On February 5 the kids in our Art Club will work with multidisciplinary artist Kari Ann Lending Kleiveland. Lending Kleiveland has a background in dance, choreography and visual art.
The Art Club is for children in 1st to 8th grade. The Art Club introduces children to contemporary art in a fun and accessible way. Here, we explore what contemporary art is, and what kind of experiences and tools we can bring from art into our everyday lives. The children will meet and work with professional artists, and get explore our exhibitions together with our skilled educators. At the end of each semester we organise an exhibition for family and friends.
The theme for the Art Club Spring 2023 semester is care. We can experience care with our family, friends and classmates, even with animals and nature. How do we care for ourselves and others? How do we take care of each other in a group?
Kari Ann Lending Kleiveland (b.1993) is a multidisciplinary artist with a background in dance, choreography and visual art. She completed her Master's degree in art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bergen (KMD) in 2022, and her Bachelor's degree in art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Trondheim (2020). She was based at the Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki in the autumn of 2018 and at the Academy of the Arts in Reykjavik in the spring of 2019. In June 2018, she founded Studio K, a project and exhibition space for contemporary art (www.studiokprosjektrom.com). In 2022, she became a board member of PAS (Performance Art Stavanger), aiming to promote performance art in the region. She is engaged as coordinator for the exhibition program at Fotland Mølle in Time Municipality. Kari Ann Lending Kleiveland is passionate about creating meeting points between different people and practices, and challenging the overlaps and differences between artistic disciplines. She wants to help promote exciting and varied art practices at the same time as she develops her own.