Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 9:29 PM on Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Arts make Homer richer

Bunnell Street Arts Center is proud to nurture Homer's creative ecosystem with art programs for all ages. We deeply appreciate the leadership of Homer's elected officials. We thank the city for partnering with the Homer Foundation to provide the city of Homer Grants program.

The creative arts we practice are in many ways simply lessons to prepare us for the larger creative art of how we lead our lives. The value of arts in community life is the inspiration to expand and sometimes challenge how we see the world and the human condition. In seeing the world through a particular work of art, we may see a truth we might not have understood before.

Art promotes curiosity, tolerance and appreciation for differences. Arts uplift, challenge and transport us to higher places of inspiration, respect and connectedness. Homer is a richer, happier, more welcoming and dynamic place for the arts that flourish here.

Please join us at Bunnell for exhibits, lectures, performances of all kinds, workshops and readings celebrating Alaska talent and encouraging arts achievement. We are thrilled to showcase 60 artists in the Plate Project, Bunnell's annual membership appeal which kicks off May 14 at 5 p.m., a short membership meeting at 6, with a potluck reception open to all, and a free concert by Caressa at 7 p.m. All are welcome to Bunnell any time.

Asia Freeman, executive/artistic director

Bunnell Street Arts Center