Oh, so late. An extended trip east has put the Art Blog a teensy behind. Will soon ramp up.
Today–Tuesday, January 18—at the National Museum of Wildlife Art, Tuesday’s “Art After Hours” presents Wildlife on the Great Plains, the Conservation Challenge. Beginning at 7:30 pm, in Cook Auditorium, grab the chance to learn about the challenges and potential solutions currently affecting the Great Plains. Duane Hovorka, Executive Director of the Nebraska Wildlife Federation, will speak. Hovorka’s 25+ years of resource public policy in private, public and non-profit sectors make him one of the foremost experts on the topic.
Verbatim, from Amy St. Pierre: Join Dwayne Harty, the artist behind the upcoming summer exhibition, Yellowstone to Yukon: The Journey of Wildlife Art, as he leads visitors through African Adventures of William R. Leigh and his Contemporaries. Harty, Artist-in-Residence at The Murie Center and 2011 Fall Arts Festival Featured Artist, will discuss Leigh’s contributions to the famous dioramas still on exhibit today in the American Museum of Natural History. Guests will be given hands on experience with materials used in creating a diorama.
Contact NMWA’s Amy St. Pierre at (307) 732-5438 for more information.
Additionally, make plans to attend NMWA’s January Winter Quick Draw event, happening 5:30-8:30 pm, January 27, 2011. You know the drill: artists are given one hour to create works of art while attendees look on and all works will be available to purchase. Admission: $10 members, $15 non-members, with children 18 & under free. Chili and beer on hand, but you have to be Ron Gessler to get a big bottle of suds.
This year’s roster of talented artists includes: Zachary Bagley (Jackson Hole High School), Tammy Callens, Daniel Esperson (Jackson Hole High School), Eliot Goss, Dwayne Harty, Victoria Hollingsworth (Jackson Hole High School), Fred Kingwill, Cathy Munson, Matt Montagne, Chad Poppleton, Hannah Rivers (Jackson Hole High School), Bill Sawczuck, Kay Stratman, Kathryn Mapes Turner, Sarah Webber and Kathy Wipfler.
Contact NMWA’s Jennifer Lee at (307) 732-5412 for more information.
Wendell has new work! Yay! EXHIBIT: Wendell Field. February 4-24, 2011. Opening February 4, 6-9pm. Factory, 1255 Gregory Lane. www.tetonartlab.com. He’s very secretive, obviously spending all his time painting, and he’s just now (February 2) sent me images to promote his show. Thanks, Wendell!