One of Homer’s best known and most beloved artists has died. Gaye Wolfe passed away early Sunday morning, according to a message from her family. The Homer News reported last week that Wolfe had been in the Critical Care Unit of Alaska Regional Hospital with a serious bacterial infection.
Wolfe was a prolific artist and active member of the Homer community. She was a painter, printmaker and multi-media artist who currently has two works of art in the newly-renovated Homer City Hall building – entitled “Kittiwake Two” and “Life’s a Beach.”
She was also vice-president of the Bunnell Street Arts Center Board of Directors and vice-chair of the city’s Public Arts Committee, among other functions.
A public memorial service and procession in honor of Wolfe has been planned for Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College. The service will be followed by a procession throughout Homer, stopping in locations where Wolfe contributed her time and artistic efforts. The procession will conclude at the Pratt Museum at 5:30 p.m. with a fire-art ceremony, a potluck and sharing of stories.
A remembrance book is also available at Bunnell Street Arts Center where people can write messages for Wolfe and her family.