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Katie Ione Craney, February Exhibit, 2023

For the month of February, artist Katie Ione Craney exhibits “for a moment, we exist together, for a moment” at Bunnell Street Arts Center. Exhibit opening is Friday, February 3rd, 5-7pm with an artist talk at 6pm.

“Glaciers sing. Blueberries listen. Bodies long to/for touch. “for a moment, we exist together, for a moment” is a series of sensory-based works examining communication, systems of care, semiotic beings, grief, and the aesthetics of accessibility within art and non-art spaces. Visitors are invited to participate and engage with the work through multiple entry points as a form of reciprocity. Many pieces are informed by and made in collaboration with artists, writers, musicians, researchers, and wayfarers.”

This Adaptation and Innovation project is supported by a grant from the Alaska State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as the Puffin Foundation and the Rasmuson Foundation.

A recording of a separate artist talk will be available with closed captioning and a transcript. Large font and Braille exhibition material is available upon request. Many pieces in the exhibition are to be engaged with through touch, sound, and text descriptions. For additional access requests or to schedule a private visit outside of gallery hours, call 235 – 2662.

Katie Ione Craney is a multidisciplinary artist connecting memory, access, and belonging with the rapidly changing North. She creates sensory-focused work with found material, photography, sound, text, and writing in Braille. Her work has received support from Alaska State Council on the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, the Puffin Foundation, and a Connie Boochever Fellowship. Katie lives in Deishú, also known as Haines; a small town nestled between the mouth of a braided river and the edge of a deep, glacially carved fjord in Lingít Aaní.

Exhibit Opening and Artist Talk: Friday, February 3rd, from 5 -7 pm, Artist talk at 6pm. Masks are encouraged.

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