Landfalls: Dedications to Alaskan Women Writers and Storytellers
Nov
8
to Dec 14

Landfalls: Dedications to Alaskan Women Writers and Storytellers

"I grieve the flesh-and-blood other. We are dependent. We can't be sufficient only with ourselves, no matter how fully realized all our aspects." Becoming Earth, by Eva Saulitis

How do we know, relate to, and narrate the complexities of living in the North? What words resonate with us when we talk, hear, or read about the place we call home? What sparks us to learn more, change our behavior, and show empathy towards a place and its people? These questions are loaded, complicated, and full of an emotional history of being connected - and disconnected - with a landscape.

Landfalls is a dedication for the women who have helped shape my understanding of the physical, mental, and literary landscape that is as broad as Alaska is in size. This series will continue to grow and unfold as I read and listen. I hope this work inspires you to pick up a book, read a poem, and find solace and solidarity within the words.

Currently Showing at the Pratt Museum in Homer, AK, through September 4th

Landfalls will open November 8th in the Gary F. Freeburg Gallery, Kenai Peninsula College, Soldotna, AK

 

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A little summertime in Denali!
Jul
8
to Jul 15

A little summertime in Denali!

Along with the Denali National Park Artist-in-Residence program last February, I've been invited to attend a week-long artist-in-residence at McKinley Chalet Resort, just outside the entrance to the park. This will be my first summer experience in the Denali area since 2004, I'm really looking forward to continuing my relationship with the park and surrounding communities. Stop by and say hello if you're in the area! 

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ICELAND
Apr
6
to Apr 30

ICELAND

Like Alaska, the Icelandic landscape is challenging and often unforgiving with an unpredictability that heightens your sense of vulnerability. During my six weeks in Iceland, I kept a list of similarities between Iceland and Alaska as I came across them: migratory birds, fish, alpine plants, aurora, long distances, isolation, self-reliance, and, of course, the weather. This list gave me a certain comfort I didn’t quite expect. The place was indeed raw and rare, with a special starkness only the far north knows and holds close. I didn’t feel overwhelmed or awe struck, rather, at ease. I also found similarities to what we are experiencing at home: shifting habitats, warming oceans, melting ice, new fish species to northern waters, way too many jellyfish, the list goes on. People talk about it because they have to pay close attention to the land around them in order to survive. A volcano could erupt, a glacial lake could burst, a rouge wave - or the wind - could sweep you away. Noticing these similarities had a profound impact on me, and heightened my appreciation for Alaska, making home all the more important to cherish, protect, and stand up for.

These pieces were created during, and inspired by, a month-long artist residency at Nes in Skagaströnd, Iceland, a small fishing and farming community of roughly 400 people, situated in the far north on an inlet that connects with the Greenland Sea.

ICELAND - Alaska Arts Confluence, Haines, AK - Opening April 6th

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Denali National Park Artist Residency
Feb
20
to Mar 3

Denali National Park Artist Residency

Along with attending the artist-in-residence program in Denali National Park & Preserve, my time parallels WinterFest, an annual celebration of season, place, and community in Denali. Over the main WinterFest weekend, February 24-26, I will be teaching an art class using found and recycled materials to create winter scenes in the park. More details coming soon! 

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Downstream
Feb
2
to Feb 25

Downstream

  • Alaska Pacific University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Downstream is a dedication to, and celebration of, water and the rivers that define life along the Inside Passage. Using found materials, scrap metal, and encaustic, Haines artist Katie Ione Craney explores clean water and major salmon rivers in Southeast Alaska and British Columbia. Working in collaboration with Salmon Beyond Borders - a campaign driven non-profit working to defend and sustain our Transboundary Rivers, jobs, and way of life - next to each river will be a description of these complex arteries that carve their way to the Pacific Ocean. 

*10% of all sales will be donated to Salmon Beyond Borders.

Feb 2 - 25, 2018 - Opening on First Friday, February 2nd, 5-7pm - ConocoPhillips Gallery - Alaska Pacific University - Anchorage, AK

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