This article was originally published on Bainbridge Island Review on Jan 3, 2020
Kristin Tollefson, director of education and diversity, equity & inclusion advancement for the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, is leading a community-based collaborative art installation with support of Island Volunteer Caregivers, BIMA and an individual artist grant from Arts Humanities Bainbridge.
The work will be in progress over the next couple of weeks and will be presented at the METHOD Gallery in Seattle starting Jan. 8 through Feb. 20. METHOD’s hours are Friday and Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. by appointment only and is located in the Tashiro Kaplan Building in Pioneer Square, 106 3rd Ave. S.
In the collaboration dubbed Both Ways, Tollefson explores how a tactile world rich with intimacy can be cultivated in this time of COVID-19 separation, a news release says. A sinuous garland made from natural materials such as wood, metal and felt curves throughout the gallery, a manifestation of sculptural gestures made by many hands.