#littlesweaterhug Sweaters, Adrienne Callander
This special edition of Adrienne Callendar’s #littlesweaterhug project is made on-site at the Momentary Each sweater in this edition is a handknit artwork made at the invitation of Nick Cave and in response to the question that inspired Until: Is there racism in heaven? The hanger and the tags are part of the work.
Each comes with a poem by Ronna Lebo, commissioned for the edition (see below). The hanger is designed by @vincentedwardsdesign. Proceeds support the Open Mouth Reading Series Poet-in-Residence Program at Mt. Sequoyah’s Creative Spaces in Northwest Arkansas. Join the hug archive on Instagram @littlesweaterhug.
RECKONING AND RECONCILIATION, RONNA LEBO
a ditch grimaces at the roadside
a palace moves slightly away upon approach
a chord is swallowed by the soloist
a dead flower smells green
a meadow reaches oblivion
an iceberg melts at its border
a power line stretches to one point
a countdown rushes back into the clock
a cloud billows itself on the horizon
Adrienne Callander is an assistant professor at the University of Arkansas, cross-appointed in sculpture in the School of Art and the Department of Strategy, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Innovation in the College of Business. Previously, Callander taught, curated, and served as the Interim Coordinator for the Sculpture Program at Mississippi State University. She has been a teacher and champion for social justice and the arts, socially engaged art, arts entrepreneurship, creativity, and collaboration for many years. Callender facilitates arts integration and partners with on- and off-campus entities to grow opportunities and engagement. A practicing artist, Callander has exhibited in the US and abroad, including Simon Fraser University Gallery, the Speed Museum, the Hogar Collection, the Mississippi Museum of Art, Gullkistan, and the Kunsthochschule für Medien. Callander’s recent publication, Artmaking as Entrepreneurship: Effectuation and Emancipation in Artwork Formation (2019) examines the entrepreneurial aspects of organizational emergence, improvisation, and emancipation in socially engaged art.