Homer artist Cynthia Morelli and Fairbanks artist Colleen Firmin Thomas exhibit together at Bunnell Street Arts Center for the month of June. Their joint exhibit will open June 3rd from 5-7pm, with artist talks at 6pm.
Cynthia Morelli exhibits Core Reverberations, a body of work centered around her body’s skeleton and the emotions that reside within her core. “Working within this small-stature female frame, I search for a definition of female in my sculpture that is raw, impulsive, explosive and exuberant: formidable enough to survive, thrive and be playful. I view these energetic qualities in a positive light and feel it is vital that my impetus to make work stems from who I am – an emotional being within my female physical structure.”- Cynthia Morelli,
Colleen Firmin Thomas exhibits “This is how I Learn a Lesson” and states “My work is an exploration of living in the space between two cultures. I grew up in the Gwich’in community of Fort Yukon and in Fairbanks. As a child these two communities often seemed to represent two opposing worlds; my Gwich’in culture and my non-native Western culture. I often struggled to reconcile the two and my place in them. Working with traditional Gwich’in sewing materials and other elements from nature allows me to show the influence of my two cultures. I choose materials that bring feelings of comfort, home, care and belonging.”
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, July 15th, Broadcast at 7pm Louise Bichan and Ethan Setiawan: Steeped in the fiddle traditions from their respective sides of the Atlantic, Orkney fiddler Louise Bichan and American mandolinist Ethan Setiawan present a collaboration and meeting of musical worlds. They weave Scottish, oldtime, and Swedish inspired music with contemporary compositions, with Bichan’s fiddle as a melodic foil to Setiawan’s counterpoint and harmonic depth.
Bunnell Street Arts Center's mission is to spark artistic inquiry, innovation and equity to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of Alaska.
Monday - Saturday 11 - 5, Sunday 12-4
Masks are optional.