This fall, the Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University is partnering
with IU School of Art + Design, Lotus Education and Arts Foundation,
IU Textile Artist Association, and IU Arts and Humanities Council to
support an artist residency. Danish textile artist Isabel Berglund, known
for her large-scale knitting events and participatory art projects, comes
to Bloomington September 12–October 5, 2017. This residency offers the
artist the opportunity to immerse herself in the local cityscape and partner with the IU and Bloomington communities to create a social art project. The project, called Home Mask Relations—A Social Art Project, explores themes of togetherness, relationships, and home. Berglund will lead workshops at which participants will knit and crochet pieces representing the floor plans of their homes. She will then assemble the pieces into a finished installation. The project invites people to create together while celebrating diversity within our community.
During the last week of her residency, a sample of Berglund’s finished work will be on view at the 24th Lotus World Music and Arts Festival at the Lotus Arts Village, and at Lotus in the Park. Lotus in the Park (September 30, at Third Street Park) will feature both a workshop with Berglund, and a conversation with the artist hosted by David Brenneman, the Wilma E. Kelley Director of the Eskenazi Museum of Art. The installation will also be on view at the IU First Thursday Festival on October 5 from 5 to 8:00 p.m. on the Fine Arts Plaza near the art museum.
Free artist talks and workshops will be provided at multiple locations, including several opportunities during the 24th Lotus Festival. The
workshops are free and open to the public. Supplies will be provided.
Beginners are welcome.
Events with Isabel Berglund
(All events are free and open to the public)
Thursday, September 21, 6-9 p.m.: Community Knitting Workshop
IU Fine Arts Building, room 230
Monday, September 25, 1-4 p.m.: Community Knitting Workshop
Meadowood Retirement Community
Wednesday, September 27, 6-7 p.m.: Artist Lecture
IU Fine Arts Building, room 015
Friday, September 29, 6-9 p.m.: Workshop, Sample Art Installation, Interactive
Lotus Festival Arts Village, E. 6th St. between Walnut St. and Washington St.
Saturday, September 30, 12:15-1 p.m.: Conversation with the artist,
hosted by Eskenazi Museum of Art Wilma E. Kelley Director David Brenneman
Lotus in the Park, Third Street Park
Saturday, September 30, 2-5 p.m.: Workshop, Sample Art Installation, Interactive
Art Camp at Lotus in the Park, Third Street Park
Thursday, October 5, 5-7:30 p.m.: Workshop, Sample Art Installation, Interactive
IU First Thursday Festival, Showalter Fountain Arts Plaza