The Tradition of Holiday Window Art Continues

Posted: Wednesday, December 12, 2001

With the help of Mother Nature's frosty crystal decorations outside, and the wonderland window art of Bunny Swan-Gease inside, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the Kenai Peninsula.

"Sometimes I don't know what I'm to paint until I get there. But then somehow, from somewhere, the inspiration comes and it just appears in my head. Then I just draw and color basically," said Bunny as she put the final touches on the window scenes at the Kenai Airport. Bunny has been adorning public buildings and places of business on the Central Peninsula with her festive scenes for many years, which have now become part of the holiday tradition that brightens the season.

"This year the scenes are incorporating red, white, and blue, so you'll see bears and some snow guys with flags and brightly colored red, white, and blue top hats. Primarily my themes are for unity and to keep the season light hearted, and at the same time remind people to be patient and kind to one another and not eat too much candy," added Swan-Gease.

Bunny has also gained national recognition as a recording artist, and her most recent musical CD recording called "Gathering- Native Alaskan Music and Words," was nominated this year for an Emmy award by the Native American Music association. The CD will soon be available at local gift shops and music stores.

To arrange for an original window painting from Bunny Swan-Gease, contact Artworks Alaska at 283-3689.

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