Starting March 26 and continuing on Thursdays from 11 am to noon, Bunnell presents “Inspiration in Isolation,” a conversation among artists. Each week features artists of different media talking about how they’re weathering isolation during the COVID-19 Pandemic, and what strategies they’re using to make this a time of creative productivity. All are welcome to join these meetings and ask questions of the featured guests. Those who join will need to have the Zoom app on their device. They do not need a password or invitation from the host, just click on the link provided. They will not be on video when they join, but they will have audio. They’ll be muted unless they turn on their mic. They can also write questions in the chat box within the Zoom Window. Bunnell will record these conversations for future posts.
On 3/26/20, Artistic Director of Bunnell, Asia Freemen, interviewed visual artist Argent Kvasnikoff (Dena’ina/Alutiiq, from the Ninilchik tribe) and Alaska author Eowyn Ivey (Palmer, Alaska). They discussed impacts of the virus and strategies for creative productivity. Argent Kvasnikoff is a sculptor and painter with a background in anthropology. He has exhibited at the Pratt Museum, Bunnell Street Arts Center and Homer Public Library. Eowyn Ivey was raised in Alaska and continues to live there with her husband and two daughters. She worked for nearly a decade as a bookseller at independent Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska, and prior to that as a reporter for the local newspaper, The Frontiersman.
More about Eowyn Ivey here.
More about Argent Kvasnikoff here.