Megan DeCino exhibits for the month of February
Painter and mixed media artist Megan DeCino exhibits at Bunnell Street Arts Center for the month of February. The exhibit opens on Friday, February 2nd, 2024 from 5-7pm with an artist talk at 6 pm.
“SHOW THE LOVE” Valentines cards collage workshop & makerspace. February 8th, from 7-10 pm. By donation.
I make two kinds of art: for myself, and for other people.
The art I make for myself — paintings and mixed media pieces — come from a place of uneasiness and isolation. I dwell on worst case scenarios: violent breakups, car crashes, bloody accidents. Sometimes the lonely characters I create are silly or absurd in their nightmarish realities. I enjoy straddling the line between comedy and horror.
The art I make for other people — cards and valentines — are my light hearted, whimsical tokens of love. I cut and collage each one with the recipient in mind — a tiny altar devoted to them. I send them in homemade envelopes all across the world to friends, mentors, and sometimes strangers from the internet.
The dichotomy in my work is a reflection of my heart — full, optimistic, and willing to be broken over and over. Magically regenerating, Valentine’s Day after Valentine’s Day. I paint to put form to my angst and loneliness, and I make cards in an attempt to connect and send love in physical form.
Bunnell Street Arts Center invites you to paint a commemorative art plate in support of the 30th Annual Plate Project fundraiser! Join us to paint during normal gallery hours, or paint at home. Bunnell will hold additional Plate Painting workshops in March with artist Kendra Harvey and Bunnell staff and friends.
Every year dozens of Alaskan artists create unique art plates for Bunnell’s Plate Project. The bisqued plates are blank “canvases” for brilliant food-safe underglazes. Plate painters are artists, community members, and Bunnell supporters – anyone committed to crafting an excellent plate that will raise essential operating support for the mission and programs of Bunnell Street Arts Center. Plates are exhibited at the Annual Plate Project Opening in May, and competitively selected by new and renewing members annually for $125 – $1000 donations to Bunnell.
Bunnell Arts by Air presents Jenny Baker in concert at Bunnell broadcast live on KBBI AM890 Friday, March 15th, 2024 at 7pm. Join our live studio audience! In-person audiences must be seated at 6:45.
Jenny Baker was raised on alfalfa bluegrass and lava rock in Bend, Oregon. Her love of music was fed early by Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Patty Griffin, Siouxsie and the Banshees, many lengths of hair metal (as it receded), along with alternative, and opera. Choir robes and playing festivals with The Colored Pencils in the late 90s only fueled the fire. She released her first album in 2003, was voted Bend’s Best Musician in 2004, and released a full-band 5 song EP in 2005. Since she moved to Alaska in 2005, she has played at the Fireweed Festival, Trapper Creek Bluegrass, Anchorage Folk Festival, Salmon Stock, and small venue concerts. She played with the B52’s tribute band, the B-49s in 2018-2019 and is ready to tickle your ears.
Bunnell Street Arts Center's mission is to spark artistic inquiry, innovation and equity to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of Alaska.
Gallery will re-open on February 1st, 2024