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From the current pandemic to social unrest, recession and planetary collapse, “Inspiration and Adaptation,” explores themes of challenging times. This weekly conversation with Alaska artists offers strategies and perspectives that everyone can learn from. Fridays from 11-noon.

Emily Johnson, Wild Shore New Music & Shared Universe Book Club

January 15: Wild Shore New Music’s Andie Springer and Katie Cox discuss Beringia, a project that harnesses the power of music to bring awareness to the cultural, economic, and environmental challenges facing the Circumpolar North through interdisciplinary artistic collaborations celebrating the incredible cultural and biological diversity and natural beauty of the region.

January 22: Shared Universe Book Club returns to discuss Dirigibles of Denali, a science-fiction omnibus featuring stories in augmented reality about Arctic City, Seward’s Success and Denali City with Nathan Shafer, Melissa Shaginoff, Richard Perry andDimi Macheras.

Join the conversation Fridays in January @ 11am on Zoom or live on Bunnell’s Facebook page.

Wild Shore: Beringia, January 15, 2021

What does it mean to create new music with respect for Indigenous cultures, stories and experiences? Found Sound Nation’s Christopher Marianetti and Joe Bergen discuss their new project, Beringia, with Wild Shore New Music’s Katie Cox and Angie Tanning. Found…

Being Future Being with Emily Johnson, January 8, 2021

Yup”ik multi-disciplinary artist raised in Soldotna, now based in NYC, connects with her Alaska audience about her current multidisciplinary project, Being Future Being, and how it has shaped her work in systemic change such as Creating New Futures, land acknowledgment…

Christian Freet & Myesha Callahan Freet, December 18, 2020

Christian Freet and Myesha Callahan Freet are conceptual artists and collaborators focused on self, personal and social contexts, and questions surrounding the nature of reality in photography, literature, video, sculpture, and light. They live in Chugiak. “We collaborate and work…

Rico Lanáat’ Worl, December 11, 2020

Tlingit and Athabascan artist Rico Lanáat’ Worl designed a new postage stamp to be released in 2021 for the United States Postal Service, inspired by a traditional Indigenous tale. The Juneau-based artist says the stamp design, titled “Raven Story,” tells…

Sheila Wyne, December 4, 2020

Anchorage artist Sheila Wyne explore “Three Seasons,” an ongoing series that explores art, alchemy and anthropecene. Wyne presents 3 ongoing series that explore our past, present and future connections to our changing environment. Found and manipulated signage, create future stratification.…

Singing for Strength w/ David Engels, November 27, 2020

How can we create stories from the most authentic representation?  What does it mean to reimage modern storytelling with Indigenous authority, Elder and youth contributions, and our own cultural competencies? Singing for Strength: How Indigenous language, stories and songs enrich…

Shared Universe Book Club, November 20, 2020

How can we create stories from the most authentic representation? What does it mean to reimage modern storytelling with Indigenous authority, Elder and youth contributions, and our own cultural competencies? Shared Universe is a group of Alaskan artists, writers and…

David Brame on Afrofuturism and comics, November 13, 2020

The role of travel and exploration in creating and developing Afro-futurist comics and how it feels to be an immigrant in the nation he belongs to are among the topics David Brame discusses in this conversation. David Brame describes himself…

Kunaq Tahbone Carves Naniq, for Cultural Protection, Adaptation and Resilience, November 6, 2020

“Uaŋa Kunaq Sitnasuaġmiuruŋa, Iñupiaġuruŋa-lu Kiowa-ġuruŋa. Asii aŋayuqaaġlu Qaiyaunaġlu Kayutukġlu. Akaaġa Piziqtuaq. Asii Kiŋigmiut ilutkaa. Ilisaqtuŋa University of Alaska Fairbanks-mi. Aglaktituŋa Inuit Kakiñiit. I grew up in Nome Alaska where my family spent our summers at fish camp. It was there…

Christine Byl & Sara Tabbert, October 30, 2020

Christine Byl is the author of Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, a book about trail crews, tools, wildness, gender, and labor. It was shortlisted for the 2014 Willa Award in nonfiction. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, The Sun, Crazyhorse and Brevity, among…

Art and Pandemic in Sweden with Skövde Kulturhus Kostmuseet curators, Tomas Gustafsson and Mette Muhli, and artist, Berith Stennabb, October 23, 2000

How is Sweden adapting and interpreting the pandemic in artistic practice? Swedish curators Tomas Gustafsson and Mette Muhli and artist Berith Stennabb share their activities. In the summer of 2019, Gustafsson and Muhli visited Bunnell Street Arts Center to promote…

Chilkat Weaver Lily Hope, October 16, 2020

Sponsored by The CIRI Foundation, A Journey to What Matters: Increased Alaska Native Art & Culture (JWM) grant program. Lily Hope was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska to full-time artists. She is Tlingit Indian, of the Raven moiety. Following…

Fragile Domestic Artists, October 9, 2020

Five Alaska artists discuss shared themes and concepts in their group exhibit “Fragile Domestic” at Bunnell in October: Amy Meissner, Hollis Mickey, Keren Lowell and Sonya Kelliher Combs and Keren Lowell.

Artists In Residency for International Understanding from Streetproject Foundation in Nigeria, October 2, 2020

With support from the Alaska Community Foundation’s Irma Scavenius Fund for International Understanding, we look forward to bringing Nigerian muralists Yomi Awobusuyi and Kelsen Nnaji to Homer in 2021. On this podcast we’ll meet these artists and their leader, Enzenwa…

Shared Universe Book Club with Nathan Shafer, Melissa Shaginoff, Dimi Macheras, and Richard Perry, September 25, 2020

How can we create stories from the most authentic representation? What does it mean to re-imagine modern storytelling with Indigenous authority, Elder and youth contributions, and our own cultural competencies? Shared Universe is a group of Alaskan artists, writers and…

Erin Coughlin Hollowell and Kes Woodward, September 18, 2020

After earning her MFA from the Rainier Writer’s Workshop Erin Coughlin Hollowell authored three books of poetry. She is a Rasmuson Foundation Fellows and In 2017, she was awarded a second Rasmuson Fellowship to work on her third book. Currently,…

Tamara Wilson & Jimmy Riordan, June 5, 2020

Tamara Wilson is a Fairbanks-based artist and creator of The Lemonade Stand, a mobile exhibit space with the mission to grow and connect creative community. Jimmy Riordan is an artist and educator living in Anchorage. He is currently working on…

Kat Moore & Tim Easton, June 12, 2020

Kat Moore, multi-instrumentalist and creative force known as The Forest That Never Sleeps, weaves a sonic tapestry with her compositions. Kat lives and teaches music in Anchorage. Tim Easton is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter playing rock and roll, folk…

Nathan Shafer & Melissa Shaginoff, June 19, 2020

Nathan Shafer is a new media artist from Alaska specializing in augmented reality and digital humanities. He is one of the founding members of both the Manifest.AR and Meme-Rider Media Team. He received a Creative Capital award in 2020 for…

Dancing Alone, June 26, 2020

“Dancing Alone” with guests Mariah Maloney, Maura García and Becky Kendall. Originally from Homer, Mariah Maloney is a New York-based dance artist located in Brooklyn and Brockport, New York. Mariah Maloney Dance formed in 2003 and today the company is…

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