Artist coming for library residency

Artist coming for library residency Fiber artist Grete Bod�gaard will conduct workshops for local students as part of the South Dakota State Library and Arts Council's Solo Artists In Libraries (SAIL) program. The artist will work with various grade levels during the residency in Wakonda from July 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 and 29 for 5 to 8-year-old children, 2 to 3:30 p.m., and 9 and up from 4 to 6 p.m.

Bod�gaard immigrated to the United States in 1969. Her weavings have been commissioned throughout the Midwest, including St. Michael's Church in Sioux Falls and Rapid City Regional Hospital.

Her exhibitions include A Fine Line, a touring exhibition to the Portland Center for the Arts and to the Center for Tapestry Art, New York; The Human Weft at the American Renaissance Gallery in Portland; Beyond the Spill, an environmental exhibit at the Alaska Fine Arts Center in Anchorage; Norwegians in America in Hamar, Norway, and World Weavers Wall at the Gryphon Gallery in Melbourne, Australia.

Bod�gaard's residencies cover all stages in the spinning, dyeing with natural dyes, design and weaving of a wide range of natural fibers. Students may create individual designs or a class project that can be displayed in the school.

Bod�gaard is the recipient of the 2002 South Dakota Governor's Award for Creative Achievement. Her exhibition, Siege Damer (Flexible Women), with collage artist Eva Isaksen, toured South Dakota during 2003.

This program is sponsored by Wakonda Library with support provided by the South Dakota State Library and the South Dakota Arts Council with funds from the state of South Dakota through the Department of Tourism and State Development, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For more information, contact Angela Grider at 267-2644.

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