Gaye Wolfe was an integral part of Homer’s community, an incredible artist with an incredible flair for supporting the arts. On October 5th from 7-10pm, Bunnell Street Arts Center will be celebrating the dazzling legacy of Gaye Wolfe by holding an ART-rageous Gaye-la. The event is catered by Maura’s Cafe and a features live local entertainment and a silent auction of Gaye’s artwork donated to the Arts Center by Charlie Wolfe, her step-son and the executor of her estate, and her life partner, Sam Smith.
The work is retrospective of Gaye’s career, starting with work created when she lived in Florida and ending with work created here in Homer. Pieces range from small collages to handmade books, watercolors and large oil paintings. Each piece will have a “buy it now” price that will supersede bidding. Friends and fans of Gaye’s will have the opportunity to purchase items by phone at the “buy it now” price as soon as the collection is online and at the First Friday opening, starting at 5pm on October 4th. The collection will remain on display, available by silent auction and “buy it now” bidding through the Gaye-La on October 5th. Call Bunnell Street Arts Center at 235-2662, Mon – Fri, 11 – 5 pm, for more information.
In addition the her artwork, the ART-rageous Gaye-la pays tribute to Gaye’s dazzling sense of style, encouraging participants to wear their most dazzling party gear. Artist Ann-Margaret Wimmerstedt will be available at the door to help with hats, masks, feathers and general flashy accoutrerments. Music will continue throughout the event by local musicians through 9:30 pm. Delectable food will be provided by Maura’s Cafè and there will be a no-host beer and wine bar.
Funds raised through this event will go to the Bunnell Street Arts Center’s arts education, arts presentation and arts advocacy efforts here in Homer, causes that Gaye Wolfe, as a former Bunnell board member, held dear.
Tickets are $45, available now at the Homer Bookstore and Bunnell Street Arts Center.