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Artist Talks are a collection of Inspiration & Adaptation dialogs, First Friday exhibit talks, studio tours and more. Listen to past recorded conversations on our Facebook page or on YouTube.

 

Circle of Protection: Land, Body, and Spirit, First Friday | Sept 3

2021 CSA Artists | September 24

Participating 2021 CSA artists talk about their work and participation in Bunnell’s Community Supported Art Box. Artists include: Oceana Wills, Ahna Iredale, Willow Jones, Ariel Gingrich, Allison Galbraith, and Saundra Hudson.

Sound of Wind and Grass: Virtual Artist Talk

Exhibiting artists, John Hagen, Kim McNett, Kristin Link and Michael Walsh share their process and work in the October exhibit “Sound of Wind and Grass”

Decolonizing Bodies | October 22

A conversation with Amber Webb, Ricky Tagaban, Allison Kelliher

“Patterns in Native communities are part of trauma response that’s kept us alive” –Amber Webb. “Thank your body for doing what it did to keep you alive and keeping you safe. There’s validity in our responses to colonization and part of decolonizing is validating those approaches.”

Land acknowledgment w/ Argent Kvasnikoff and Thorey Munro, April 9, 2021

How can land acknowledgment spark other ways of knowing, being and listening into action? Argent Kvasnikoff shares the significance of Nichiłt’ana and birch for the Ninilchik Tribe, other materials, colors,…

Shared Universe Bookclub discusses cultural appropriation, March 26, 2021

What is the value and purpose of writing alternative histories of Alaska? What responsibilities does a person who operates from a distance have to a culture? Shared Universe Bookclub discusses…

Mandy Bernard and Berith Stennab, Artist Talk, March 12, 2021

How are international artists-in-residence managing pandemic, distance and dialogue? Fiber artists Berith Stennab (Skövde, Sweden) and Mandy Bernard (Homer, Alaska) discuss their intercontinental collaboration of shared communication and textiles. Stennab…

Holly Mititquq Nordlum, February 19, 2021

Artist Holly Mititquq Nordlum speaks about cultural resistance and revitalization through her present projects including public art, acknowledgment through art, film and traditional tattoos. Holly received a Bachelor of Fine…

Bivy, Contemporary Artspace and Bookstore, February 12, 2021

This conversation is with owner/curator Simonetta Mignano of Bivy, Anchorage artspace and bookstore as she speaks with Hollis Mickey, Susan Share and Ben Huff about their art and the mission…

David Brame/Dusty Funk, February 5, 2021

During this residency David developed a mixed media show that further develops Dusty Funk and the lexicon of Afrofuturism. David says, “I maintain an active scholarly engagement. Dusty Funk is…

Nancy Lord & Jennifer Norton, January 29, 2021

How do artists and writers share truthful stories about fictions staged in Alaska? American physician and explorer, Frederick Cook claimed to have discovered the North Pole in 1908. But who…

Shared Universe Book Club returns to discuss Dirigibles of Denali, January 22, 2021

Reimagining the Arctic and Alternative histories of Alaska. Nathan Shafer discusses Dirigibles of Denali, an augmented reality app/interactive print project that reimagines three domed cities that were planned, but never…

Wild Shore: Beringia, January 15, 2021

What does it mean to create new music with respect for Indigenous cultures, stories and experiences? Found Sound Nation’s Christopher Marianetti and Joe Bergen discuss their new project, Beringia, with…

Being Future Being with Emily Johnson, January 8, 2021

Yup”ik multi-disciplinary artist raised in Soldotna, now based in NYC, connects with her Alaska audience about her current multidisciplinary project, Being Future Being, and how it has shaped her work…

Christian Freet & Myesha Callahan Freet, December 18, 2020

Christian Freet and Myesha Callahan Freet are conceptual artists and collaborators focused on self, personal and social contexts, and questions surrounding the nature of reality in photography, literature, video, sculpture,…

Rico Lanáat’ Worl, December 11, 2020

Tlingit and Athabascan artist Rico Lanáat’ Worl designed a new postage stamp to be released in 2021 for the United States Postal Service, inspired by a traditional Indigenous tale. The…

Sheila Wyne, December 4, 2020

Anchorage artist Sheila Wyne explore “Three Seasons,” an ongoing series that explores art, alchemy and anthropecene. Wyne presents 3 ongoing series that explore our past, present and future connections to…

Singing for Strength w/ David Engels, November 27, 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 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?…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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