Bring your best “Ho! Ho! Ho!” to the National Museum of Wildlife Art this Sunday; see if you can out -“Ho!” Santa Claus. You can get away with trying because this year’s “Wild About the Season” First Sunday theme is “Make a Joyful Noise.” On Sunday, December 5th, this popular annual party takes place at the Museum, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Free, open to the public and family friendly, it’s a tradition valley residents anticipate and enjoy. Hours are 11am-5pm.
Lynn Friess will be on hand to sign copies of her new children’s book, Jackson Hole’s Carl Discovers Wildlife Art. The story introduces Carl, a “curious book-reading chipmunk,” who becomes a NMWA docent. Illustrated by plein aire painter John Potter, it is the first book in a planned series about the frisky chipmunk’s adventures in Wildlife Land.
Kids will be able to create jingle animal ornaments to take home. “Season”attendees will be treated to a holiday concert, refreshments and a drawing for a Jackson Hole Mountain Resort “Weekend Warrior” ski pass; to enter the drawing you must become a new museum member at or above the “Otter” level–$65. Entries must be in by 4pm.
Visit www.wildlifeart.org or call 307-733-5771 for more information. Jingle, jingle, Kris Kringle!
(Pssssst: Who loves watching NORAD Santa fly around the world on Christmas Eve?…We do!)
Bazaar! Time once again for the Art Association’s 46th Annual Christmas Bazaar, taking place this Saturday, December 4, at Snow King’s Ice Arena—the really big “shoe!” The annual shopping fest features 120 artists and craftspeople—and the things they make! You don’t have to buy a craftsperson. You can buy the crafts. Lots of fun, lots of gift ideas and the wreaths sell out FAST. Santa is on the scene (wow, he’s busy……) 10 am – Noon. Usually there is an entrace fee of about $2, and that goes to help the Art Association bring more arts to our community.
Bumped into Wilson’s glass artist extraordinaire Laurie Thal just last night—and she slipped me the invite to her Open Studio Glass Art & Sale, also happening this Saturday, December 4, 9am-5pm, at her Wilson studio (1 mile north on Teton Village Road, turn right at Linn Ranch). If you’ve not had the pleasure and fun of watching Thal handle her giant kilns, glass and glass blowing tools, go and take a lesson in “grace under fire.” Lots of beautiful glass to behold, and buy, for the holidays.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM!!!! YOU’RE BEAUTIFUL! LOVE, TAM