Bunnell Street Arts Center is pleased to announce that our nationally touring exhibition, Protection: Adaption & Resistance has arrived at Native Arts and Cultures Foundation (NACF) in Portland, Oregon. NACF opens the exhibit with a reception on Friday, May 19. An artist/curator exhibit tour begins at 6pm, followed by refreshments and a welcome ceremony at 7pm. Several participating artists will join curator Asia Freeman for the opening activities including Lily Hope, Dimi Macheras, Holly Nordlum, Linda Starbard, Katelyn Stiles, Elli Tansy and Amber Webb. Everyone is welcome. NACF is located at 800 SE 10th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. This is the first out-of-state stop for the exhibition. Please find further details about the exhibition activities including artist workshops on May 20 at NACF here.
Protection: Adaptation and Resistance centers Indigenous ways of knowing. Working within intergenerational learning groups and as collaborators in vibrant community networks, Alaska’s Indigenous artists are invigorating traditional stories in customary arts and proposing resilient futures through design, tattoo, regalia and graphic arts. Artist projects elevate collaboration, allyship, and community as tools of resistance, adaptation, and cultural affirmation. The exhibition explores three themes: Land and Culture Protectors, Activists for Justice and Sovereignty, and Resilient Futures. There are 52 artists in the show with 16 projects. See the complete list of participating artists below.
This tour is made possible with generous support from Alaska Community Foundation, Alaska State Council on the Arts, Atwood Foundation, Bunnell Street Arts Center, National Endowment for the Arts, Rasmuson Foundation, The CIRI Foundation: A Journey to What Matters.
Protection: Adaptation and Resistance runs May 19 – August 5, 2023 at NACF. The exhibition then tours to Tulsa Living Arts in Tulsa, Oklahoma from 9/1/23-10/31/23; International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 12/3/23-4/7/24 and concludes at the Alaska State Museum in Juneau, Alaska, May to early October, 2024.