One tough thing about not being in Jackson is being absent from watershed events. Karen Stewart, Art Association steward for the past 16 years, officially leaves her post as Executive Director of Jackson’s prominent arts non-profit this month.
If you are in town on Friday, January 15, please take time and good energy, and stop into the Center for the Arts to thank Karen. A reception is being held in her honor in the Center for the Arts Theater Lobby that day, from 5-7 pm.
Most of the time we don’t tell each other what we’ve done right. It’s hard for many of us; this is an excellent opportunity to practice your gratitude skills. Many other Jackson art venues might not exist if not for the ground breaking efforts of the Art Association and those who have, at one time or another, contributed and worked for its success.
Farewell, and Fare Well, Karen! Thank you for caring about Jackson’s visual arts. Thank you for all those years of service. Sixteen years heading up a Jackson non-profit may be some kind of record. I certainly hope to see you when I return.
Now, Ms. Stewart–go relax! Rev up the Vespa, pop a few corks, breathe.
Contact Cathy Wikoff, the Art Association’s Director of Development, for details. www.artassociation.org. 307.733.6379.
Also happening at the Art Association: Many Moose!
The Show: Twenty-six Moose: A Winter Photography Exhibit
The Dates: January 13 – February 2.
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Jan. 13 5-7:00 pm
The Space: ArtSpace Loft Gallery, Center for the Arts
By the time this posts, the first twenty-six photographs of moose brought to the Art Association’s front desk after the call went out, will be on display.
Apparently, unframed photographs are nailed to the wall. (Trying to block that taxidermy image….) It’s a great idea, this exhibit. First come, first serve. An excellent chance for fledgling/new/semi-pro photographers to show their work along side that of more established shooters.