Friday, July 24, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
in the Art Museum rotunda
Photo courtesy of the UW Art Museum
The first sculpture scheduled to be removed from the exhibition is that of Deborah Butterfield. The sculpture is scheduled to be picked up by the artist's studio sometime after August 15. Thus, now is the time to see this remarkable scultpure before it is returned to the artist!
For more information on the UW Art Museum and Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational, visit the museum's webpage by clicking here.
Artists Ashley Hope Carlisle, Ginnie Madsen and Mark Ritchie will discuss their "placed-based" work and provide intensive studio workshops for teachers that will allow them to explore applications for their classrooms. Observe, question, explore, create and reflect becomes the model for discovery as teachers become students. The new Ann Simpson Artmobile exhibition, Where We Are Is Just the Beginning, will serve as resource and inspiration, as will the summer exhibits in the UW Art Museum, including the mixed media sculpture of Montana artist Tracy Linder, watercolor sketches, drawings and prints by Thomas Moran and selections from Adornment: Native American Regalia.
Registration is $50 per person. Dorm rooms, breakfast and lunch are included. Participants are responsible for their own evening meals and all travel costs. PTSB and UW credit are pending. To register contact the UW Fine Arts Outreach, (307) 766-5139.
The 2009 Summer Teacher Institute is funded in part by the Sigrid See Excellence Fund for the Art Museum Teacher Institute, the UW Fine Arts Outreach Program, the UW Art Museum, the Wyoming Arts Council through the Wyoming State Legislature, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art.
For additional information on the exhibitions, call the UW Art Museum at (307) 766-6622 or visit www.uwyo.edu/artmuseum.
Monday, July 20, 2009
20:20 is a fast-paced presentation format where presenters are allowed 20 images, in PowerPoint format, and each image is only shown for 20 seconds. The result is a 6 minute and 40 second presentation. This allows for as many people as possible to show their latest work, their accomplishments, new projects and new ideas. 20:20 is meant to encourage dialogue and networking among colleagues throughout the state. It's a great opportunity to update and inform the Wyoming arts community.
Sign up is on a first come, first served basis. Images must be submitted in PowerPoint format no later than Wednesday, September 9. For more information or to sign up, please contact Art Museum Assistant Curator Rachel Miller at 307-766-6621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Family Day at the UW Art Museum is this Saturday, July 18, from 10 am - 4 pm. The day begins with an Art Talk by Montana artist Tracy Linder at 10:30 am. Tracy has been an Artist in Residence this week in the Shelton Studio, and has been working with students to create and shape handmade paper during the annual Paint Pony Express classes. The Art Talk is free and open to the public.
Family Day includes free art making activities for artists of all ages. The theme of this year’s Family Day is "Ranch Stories." Families will be able to ask Tracy Linder questions about her work and what it's like living on a ranch and how she came to be an artist. She will be on hand to talk about the unique materials she uses and the subjects that interest her. Papermaking materials are supplied by the Shelton Studio. Participants can learn how to make and cast paper, and create truly unique items from this fun (and wet!) medium. Come prepared to work outside in the sun. Family Day is free and open to the public.
For more information, please call 307-766-3496.
Friday, July 10, 2009
Norman Sandfield is scheduled to present a Gallery Walk Through and Book Signing in conjunction with the opening of Inada Ichiro: The Huey and Phyllis Shelton Collection at the University of Wyoming Art Museum. The exhibition opens September 11 and continues through December 22, 2009.The recently received collection of Ichiro netsuke is the largest known collection of the 20th century netsuke artist. It becomes a very special small collection at the University of Wyoming and the exhibition coincides with the publication of the monograph, Ichiro Inada
Monday, July 6, 2009
available on the University of Wyoming's website.
The UW Art Museum recently partnered with UWTV to film a brief video clip of Lia Cook's exhibition, Lia Cook: The Embedded Portrait, currently on view at the Art Museum. The project stemmed from Cook's request for visual documentation of these works being hung altogether.
Lia Cook: The Embedded Portrait features large-scale weavings from five different series. Several of the pieces are double-sided, featuring both a positive and a negative image. These works are hung in the center of the gallery, enabling the viewer to walk entirely around them. This video clip is meant to demonstrate how museum visitors can walk among these large weavings and shows the scale of the works. The video will soon be posted on the Museum's website and is a great resource for visitors who want to preview the exhibition, or for those who have already visited and want to see the works in the gallery space again.
To see the video, click on the link below.
Lia Cook: The Embedded Portrait is on view at the Art Museum through August 22.