Tamara Wilson presents The Lemonade Stand to the Homer community, a mobile experimental exhibit space from June 24 -26. The Lemonade Stand will be at Bunnell Street Arts Center and also be featured at KBBI’s Concert on the Lawn on Saturday, June 25. Artist Talk June 24, 6pm.
Tamara Wilson is an Alaska-born installation artist currently working in Fairbanks, AK. She returned to Alaska after receiving her Master of Fine Arts from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM, and an artist residency in Tartu, Estonia. Wilson is the Executive Director of The Lemonade Stand, providing an experimental mobile art venue for the arts across the state of Alaska. Wilson is a 2020 Individual Artists Award recipient from the Rasmuson Foundation.
“My art practice is a mix between site-specific and studio work. I am inspired by domestic spaces, memories, investigations of how things work, daily routines, and industrial materials, but also the need to escape it all and dream. The push and pull of my pragmatic and childish mind fabricate my ideas within my work with the use of craft and industrial materials, such as building supplies, paper and felt. The upcoming show within The Lemonade Stand will be an immersive felt installation, featuring felt props replicated from the objects that can be found in our homes. I’ve had a long fascination with the ideas of home, and how we define them.
The Lemonade Stand is in its third year of operation. The venue’s purpose is to feature a variety of artwork with the ability to connect communities across our great state. We are excited to be hosted by Bunnell Street Art Center in Homer and to be featuring the founder’s art for the first time.” – Tamara Wilson
Bunnell Street Arts Center’s Artist in Residence (AIR) features Alaska, national and international artists for residencies of varying lengths, from one week to one month. The program has evolved with support from McKnight Foundation, Rasmuson Foundation, US Artists, Homer Foundation, ArtPlace America and the National Endowment for the Arts. Today, it is primarily supported by private donors, foundation grants, and application fees.
Bunnell Street Arts Center’s mission is to spark artistic inquiry, innovation and equity to strengthen the physical, social and economic fabric of Alaska.
Mobile Exhibit Opening: Friday, June 24, 5-7pm | Artist Talk 6pm @ Bunnell
Exhibit on view at KBBI Convert on the Lawn: June 25, 12noon – 7pm @ Down East Saloon
Exhibit on view: Sunday, June 26, 12 – 4pm @ Bunnell