The Birdhouse Project at the Nutcracker Faire, Deland Anderson, It's a Wonderful Life, and the return of EDIBLE ARTS!
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Thanks for a terrific year of art making!  We love our members and supporters and the artists and Alaskans who create this vibrant ecosystem at the end of the road.  We are closing out the year with the return of the beloved Bunnell New Year's tradition.... EDIBLE ARTS!  You are invited to create Edible Masterpieces and win prizes in categories like Most Alaskan and Sugar High.  This year's Edible Arts is supported by Maura's Cafe, whose daily tradition of creating artful food inspires us. See more below and enjoy the abundance of the holiday season! 

Bunnell Street Arts Center has been a powerful shaper of the Alaskan arts scene with your generous and steady support.  You can now donate online and know you are sustaining innovative art in all media into the future. Visit us soon!

December events

Batty over Birdhouses, T-shirts and Wreaths

December 1 & 2 at the Nutcracker Fair

The Birdhouse ProjectCrafters of all ages are invited to join Bunnell at the Nutcracker Faire, December 1 & 2 in the Homer High School Commons. Decorate 'blank' birdhouses with birds, buttons, beads, papers, bottlecaps, fabric, feathers, collage, baubles and trinkets of all kinds.  Build or buy a holiday wreath. And... the Bunnell T-shirt you’ve always wanted has arrived! Homer artist extraordinaire, Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt presents stunning hand-stenciled t-shirts. 

Birdhouse and all materials on a $20- $50 donation sliding scale, Wreaths $25 - $45 depending on size, T-shirts vary.

Deland Anderson  

The One and the many

Opening Dec 7, 5 to 7 pm, Artist talk at 6 pm. 

Homer painter Deland Anderson presents large acrylics on canvas and small tempera paintings with his signature dot technique of iconic Alaskan vistas like Sadie Peak and St. Augustine Volcano in dancing color.  
Moonset by Deland Anderson"In the multiplicity of dots, a philosophical mystery arises, that of The One and the many. Two dots on a canvas, for example, is a symbol of two universes. This leads inevitably to the thought of multiple universes and the attendant questions of other worlds, plural selves, time travel, cosmic cycles and hierarchies, etc. So, one of my paintings comprises many thousands of individual symbols of possible worlds and all that might come with them. This is the absolute freedom of art."

It’s a Wonderful Life: a live radio play

Fri & Sat evening, Dec 28 & Dec 29 at 7:30 pm
Saturday matinee at 3 pm

It's a Wonderful Life.. a live radio play“It’s A Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” is a novel and entirely entertaining way to look at the classic film that’s become a holiday tradition…A quintet of lively raconteurs from Cyrano’s Theatre Company perform the story as 1940s radio stars presenting a Christmas Eve broadcast… The viewers become the studio audience, cued by a flashing “Applause” sign. The spiffily dressed actors perform five main characters and more than a dozen extras: the come-hitherish Violet Bicks, the greedy Mr. Potter, the saintly yet spirited Mary Hatch, and a host of townspeople ranging from a voluble cabbie to a cranky bank customer.
Suggested admission $15
read ADN's review by Donna Freedman

Edible Arts!  a New Year's tradition

Edible ArtDecember 31st, 6 to 9 pm

The beloved EDIBLE ARTS returns, savorier and sweeter, more outrageous than ever.  Artists, Restaurants, Non-Profits, Businesses, Adults, and Kids are invited to create Edible Masterpieces.  Create a hot air balloon out of Nori, mold chocolate in Buddhas, sculpt mermaids with cucumber fish scales. Surprise and delight us! 
Admission: $10 youth, $20 adults
Entries due between 3 and 6 pm.
Followed by the most outrageous devouring ever. 
Prizes awarded to Best Kids entry, Best Feed-the-masses, The Mmm-Mmm Good, The Sugar-High, Most Alaskan, The Wit Award, Most Incredible Architecture.

Edible Arts is inspired by the marvelous Maura's Cafe.

Life Drawing

Meets every Tuesday 6:30 to 9 PM.

Draw from a live model. No instruction, bring your own supplies. Interested artists and models please contact Brianna Allen, 235.2662 or
Monthly rates: members - $50 / month; general - $60 / month. Drop in rate - $20.

Call for Exhibition Proposals Deadline December 31

Bunnell Street Arts Center is now accepting applications for the 2014 Visual Art Exhibition program. Applications in all media and formats including solo, group and interdisciplinary arts are welcome. The deadline for applications is December  31, 2012. Artist are required to submit the following for a peer review panel: a letter of intent for the exhibit, 5 digital images (not larger than 1MB each, please) of work that has been completed in the last two years representative of what you wish to exhibit, artist statement and resume. Preference is given to Alaskan artists.

Questions or submissions may be sent to:

The Visual Arts Exhibition program is generously underwritten by the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.

Carla Cope "City Scape"


Life Drawing
Every Tuesday 630-9 pm

The Birdhouse Project
Holiday Wreaths
New handprinted t-shirts!
and crafts galore
at the Nutcracker Faire
Dec 1, 11 - 7:30 pm
Dec 2, 12-6

December Exhibit
Deland Anderson
The One and the many
Opening Dec 7, 5 - 7 pm

It's A Wonderful Life
live radio theater
Dec 28, 7;30 pm &
Dec 29, 3 & 7:30 pm

the return of a
New Year's Eve
Dec 31st
Deland Anderson, Augustine Island

Looking Ahead

Anchorage Soiree
we love our Anchorage friends!
early Jan tba

January Exhibit
Life Drawing group show
Second Friday opening
Jan 11th

English John, Kevin Co
and friends
music and film
Jan 20

Bunnell Board Retreat
Jan 25 & 26

February Exhibit
Susan Delgalvis
Feb 1

Feb 8 & 9

Emma Hill
Alaskan folk
Mar 23

April Exhibit
Carla Klinker Cope
and Annie Duffy
Apr 5
Plate project plate
Spotlight on Maura's Café

Maura's Café has been a generous business sponsor of Bunnell Street Arts Center since the Café opened its doors in 2003.  Led by Maura Brenin and new partner Melissa Josephs, the Café is known for healthy artful food using local and sustainable food sources.

A new breakfast menu, an expanded catering menu, and deli-sliced meats and fine cheeses, not to mention Maura's Café's generosity and creativity are what we love best about living in Homer! Thank you for the inspiration you give us!

Find Maura's Café on Facebook, online or in person next door to Bunnell and don't forget the incredible selection at Maura's for your holiday fare!


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The 2013 Pick.Click.Give campaign begins January 1st.  You can donate part of your Alaska Permanent Fund to local non-profits like Bunnell Street Arts Center.  Thank you for your generosity and encouragement!
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