Friday, March 29, 2013

This Weekend at the Art Museum

Beth Van Hoesen (American, 1926-2010), Maharani (BAT), 1988, aquatint, etching, and drypoint with roulette, printers inks on paper, handcolored with watercolor, 15-1/2 x 13 inches, gift of the E. Mark Adams and Beth Van Hoesen Adams Trust, University of Wyoming Art Museum Collection, 2012.3.16

The Art Museum will be open on Saturday, March 30, so be sure to include us in your Easter weekend plans!  Saturday will be the final day to view the exhibition, Beth Van Hoesen: Perfecting Printmaking.  This exhibition features prints that were recently gifted to the Art Museum collection.

Opening on Saturday is the new exhibition, Judy Pfaff: Come What May, which features 2D and 3D mixed media works.  Pfaff is currently the UW Artist in Residence and is on campus this semester teaching in the Visual Arts Department.

This Saturday is also the final day of free classes for March Art Month.  Students ages 4-11 are welcome to attend.  There is no fee to attend and class is 1-3 pm.  Bring your student by if they are interested in learning about art techniques and making their own art project!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Judy Pfaff Installation in Progress

Installation is underway for the exhibition, Judy Pfaff: Come What May

Eminent Artist in Residence Judy Pfaff has been busy this week installing work for her upcoming exhibition, Judy Pfaff: Come What May.  The works featured in the exhibition range from 2D mixed media pieces to 3D ceiling and wall mounted works that incorporate light elements. 

Pfaff has been on campus all semester teaching classes in the Art Department.  She will be giving a Gallery Walk Through of her exhibition on Tuesday, April 16 at 10:30 am.  For more information about her work, you can check out her website.

Her exhibition will be on view at the UW Art Museum March 30 - May 4, 2013.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring Break Art Camp is This Week

During Spring Break Art Camp, students have the opportunity to work on their own art projects in the Shelton Studio

The UW Art Museum will be hosting its annual Spring Break Art Camp for students age 6-10 this week, March 18-22, from 1 - 4:45 pm each day. 

The theme of this year’s Spring Break Art Camp is “Investigating the Artistic Process.”  Students will explore the artwork exhibited in the Art Museum and then use what they learn to draw inspiration from everyday moments to make extraordinary art!  Students will discover different kinds of materials and ways to make art in the Shelton Studio, including sculpture, painting, collage, and more.  

Students may enroll for the entire week or for just a day.  The cost is $60 for the week or a $15 a day drop-in rate.  Healthy snacks will be provided.  To register, please contact Art Museum Master Teacher Heather Bender at 307-766-3515 or

You can also read more about Spring Break Art Camp in the Laramie Boomerang.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Contemporary Japanese Printmaking Exhibition Opens Next Week

Chiaki Shuji, Blossoming Flower on the Chest – Liberty Print, 2006, etching, aquatint, drypoint, 35-1/2 x 47 inches, courtesy of the artist

Redefining the Multiple: Thirteen Japanese Printmakers, an exhibition featuring contemporary printmakers and techniques, opens at the Art Museum on March 16.  While there are some traditional printmaking methods included in the exhibition, like intaglio and woodblock prints, most of the artists included in the exhibition are experimenting with new techniques and materials.  From incorporating gelatin silver prints, hand sewn elements, and even printing onto glass and cicada shells, these artists are pushing the boundaries of printmaking.  The resulting images are dynamic and intriguing! 

This will be great exhibition to learn about different printmaking techniques, exploring subject matter, and to talk about color and texture.  The exhibition will be on view through May 18, so we encourage you to stop by and check out these contemporary pieces!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Eminent Artist in Residence Judy Pfaff - Artist Talk and Reception Tonight

Installation view of some of Judy Pfaff's recent work, courtesy of the artist and Robischon Gallery, Denver

UW Eminent Artist in Residence Judy Pfaff will be giving a public artist talk tonight at 7 pm in the College of Education auditorium.  The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Visual Arts Building lobby.  Both of these events are free and open to the public, and kick off CLICK! A Weekend for Wyoming Visual Artists.  

The conference will continue into the weekend with sessions for visual artists.  A special 20:20 for statewide artists is being held on Saturday, March 2 at 11:30 am in the Visual Arts Building, room 111.  Concluding the conference will be a special evening reception on Saturday at 5:30 pm at the Art Museum, which will include the announcement of the 2013 Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship winners.  This reception is also free and open to the public.

Online registration is no longer available for CLICK!, but walk up registration will be held today in the Visual Arts Building.