Bunnell Street Arts Center is delighted to collaborate with Homer Drawdown and the Pratt Museum to present art programs which elevate the importance of peatlands for planetary sustainability. Art for Peat includes a residency, an exhibit and a mural project.
Artist in Residence Sheryl Maree Reily spent two weeks in mid-June and mid-September exploring, documenting and interpreting peatlands in the Homer area through photographic research and documentation, interviews and community engagement. More information about Sheryl’s residency.
As part of our end-of-season Peatland Celebration event, the Art for Peat exhibition at the Pratt Museum highlighted the social and cultural importance of peatlands. Art for Peat included a new installation of conceptual art and videos by Artist in Residence, Sheryl Maree Reily and an exhibition of paintings, drawings, photographs by Alaska artists including Monica O'Keefe, Carla Cope, Deland Anderson, Kathy Smith, Asia Freeman, Amy Komar, Kim Terpening, Brian Adams, Oceana Wills, Jo Going, Coowe Walker and Kim McNett.
Selected artist Kim McNett will design a two-panel Peatland Mural to be installed on the exterior walls of the Homer Airport Terminal in spring 2023. The Peatland Mural will be both scientifically accurate and creatively imagined to commemorate our community’s stewardship of these treasured habitats and their incredible value in carbon storage and climate stability.