Art Briefs – Aug. 15

Art Shop
The Art Shop Gallery will host Anchorage artist Guitta Corey Saturday Aug. 18 from 1-6 p.m. Guitta works in paper collage and has developed a technique to use her paper collages on glass trays in addition to her originals and prints. She will be displaying some of the papers from around the world that she uses as her medium.

Bunnell news
Bunnell received a $20,500 Rasmuson Tier One grant to support Creative Placemaking in Old Town, Homer and improve organizational capacity through new software, board development and in-house improvements. “We are continually grateful for the Rasmuson Foundation’s support of Alaska’s Arts and Culture and non-profit institutions,” owner Asia Freeman said in a release. “The Rasmuson Foundation is a visionary strategic leader that sparks innovative Alaskan development,from seeding the Pick.Click.Give charitable giving mechanism, to strengthening the non-profit sector Alaska-wide.
Bunnell is on Time Bank. Volunteers are needed to assist in hosting at the Arts Center. Anyone who gives time at Bunnell receives equal time from community members or tickets to Bunnell events.Bunnell to stage Spenard Jazz Fest
Homer Jazz aficionados can enjoy the Best of the Spenard Jazz Fest twice this year when jazz ambassadors from the fifth Annual Spenard JazzFest come to town to share their love and invoke the spirit of jazz. Their first performance is Aug. 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Best of the Fest I
Original Alaskan Jazz by the Spenard JazzFest will be presented by House Band comprised of Alex Cruver on piano, Heidi Herbert-Lovern, bass and Erik Bleicher, drums.This young trio with an old soul will be joined by SJF festival director Yngvil Vatn Guttu on trumpet. Cruver’s ensemble promises the art form a long healthy future. The group performs only original compositions,a condition for being part of Spenard JazzFest. Over the past five years SJF has made recordings of their live concerts and the brand new fifth anniversary compilation “Jazz In Alaska” is available at the concert along with festival art and other merchandise. Pay as you can, $15 suggested.

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