2019 has been an exciting and busy year so far and I am pleased to share an announcement with some other great news.
Adopt a Letter program
Today I have officially launched a Patreon page where my supporters can go to help the Qena Sint'isis Dena'ina alphabet and language project. I have been considering starting a crowdfunding program for this for quite some time and wanted to make sure it was meaningful to the spirit of what the alphabet is intended for. To do this I have set up the "Adopt a Letter" patronage tier where 44 patrons who sign up can select which letter of the alphabet they would like to symbolically adopt. Having the regular support that the Patreon platform provides will be a big help in more effectively meeting the expense and time challenges of producing new materials and projects to share the knowledge of this endangered language.
You can find my Patreon page at patreon.com/argentkvasnikoff
In July I was invited to participate in a "Free Art at The Pratt" event at the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska. This fun workshop for all ages was put on by museum curators and it was centered around the Dena'ina alphabet I developed. We had a wonderful and engaging afternoon making crafts using language as art and sharing knowledge about the Dena'ina language. The museum is always hosting similar events so I suggest checking their schedule regularly.
Behind the scenes preparations for my next exhibit, Apollo's Siheyuan at the Bunnell Street Arts Center in December, are going well and I cannot wait to be able to share its developments. Additionally, the Freed Formats: The Book Reconsidered exhibit tour is nearing its end with its final stops being made in Connecticut and upstate New York this autumn. If you are in the Atlantic or New England region please consider visiting one of these venues. The website of this project now has audio tour files about all of the artists and pieces featured, and they are a fascinating listen. Please see freedformats.com to have a listen
As always I am very appreciative of all the support for my work and I look forward to sharing more.
Chiqinik - Thank You