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Kim McNett, Exhibit, Residency & Workshop, December 2021

Artist, naturalist and adventurer Kim McNett will share nature journal pages and original works of art that describe her travels across various regions of Alaskan wilderness.

Artist Statement:
Nature drawing and journaling focuses on the infinite complexities that can always be found in nature. I use my journal to promote curiosity and wonder in an interdisciplinary approach to natural history and exploration. From right outside my cabin window to the remote corners of the Alaskan wilderness, these pages convey the sense of space, time and feeling that I experience in the moment of observation.

Residency Description:

During the month of December, Kim McNett will practice her art of interpretive drawing and journaling in an open studio at the Bunnell Street Arts Center. Kim’s residency work will focus on the ecology of the Beluga Wetlands as they relate to the carbon cycle and climate stability. This conceptual exploration will be developed into a mural for the Homer Airport.

Workshop Description:
Join artist-naturalist Kim McNett in fostering a personal connection to time and place through journaling. Kim will share her strategies and techniques for designing nature journal pages inspired by the Homer area in winter.

Workshop Dates:
Snow Day Update: December 9th, 13th, and 16th 6 to 8 pm in person for five masked participants.

Open Studio Dates:
December 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th (12:00 to 5)

Videography by Bjorn Olson 

with supplemental footage by Kim McNett

Videographer Bjorn Olson has documented wilderness adventures across Alaska with his partner Kim McNett. Kim keeps an illustrated journal of natural history, travel and culture both along the way and near their home in Homer. Together, Kim and Bjorn have formed a partnership of survival, perseverance and environmental activism. This reel of footage captures the diversity of environments and strategies used by the couple in both summer and winter.

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