now teaches and volunteers. She briefly worked for the Homer News, in late 1995 and early 1996. This year, she was a volunteer judge for the Kenai Peninsula Writers' Contest.
Meg Mackey and Evan Phillips return for cd release concert
May 5, 7:30 pm, following the Plate Project opening reception 


Whipsaws frontman Evan Phillips explores new territory on his latest album. Titled "Goodnight my Dearest Stranger" the album explores influences Phillips never touched on with the Whipsaws.
Read more here: Evan Phillips

For her new album, Eat Your Heart Out, Meg Mackey drew much of her songwriting inspiration from her travels as a military kid and from her time spent in the Alaskan wilderness. Many of the songs on Eat Your Heart Out were written while working on the Juneau ice fields in Wrangell St. Elias. "The lyrics were written in places that overwhelmed past the point of speaking," says Mackey. ".. I think a lot of artists would empathize with that." read more:
Meg Mackey


In This Issue
Standing Still
Raven's Radio Hour
Spring Soiree
Romano-Lax Reading

April Calendar

Standing Still
Don Mohr,Esther Hong
April 6-May 2, 2012
reception 5 - 7 PM

on goingtill April 15

Raven's Radio Hour
at Islands and Ocean
April 20 and 21,
7:30 PM
hilarious romp through
Native cultures based on 1940's style radio variety show with
Jack Dalton,
Ed Borgeoise and
Ethan Petticrew

Spring Soiree
Anch Festival of Music
special guest artist concert
April 22, 5 pm

Andromeda Romano-Lax
April 28 5 pm
Writers workshops

Life Drawing
on haitus; if interested in resuming pls call


Plate Project Opens May 5, 5 pm
Annual Meeting 6 pm
Concert 7:30 pm
Evan Phillips & Meg Mackey CD release

2012 Exhibitions
Nancy Burnham & Sandy Gillespie
Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt
Deb Schwartzkopf & Asia Freeman
Ron Senugetuk &
Abraham Rueban
Alan Parks
TBA Artist in Residence
Kathy Smith
Deland Anderson

Bunnell's Board of Directors:

Rika Mouw, Pres.
Gaye Wolfe,Vice-pres.
Diane McBride, Sec.
Brianna Allen
Maura Brenin
Sandy Gillespie
Carla Klinker Cope

Art Koeninger
Jo Michalski
Flo Larson
Aimee Sulczynski
Carol Swartz
Ann-M. Wimmerstedt


Thanks New Members!

Sydney Bishop
Angela Brock
Ben & Mary Park
Tina & Paul Seaton
Nancy York

Thank you
Renewing Members

Lena Amason
Rachel Bilbo 
Diane Borgman 
Betty Branson 
Nancy Burnham 
Nancy Chastain 
Kathryn Carovano 
Diana Conway 
Steven Clyne 
Courtney Cox 
Janet Fink 
Hal Gage 
KN Goodrich 
Sandy Gillespie
Ken Hahn
Diane Kaplan
Lise Klein Kirsis
Peggy Ellen Kleinleder
Toni & Kirby Maury
Michelle Miller
Meissa MIller
Nancy Munro
Joan & Joseph Mello
Eileen Mullen
Keri & Connie Ozer
Betsy Pitzman
Richard Reed
Joyce Robinette
Mark & Terri Robl
Cynthia & David Schraer
Marilyn Sigman
Kayla Spaan
Jamie & Lynn Sutton
Aimee & Tom Sylczynski
Shirley Timmreck
Janice & Ed Todd
Beth & Charles
Antoinette Walker
Coowe & Russ Walker
Randy Weist
Mary Ver Hoef
Rebecca Voris
Gaye Wolfe
Clark Yerrington

Bunnell is funded by these organizations and members like you.
Bunnell Street Arts Center is a non-profit membership organization sponsored by Homer Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts, the City of Homer Grants Program Through the Homer Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, WESTAF/NEA and members like you!

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