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Berith Stennabb, February Artist in Residence February and March Exhibit 2022

Bunnell Street Arts Center is pleased to present Berith Stennabb, a visual artist from Skovde, Sweden, in residence February 5 to March 31, as part of a reciprocal exchange with Skovde Museum. In turn Skovde Musuem presented Homer visual artist, Mandy Bernard for an 8-week residency in Skovde in the fall of 2021. This residency is made possible with support from the Alaska Community Foundation’s Irma Scavenius Fund for International Understanding.

Berith is a textile and performance artist interested in meeting and interacting with people from all walks of life. She creates interactive fiber installations featuring crochet and mixed media. A softspoken person, Berith’s interactions with people are subtle. She is a listener more than a leader but in her gentle approach, she manages to inspire others to open up and personalize her art-making experiences. She will explore forms of communication that transcend language and geography through everyday movements and textile materials. Her residency in Homer continues her “Folding Ritual” and “Untangling Project” to build communication through authentic movements in everyday choreography. Berith invites everyone to bring a textile with history, a garment or some textile that means something to that person – it´s a great way to interact and share a story. She is also interested in collecting yarn for a project in March. Contact Berith to sign up for an hour during her regular February and March studio hours, at Bunnell:  berith.stennabb@skara.net

Artist Statement:

“The power of meeting physically in the same room has become increasingly important during the pandemic era. Roads to new communication regardless of language, socio-economic, or geographical affiliation are in my interest to explore. I do this through everyday movements and through textile materials. My exploratory work with what I call Folding Ritual is a way to communicate wordlessly and intuitively. Folding a piece of clothing together, which may carry a special story, is a way to deepen the understanding of the other and of oneself. Likewise, the Untangling Project is through the chaos and order of the thread a way to communicate in authentic movements in everyday choreography.”

Join us on March 4th from 5-7pm for Berith’s exhibit opening and 6pm artist slide talk.

Berith invites folx to bring a textile with history, a garment or some textile that means something to that person – it´s a great way to interact and share a story. Contact Berith to sign up for an hour during her scheduled studio hours: berith.stennabb@skara.net

Artist Bio:

Berith is an art teacher, dancer, textile and performance artist interested in meeting and interacting with people from all walks of life. She creates interactive fiber installations featuring crochet and mixed media.

Bunnell Street Arts Center selected Berith Stennabb, a visual artist from Skovde, Sweden, for an 8-week residency with support from the Alaska Community Foundation’s Grant for International Understanding as part of a reciprocal exchange with Skovde Museum. In turn Skovde Musuem selected Homer visual artist, Mandy Bernard for an 8-week residency in Skovde in 2021.

Residency sponsored by Alaska Community Foundation’’s Irma Scavenius Fund for International Understanding.

 

 

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