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From the current pandemic to social unrest, recession and planetary collapse, “Inspiration and Adaptation,” explores themes of challenging times. This weekly conversation with Alaska artists offers strategies and perspectives that everyone can learn from. Fridays from 11-noon.

11/20/2020: Shared Universe Book Club

How can we create stories from the most authentic representation?  What does it mean to reimage modern storytelling with Indigenous authority, Elder and youth contributions, and our own cultural competencies?

Shared Universe is a group of Alaskan artists, writers and knowledge-bearers who seek feedback from readers about their efforts to create, promote and distribute exciting comic book stories/new media/fashion exemplifying the rich regional cultures of Alaska in ways that both honor the heritage and forge new concepts to bridge the past with the future.

Join the conversation Friday, November 20 @ 11am on Zoom or live on Bunnell’s Facebook page.

 

 

 

Shared Universe Book Club, November 20, 2020

How can we create stories from the most authentic representation? What does it mean to reimage modern storytelling with Indigenous authority, Elder and youth contributions, and our own cultural competencies? Shared Universe is a group of Alaskan artists, writers and…

David Brame on Afrofuturism and comics, November 13, 2020

The role of travel and exploration in creating and developing Afro-futurist comics and how it feels to be an immigrant in the nation he belongs to are among the topics David Brame discusses in this conversation. David Brame describes himself…

Kunaq Tahbone Carves Naniq, for Cultural Protection, Adaptation and Resilience, November 6, 2020

“Uaŋa Kunaq Sitnasuaġmiuruŋa, Iñupiaġuruŋa-lu Kiowa-ġuruŋa. Asii aŋayuqaaġlu Qaiyaunaġlu Kayutukġlu. Akaaġa Piziqtuaq. Asii Kiŋigmiut ilutkaa. Ilisaqtuŋa University of Alaska Fairbanks-mi. Aglaktituŋa Inuit Kakiñiit. I grew up in Nome Alaska where my family spent our summers at fish camp. It was there…

Christine Byl & Sara Tabbert, October 30, 2020

Christine Byl is the author of Dirt Work: An Education in the Woods, a book about trail crews, tools, wildness, gender, and labor. It was shortlisted for the 2014 Willa Award in nonfiction. Her fiction and essays have appeared in Glimmer Train Stories, The Sun, Crazyhorse and Brevity, among…

Art and Pandemic in Sweden with Skövde Kulturhus Kostmuseet curators, Tomas Gustafsson and Mette Muhli, and artist, Berith Stennabb, October 23, 2000

How is Sweden adapting and interpreting the pandemic in artistic practice? Swedish curators Tomas Gustafsson and Mette Muhli and artist Berith Stennabb share their activities. In the summer of 2019, Gustafsson and Muhli visited Bunnell Street Arts Center to promote…

Chilkat Weaver Lily Hope, October 16, 2020

Sponsored by The CIRI Foundation, A Journey to What Matters: Increased Alaska Native Art & Culture (JWM) grant program. Lily Hope was born and raised in Juneau, Alaska to full-time artists. She is Tlingit Indian, of the Raven moiety. Following…

Fragile Domestic Artists, October 9, 2020

Five Alaska artists discuss shared themes and concepts in their group exhibit “Fragile Domestic” at Bunnell in October: Amy Meissner, Hollis Mickey, Keren Lowell and Sonya Kelliher Combs and Keren Lowell.

Artists In Residency for International Understanding from Streetproject Foundation in Nigeria, October 2, 2020

With support from the Alaska Community Foundation’s Irma Scavenius Fund for International Understanding, we look forward to bringing Nigerian muralists Yomi Awobusuyi and Kelsen Nnaji to Homer in 2021. On this podcast we’ll meet these artists and their leader, Enzenwa…

Shared Universe Book Club with Nathan Shafer, Melissa Shaginoff, Dimi Macheras, and Richard Perry, September 25, 2020

How can we create stories from the most authentic representation? What does it mean to re-imagine modern storytelling with Indigenous authority, Elder and youth contributions, and our own cultural competencies? Shared Universe is a group of Alaskan artists, writers and…

Erin Coughlin Hollowell and Kes Woodward, September 18, 2020

After earning her MFA from the Rainier Writer’s Workshop Erin Coughlin Hollowell authored three books of poetry. She is a Rasmuson Foundation Fellows and In 2017, she was awarded a second Rasmuson Fellowship to work on her third book. Currently,…

Tamara Wilson & Jimmy Riordan, June 5, 2020

Tamara Wilson is a Fairbanks-based artist and creator of The Lemonade Stand, a mobile exhibit space with the mission to grow and connect creative community. Jimmy Riordan is an artist and educator living in Anchorage. He is currently working on…

Kat Moore & Tim Easton, June 12, 2020

Kat Moore, multi-instrumentalist and creative force known as The Forest That Never Sleeps, weaves a sonic tapestry with her compositions. Kat lives and teaches music in Anchorage. Tim Easton is an American guitarist and singer-songwriter playing rock and roll, folk…

Nathan Shafer & Melissa Shaginoff, June 19, 2020

Nathan Shafer is a new media artist from Alaska specializing in augmented reality and digital humanities. He is one of the founding members of both the Manifest.AR and Meme-Rider Media Team. He received a Creative Capital award in 2020 for…

Dancing Alone, June 26, 2020

“Dancing Alone” with guests Mariah Maloney, Maura García and Becky Kendall. Originally from Homer, Mariah Maloney is a New York-based dance artist located in Brooklyn and Brockport, New York. Mariah Maloney Dance formed in 2003 and today the company is…

Kima & Dasha Kelly Hamilton, July 3, 2020

What does it mean to design Social Justice? Kima is a facilitator, DJ and social justice engineer. From Pennsylvania to Georgia to Alaska to Wisconsin, he has shaped his engineering skills and artistic talents into a signature work as a…

Part 5: Acknowledgment in Action with Melissa Shaginoff, Sally Ash & Syverine Bentz, August 7, 2020

Melissa Shaginoff (Ahtna, Piaute) discusses an ephemeral land marking project, “Acknowledgement in Action,” With Sally Ash (Sugpiaq, Nanwalek) Alaska Native of the Chugach Region, Sugt’estun language teacher and Syverine Bentz, Education Coordinator Coastal Training Program, Kachemak Bay National Estuarine Research…

Part 4: Indigenizing Monuments with Joel Isaak & Ruth Miller, July 31, 2020

Joel Isaak’s family is from the village of Ch’aghałnikt (Point Possession) and currently lives in Soldotna. His Dena’ina name, Łiq’a yes, translates to salmon skin which relates to his pursuits of learning fish skin sewing. Joel is an artist, educator…

Part 3: Marking Tuggeht, an Indigenous Land Acknowledgment Initiative with Argent Kvasnikoff and civic partners, July 24, 2020

“Marking Tuggeht: an Indigenous Land-Acknowledgement Initiative with Argent Kvasnikoff and civic partners.” This is the third conversation in a five-part series of dialogues with Indigenous Alaska artists as part of a community process of education and transparency in decision-making about…

Part 2: Where We Begin: Tuggeht, At the Shore, July 17, 2020

Where We Begin: Tuggeght, At the Shore” Learning about Land Acknowledgement with Emily Johnson and Amber Webb. This is the second conversation in a five-part series of conversations on Land Acknowledgment with Indigenous Alaska artists in July and August. Amber…

Part 1: “We Were Not Discovered. How Should Captain Cook Be Remembered?” July 10, 2020

Born in Fairbanks, Alaska to a Tlingit/N’ishga Mother and Hippy/American father, Da-ka-xeen Mehner uses the tools of family ancestry and personal history to build his art. his work stems from an examination of a multicultural heritage and social expectations and…

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