Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Thursday, March 25, 2010
On Saturday, a retrospective of UW alumnus Harold Garde will open at the UW Art Museum. The exhibition - Harold Garde. painting. 50 years. highlights prints and paintings by Garde, who was trained in Abstract Expressionism. Over forty works will be on view, exploring different themes, subjects, and symbols. The Art Museum is open on Saturday from 10 am to 4 pm. Admission is free.
A series of public programs are scheduled in conjunction with Garde's exhibition. Below is the complete schedule. All events are free and open to the public, with no sign up required. For more information, call the Art Museum at 307.766.6622.
Monday March 29, 2010
10:30 am: Gallery Walk Through: Harold Garde and Pam Coffman, curator of education at the Museum of Florida Art
6 pm: Opening reception for Harold Garde with light refreshments
7 pm: Art Talk: Harold Garde and Pam Coffman
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
10:30 am: Strappo demonstration, part I
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
10:30 am: Strappo demonstration, part II
Friday, March 19, 2010
The Art Museum will open a new exhibition next week, Saturday, March 27th. The exhibition will features paintings and prints by UW alumnus Harold Garde. Garde attended UW in the 1940s on the GI Bill, after serving in WWII. His work is influenced by abstract expressionism, a uniquely American art movement that began in New York during the 1940s. He has also created a printmaking technique known as strappo, in which layers of gesso (a white medium typically used as a ground for painting) and dried acrylic paint are transferred from glass to paper.
A series of public programs are scheduled in conjunction with this exhibition, the first of which is a film screening of Harold Garde: Working Artist (Acadia Moving Pictures and the Museum of Florida Art, Dale Schierholt, director). The film will be shown in advance of the exhibition opening to provide a preview of Garde's work and creative process. The screening will be held on Monday evening, March 22, beginning at 7 pm at Gallery 211 (211 S. 1st Street). Special thanks to the UW Art Museum for sharing their great gallery space for this event! The film screening is free and open to the public.
For more information on the film or Garde's work, visit the artist's website.
There is also a short video about his work available on YouTube.
For more information about other upcoming programs in conjunction with this exhibition, please call the Art Museum at 307.766.6622. Be looking on the blog next week for a full schedule of events.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
20:20 Statewide is scheduled at the Hilton Garden Inn, Casper on Friday, April 23, 8-10 pm. It is open to statewide visual artists. The deadline to submit images in a PowerPoint format is Friday, April 9.
This is part of a weekend of arts events that includes a Saturday evening reception to announce the recipients of the 2010 Wyoming Arts Council visual arts fellowship. That will be followed by an artists' roundtable featuring the three fellowship judges.
20:20 is an opportunity to share accomplishments in the arts, ideas, new work and images. The program is meant to foster open dialogue and communication among student artists and to provide an opportunity for networking with colleagues.
The format of 20:20 is borrowed from a program that was first developed in Japan by two architects who were looking for a new way to present design ideas in an upbeat and exciting way. Events like 20:20 now occur internationally as specially organized evening events where the focus is on sharing information and community participation.
For more information on 20:20, or to sign up, please contact UW Art Museum Assistant Curator Rachel Miller at 307.766.6621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday, March 8, 2010
This is the final week to see the 35th Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view through this Saturday, March 13. Every year the UW Art Museum hosts the juried student exhibition, bringing in an outside juror to review artwork and curate an exhibition. This year there was a record number of students who submitted a record number of works for consideration. After the 283 pieces were reviewed, 62 works by 53 students were accepted.
There is a wide array of media in this year's exhibition, including photography, fiber arts, oil and acrylic paintings, sculpture, digital media, charcoal and graphite drawings, and graphic design. The exhibition is open to any UW student enrolled in the current academic year, and it's always exciting to see what art students are creating, as well as those in computer science, education, or marketing!
Be sure to stop by the Art Museum this week to see the many talents of UW students! For more information and the complete list of students in the exhibition, visit our website. There is even a cell phone audio tour for certain works in the exhibition.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The University of Wyoming Art Museum is happy to announce that the latest exhibition of its "Touring Exhibition Service" has begun it's two year travel around the state! Contemporary Art in Wyoming features a selection of eighteen contemporary Wyoming artists who offer a variety of subjects that embrace the landscape, daily life, and personal expression in a range of media that includes watercolor, photography, collage, printmaking, painting, and drawing.
This week, the exhibition premiers at the Meeteetse Museum. The touring schedule is set through 2012. Check below to see when Contemporary Art in Wyoming comes to your town! There is only one available opening left, so if your city or town isn't on the schedule and you would like it to be, contact Curator of Collections Nicole Crawford at 307-766-6529 or email@example.com. For more information about the Art Museum's Touring Exhibition Service, check out this link on our website.
March 1-April 17: Meeteetse Museum
May 3-June 19: Torrington Homesteaders Museum
July 5-August 21: Campbell County Public Library, Gillette
September 6-October 16: Plaza Diane Community Center for the Arts, Powell
November 1-November 30: Park County Library System, Cody
December: University of Wyoming Art Museum
January 3-February 19: Community Fine Arts Center, Rock Springs
March 7-April 16: Northern Wyoming Community College, Sheridan
May 2-June 18: Greybull Library
July4-August 20: Crook County Museum and Art Gallery, Sundance
September 5-October 15: University of Wyoming Art Museum
October 31-December 17: Carbon County Museum, Rawlins
January 2-February 18: Natrona County Public Library, Casper
March 5-April 14: Art Association of Jackson Hole
April 30-June 16: Hot Springs County Historical Museum, Thermopolis
July 2-August 18: AVAILABLE
September 3-October 20: Basin City Arts Center
November 5-December 15: Headwaters Arts and Conference Center, Dubois
Monday, March 1, 2010
Following the presentations, several local Laramie artists will take a few minutes to offer feedback and comments, and introduce themselves to the next generation of artists.
Join us tonight for this fun and informative evening of art and dialogue! 20:20 is free and open to the public.