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Pollinators Quilt
SEED Lab and Anchorage Museum
painted in May 2023 by
Somer Hahm


 In 2023, Visual Artist and Creative Director of the Far North Quilt Trail Project Somer Hahm was invited to create a custom mural for the third floor of the SEED Lab location. The mural design is intended to be the backdrop to a proposed future urban pollinator garden. Hahm found inspiration in the indigenous pollinator plant species found in the Anchorage area including the Bunchberry, the Pasque flower, Fireweed and Wild Chives. The Pollinators Quilt was painted in six days during an Artist in Residency with the help of eleven volunteers.

Seed Lab is a space for programming, residencies, convening, events and exchange, shared with the community and a community of creatives.

The Seed Lab space is located at 111 W. 6th Ave., across from the Anchorage Museum at the corner of 6th Ave. and A St. The building’s façade and interior features murals by local artists.

Programs are often community focused, collaborative, and informal with opportunities to engage in conversations and events announced through the museum’s social media channels.

Special thanks to the Anchorage Museum Director and Staff for all of their assistance, support, and participation in the Far North Quilt Trail. 


Volunteers Rachel and Katie 


Amy Komar, Myesha Callahan-Freet, Amy Meissner and Somer Hahm on day two of mural painting. 


Volunteers Mary and Rachel assisting with the painting.


Somer Hahm, Amy Meissner and Rachel Pottenbaum work together to add final touches.

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Day four of six progress image.

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