Story last updated at 2:38 p.m. Thursday, November 7, 2002

Support boosts workshop
Support from the Alaska State Council on the Arts has helped Bunnell Street Gallery grow and expand its services to arts appreciators and artists in a multitude of ways. Bunnell Street Gallery was fortunate to receive a workshop grant from ASCA for $1,100 to help support a ceramics workshop by nationally recognized ceramic artists Mary Barringer and Linda Christiansen in early August of this year.

Support from ASCA helped pay for transportation and honorariums for this four-day, hands-on educational workshop exquisitely coordinated by gallery board member Annette Bellamy. More than a dozen potters from around Alaska had this special opportunity to study with expert artists at a cost lower than what Alaskans would pay if they had to travel Outside to learn from these instructors.

In a public slide talk by the instructors at the gallery prior to the workshop, we enjoyed an excellent turnout by Homer folk not participating at the workshop. It's really terrific to see that when we aim higher than ever before with a workshop of this scope, we have ASCA's support, strong participation and the gracious assistance of many locals who provided in-kind services to complete the package.

Asia Freeman, director, Bunnell Street Gallery