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Art Education Professor's Exhibit in Chicago

February 20, 2019

Art & Design Professor Alison Aune shares exhibit with her sister.

Colors from the North exhibit at The Swedish American Museum in Chicago.

Sisters Alison Aune and Kirsten Aune work with textiles and mixed media to create densely patterned and colorful works inspired by Nordic textiles, designs, and symbols. They have drawn their inspiration from their Minnesota-Swedish-Norwegian heritage. As children they gained an appreciation for their parent’s cultural heritage and their collection of Scandinavian art and design.

Today Alison and Kirsten live in Duluth, Minnesota. As artists they share an interest in patterns and vibrant color selections. Alison draws inspiration from traditional folk art and symbolic decorative designs that she integrates into her mixed media paintings. Kirsten creates hand-painted and silk screen printed contemporary geometric and floral textiles. Each honors their cultural roots and pays tribute to women’s artistic and domestic contributions to material culture.

COLORS FROM THE NORTH EXHIBIT by Alison Aune & Kirsten Aune | The Swedish American Museum | Chicago, Ill. | Main Gallery
Exhibit opened, Saturday, Jan. 19
Start with Art, Friday, Feb. 22, 9 a.m. – noon
Family Night, Friday, Feb. 22, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Exhibit closes, Friday, Mar. 15, 4 p.m.
Fashion Show, Saturday, Mar. 16, noon

Learn more about the School of Fine Arts' Department of Art and Design.