On Friday, August 25th Anchorage's Virtu Gallery
celebrated the arrival of The Nomadic Project in Alaska.
enjoyed fine art, fine dining and fine music during the three hour
reception. Creators of The Nomadic Project, Kristin Abraham and Alfonso
Llamas attended to reveal the featured piece "North Dakota Mourning
," which will be on display at Virtu Galley until the end of the year.
North Dakota Mourning
is part of The Nomadic Series
that is connecting the entire U.S. through art. Visual artist, Kristin
Abraham and musician, Alfonso Llamas visit each state and create an
impression based on their experiences. Abraham journals through paint
while Llamas produces his music. Abraham's painting is displayed in the
next state over until all fifty states are traveled. Since Alaska
doesn't have a bordering state, the artist's chose to connect Alaska to
states that border Canada. The painting displayed in downtown Anchorage
carries inspiration from North Dakota. A Minneapolis gallery is
prepared to display the Alaska inspired piece once the Nomads return to
the lower forty-eight.
Once the entire country is
connected in this manner, all of the work will unite in an exhibit that
follows the route of the journey. The exhibit will be a four-dimensional experience for viewers as
original music and video by Llamas is added. Along with these elements,
emails from people who contact the nomadic artists along the way will
be used to connect the artwork throughout the exhibit. Journal entries,
maps, and photos will also become a part of the display.
Follow The Nomadic Project as it pulls inspiration from one state and
shares it with the next by visiting www.TheNomadicProject.com. Also,
become part of art history by contacting the artists at
Some of the galleries committed to The Nomadic Project are American Fine Art
, Dallas, TX, Crossroads Contemporary
, Santa Fe, NM, Art Encounter
, Las Vegas, NV, Carla Schmidt Gallery
, San Francisco, CA, Habitat Gallery
, Denver, CO, the Portland Art Center
, Portland, OR, and Kirsten Gallery
, Seattle, WA. A full list of participating galleries
can be viewed at www.TheNomadicProject.com where all of the paintings, music and pictures are displayed.