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 on 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.”
Megan Decino was raised in Homer and studied art at Kachemak Bay Campus and the Art Students League in New York City. She lives in Homer, Alaska.
Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Visual Arts Exhibit program is funded by membership and business donations and supported by collectors from Homer, Alaska and beyond. Visit Bunnell’s online store at www.bunnellarts.org. The Visual Arts Exhibit program promotes community engagement and education about Alaska’s diverse artistic heritage while elevating Alaska’s artists and culture bearers with opportunities to explore their craft, culture and artistic innovations.
With support from Homer Foundation, Alaska Community Foundation and RURAL CAP/Thriving Communities, Bunnell Street Arts Center is pleased to present HEART residencies (Healing and Engagement Through Art) featuring a series of workshops in 2023-2024 to spark joy, health and healing for people living around Kachemak Bay.