There are a lot of things going on at the Art Museum that you should be aware of, whether you're a student returning to campus, a professor, a visitor to Laramie, or a long-time local! Check out the information below to see what's going on this January.
The Art Museum would like to welcome UW students back to the spring semester! Every year we host an Annual Juried University of Wyoming Student Exhibition, which is open to undergrad, graduate and post-bach students from all disciplines at UW. Students can submit up to 3 original works of art for consideration. An outside juror - this year it's Gary Emrich from the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design - will select work for the exhibition. This is a great opportunity to experience a professional, museum exhibition and to win a cash or purchase award. The dates to submit artwork are this week - Thursday and Friday, January 14th and 15th. Work can be dropped off at the Art Museum (2111 Willett Drive) on those dates ONLY between 9 am and 4 pm. For complete information or to pick up an entry form, stop by the Student Union Information Desk or the Art Department Office.
The Art Museum wants to remind visitors, locals, and students that the FREE Cell Phone Audio Tour is still up and running! In conjunction with the exhibition, Sculpture: A Wyoming Invitational, the cell phone audio tour provides information on the featured artists and their work. Large scale sculptures by contemporary artists can be found on the UW campus in Prexy's Pasture, and all around Laramie. This information is easily accessed by dialing a local 307 area code number from your cell phone. The phone number and the prompt number that correlates to each individual sculpture can be found on the metal placards by each sculpture. Have you ever wondered why Charles Parson used a steel beam for his sculpture and placed it right in front of Ross Hall? Than call in and find out!
While the Art Museum may be closed for the remainder of January, there are several new and exciting exhibitions to look forward to. During this time period, in addition to the Juried Student Exhibition, we are getting ready to install 3 new exhibitions. They are: American Modernists in Wyoming: George McNeil, Ilya Bolotowsky, and Leon Kelly; James Surls: Flowers; Peter Sarkisian: Video Works, 1996-2008. Pictured above is a painting by abstract expressionist George McNeil (courtesy of ACME Fine Art Gallery), who is one of three American Modernists who was a former art faculty member here at UW and is featured in this new exhibition.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events, starting on January 28th.
Thursday, January 28, 7 pm: Art Talk with Peter Sarkisian
Friday, January 29, 10:30 am: Gallery Walk Through with Peter Sarkisian
Friday, January 29, 4:30 pm: Gallery Walk Through with James Surls
Friday, January 29, 6-8 pm: Spring Opening Reception with the Juried Student Exhibition Awards Ceremony at 6:30 pm
Monday, February 1, 7 pm: Gallery Walk Through with Award Winning Students from the Juried Student Exhibition
Monday, March 1, 7 pm: 20:20 for Students (high school, LCCC and UW are welcome to participate!)