tender offerings is a playful collection of 10 mixed media pieces. It is a heartfelt gift to the child within, a space to acknowledge innocence, wonder, and imagination. A first-of-its-kind exhibit in my community, I hope this work speaks to that something we all need[ed] but never received and ignites loving kindness within all who wander into its loving magic.
community gathering + art project
I will host a community gathering along with a team of local artists that invites the community to contribute their own tender offerings to the exhibit. Picture this…music by Eric Elefson greets folks as they enter. Delicious treats from pastry chef Julie Bugner, light up the senses, bringing memories from childhood of fresh baked cookies. The community is invited to decorate name tags, and share their response to creative prompts facilitated by creative writer Jolene Brink; these are added to the exhibit. An artist chat begins and folks are welcomed to ask questions about tender offerings. To finish the evening, we make art together! I lead a project inspired by the collection, encouraging everyone to let their creativity lead the way. The beauty of this gathering, captured by documentary photographer, Cece Boyle. All are welcome, any age, all abilities, no creative experience necessary.
A zine! A zine is a self-published, non-commercial publication typically created by individuals or small groups covering various subjects with a DIY aesthetic. It provides a platform for creative expression, marginalized voices, and niche interests outside mainstream media. The team behind the event will draw inspiration from the community gathering to further explore the themes in tender offerings building and distributing a zine together that cultivates greater love, acceptance, and care in Two Harbors. The zine will be released in 2024.