Come celebrate this opening and closing of a body of work by Katariina Agnes Fagering that chronicles the year long journey of healing from breast cancer.
Hosted by artist Fagering, Casting Off: an Opening and a Closing. 7-10pm 1065 Paiute Way, Suite 120, Bend.
Everyone is faced with unfathomably painful events during their lifetime and this body of work looks at how she moves through the fear, the pain and the grief of having cancer to find the gift on the other side.
Her narrative paintings tell the story of different moments where instead of collapsing into herself she opened up to what needed to be expressed and got busy with her canvas, paint and brushes. This body of work has never been viewed in its entirety in one space so this evening represents both an opening and a closing of this journey and this work.
The will be an Opening Ceremony by local artist, Julia Junkins to set the soulful intention for the evening at 7pm followed by live music, cocktails, food and interactive surprises.
Katariina’s work is especially poignant as she is a retired Marine Corps Captain who served a tour in Fallujah Iraq in 2006. Military women are 20 – 40% more likely to get breast cancer than their civilian counterparts.
Katariina Agnes Fagering is a midwife of possibilities, collector of sacred stories, and a motorcycle-riding warrior for truth, beauty and above all things- love. Her paintings explore that ethereal world that is often experienced on a subconscious level, reaching into your memories and pulling out something that can’t always be articulated right away. She lives here in Bend with her family.