Sep 08, 2017

Taste of Iceland in Seattle: Iceland Day

Iceland Naturally is excited to host “Iceland Day” at KEXP. The day will be packed with opportunities to learn more about Icelandic culture and feature Icelandic product samplings from Icelandair, Icelandic Provisions (with a special appearance from Taste of Iceland’s Chef Viktor Orn Andresson from 12-1 p.m.) and Icelandic Glacial Water! Attendees are welcome to participate in the following interactive and completely free activities:

Modern Mystic Rune Portraits (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) Icelandic contemporary artist Ólöf Björg paints Icelandic-themed portraits that attendees can take home with them free of charge. This is an interactive performance where participants will pick an Icelandic rune from Norse mythology and receive guidance while the portrait is painted in their favorite acrylic ink colors.  

Yarn Storming (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.) Artist and knitting extraordinaire Linda Björk Eiríksdóttir (also known as BarbaKnit) invites experienced and novice knitters/crocheters alike to yarn storm. Guests will create an all-new art installation by yarnstorming park trees with a splash of color and texture. Linda will be available to teach guests easy ways to get started in the wide world of knit or crochet art.

What I Always Wanted to Know About Icelandic Music (1-2 p.m.) Join musicians Katrína Mogensen of Mammút and Hrafnkell Floki Kaktus Einarsson of Fufanu for a cup of coffee and conversation about the Icelandic music scene!

Ólöf Björg