Courtesy of Nordic Heritage Museum

Swedish glass artist Ingalena Klenell to speak about her work At Nordic Heritage Museum

Swedish glass artist Ingalena Klenell will speak on her work, in conjunction with the exhibition “Pull, Twist, Blow” currently on view at the Nordic Heritage Museum.

Lecture: Future is a Long Story — About Glass, Place, and Longing
Wednesday, April 9, 7:00 p.m.

Listen as Ingalena Klenell, a featured artist in the exhibition Pull, Twist, Blow on view through April 27, presents a lecture on her glass art.

In her work, Swedish artist Ingalena Klenell explores the ideas of fragility and vulnerability, both in the material of glass and in life itself. Klenell sees glass as a way of investigating the limits of techniques and of her own skill and creativity, and of creating ways to transcend those limits. In 2010, Klenell collaborated with artist Beth Lipman to create the installation Glimmering Gone at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. The installation used landscape and artifacts to investigate our connection with nature and memory.

For more than 10 years Klenell has traveled to the United States, and its vast lands and history has been a great source of inspiration for her art. In her lecture, Klenell will also talk about an upcoming paper exhibit she has created for the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C.

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