May Exhibit and Artists in Residence: Amber Webb
Exhibiting artist, Amber Webb will create new work during her two-week residency from April 20-May 7. Her explorations of pictorial Yup’ik storytelling communicate contemporary stories of resilience, humor, changing climate, motherhood, historic trauma and resistance. “I will focus on a small wood carving or series of carvings based on a series of fat indigenous women. This is a continuation of exploring Yup’ik ways of making and honors the original intent of the series.”
This residency is supported by Homer Art and Frame and National Performance Network’s Artist Engagement Fund. Webb’s work will continue on exhibit at Bunnell throughout the month of May.
The Bunnell Arts by Air radio series features Alaska and visiting musicians in all genres and is co-produced by Bunnell Street Arts Center and KBBI to support local artists and musicians and celebrate our community. Initial funding came from a Coronavirus Non-Profit Relief grant from the Alaska Community Foundation, and continues with support from the Alaska Community Foundation’s AKCanDo grant and a Quick Response grant from the Homer Foundation. Audience is limited to 20 and must be seated at 6:45pm to be ready for radio broadcast promptly at 7pm.
Friday, May 20th, Broadcast at 7pm Erin & Andrew Heist: Using tight vocal harmonies that pull at the heartstrings and a love of bluegrass and country mandolin and guitar duets, this Alaskan duo is taking traditional songs to new places. In April 2022 Erin released her first album of original songs that speak to the rural/urban divide often found in traditional American music styles, but from a uniquely Southeast Alaskan perspective. Andrew & Erin are long-familiar faces in the Alaska folk world. Andrew honed his famous mandolin tremolo and lonesome bluegrass tenor singing with his band The Great Alaska Bluegrass Band, and both Erin & Andrew are core members of Cajun honky-tonk band The North Country Cajun Club.
Bunnell Street Arts Center's mission is to spark artistic inquiry, innovation and equity to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of Alaska.
Tuesday - Saturday 11 - 5
Masks are optional.