Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Opportunity for Artists

The University of Wyoming Art Museum, along with the UW Art Department, and the Jentel Artist Residency Program, are co-hosting an information session with Creative Capital on Monday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the Visual Arts Building, room 111.  

Creative Capital is a New York City-based nonprofit organization that acts as a catalyst for the development of adventurous and imaginative ideas by supporting artists who pursue innovation in form and/or content in the performing and visual arts, film and video, and in emerging fields.  In 2014, Creative Capital will be considering proposals in the Film/Video and Visual Arts.  In 2015, the grant round will re-open for Emerging Fields, Innovative Literature and Performing Arts proposals.

Sean Elwood, Director of Programs & Initiatives, will be present for an informal presentation and to answer questions regarding the Creative Capital’s upcoming grant rounds.  Elwood is the former Curator and Collection Manager of the Seattle Arts Commission, Director of Special Projects at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts (New York) and Manager of the Art Residency Program at the Centrum Foundation (Port Townsend, WA).  Elwood received a Max Beckmann Scholarship at Brooklyn Museum Art School and holds an MA in visual arts from Hunter College.  He has been a visual arts reviewer for the Jentel Artist Residency Program applicants for the past two years.

The program is free and open to all Wyoming artists, UW students, and the public.  For in-depth information on the foundation, past recipients and current work, please visit www.creative-capital.org.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

From Wyoming Public Media: Cheech on Chicanitas

Jari “WERC” Alvarez, Donkey Show, 2008, mixed media, 12 x 24 inches, courtesy of the Cheech Marin Collection

If you missed any of the great talks that Cheech Marin gave while he was here last week, you can still learn more from him firsthand!  Wyoming Public Media recorded clips from a press conference with Marin and has shared the audio files on their website.  They've also posted images from the exhibition, Chicanitas: Small Paintings from the Cheech Marin Collection, which will be on view at the Art Museum through November 23, 2013.

Thanks to WPM for compiling and sharing this resource!  It's a great way to hear and learn directly from Marin. 

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Cheech Marin at UW This Week

In case you haven't already saved the date, check out this poster that was created by Campus Activities Council to announce the FREE public programs Cheech Marin will be participating in this week!