Bunnell Street Arts Center

Emma Hill

May 24, 2021
Emma Hill
Asia Freeman / Bunnell Street Arts Center

From her roots of growing up in the small Alaskan village of Sleetmute to her worldwide travels, Anchorage-based singer/songwriter Emma Hill has worked hard to secure a name for herself as a force in the music world. Her recent album Magnesium Dreams weaves together songs with sonic dreamscapes, Parisian jazz, and indie pop ballads into a single cohesive work. Splitting her time between tour and working within the local Anchorage music scene, she’s shown her dedication to keeping music alive wherever she goes.

Jarl Gustafson

In advance of this Friday and Saturday’s spring membership drive, KBBI General Manager Josh Krohn,  Development Director Loren Barrett and Board of Directors President Nicole Arevelo join host Kathleen Gustafson to talk about KBBI’s finances, business plan and goals.

Listen for excerpts from KBBI shows and collaborations: Check the Pantry, Homer Grown, Green Dot Minute, Shakespearian sonnets and insults from Pier One Theatre's Mud Bay Bards and a song from last week's musical performance by Matt Hopper, broadcast live from Bunnell Street Arts Center.



The arts community in Homer continues to find ways to adapt and thrive, even in the context of an epidemic.

On this episode of Coffee Table, join host, Kathleen Gustafson and guests:
Scott Bartlett - Executive Director of Homer Council on the Arts
Asia Freeman - Artistic Director at Bunnell Street Arts Center
Erin Hollowell - representing  Kachemak Bay Writers' Conference and Story Knife

Rika Mouw

Artist Ronald Senungetuk of Homer died on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 after a long illness. He was born in 1933 in Kinigin, Wales, Alaska in a traditional sod house. He attended Mt. Edgecumbe School in Sitka. Ron Senungetuk was Inupiat, a sculptor, silversmith and wood carver of massive cultural influence as an artist, educator and mentor.

On a Fulbright scholarship in Oslo,  Norway beginning in 1960 he both met his wife Turid and was offered and accepted a position at University of Alaska Fairbanks in the budding metalsmithing program.

Wild Shore New Music Live at Bunnell

Oct 3, 2019

This is the complete Wild Shore New Music show at Bunnell Street Arts Center on September 28, 2019.

Jeffrey Lee Mills - Live at Bunnell

Sep 19, 2019
Jeffrey Lee Mills

Jeffrey Lee Mills, New York-born, Berlin-based (and ex-Alaskan) pianist and composer, played the Bunnell Street Arts Center on Friday, September 6. 

KBBI was on hand to record his show.

Tim Easton, Paco
Asia Freeman / Bunnell Street Arts Center

KBBI recorded Tim Easton's performance at Bunnell Street Arts Center on April 8, 2019.  Here is the full performance, with thanks to Tim Easton and also Asia Freeman of Bunnell.  Recorded by Jeff Lockwood.

KBBI hopes to record more local performances in the future. 

Bunnell Street Arts Center

Arts in Community is the topic
for this week's Coffee Table.
Our guests are Adele Person from Bunnell Street Arts Center, Susan Johnson from Homer Council on the Arts and Laurie Stuart from The Pratt Museum.

Abigail Kokai

The Bunnell Street Arts Center is piloting a new program to support Alaskan artists and collectors. The nonprofit established the new art-sharing program, known as Community Supported Art, earlier this month. It’s inspired by a similar business model that helps small farmers sell their crops to area residents. 

People can buy a share, and in turn they receive products from farmers in their area, but instead of getting a box full of local produce, shareholders in this program can expect a box full of small art pieces.

Alaxsxa play takes on cultural dynamics in Alaska

Sep 14, 2017
Courtesy of Ping Chong + Company

Alaxsxa is a place name that that many Alaskans may not know, but they all live there. It’s the Unangax tribe’s ancient name for Alaska, and it serves as a metaphor for a play coming to the Bunnell Street Arts Center this weekend. Alaxsxa uses history, puppetry, Yup’ik dancing and personal stories to weave together the complex relationships of the people and cultures living in state.

Photo Courtesy of Ryan Romer.

Ryan Romer is showing his work at Homer’s Bunnell Street Arts Center this month. His solo exhibition includes, print-making, painting and sculpture mixing traditional Yup’ik themes with pop art imagery and color. Romer’s show opened this past Friday and will remain up through May. KBBI News Director Daysha Eaton talks with Ryan Romer.

Artists in Schools Program Grows on Peninsula

Mar 30, 2016
Photo by Daysha Eaton/KBBI

A pair of teaching artists are visiting Homer High School this week through the Artists in Schools program. Kima Hamilton and Dasha Kelly are introducing students to poetry through spoken word. 

“This week we’re going to have some fun writing and creating and perhaps sharing in front of each other,” said Kima Hamilton.

He demonstrates what he’s talking about.

Anchorage Painter Dispels Trauma Through Art

Sep 22, 2015
Photo by Quinton Chandler/KBBI

An Anchorage artist who opened a new gallery exhibit in Homer earlier this month uses art to show damaged objects and people who have suffered through trauma can still be beautiful. KBBI’s Quinton Chandler has more.