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The Plate Project turns 30! Join us during these March workshop opportunities

Bunnell Street Arts Center invites you to paint a commemorative art plate in support of the 30th Annual Plate Project fundraiser! Join us to paint during normal gallery hours, or paint at home. Bunnell will hold additional Plate Painting workshops in March with artist Kendra Harvey as well as host an Anchorage paint-in at The Nave!

Led by Kendra Harvey: March 2nd and/or March 9th, 12 -5pm @Bunnell

Diversify your knowledge of artistic mediums and create a beautiful ceramic painting for Bunnell Street Arts Center’s annual Plate Project fundraiser in Plate Painting workshops with Kendra Harvey, on March 2nd and/or 9th, 12 – 5pm at Bunnell.

Learn how to paint ceramic surfaces with artist Kendra Harvey on either Saturday. Harvey demonstrates and instructs how to turn your clay canvas into a masterpiece. Participants will learn how to apply underglazes and glazes using a variety of painting techniques as they decorate their plate for the annual Plate Project. Throughout the workshop, discussions will surround illustrative narratives on functional décor and the unique qualities of ceramic surfaces. All materials needed for the course are included. Participants are also welcome to bring their own tools, such as fine brushes, if they have them. For ages 18 and up.

Kendra Harvey has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramics and Painting from the University of Anchorage Alaska. She has years of experience in arts education, having taught ceramics at a university level and worked in non-profit art organizations. Harvey exhibits at Bunnell for the month of March.

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.


Staff-led Anchorage Paint-in March 9th, 11-4pm @TheNave

Bunnell Street Arts Center invites you to paint a commemorative art plate in support of Bunnell’s annual Plate Project fundraiser, where each art plate inspire membership donations in support of Bunnell’s mission. Join Bunnell staff for a plate painting workshop and open studio at The Nave on Saturday, March 9th from 11-4pm. A limited number of bisqued plates will be available for participants ages 18 and up. All materials are provided. Completed plates are due back to Bunnell by April 1. The Nave, 3502 Spenard Rd, Anchorage


Plate Painting is open during normal gallery hours, or for take-home

Every year dozens of Alaskan artists create unique art plates for Bunnell’s Plate Project. The bisqued plates are blank “canvases” for brilliant food-safe underglazes. Plate painters are artists, community members, and Bunnell supporters – anyone committed to crafting an excellent plate that will raise essential operating support for the mission and programs of Bunnell Street Arts Center. Plates are exhibited at the Annual Plate Project Opening in May, and competitively selected by new and renewing members annually for $125 – $1000 donations to Bunnell.

A special thanks to our local business community who supports the mission and programs of Bunnell Street Arts Center: Uncle Herb’s, Homer Art and Frame, Homer Electric Association, Homer Real Estate, KBBI AM890, Loopy Lupine, Mako’s Water Taxi, Mountain Spirit Works, Ulmer’s Drug and Hardware, Two Sisters Bakery and Vamoose Alaska Vacation Rentals.

Members who renew at $250 levels and higher may choose their commemorative plate before the Plate Project Opening. Members who generously give at $1000 levels may select a plate at any time!

The plate project would not be possible without the time and talent of Homer potters who transform hundreds of pounds of clay into about 100 plates each year. The painters are artists, community members and Bunnell supporters. With all materials provided, painters use the hand built plates in collaboration to create a plate design.  If you’d like to get involved for the first time, staff and volunteers will gladly offer you tips and techniques to create a successful plate.

Note: This is not a project designed for children independently, although families are invited to help their child paint a plate assuming parents will select their child’s plate to commemorate their own family’s $125 membership. Call us with questions 907- 235 – 2662

Bunnell Street Arts Center’s mission is to spark artistic inquiry, innovation and equity

to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of Alaska.

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