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ONLINE: Virtual Visit with Alison Aune
June 5 - June 12
Join Scandinavia House beginning Saturday, June 5, for a virtual visit with Duluth-based artist and educator Alison Aune! An American artist inspired by her Scandinavian roots and a professor in the University of MN Duluth Department of Art and Design, Dr. Aune has been interested in the role of pattern in traditional northern cultures for many years. In her work, traditional abstract Scandinavian motifs often appear alongside painted versions of medieval textiles and realist depictions of the natural forms—plants, flowers, and faces—that were the original sources of such motifs.
In this visit, Dr. Aune provides a tour of her studio and shares her inspirations and processes, as she collects traditional designs from historic textiles and domestic artifacts, and re-arranges them into iconic compositions to honor the memory of her maternal Minnesota-Swedish ancestors.
The Studio Visit will premiere on this page at 2 PM ET on June 5 on YouTube and Facebook, and remain available to stream on Scandinavia House’s website through June 12. Links and viewing instructions will be added closer to the date; please check back for more details.
This event is the sixth in a series of Virtual Studio Tours from Scandinavia House. See the first tour with Pekka and Teija Isorättyä here, the second tour with Camilla Vuorenmaa here, the third tour with Shoplifter/Hrafnhildur Arnardóttir here, the fourth tour with Ida Lorentzen here, and the fifth tour with Heidi Hankaniemi here.