Peatland Celebration Event

Pratt Museum

September 17th

Art for Peat

Our project will include many arts-based activities and programs that will bring peatlands to the hearts and minds of all.

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 opportunity.

Art for Peat Artist in Residence 2021:

Artist in Residence Sheryl Maree Reily will spend 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.

Exhibit/Performance at the Pratt:

Art for Peat at the Pratt Museum is an exhibition highlighting the importance of Art for Peat. The exhibition is September 10 – October 10 in the museum’s lower level. Art for Peat will include a community outreach event for presentation of ephemeral and live/performance works. The show includes a new installation by Sheryl Maree Reily and an exhibition opportunity for additional arts on the surrounding walls. Artwork may be of variable dimensions and media, wall mounted, projected, performed, etc. Call for art is open and closes on September 1st.

Art for Peat Mural at the Homer Airport Terminal is an opportunity for artists  to tell the stories of sustainable stewardship, cultural heritage, human and environmental justice, and respect for future generations embedded in local peatlands. More information and call for proposals

Nature Journal page by Kim McNett
Artist in Residence Sheryl Maree Reily photographs a headwater fen at the Wynn Nature Center
Peatlands with Moose by Oceana Wills