This quarter’s Tell us Something was recorded on October 9th, 2012 at the Top Hat Lounge in Missoula, MT. The theme was “Forgiveness”.

Kristi Hager shares her story “11-11-11”. The peacenik Kristi, en route to visit her family at Christmas, encounters a Vietnam vet with a broken leg. She has no words, but he starts her on a journey of understanding and self forgiveness.

Kristi Hager received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has taught printmaking, painting and photography at the University of Montana, California State University-Sacramento, Santa Clara University and the University of Texas at San Antonio. She received a Montana Arts Council Artist’s Fellowship in 1986 and an Individual Artist’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1989. Her works are in the permanent collection of the Missoula Art Museum, Yellowstone Art Center in Billings, Montana, Federal Reserve Banks of Minneapolis in Helena, Montana and Minneapolis, Minnesota, and the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas. In 2003, she received the Gottlieb Foundation Individual Artist Support Grant.

For more information about Kristi and her work, check out the Page Bond Gallery.