Kristjanssson-Nelson presents Icelandic exhibit at the Spirit Room

Kyja Kristjanssson-Nelson, Film Studies, will present A Western Icelander: Geneographies of Memory and Place, an exhibition in the main gallery of the Spirit Room from June 18-July 15. The exhibit will include monotype prints, photographs, and her most recent non-fiction film, Sveit, shot in the Skagafjordur region of Iceland. The exhibit will also include photographs by Christopher Nelson (Walking from Hofsos, Gallery II), and a documentary honoring Bill Holm (Windows of Brimnes, Gallery III) with maps of Iceland.

A free public reception will be held Friday, June 25 at 5 p.m. with a brief talk by Kristjansson and a toast of Icelandic Brennivin. Following the reception, the Hotel Donaldson will have Icelandic appetizers and desserts by chef Anders Ericsson at 6 p.m. (ticket required). The public reception and Hodo event commence the annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival, which features Iceland this year.

The Spirit Room is located at 111 Broadway in downtown Fargo (701-237-0230, This exhibition is funded in part by a grant from the Lake Region Arts Council through a Minnesota State Legislative appropriation.

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