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Ron Senungetuk   -   carved wood panels
Abraham Anghik Ruben  -  stone & bronze  sculpture 
Aug 3 - Sept 5,  2012
Reception Aug 3,  5 - 7pm, Artist Talks 6pm
First Friday concert Michael Bauermeister & Gloria Attoun, 

carved and stained silver maple Ron Senungetuk's recent work explores traditional Bering Sea cosmologies in abstract form. Born in Wales, Alaska, on the western tip of the Seward Peninsula, Senungetuk is the recipient of many distinguished honors and awards including a Fullbright Scholarship to study in Oslo, Norway in 1969; the State of Alaska Governor's Award for the Arts in 1979; and named Professor of Art, Emeritus, University of Alaska Fairbanks in 1986. Dedicated to the creative spirit and an objective to provide educational opportunities for young Native artists, Senungetuk founded and directed the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Native Arts Center and was head of the UAF Art Department from 1977 until his retirement in 1986. He is a frequent speaker, presenter, and panelist addressing subjects including cultural identity, contemporary Native art, and traditional Alaska Native art.He lives in Homer.

Shaman's Dream Abraham Anghik Ruben is an Inuvialuit artist residing in the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Ruben was a student of Ron's at the Native Arts Center at UAF.  They also have a common heritage from the Wales, Alaska, area.

"I've always been intrigued by the circa 1,000 a.d. Inuit-Norse connection in
the Arctic and am interested in the show.His studies of the cultures of the circum- polar world, including those of Siberia, Scandinavia, Greenland and Iceland, have also included the changing arctic landscape from the ancient past to our present. I have found that the contact period from the early 900's to the 1400's pregnant with potential for storytelling. I have drawn my material from Inuit and Norse myths and legends, historical contact, and my own imagination of what may have happened between two arctic peoples who hold similar world views through shamanism in the early years of contact. There is a certain amount of responsibility on my part to tell the stories that haven't found a voice. These stories come directly from my own  culture but they are also stories of my Ancestors and our contact with other cultures."


Bunnell Street Arts Center's Exhibition Program is generously sponsored by the Paul G Allen Family Foundation. 



Michael Bauermeister and Gloria Attoun Concert Aug 3, 730pm

Hailing from Missouri, Gloria and Michael share a passion for life and adventure through original folk songs on banjo, guitar, dobro and mandolin. 

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Bunnell concerts are
pay-as-you-can, $15 suggested.

Kenai Peninsula Orchestra NoonTime Tunes
Mark Wolbers, Clarinet plays at Bunnell Aug 7, noon  


Kenai Peninsula Orchestra presents free concerts on the Kenai Peninsula at different venues throughout their two week festival that culminates in "Chopin and Chocolate" at the Tutka Bay Lodge.

Dr. Mark Wolbers is Professor of Music at the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) where he is the Wind and Percussion Studies Division Head, Professor of Clarinet, and Conductor of the University Wind Ensemble.


Tim Easton and Megan Palmer  Aug 12, 730 pm   


Tim Easton California-based  guitarist and singer-songwriter Tim Easton  is a contemporary troubadour who finds inspiration and reward in the life of a traveling  musician.  He plays with violinist and harmony singer Megan Palmer at Bunnell, a favorite acoustic venue and listening room.


Bunnell concerts are pay as you can, $15 suggested.
Wine and Chocolate Tasting Aug 17, 6 to 8 pm
$10 tickets, Wine sold by the glass 


Kim and Gordon Terpening, versatile artists in all media, opened Chocolate, an artisanal chocolate shop in Bisbee, Arizona in 2008.  Chocolate, like coffee or wine, has different flavors and characteristics depending on the region of the world from where it originates.  Cacoa beans must be handled differently to bring out their unique flavors.  Join chocolatiers Kim and Gordon to learn more about chocolate and wine pairings in this delicious tasting!
Best of Spenard Jazz Fest presents the first of two concerts this fall
August 18, 730pm 


Jazz lovers in Homer can enjoy the Best of the Fest TWICE this year when jazz ambassadors from the 5th Annual Spenard JazzFest come to town
to share their love and invoke the spirit of jazz.
Best of the Fest I
Original Alaskan Jazz by the Spenard JazzFest "House Band"
Alex Cruver - piano, Heidi Herbert-Lovern - bass, Erik Bleicher - drums. Alex Cruver's ensemble promises the art form a long healthy future.This young trio with an old soul will be joined by SJF festival director Yngvil Vatn Guttu on trumpet. The group will perform only original compositions - a condition for being part of Spenard JazzFest. Over the past five years SJF has made recordings of their live concerts, and the brand new 5th anniversary compilation JAZZ IN ALASKA is available at the concert along with festival art and other merchandise.   Pay as you can, $15 suggested.  

Bunnell recieves Rasmuson Foundation Tier One grant
Bunnell received a $20,500 Rasmuson Tier One grant to support Creative Placemaking in Old Town, Homer and improve organi-zational capacity through new software,  board development, and in-house improvements.  We are continually grateful for the Rasmuson Foundation's support of Alaska's Arts and Culture and non-profit institutions. The Rasmuson Foundation is a visionary strategic leader that sparks innovative Alaskan development, from seeding the Pick.Click.Give charitable giving mechanism, to strengthening the non-profit sector Alaska-wide.

Bunnell Street Arts Center is on Time Bank!
Volunteers are needed to assist in hosting the Arts Center.
Give an hour of your time at Bunnell and receive an hour of time from community members or tickets to Bunnell events.
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In This Issue
August Exhibit
First Friday Concert
Tim Easton
Wine & Chocolate Tasting
Best of Spenard Jazz Fest


Exhibit Opening and Artist Talk
Aug 3, 6 pm

Gloria Attoun &
M. Bauermeister
folk concert
Aug 3, 730 pm

Plein-Air Paint Out
Aug 3-5

KPO Noontime Tunes
Aug 7, noon

Tim Easton and
Megan Palmer
folk/rock oncert
Aug 12, 730pm

Wine and Chocolate Tasting
Aug 12, 6-8pm

Best of Spenard Jazz Fest
Aug 18, 730pm

Shawn Zuke
Art to Prisons Proj.
Concert Sept. 1

Dan MacElrath
Jazz Quartet
September 8

Michael Howard &
Heather Steward
folk concert Sept. 22

Cliff Eberhardt
folk concert Sept. 26

Inupiaq Rap
"Calling all Polar Bears" @Islands and Oceans Visitors Center
Oct. 26 & 27

Ellis Paul
folk concert
November 9

Red Hot Patriot
live theater
November 16, 17, 18

Its A Wonderful
Life, live theater
December 14, 15, 16

Crab Plate

2012 Exhibitions
Ron Senungetuk
Abraham Ruben
Alan Parks
Micke Lippe
Artist inResidence

Kathy Smith
Deland Anderson
Melisse's plate

Bunnell's Board of Directors:

Rika Mouw, Pres.  
Flo Larson,Vice-pres.

Aimee Sulczynski,
Carol Swartz  Gaye Wolfe
Diane McBride
Maura Brenin

Jo Michalski

Ann-M. Wimmerstedt
Brianna Allen
Sandy Gillespie
Carla Klinker Cope

Erin Hollowell
Angela Brock 

Asia Freeman
Art/Exec. Director
Adele Groning
Asst. Director

 Anna's House

Thanks New and Renewing Members!  


 Plate 2012


Susan McLane and Hal Smith 


Beth Nehus 


James and Nedra Evenson 


Gina Hollomon


Charlotte Fox 


Sean Licka 


Richard Reed 





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!

The Visual Arts Exhibition Program is Sponsored by 
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