Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
An exhibition featuring eminent Wyoming artist Neltje (American, b. 1934) will open on Saturday, May 22 at the UW Art Museum. Neltje highlights recent paintings, including new works that incorporate paper, text, and found objects.
Neltje’s work is rooted in movement and gesture. Her early works, in the form of sumi-e, a characteristically Asian style of brush painting similar to calligraphy, allowed her the freedom to experiment with line and motion. As her work evolved, she found inspiration in the work of other abstract artists like Jon Schueler and Joan Mitchell. Their bold approach to color and making distinctive marks on the canvas influenced Neltje’s own creative process.
Neltje will be in Laramie June 3-5, and will provide a Gallery Walk Through on Friday, June 4 at 10:30 am. She will give an Art Talk on Saturday, June 5 at 1:30 pm. An opening reception for all summer exhibitions will be held on Friday, June 4 at 6 pm. All events are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
The UW Art Museum will be featured in CBS News Channel 5's new segment "Common $ense" on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Reporter Ben Rosehart is focusing on a series of fun, family friendly things to do this summer in Southeast Wyoming. Rosehart was at the Art Museum Tuesday afternoon to talk with staff members and hear about the summer exhibitions and education programs.
The show will air Wednesday, May 19 on the 5:30 and 10 pm news. It will also show on the 6 am Thursday morning news. Tune in to hear about the fun and free things to do at the Art Museum!
UPDATE: The segment is also featured on the CBS Channel 5 website. Scroll down the homepage until you see the link to the video for "Common $ense."
Monday, May 10, 2010
This is the final week to see the exhibition of Santa Fe video artist Peter Sarkisian's work. Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1996-2008 will be on view this week, with the final day to see it being Saturday, May 15.
The exhibition features 9 key works from the span of Sarkisian's career exploring the medium of video and projection. He has created several new ways of projecting onto surfaces, whether they are found objects or three-dimensional plastic screens. Most of the work incorporates sound, forcing the viewer to question their experience in the space.
Be sure to come by the Art Museum this week to check out this innovative and exciting exhibition! For more information on this or any other exhibition, call 307.766.6622 or visit the museum website.