Bunny Swan-Gease


Clare Swan and Bunny Swan-Gease

Bunny is an Alaska Native, Culture Bearer for the Dena'ina Athabascan peoples, artist, musician/composer, and daughter of one of Alaska's most esteemed Native elders, Clare Swan. Bunny lives in Kenai on the Kenai Peninsula, where she creates and sells her Native art.

Tuesday afternoon, Bunny will kick off the opening plenary session with a warm welcome to all.

Bunny Swan-Gease

As a 3D artist and musician, Alaska's rich and wild land inspires Bunny's work, and her cultural roots feed her creativity and guide her life. She loves to create beautiful art to bring people together in honor and celebration of each other—which just happens to be one of the reasons we get together at Sea Grant Week every two years.

Bunny will inform and entertain us with a presentation and musical performance Monday evening, 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., titled "Ancient Voices, Future Vision." Her performance features her original and traditional Alaska Native songs and stories that highlight the past, present, and future of the Dena'ina Athabaskan culture.

Native Crafts Class

Create your own genuine Alaska memento! On Tuesday afternoon, 1:30 to 3:00 p.m., Bunny will lead a hands-on Native crafts class. Her favorite media are leather, ivory, gems and stones, fur, feathers, glass, crystal, bones, and metals. There is no charge for the class and materials will be provided.

Those who will attend the opening plenary session Tuesday afternoon may exit the class at that time. Others who will not attend the plenary may continue to work with Bunny up to 4:00 p.m.

To ensure we lay in enough materials, please indicate below your intention to enjoy this special offering.

This is to help us make sure enough materials are on hand.