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Art in the Time of Covid: In Conversation with the American Scandinavian Society 2020 Cultural Grant Recipients

Thursday, 15 October, 2020 | 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Art in the Time of Covid:
In Conversation with the American Scandinavian Society 2020 Cultural Grant Recipients

October 15, 6:00 pm via Zoom

It seems like the February 5th Cultural Grant Art Awards Exhibition was so long ago. It is artists who express the time and place of the people. They provide a mirror to the world we live in and perspective to reflect on the experience. Amidst continued Covid-19 shut down, we welcome you to join us again, in conversation with the artists. We’ll explore the new work they’ve created during the pandemic as well as insights on creativity in these uncertain times.

Please join us for this special conversation with Brian Bumby (USA), Eva Faye (Norway), Ilse Murdock (Denmark), and Tony “Rubin” Sjöman (Sweden).

This event is open to our community free of charge as we stay connected digitally during this time of mandated social distancing.



Please register in advance for this Zoom meeting by going here: https://tinyurl.com/art-in-the-time-of-covid

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


About Eva Faye

Eva Faye is from Oslo, Norway, currently living in New York City and Bridgehampton, New York. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree at the Ecole Superieure d’Arts Graphiques and the Parsons School of Design in Paris and New York City, prior to her Master of Fine Arts Degree at Hunter College. Over the past thirty years, her drawings and paintings have been widely exhibited in Norway and the United States. She is the recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and numerous Norwegian grants and artist awards. Her work is prominent in many esteemed private and public collections, such as The National Gallery of Art, Oslo, Norway, The Norwegian Council for the Arts, Bærum Kommune, Norway, Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, New York, DNB Bank, New York City and Montefiore Art Collection, New York. | Eva Faye’s website


 Tony “Rubin” Sjöman

Manhattan based mural and studio artist Tony “Rubin” Sjöman (b.1975) has painted all over the world and his work has been shown in galleries throughout the US and Europe. Sjöman’s roots are in Finland and Sweden and he draws inspiration from his Scandinavian heritage for his complex abstract geometrical murals and studio works. | Tony “Rubin” Sjöman’s website



Brian Bumby

Brian D. Bumby is an award-winning photographer whose work has been featured in numerous publications, including National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Vogue, and Conde Nast Traveler. His photographs hang in several private and corporate collections in the U.S. and Europe. | Brian Bumby’s website



Ilse Murdock

New York native of Danish heritage, Ilse Sørensen Murdock, uses the site of outdoor painting to explore human relationships to nature. She combines found and repurposed and materials within a painting practice that is entirely plein air to form concise painted statements. | Ilse Murdock’s website


Thursday, 15 October, 2020
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm