Monday, November 30, 2009
If you have signed up to decorate a tree, the decorating schedule is below:
Tuesday, December 1: 1-5 pm
Wednesday, December 2: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday, December 3: 10 am - 2 pm
The silent auction begins Thursday evening when you can place advance bids on the trees at the Lighting of the Trees ceremony from 6-8 pm. Bidding will close at 2:30 pm on Saturday during Happy Holidays, Laramie!
The Festival of Trees and Happy Holidays, Laramie! are sponsored by First Interstate Bank and funded in part by Donna Emery, Advantage Real Estate, Laramie Ford, UniWyo Federal Credit Union, First National Bank, Applebees, McDonalds, and Home Bakery. A special thanks to all of you for making this event possible!
The Albany County Student Art Exhibition opens on Thursday, December 3 and continues through Tuesday, December 23.
For more information about any of these activities, call the Art Museum at 307.766.6622.
Monday, November 23, 2009
The UW Art Museum will be open during it's regular hours Monday - Wednesday of this week (Mon: 10 am - 9 pm, Tues-Wed: 10 am - 5 pm). The Museum will then be closed the remainder of the week, Thursday - Saturday, for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Things pick back up in full swing the following week, the first week of December, with Festival of the Trees Decorating, followed by the Tree Lighting Ceremony on Thursday, December 3, 6-8 pm. Happy Holidays, Laramie! and the Festival of Trees with silent auction continues all day Saturday, December 5, 10:30 am - 4 pm, complete with a visit from Santa Claus and an exhibition of Laramie children's art. For more information about these free events, call the Art Museum at 307-766-6622.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009 from 5:00 – 10:00 pm
Bidding starts at $4.00 per 4” x 4” piece
BUY IT NOW price at $44.00 per square
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
The UW Art Department and the UW Art Museum have co-hosted weekly screenings of the PBS series, “Art:21” in November. The series explores art in the twenty-first century and focuses on specific artists and themes in each episode. The different artists' inspirations, creative processes and ideas are discussed in each episode, contributing to a diverse discussion of art in the twenty-first century. Gallery 211 is the Art Department's new downtown gallery.
Episode 4, "Transformation" will be shown tonight. Whether observing and satirizing society or reinventing icons of literature, art history, and popular culture, the artists featured in “Transformation” capture the sensibilities of our age while at times inhabiting the characters they have created. Artists include Paul McCarthy, Cindy Sherman and Yinka Shonibare (image above).
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
ART DEPARTMENT OFFICE
ART MUSEUM FRONT DESK
WYOMING UNION INFORMATION DESK
Juror: Gary Emrich, Media & Video Artist/Photography Professor, Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design
Any undergraduate, graduate, or postbaccalaureate student enrolled at the University of Wyoming during the 2010 Academic Year
Original artwork including paintings, drawings, prints, photography, sculpture, graphic design, ceramics, and mixed media may be submitted. Two-dimensional works must be ready to hang
(matted and framed under glass or plexiglass). Three-dimensional works must be stable. Bases will be provided by the UW Art Museum.
A maximum of three (3) works per student may be submitted. Submitted works should have one (1) Identification Tag affixed to the back of each work in addition to a completed entry form. Please contact Sarah Gadd, registrar at 766-6634 if you have questions.
Thursday - Friday, January 14-15
Accepted work posted, 10 a.m.: Art Museum & Art Department Office
Pick up unaccepted work: Art Museum, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. and Awards Ceremony at 6:30 p.m.
35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition opens
Award-winning Student’s Walkthrough, 7 p.m.
Monday, March 1
20:20 Students, 7 p.m.
35th Annual Juried Student Exhibition closes
Pick up exhibited works: Art Museum galleries, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, November 13, 2009
1. Morgan Tyree, Powell, WY
2. Pravina Gondalia, Cheyenne, WY
Deep Within: Stream 02, Mixed media collage
3. Ryan Muldowny, Sheridan, WY
Thunderhead, Oil on paper
4. Meghan Cochrane, Cheyenne, WY
Constructed Nativity, Collage mounted on wood
5. Gabrielle Reeves, Laramie, WY
Tohem Zarfi, Watercolor
6. Sue Sommers, Pinedale, WY
Willows on the Ditch, Acrylic on panel
7. Katie Christensen, Laramie, WY
Just Sky, Storm, Monotype
8. John Madsen, Laramie, WY
Light Water, Watercolor
9. Ginnie Madsen, Laramie, WY
Passing, Block print
10. Karyne Dunbar, Shell, WY
Oblivious, mixed media including collage
11. Meggan Stordahl, Jackson, WY
Buffalo Dust, Encaustic
12. Mike Conaway, Evanston, WY
Fire Engine, Evanston Roundhouse, Silver gelatin photograph
13. Craig Satterlee, Powell, WY
Christina’s Room, Photograph
14. Rene Tafoya, Cody, WY
Thunderbird Lodge, Laramie Wyoming, Digital photograph
15. Lynn Newman, Cheyenne, WY
16. Thomas Bradshaw, Cody, WY
Green Beans, Oil on linen
17. Camellia El-Antably, Cheyenne, WY
Swimming Language, Graphite
18. Ken Driese, Laramie, WY
Train Paint, Laramie, Wyoming, Archival inkjet print
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Episode 3 of the PBS series "Art: 21" will be screened this Wednesday night, November 11 at 7 pm downtown at the UW Art Department's new gallery space, Gallery 211.
This episode, Systems, features artists who realize complex projects through acts of appropriation or accumulation. In some instances, they create projects vast in scope, which almost elude comprehension. Artists invent new processes to convey the attitudes of today’s supercharged, information-based society, examining why we find comfort in some systems while rebelling against others.
Screenings of Art:21 are co-hosted by the UW Art Department and the UW Art Museum. They are free and open to the public. Episode 4, Transformation, will be shown next Wednesday, November 18.
For more information, call the Art Museum at 307.766.6622 or the Art Department at 307.766.3269.
Monday, November 9, 2009
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Fine Arts Building, room 226
Learn proper matting and framing of 2-dimensional art
Learn how to prepare 3-dimensional art
Get answers to questions specific to preparing your artwork
in advance of the Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Art Exhibition
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
"Art: 21" explores art in the twenty-first century and focuses on specific artists and themes in each episode. The different artists' inspirations, creative processes and ideas are discussed in each episode, contributing to a diverse discussion of art in the twenty-first century.
Episodes 1 and 2 are based around the themes of Compassion and Fantasy. Compassion features artists whose works explore the possibility of understanding and reconciling past and present, while exposing injustice and expressing tolerance for others. Artist Carrie Mae Weems, her work pictured above, is one of the artists featured in episode 1.
Fantasy presents four artists whose works or personal stories transport viewers to imaginary worlds and altered states of consciousness. With works that seem at times hallucinatory, irreverent, and sublime, each of these artists pursues a vision first held in the mind’s eye.