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Join us on Friday, August 5th from 5-9pm at Brenda McMahon Gallery during Gulfport’s First Friday Art Walk to welcome the gallery debut of emerging artist Shara Bunis, the winner of last year’s Rise & Shine Emerging artist grant from the Gulfport Merchants Chamber. Shara will be on-hand to greet visitors and discuss her experience with the grant, as well as the technique behind her vivid depictions of flora, fauna and landscapes from the regions abundance of wildlife and nature scenes.

Visitors to the event will be treated to the smooth sounds and cool jazz of the celebrated saxophonist Henry Ashwood from 6-8pm.

Says Bunis of the opening, “The GMC’s Rise & Shine grant has provided me incredible growth opportunities both on a personal level and as an artist in the public eye. Each of the grant activities has required some pretty deep work on my part – either in continuing to learn my craft, or putting myself and my art out there for the world to see or even just how to run the business of art – and it culminates this month at the Gallery. I am beyond excited and grateful!”

Bunis’ show is the latest in a series of events by Brenda McMahon Gallery highlighting and uplifting emerging artists in the region. To apply for this year’s Rise & Shine grant, visit The deadline is August 25th.

For more information, please visit and follow us on social media @brendamcmahongallery.

(Art: 'Sunrise Masts' by Shara Bunis)

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Aug 05 2022

Shara Bunis: Artist of the Month

Organized by Brenda McMahon Gallery

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Aug 05 2022 05:00 PM
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Aug 05 2022 09:00 PM
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