Artist-hero Gaye Wolfe celebrated

With an outpouring of generosity, the ArtRageous Gaye-La! event celebrated Gaye Wolfe, an artist-hero of our community, and the gifts she leaves behind. Heartfelt thanks to Charlie Wolfe and Sam Smith for donating Gaye’s amazing artwork to a silent auction in support of the arts advocacy, education and presentation efforts of Bunnell Street Arts Center. Board President Rika Mouw installed the exhibit beautifully with the assistance of Carla Cope, Michael Walsh and Brianna Allen. Kammi Matson designed an enticing online gallery. 

Special thanks to Maura’s Cafe, The Grog Shop and Kachemak Bay Wilderness Lodge for contributing outstanding food, flowers and beverages. Ann-Margret Wimmerstedt, Aimee Sulczynski and Brianna Allen added sparkle and sizzle to the decor. Everyone enjoyed a serving of feathers and sequins. Bunnell board members Aimee, Carla, Carol Swartz and Dave Eckwert staffed the event with style. Thank you, Michael and Brianna, for volunteering to serve beverages, and Dave for DJ’ing. Musicians Sunrise, Lindianne, David Grimes, Mavis Muller, Sally O and Mary Jane Shows serenaded us in true Gaye-la style and all joined in for a final Wolfe howl. 

We especially thank board members Erin Hollowell and Rika Mouw for expertly organizing and envisioning the event. Several lovely, original works of art are still available for purchase, from small prints at $10 to framed monoprints at $50. Please stop by Bunnell to see these gems and support Gaye’s legacy. 

Asia Freeman and Adele Groning 

Bunnell Street Arts Center