Artist Desiree Hagen’s sketch of a proposed mural to be painted in August 2019 on the east side of the AJ’s Old Town Steakhouse and Tavern by the Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

Artist Desiree Hagen’s sketch of a proposed mural to be painted in August 2019 on the east side of the AJ’s Old Town Steakhouse and Tavern by the Bunnell Street Arts Center in Homer, Alaska. (Photo provided)

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Bunnell holds mural reveal party

Bunnell Street Arts Center holds a reveal party of a mural by Desiree Hagen being painted on the east side of A.J’s Old Town Steak House and Tavern facing the Bunnell parking lot. The event will be 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, on Bunnell’s back porch. Admission includes pizza by Joe Miller’s mobile pizza oven, salad by Maura and a dessert potluck by the board and staff.

Tickets are available on a pay-it-forward sliding scale of $25, $50 or $100. Call 235-2662 to purchase tickets.

Burning basket build weeks starts Sept. 8

Build week for the 16th annual Burning Basket, “Radiate: A Basket of Remembrance & Unburdening,” starts at noon Sept. 8 and runs noon-8 p.m. daily through Sept. 14 at Mariner Park on the Homer Spit. Described by artist and organizer Mavis Muller as “a community interactive impermanent art experience,” volunteers are needed to gather materials and help build the basket. The event also includes a labyrinth, drumming and fire-spinning. Materials needed include pencil-diameter alder branches, wild grass, nettles and other plants.

The basket will be presented to Homer at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, for people to interact with it. It will then be lit at sundown. This is a no dogs, no alcohol, family-friendly event. For more information, visit facebook.com/BurningBasketProject or call Muller at 907-299-1478.

CACS seeks art for ‘Drift’ show

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies invites artists to create art work using buoys collected during its clean-up of Augustine Island in early June for its “Drift… Tales from a Volcano” show.Through the community art project, CACS seeksto inspire locals and visitors to think about their connection to the ocean and the marine environment as they view the installations. Viewing the buoys that have been transformed by artists will inspire people to think about how the buoys drifted to shore, our impact on marine habitats and our power to protect it. “Drift… Tales from a Volcano” is supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administraton Community-Based Marine Debris Clean-Up and Prevention Grant Program. For more information, contact CACS at 235-6667.

Alaska State Museum seeks solo exhibits

The Alaska State Museum seeks applications for Solo Artist Exhibitions. All visual artists who live in Alaska, and who have not had a solo exhibit at the Alaska State Museum in the past six years, are welcome to apply. Applications should be submitted for review by Oct. 12 starting Sept. 3. Artists may use existing work in their application but are strongly encouraged to develop new work for this opportunity. To enter, visit CaFÉ,callforentry.org.

For more information contact the Alaska State Museum curator of exhibitions by calling 907-465-4819 or e-mailing Jackie Manning.

The 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, catches fire on Sept. 9, 2018, at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

The 2018 Burning Basket, Dream, catches fire on Sept. 9, 2018, at Mariner Park in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Michael Armstrong/Homer News)

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